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  1. Bobbsy


    I went out the other day to buy cherries and a microphone. Bought a Bing. Bought a Boom.
  2. Bobbsy


    You know it's not going to be a good weekend when you start off sitting on a pair of HD280 headphones and snapping the head band just above where it connects to the ear piece. Now i'll just have to see how long superglue and gaffer tape last.
  3. Bobbsy

    is it all hype?

    Earlier on, somebody asked why DAWs work at 32 bit. There's a good reason for this--virtually every DAW operates internally at 32 bit floating point because that gives a dynamic range so big (up into 4 figures) that you can pretty well forget it. However, you are NOT storing audio at a simple...
  4. Bobbsy

    For those unhappy with your headphones...

    We get frequent queries asking about the best headphones for tracking. Perhaps we should start recommending THESE!
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    Borrow/rent an Acoustic Guitar on Big Island Hawaii

    A long shot but I thought I'd we have any members in Hawaii, on the Big Island to be precise? I have a friend from Arizona who is doing some gigs there, starting at the Kalani Resort on 13 January. Baggage restrictions (and fear of damage in the hold) mean that she's wondering if...
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    The "beaver" moon...

    I've also heard it described as a "Super Moon" but there was a lot of misinformation going around based on photos taken with the telephoto lens. The actual difference in size between the apogee (most distant part of orbit) and perigee (closest) is illustrated by this photo: Still, we had a...
  7. Bobbsy

    How is the audio in these videos being recorded?

    CSP's post reminded me that I was going to put up this photo to give you an idea of the size and shape of a radio mic pack for you compare with your zoom: The relatively inexpensive XS (which is what I have) is far from the smallest unit out there. FYI my hands are, er, normal--not like...
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    Why I Like Doing Live Sound

    Finally, a good explanation why my personality is suited to doing live sound:
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    What is your ultimate setup?

    David Gilmour's studio moored on the Thames is lovely though. About ten years ago I was lucky enough to do sound on a video shoot there. (Well, less luck and more calling in favours...)
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    Good mic Preamp for cheap budget??

    Although the Portapak name didn't last, two piece systems (camera and a separate recorder) continued in the broadcast world until the late 1980s/early 1990s and the poor guy doing sound had to lug the recorder around. Here I am in 83 or 84--for once I was able to put the recorder down but it...
  11. Bobbsy

    MXL v67 VS sE X1

    I've not used the v67 but have a fair bit os time on the sE X1 and think that, for the money, it's an outstanding mic. My experience with other MXL models hasn't been so positive but it's unfair to judge the v67 on the basis of other products. I suspect either would do the job for you--one...
  12. Bobbsy

    Many Trees Video

    I recently put together a video for a friend in Arizona. The shooting was done by seven different people on 3 continents (with gear ranging from an iPhone to some really good HD cameras) so the quality can be a bit variable...and the music is definitely a different style to what most people on...
  13. Bobbsy

    Want to Buy a Cheaper Effects/Reverb unit

    In late October, I'm going to have need of a basic effects/reverb unit to provide an effect on a live theatre show I'm doing. I can't believe I'm saying this but it doesn't have to sound good, just be cheap. Something like an Alesis Nanoverb would be ideal for example. FYI, this is me being...
  14. Bobbsy

    Set up for 4 Mic podcast.

    If you really will need 5 mics sometimes then you'll need a mixer with 5 mic inputs. This may change your options for mixers--quite a few manufacturers make a jump from 4 up to 8 mics without much in the middle. Frankly, an 8 mic input mixer might be a good idea. If there's one thing I've...
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    Does Logic Pro Work in 32 bit Floating Point?

    ...and can you mix then export a mix staying in 32 bit FP? I have a friend who's a very talented singer songwriter who mixes all her own stuff in Logic Pro. However, she contacted me saying that her last couple of mixes had got too loud and were clipping. If this happened to me in Audition...
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    Help Recording Outside

    Witzend is talking about a rig something like this: (That's a friend working on the Canadian TV series "Blackstone".) However, there are other techniques...a lot of location speech is done with clip on radio mics hidden under clothing, up in hair, that sort of thing. However, even with all...
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    Sound of Music

    I also watched Sound of Music recently (it was an anniversary of the initial release or something) and the version I saw claimed to be digitally remastered. Certainly the pictures and sound were excellent. I'm going to take a guess here and suggest the the problem you're hearing is likely not...
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    Mac 0SX 10.11 (El Capitan)

    Mac users may wish to read THIS from Native Instruments before considering an upgrade. Although this article applies specifically to Native Instruments, I've heard of similar problems with a number of DAWs with faults such as plug ins no longer working properly. You have been warned!
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    Anyone heard from or about Moresound/Henry?

    I was thinking (always a bad idea) last night and realised I haven't seen or heard anything from Moresound (otherwise known as Henry) in a long while. Anybody heard from him? Hope he's okay.
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    Live Video Streaming

    I'm wondering if any of you have experience of doing live video streaming of some of your performances (for money)? A friend in the USA has started doing a bit of this with moderate success using a company called "Concert Window". She's now done two live performances from her home and is...