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Alan Tubbs

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  1. 24 bits is standard recording depth, so yea, just about anything new will be better.
  2. Yamaha. They don’t even have to be the M series for musicians. They will provide an alt source that is different and kinda medium. Not the car or a boom box or headphones, but what use to be the “average listener experience”.
  3. I do of course have a portable data drive. That is how I transfer songs from my 10 year win 7 computer to the new one. And it has been 5 years or so since my last new computer installation, may she rest in pieces..
  4. Thanks scoop. I’ll look again in preferences. This takes me back to the old manual/dictionary conundrum- how do you look up something you don’t know how to spell? Just keep misspelling it until you get it right.
  5. Still working up the new computer but I can’t find the function that saves songs to a new location other in the standard cakewalk file location. I want them to go to my 2nd . it has been too long since I’ve gotten a new main rig. thanks
  6. Thanks Mark, it is working now and all updated and registered .
  7. This was on my old, windows 7 machine I’m retiring. I didn’t realize it had also gone to update through cake itself and the old bandlab login update page was defunct. my new machine is wireless and stays updated. I hadn’t stressed my the new win 10 much and had an important session so I fired up the old rig.
  8. What is with the Bandlab site? Anyone know. I need to update but I can't get t a working log in. Anyone else having a problem getting in?
  9. One solid, all a rounder mic. For a $1050? microtech gefell m 930, a real Neumann. During WWII they moved the factory to the east to escape bombing and it ended up as Gefell in east Germany. Still make the m7 capsule which the 930 uses. Solid state and not a larger than life sound, just replication. Works well on every thing from vocals to fiddle. you may want to add other mics that fit your voice or guitar whatever better later, but that takes time, as well as funds. Gefell will still sparkle and holds its value in case you need to sell it to buy your wonder mic. You hardly ever see them for sale, which is the best endorsement you can get.
  10. Sample rates are overrated. Lavry stated that the best rate was somewhere around 60k years ago - I don’t know if that is still valid. Bit rate is more important, but even there many plugs already upsample within your daw. And some converter units seem to work better at specific sample rates. I record 44.1 at 24 bits. No sound quality problems. Most of the samples I use or drop are at 44.1 and 16 bits. I knew a national artist and back in the 90S he would record his rhythms into a 12 bit akai and take that to the neve studio with a 2 inch tape. There are more important facets of sound (not to mention music) than raw sample rate. but ten years? You deserve a new computer.
  11. There are tape stop plug ins available, which would get a lot of the effect.
  12. There are plenty. I think the cakewalk hardware was a re-branded Roland. I’m not sure about the specs, channels and such. But I’d probably go with Audient’s line of interfaces, which are good quality and about the best in class to my ear. I’m sure lots of people will give recommendations.
  13. I interviewed Rupert Neve, whose pres and consoles are still the classics of “tone”. He said was always trying to get the cleanest signal possible with the least possible distortion. After selling Neve and waiting out the non competitive clause, he got back into making recording equipment. The earliest focusrite stuff and latter hardware were cleaner, so clean a buddy who had one swore he could turn up the eq and hear nothing. The roughness in the saturation of eq etc. made changes easier to hear. Most of the engineers didn’t like the newer hardware (tho electrical engineers found it great). Mr. Neve added the silk circuit in his Rupert neve designs gear to put back some desirable saturation into his gear. Distortion won’t help w hunting subs but can with music production if you need some edge. the console emulator is supposed to add some of the non linearities inherent in complex , multiple transformer coupled signals passing thru a console. It is certainly cheaper and easier than having nice, expensive stereo analog channel strips to put all you audio into and through.
  14. Motu is completely out of the mk 5. I’ll get a review unit as soon as any new units are available so I can see if there is any fuss to get excited about. I’ll update here tho motu said it would be at least a couple of weeks before they get any.
  15. Good stuff, all. There seems to be shortages of the mk5 what with chips production down. It might be a while. I was hoping for. A Labor Day sale. thanks @
  16. Thanks all. Always good to hear dissent, esp. when it has a happy ending. Being Mac centric always shied me off before, tho motu seemed to offer bang for bucks. I always tried to up the quality rather than quality, but the mk5 seems to have nice clean ins and outs and I have enough external hardware to stamp a transfer coupled sound going in.
  17. Yea bitflipper, I thought you used them. and thanks to the other comments. Many of the software problems I’ve read about have people watching utube and gaming and answering email. This will be a pure music computer and offline. My retiring win 7 machine lasted a long time that way.
  18. The full rematrix is very great. It includes eq delay and a algorithmic reverb too. But, as said above, it can be a bit much for simple convo.
  19. Thanks all. Good to know about the windows drivers. After getting a summing mixer I need more outs. I’d really like a lynx, but in the meanwhile the motu looks to fit the bill as a clean stream while the RND can “transform” things. any other examples are great -even bad ones. I read the long gearslutz/space thread and as usual, the first pages had some good info while the last 200pgs were arguments about different opinions. Hope to review it first. @
  20. I’m thinking of getting the new ultralight 5. any comments in general or specific. I know, this question should be in hardware but that gets so little action.
  21. No, as I corrected above, it came windows 11 ready. My bad.
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