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Hi ,and let me state first of all that i have no clue as to where the appropriate place for the following question on...

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orior 6 days ago
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How to EQ


Does anyone know of any other great videos of how to eq? Here is a great lesson on how to EQ (or at least one of the ways to...

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abluesky 6 days ago
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I started a thread the other day featuring a great video on EQing...

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LouisT 1 week ago
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Hey everyone, I'm really struggling to grasp the concept of dB and all its different aplications. I've read some "dB...

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stardustmedia 23rd April 2015
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To start a new thread simply click on the 'new thread' button (you need to register as a member to see this button and to make...

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Jules 17th January 2013
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1) No being harsh / making fun of newbies :tut: and kip the sarcasm please! This is an area for basic questions that might have...

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Jules 1st February 2011
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Hello everyone! I am a bass vocalist and right now I'm trying to improve my recordings! I curently have two microphones (...

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BIG BUDDHA 3 hours ago
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Hi Everyone, I am a fairly new and aspiring voice talent in which I am debating which microphone setup would be best for my...

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avare 6 hours ago
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I'm looking to start a home set up for a male hip-hop/r&b vocalist. The goal is to get radio quality, not necessarily...

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danthonymusic 7 hours ago
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Is it worth upgrading from a USB Yeti mic to a e835 + CL-1 + ur22mkii or At2020 xlr + scarlett solo? Untreated bedroom, male...

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Bushman 8 hours ago
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Hi I currently have a TL Audio fat Track with a TL Audio DO-8 ADAT A/D Card. I was hoping to use the adat function with my RME...

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drcryptic 9 hours ago
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Hello everyone, :) I often see people talk about saturation for high end frequencies on vocals, specially set on the...

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GeneHall 11 hours ago
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Imagine you finish a mix where you add a clone of itself with a different stereo width. Some kind of "parallel...

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joeq 13 hours ago
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Do you like your snare to have as much punch as the kick? If I mix I would want to make the snare as loud as the kick and it...

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Jeff Hayat 13 hours ago
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I'm going to make this short. What goes into the editing of pop vocals? I've neglected editing for a long time but I'm really...

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jonaslondon 16 hours ago
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Who are the best up and coming Mixing engineers in Pop music with a similar sound to Serban Ghanea that may offer more reasonable...

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CJ Mastering 16 hours ago
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I understand what it does and how to set it up. Right now I have it setup with my HD 600s, running as a VST (on the master track)...

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J-S-Q 17 hours ago
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I"m not new to IT or recording. In fact, I'm from old school where we use to cut 2" tape and aligned them before...

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Anthony1 18 hours ago
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Hi Everyone, I hope someone here can help me. I am new to this, and I'm basically using the internet to figure out how to...

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totalmedtech 18 hours ago
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I am workng on a song right now, and in the verse there is guitar, pad and piano playing the exact same chords in the exact same...

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CJ Mastering 19 hours ago
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Hi! I am wondering which monitors should i pick for small, untrearted room (4,5 x 3,5). I've read that hs5's has very poor...

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jammiedodger666 22 hours ago
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Didn't know where else to put this except the Newbie section cause the answer is probably very simple. Im looking for a new...

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tex viler 23 hours ago
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Hey guys! I have a library of a bunch of .caf files. My main DAW is Reaper which can not use .caf I've tried a variety of...

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fradycon 1 day ago
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I have turned my Neumann v472 mic preamp on and off several times kinda consecutively, have I damaged anything?

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Arthur Stone 1 day ago
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Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me out ! The subject on this thread is about recording Beats and Samples from...

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Afloyd710 1 day ago
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Hey, asking for friend, I'm not familiar with the lower end spectrum of devices right now, but looking for a competent 2...

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lestermagneto 1 day ago
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Hi ! I have a Korg Volca FM, could I use it as a USB midi keyboard controller , attach it to my MacBook and use the presets of...

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butter 1 day ago
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Good evening folks, I am terribly sorry for this redundant question, but i was not able to find anything anywhere on the rather...

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CheefC 1 day ago
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Hey guys....I'm fairly new to mixing and was wondering what your favorite plugin vocal chain was? I'm currently doing.... -...

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chessparov2.0 1 day ago
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Hello, planning on getting a dynamic mic for podcasting/streaming. After looking at a some for a couple months I always seemed...

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chessparov2.0 1 day ago
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This is probably super basic to most of you, but I'm a bit of a dummy for this sort of thing. To get straight to the point,...

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Quetz 1 day ago
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How many hours till I know my speakers? After listening to 20 hours of music will I become used to the snare not being in my face...

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joeq 1 day ago
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Hello folks: I don't come here often, but I'm having problems finding answers to a couple of nagging questions to me. My...

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jzero 1 day ago
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This is to me one of the best sounding albums. So open and clear. So dynamic. So many layers and still so well defined. How did...

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Ninecows 1 day ago
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Hi guys! first post here.. What would be the most convenient way to record a desktop synth (O-coast ie)? I mean, without a daw....

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Quetz 1 day ago
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I have an Amek Recall that I got for almost nothing. It is great! Now, my console research has revealed that some consoles have...

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Saturations 1 day ago
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Hello everyone, So, here's a problem I found just today when my 2 channel AD converter just arrived and I tried it on recording...

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morosh 1 day ago
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Hello I have a question about panning: In my project everything other than the vocals are vst instruments; drums, synth bass,...

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jammiedodger666 1 day ago
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Hey guys I’m new to the forum, (I’ve lurked on and off.) My names Tyler and I’m looking for some assistance in putting...

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dethbyoogabooga 1 day ago
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My condensers (fet and tube) seem to make hard consonants sound like ice-picks to the head. My ribbon does pretty well, but...

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goom 2 days ago
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Bushman 2 days ago
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Im thinking mix OTB but not analogic summing stuff. I need a digital mixer to run at least 24 tracks from my DAW... Mixer with...

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Digital coconut 2 days ago
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Hi everyone, I dont have a huge amount of knowledge in terms of outboard gear/hardware. I have been using Ableton for 5 years...

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jerry123 2 days ago
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how do you set up outputs when you want to run video during a live session so that it only the video plays and you don't have a...

Al G
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Al G 2 days ago
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Hi When I plug my guitar direct into the mixer I get a pretty loud hum and static unless I touch the metal cable end. This...

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tedtan 2 days ago
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Hey Guys, I've not found a good anwser in the huge www so I decided to start a thread here. I have a Audio Apollo 16 duo (8...

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barletta 2 days ago
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I recently watched a video with Fab doing a workshop and I noticed he was using a powermate for something in pro tools. Its hard...

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joacoc 2 days ago
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I'm using UAD Apollo 8 in ProTools and am using SPDIF instead of regular I/O input/outputs to route to my outboard gear for...

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mattiasnyc 2 days ago
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I had a thread that created another question I have regarding early 80's recordings. The album in question is Rainbows -...

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chazmar 3 days ago
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chazmar 3 days ago
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Hi all, Thank you for taking the time to help me out! So I want to start producing music, mainly focusing on Hip Hop...

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Stanthart 3 days ago
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YouTube really like the vibe of this song but cannot seem to replicate the reverb used(there's a space echo in there somewhere I...

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fontfiend 3 days ago
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When you post on one of the forums here, how do you add a wav. or MP3 as an "attachment". I understand it's located...

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chessparov2.0 3 days ago
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I am trying to get a better understanding of how to use mixers with recording devices. Suppose I have a four channel cassette...

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Quetz 3 days ago
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Hi all, I'm sure I'll be lambasted for asking this, but I'm trying to figure out why I can't get an honest sound out of my mics...

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Quetz 3 days ago
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So here's the problem. I accidentaly auto-panned the bass part on a track and rendered it like that a few years ago. The bass...

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lbumae 3 days ago


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