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  1. Hi. My name is Matt, and I just wanted to share my new project: Brahma. I'm the writer, the tracking musician, I do the mixing as well as the mastering...also the visual art, lol...I'd love it if I didn't have to where so many hats because I think the project could be better off for it, and especially if I didn't have to master my own stuff...I think someone else could do a much better job, but it is what it is for right now. I'm just looking to get some constructive criticism at this early stage. I'll be starting on the 2nd album soon and I want to know what's working and what's not to make sure the next album is a cut above this one. Also, hit me up with some likes/follows/etc at the links below and I'll do the same for your project. Take care, and thanks for listening. Album - Layers and Layers of Waves and Waves https://soundcloud.com/brahmamatt/se...-and-layers-of Contact Links: https://www.facebook.com/brahmamatt/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe_...6IXA-OR01XCICw
  2. Thanks RR. That's a relief to know! Any advice on brands or particular models I should be looking at for a replacement?
  3. Hey all, I'm looking for some advice on a new audio interface replacement. What I'm replacing: M-Audio ProFire 2626 My initial concern: Currently I record in 32 bit (float) / 48 kHz. Am I going to run into issues on my currently unfinished mixes if my replacement interface can only do 24 bit? I've never done a downward bit conversion like that on an active/unfinished project, and I am really scared of compromising what I've already spent a ton of time on. What I need out of an interface: I currently only use the interface for vocals, guitar (through FX pedal), and a bass guitar (DI). Vocals are the most important aspect of my music, so having a good sounding and clean/low noise preamp is a must. My computer set up (just in case that is important): i7 processor, 16gb RAM, Windows 10, Cubase Pro 8 DAW, KRK VXT6 monitors My budget: I probably want to keep this under $1000, but am not opposed to going over for something that would might be considered crucial. Lastly, I'm currently using an Audio Technica AT2020 mic for my vocals. If anyone has some recommendations for a mic upgrade as well as the interface, I'd love to hear it. I've heard good things about Rhodes, but not sure what to expect in terms of quality improvement. Anyways, that kind of sums it up. I searched for hours online yesterday to find a replacement, but quickly became lost in a sea of positive and negative reviews for every product under the sun, without any verifiable way to tell if one really was better than any other. Also, I'm not in a great position to get out and test or hear equipment. So, testing mics and/or interfaces before I buy isn't really an option...not ideal, I know, but that's the reality of the situation. Thanks for reading, and thanks ahead of time for any input. I greatly appreciate it!
  4. Hey all, I'm looking for some advice on a new audio interface replacement. What I'm replacing: M-Audio ProFire 2626 My initial concern: Currently I record in 32 bit (float) / 48 kHz. Am I going to run into issues on my currently unfinished mixes if my replacement interface can only do 24 bit? I've never done a downward bit conversion like that on an active/unfinished project, and I am really scared of compromising what I've already spent a ton of time on. What I need out of an interface: I currently only use the interface for vocals, guitar (through FX pedal), and a bass guitar (DI). Vocals are the most important aspect of my music, so having a good sounding and clean/low noise preamp is a must. My computer set up (just in case that is important): i7 processor, 16gb RAM, Windows 10, Cubase Pro 8 DAW, KRK VXT6 monitors My budget: I probably want to keep this under $1000, but am not opposed to going over for something that would might be considered crucial. Lastly, I'm currently using an Audio Technica AT2020 mic for my vocals. If anyone has some recommendations for a mic upgrade as well as the interface, I'd love to hear it. I've heard good things about Rhodes, but not sure what to expect in terms of quality improvement. Anyways, that kind of sums it up. I searched for hours online yesterday to find a replacement, but quickly became lost in a sea of positive and negative reviews for every product under the sun, without any verifiable way to tell if one really was better than any other. Also, I'm not in a great position to get out and test or hear equipment. So, testing mics and/or interfaces before I buy isn't really an option...not ideal, I know, but that's the reality of the situation. Thanks for reading, and thanks ahead of time for any input. I greatly appreciate it!
  5. Sorry for the lapse in responding to this thread. I emailed KRK customer support about two months ago when my VXT4 had problems. Since it was out of warranty, all they could do was recommend me to the nearest KRK/Gibson support shop. The shop near me (Seattle), was going to charge me $100 just to look at it, without any guarantee they could fix it. So, if it was indeed repairable, there was bound to be parts and more labor on top of that...For $300 I could get a new replacement. So, fast forward to my KRK 10s subwoofer, and it all of sudden just up and went dead. It's also out of warranty, so I can only assume KRK will once again recommend me to the same repair shop, etc etc.... So yeah, I'm not quite sure what to do : / Thanks for the feedback thus far though. I appreciate it.
  6. I've had nothing but problems with my KRK brand monitors and accompanying 10s Subwoofer. I've had 1 monitor go out on my, and now my sub is failing too. Can anyone recommend a good subwoofer for under $400 for amateur home recording?
  7. Are there any foot pedals out there that you can upload sound samples/recordings to and have it play them in stereo? Sort of like the BOSS RC-50 or something, where you can store sounds on it...But, I am looking for something with a bit more memory and it doesn't necessarily need the "looping" function. I tried a series of google searches trying keywords but I wasn't able to find anything to fit my application. Thanks in advance.
  8. Hey all, I am in need of some help. I seem to have f-ed up made my pedal board too big, because I can't find a standard plastic box/container to fit it! It measures about 19"Wx26"Lx6"D. Any thoughts on where I could look to find something to accommodate this?
  9. Hmm, after reading your comments, I almost bought this unit....BUT, I just realized there is no indicator on this unit to tell you which channel or Y you are on.... Any other recommendations for some ABY pedal within the same price range/quality that has some indicator lights/signals on it?
  10. Maybe I've just been fortunate enough to never having experienced a groundloop, but what is that?
  11. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Radial-Engineering-BigShot-ABY-Passive-Switcher-153931-i1124793.gc Features: * Toggle between 2 guitar amps or play both at once * Guitar input * Thru-put * 2 outputs * Output B has ground-lift, polarity reverse, isolation transformer * 14-gauge steel construction I get what the AB/Y part of of it does, but what about all the other options? What would be the use of them? I recently acquired a DOD 270 A/B box, but it went belly up on my after about 30 days, and I am looking to get something that will last me a long time. Also, I am running 2 vocal FX pedals through my switcher, not guitar amps. I've heard good things about this AB/Y box, but perhaps it has more options than I need?
  12. I already have a Fish n' Chips, perhaps I will just use that first and see how well it works. Thanks for the help everyone.
  13. I was checking that one out as well...only problem is that you can't switch between presets with the pedals...what dumbass engineer thought that up, right?! The only reason I am being picky about this is because I plan on using this for my vocals, and I tend to use up two 3 different very different EQ settings in a single song.
  14. I am looking for an EQ pedal that can switch between different banks or EQ presets? Anything like that out there?
  15. So, let me see if I've got this straight: Microphone -> XLR Input of TC Helicon -> 1/4" Balanced Output of TC Helicon -> A input of switch. Mic Pass-Thru of TC Helicon -> XLR Input of BOSS VE-20 -> XLR output of BOSS VE-20 -> B input of switch. Does that sound right? I wonder...is the signal level of the mic-pass thru on the TC Helicon influenced at all by the master volume knob of the TC Helicon? I want to make sure I always have a consistent signal hitting the VE-20. My only question now is: Will a typical guitar a/b switch work for this? I can adapt the XLR output from the VE-20 down to 1/4". The output of the TC Helicon is already 1/4". Any help here would be great, this is very much uncharted territories for me.
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