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Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
3:17 am
Hey guys, I"m been working on some original music and I hope hoping for some feedback - whether it be negative or otherwise. I just like to share my music mand you can give a listen over at here
Thursday, December 17th, 2009
2:12 am

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Friday, December 4th, 2009
6:10 am
EuroVoice - the new Music Contest in Europe

Want to be a part of musical revolution? Get involved in EuroVoice 2010!

EuroVoice is a new european music contest leaded by famous composer Eric Serra (soundtracks: Bandidas, Wasabi, The Fifth Element, GoldenEye, Léon etc.) You can upload tracks, create your own community or support your favourite musician. For more details visit www.eurovoice.tv

Don't miss your chanse!

Kind regards,
EuroVoice Team.

Friday, November 6th, 2009
4:50 pm
8 Channel Mic Pre (X-Posted to AudioEng)
I'm looking to buy an 8 Channel Mic Pre around this time next year.
What are some good suggestions?
I'm running a Digi 003 and will eventually buy my own Digi 003 Rack+ for the all balanced connections.
I want some good pres to mic a whole kit with. I'm currently using the Direct Outs of my guitarist's Allen and Heath mixer.

Some things I'm looking for:
Phase Reverse, 48V, HPF, and Balanced outputs.

Right now, the Phoenix DRS8-8 Channel Preamp is looking pretty sexy. But anyone got any other suggestions?

Thanks guys!

(finally, a post that isn't about some lame VST plugin that can't do realtime processing haha)
Thursday, September 10th, 2009
4:13 am
So. I work at my local church, I was kind of snooping around after i was done working and I found this Mackie tt 24 digital console in one of the rooms. I've never actually worked with a digital board so I figured i would get myself familiar with it. I noticed that there is a USB out on the back.

so my question is. Does this console work like a usb interface? and if so can I run 24 simultanious tracking?. and can it work with any DAW?

I've seen these consoles with usb and firewire on them a lot recentlly, do they all work like this?, if so it seemed like a cheaper alternative to say a 003
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
12:58 pm
Recording lectures with a laptop - caveats below
I'd like to begin archiving my class lectures. My professors are OK with this, but they will not wear a lavalier and will not let students put mics near the front of the class. So basically -- I can record from my desk on my laptop with something small and unobtrusive. Using the built in mic isn't an option, it's too weak.

So -- what hardware would I need? I'd love to bring my condenser studio mic but it's too large (my smallest is a handheld with a small podium stand). Are there small USB mics I could buy that give very good sound recordings? Again, it must be small and super easy to set up. can't have cables & a mixer sprawled out on my desktop. :)
Monday, August 17th, 2009
5:36 pm
Drum module that works with Roland TD-3S
Dear Internet:

I want a drum module that 1) works with my TD-3S drum set; 2) has separate input jacks (not a BS harness like Roland TD-4 or TD-9); 3) operates in a mode that sends the metronome to the headphones but not to the two 1/4" outputs; and 4) costs ~$800.Thank you.
Sunday, August 16th, 2009
1:38 pm
VST Host Applications
Hey kids:

I have a copy of Izotope Ozone that I'm trying to use. I also have Ableton Live 7 and Sound Forge Audio Studio 8.0 (the cheapo version).

I'd prefer to use Ozone as a VST plugin in Sound Forge, since I just want to work the stereo file, and it seems to be easier to start/stop playback on the fly than in Live. Problem is, for some reason my 32-bit or 24-bit files won't open in Sound Forge -- I click "open" and then get a blank screen. I could use 16 bits I guess, but I want to dither using Ozone if possible.

So, the questions are:

1. Does anyone know why my 32/24 bit files won't open in Sound Forge? A pretty exhaustive search on Sony's knowledgebase turned up nada. If there's a solution to this, that would be great.

2. Barring that, does anyone have a recommendation of another, not-too-costly or even shareware-type program that opens stereo files of various bit depths and is compatible with VSTs like Ozone (Acid, for instance, only seems to open VSTi plugins) so I can master my tracks?

Friday, July 17th, 2009
5:44 am

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130-Watt Bi - Amplified Studio Reference Monitors for real - pick up in BROOLYN only.

Never used, still in original box. Retailed for $600. My engineer uses them and They are the best monitors money can buy. If you're interested, drop me a line, and hopefully we can set something up.
5:30 am

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130-Watt Bi - Amplified Studio Reference Monitors for real - pick up in BROOLYN only.

Never used, still in original box. Retailed for $600. My engineer uses them and They are the best monitors money can buy. If you're interested, drop me a line, and hopefully we can set something up.
Thursday, July 16th, 2009
9:45 am

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130-Watt Bi - Amplified Studio Reference Monitors for real - pick up in BROOLYN only.

Never used, still in original box. Retailed for $600. My engineer uses them and They are the best monitors money can buy. If you're interested, drop me a line, and hopefully we can set something up.
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
5:13 am
hello there
I have a Alesis i/o 14

i somehow or another messed up the firewire port on it, I think i accidently put the cable in backwards.. Anyway, it doesn't work anymore. So I assume i messed up. do you think its just the firewire port? and if so, can i replace it?
Monday, May 25th, 2009
4:09 pm
new song at Part Time Songs

Life changes, fast sometimes. Brilliant ideas fail, progress is lost, chaos and stability fight each other, with chaos coming out slightly ahead. Careful planning for the unknown might help. If it doesn't help, at least it keeps us busy, thinking, occupied awaiting the next change.

     Careful Planning (MP3, 4.5 MB)
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
11:15 pm
new song at Part Time Songs

I was playing around with a free VST synth and came up with the bassline for this one first, and built everything else around that. The lyrics came really easily after that. It's a short one but I like it. At first my idea was to have a few different song snippets with the theme of the sky, but I've just got this one right now.

As an aside, I'm turning 30 next weekend and I think it'd be cool if the Facebook Part Time Songs page could reach 30 fans by then. We're already up at 27, so if you're on Facebook and haven't "fanned" me, feel free to do so!

     Under Some Sky
Monday, March 16th, 2009
9:01 pm
MIDI Controllers
So I'm seeing a lot of ads/press/hype from dudes at Guitar Center for the M-Audio Axiom controller. Although I'm largely a dumbass about this kind of hardware, I recognize that I need some kind of input device; I'm running Ableton and typing on my computer keyboard for MIDI sounds just is not cutting it.

I have heard mixed things about M-Audio as a company and I'm curious to know what people might think about the Axiom controllers or competing brands (I don't know, for example, what the difference is between a $700 and $200 controller). Is it better to get something with a built-in sampler?

Any input is appreciated.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
10:44 am
Midi-to-soundcard recording
Morning everyone,

I have a home-recording workstation built around my PC. Since I mostly record with accoustic instruments, till now I've never had to deal with anything that requires a .midi interface.

A couple of months ago, I was given a keyboard and would like to experiment with using it for multi-track recording projects.


  • It did not come with any type of interface,

  • The "standard" midi-to-USB interface for this model keyboard seems to be one of dubious quality; i.e., user feedback contains a lot of complaints that it konks out after a few uses,

  • I'm not very interested in using the keyboard to create .midis anyway (I have composition software to do that.) I'm more interested in using it to record directly through my computer's sound-card,

  • While the most common means of doing this seems to be to hook the .midi ports up to the PC's "gameport", our computer doesn't seem to have one. 0_o

  • Sheesh.

    So: any other ways to set up a feed from the instrument into the computer's sound-card? Because if it requires buying new equipment that exceeds the value of the keyboard itself, this experiment may not be worth pursuing,...
    Friday, February 20th, 2009
    1:26 pm
    Want to buy my E-MU?
    someone want to buy my E-MU protools interface?
    I have been kicked out of my place and need to sell my music gear.

    I want to sell it, and I want to sell it cheap/fast.

    http://www.emu.com/products/product.asp?product=9871 <-- check it out

    "The E-MU® 1820M is the flagship of E-MU's line of Digital Audio Systems, delivering everything you need to produce audio on a PC with professional results- 24-bit/192kHz converters (the same A/D converters used in Digidesign®'s ProTools® HD 192 I/O interface), hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, comprehensive sync options and seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software. No other audio solution available offers the performance, flexibility and value of the E-MU 1820M"

    One of this leviathans of music making power is being sold by me. I intended to stick it into my home studio, but Im going to move to Japan anyway so that makes that pointless. (aka I havent even plugged it in yet)

    Read any review of this hardware, its simply the best you can get.
    Example review (first result on google):

    from http://www.samplecraze.com/reviews.php?xReviewID=3 :

    "Conclusion- I believe every once in a while a product comes along that sets the level and invites the competition to take note. For me the 1820M is that product. Sure, it has it’s little niggles. It’s small (half U) and cannot be housed in a single rack...BUT this card is amazing! In terms of sonic capabilities, interface and management, delivery and presentation of audio, masses of routings options and configurations and all the sync options, this card can only be a winner. Throw in the price that is being asked for the 1820M and the daughter board and we now have a new level of competition.
    Buy it!
    Eddie Bazil (Zukan)"

    Ok for those who are completely lost, this is like...a sound card. but with sweet plug interface and god-like power over music, noise and sound. Do you know anyone who wants to make a home studio or make tunes on their computer? Tell them about this deal

    "The Creative Professional E-MU 1820M has a recommended retail price of AU$1199..."

    BOLLOCKS TO THAT! I'm selling mine for six hundred dollars Australian, which is about $400 US...
    I will post anywhere if people are wondering
    email me on edward_fricker at the hot mail dot com if you want my phone number or if youre interested in buying mr E-MU
    Monday, January 19th, 2009
    9:38 pm
    new song at Part Time Songs

    An instrumental I’ve had running through my head for days that I had to get out. Photo courtesy of my wife. Tonight, I feel like it evokes thoughts of Obama’s inauguration. Perhaps because it’s tomorrow.

    Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
    6:04 pm
    Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
    6:18 am
    Hey guys. First time post.

    I'm getting into the recording game and theres a couple questions I have.

    I just got a MOTU 2048 MK2 interface from a buddy.

    My questions are as follows: I have a mac book pro that I use with a M-Audio interface with no ADAT.
    I see the Motu has firewire, but the more I read up on it the more I see that it wouldn't work as a firewire interface
    it has PCI slots and everywhere I see says thats how It's connected.

    So, my question is. can you convert PCI to firewire, and if not, is there any reason for me to keep this right now?

    Thanks a lot

    (p.s I don't own a desktop, if someone was going to mention that)
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