LED Lights Vs. Conventional lights

Eventually we end up getting more video gigs. The sound recording alone is not sufficient now days. More often we get requests to record a live concert or even studio session to post it on YOUTUBE now days. Video is fun, but soon we figured out that there is never “too much lights” or I should say lot of light is required to get a nice footage. We did not  want to spend much resources to buy expensive lights, after all we are audio guys, so our choice ended up on Continue reading…

 

Behringer X32 Rack Review

Behringer x32 Rack is a smaller and version of the flagship x32 in a rack. We used the Behringer x32 for over the year and were pleased with its performance, only problem was to carry the big board all the time for a live events, especially live recording events. When Behringer lined up their x series consoles, we decided to buy the x32 Rack version. Overall it is a great unit for a fair price and we are more then happy with the unit. There many similarities Continue reading…

 

Monitoring in Cubase

There are several ways you may monitor the signal in Cubase. I will talk about the easiest way of monitoring in Cubase. Assume the following scenario. Let’s say we have a vocal on the input channel and we would like to monitor it while we are recording with the rest of the backing track (if we have one).

Enable or Disable Monitoring in Cubase

Enable or Disable Monitoring in Cubase

First we need to enable the monitoring on the channel (input channel). This is done really easy, just click on Continue reading…

 

Humming and buzzing noise from laptop when used with AC adapter

Many modern digital audio devices including but not limited to laptops, notebooks, tablets, sound cards, keyboards and etc.  can produce audible humming noise when connected to the amplifier, mixer, or monitor speakers. This noise occurs when the signal source is powered with AC adapter plugged into the outlet. Why? To answer this question I would have to write another article, but the subject of this one is about how to eliminate this noise. Fortunately, this is a common issue and there is a number of solutions that can Continue reading…

 

Behringer x32 vs. Roland m200i

Not so long ago I had a chance to play with Behringers’ new X32 digital mixing board. Number of reviews were produced and posted on youtube about x32. While I was posting videos I would wonder if any other pro audio manufacturer can take up the challenge to produce an alternative digital mixer around the pricetag of Behringer’s X32. Well, looks like there is a new digital mixer coming out soon (by the time of writing this article) about the same Continue reading…

 

Mackie SRM450v2 Review

This Mackie SRM450v2 Review came straight from the location where we set up two of the Mackie SRM450v2 as floor monitors.

Recently we were asked to set up a monitoring line for one of our regular clients. The band that is working at the venue spent ages singing karaokes on the stage and a single speaker monitor was not sufficient anymore to here their own voices. Continue reading…

 

Behringer X32 Review

Behringer claims that they new digital board Behringer x32 is about to change the game in the industry. We did use Behrringer gear before despite all negative feedback form pro audio community. Also the price tag is well around $3000 we decided to give it a try.We received it in six month (yep, it took a while) and after playing with it for a while, decided to produce a series of video reviews. Behringer x32 review (s) we produced goes through digital boards basic functionality and features. Continue reading…

 

Hartke Bass Attack Review

Hartke Bass Attack pedal is a pretty good one-box solution for bass players. It works as a  preamp, direct box,  and a sound shaping pedal. After the release of a debut album for a local musician Dred Scott, we, producers of the album, ended up playing first few live shows with him. We started to search for some compact solution for bass guitar since we had no intention of taking our recording studio on the stage. We needed something small, flexible, with decent quality, and under $100 (yes, we drink cheap beer). Continue reading…