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  1. Bobbsy

    Shopping

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

    Blah!!!

    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

    For those unhappy with your headphones...

    We get frequent queries asking about the best headphones for tracking. Perhaps we should start recommending THESE!
  4. Bobbsy

    Borrow/rent an Acoustic Guitar on Big Island Hawaii

    A long shot but I thought I'd ask...do 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...
  5. Bobbsy

    Why I Like Doing Live Sound

    Finally, a good explanation why my personality is suited to doing live sound:
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Bobbsy

    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...
  9. Bobbsy

    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!
  10. Bobbsy

    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.
  11. Bobbsy

    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...
  12. Bobbsy

    For the Bass Players Out There...

    I'll just drop this here for all the bass players (and baseball players)...
  13. Bobbsy

    Is Streaming Good for Music?

    I'm a bit of an addict of the BBC World Service radio...and today they had an excellent documentary on their "The Inquiry" series entitled "Is Streaming Good For Music". I found listening to it was 25 minutes well spent...you can listen online HERE. Executive summary for the TL:DR brigade...
  14. Bobbsy

    Ableton Live 9 Lite Version 9.2 Now Available.

    In case anyone missed it, I had an email the other day advising the version 9.2 of Ableton Live 9 Lite is now available for download at the Ableton site. I haven't had much chance to play but their site lists changes here: https://www.ableton.com/en/help/article/live-9-release-notes/
  15. Bobbsy

    The End of the M Audio M Track

    On an episode of Big Bang Theory that aired down here on Monday evening, Wil Wheaton was doing a podcast interviewing Penny. The interface he used was an M Audio M Track. Well, I say...if it's good enough for Wil Wheaton...then I better start looking to replace mine. I'm not a know-it-all...
  16. Bobbsy

    Microphone Choice

    Having retired from a career doing TV audio, I have to say I'm very concerned about the fall in standards in the TV/Film audio community these days. Take this cringe-worthy Australian ad for a supermarket chain: Use a Neumann? Really? In my day an audio professional would have insisted on...
  17. Bobbsy

    Inside an Acoustic Guitar

    Here's an interesting acoustic guitar recording technique for you!
  18. Bobbsy

    Look how easy it is!

    We watched the film "Begin Again" last night. If you haven't seen it, you really should. It'll show you how easy it is to record a hit album using just a couple of mics and a laptop. I must say, the acoustics on the rooftop are quite outstanding! And why bother with a mic stand when you can...
  19. Bobbsy

    Smart Phones for Live Sound

    Not exactly recording but I know some of you have to do playback in live sound situations like I do... ...and to that end I'll mention a lovely little app for the iPhone that I've discovered called "Play Fade Pause". It's dirt cheap and does about 80% of what things like Qlab and SCS do on...
  20. Bobbsy

    The Secret of a Professional Mix

    Newbies frequently ask what they should buy to give their recording the "professional" sound. Obviously, pros have kept this a secret so they can go on earning the big bugs but, in the spirit of Wikileaks, I think it's time the secret was revealed. Here's the chief weapon in every professional...
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