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  • Myths about Pro Live Audio?

    Let's post all the wise teachings in Pro Audio so that newbies will no longer get kiddish and useless advice. Please feel free copy and paste...and add your points as you go along.

    I will start:

    1) CABLES: Cables do not have its own 'sound'. It is merely a 'signal conductor'. All those overhyped Monster and overpriced cables are myths.

    2) MICS: There is no 1 Mic that can 'do it all'. Every Mic responds differently. Some sound bright...some in the midle...some dark. Certain Mics work better with some particular Singers and instruments.

    3) ?

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    X) Turning down the input attenuator of a power amp reduces its maximum power output

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      1) CABLES: Cables do not have its own 'sound'. It is merely a 'signal conductor'. All those overhyped Monster and overpriced cables are myths.


      It depends on the application. 1/4" instrument cables can have a big effect of the sound of a guitar plugged into an amp.
      Don Boomer

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        It depends on the application. 1/4" instrument cables can have a big effect of the sound of a guitar plugged into an amp.


        The only difference I could think of would be quality of shielding, copper, and size of conductors. After a certain point I would imagine a diminishing return on your purchase.
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          The problem is it forms a tuned circuit with your guitar, mainly because of the higher impedances involved ... so the capacitance of the cable becomes very influential.
          Don Boomer

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            A good soundman can make a bad band sound good. Or "It can be fixed in the mix".

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              It depends on the application. 1/4" instrument cables can have a big effect of the sound of a guitar plugged into an amp.


              I agree with this to a point. My experience has shown that cables do make a difference , but more like a decent cable will sound as good as a rediculously over hyped & overpriced cable, but a cheap cable can wreck the sound because of crappy materials like inconsistent dielectric and shield wrapping. Capacitance is the enemy in Hi Z land.

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              • #8
                More expensive equipment always means better sound.

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                • #9
                  it's so easy a caveman can do it

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                    X) Turning down the input attenuator of a power amp reduces its maximum power output


                    Yes.. Good point!

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                    • #11
                      More expensive equipment always means better sound.


                      AGREE!

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                        Just because some people say it is a crap product...it may not be crap at all.

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                        • #13
                          Analog equipment always sounds better than digital.....especially if it has tubes

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                            pepsi tastes like coke.
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                              Passive speakers seem to now be in the same category as
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