prophetik music

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  • Birthday 04/16/1986

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    i like ultimate frisbee, pizza, playing games, and my wife and children.
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    Bradley Burr
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  1. hey, i didn't even have myself logged in and happened to see my thread up top =D a few notes: you've got all this fancy hardware but no cpu cooler. since you've mentioned overclocking, i'd expect you know the value of a good cpu cooler. make sure you get one. i still go back to the hyper 212 but whatever works. no case picked out? may i recommend a favorite - the corsair carbide air 540. unique layout, really is nice. for the mobos, the form factor doesn't really matter if it's got the plugs you want. imo, though, go with the 6600k and better board. it's a lot of money later to upgrade and you are already spending most everything, just don't buy coffee for a few weeks and that's the balance. i didn't look at your picks but i'm sure they're fine, i use a gigabyte board right now but haven't ever bought a performance msi board yet. i have a 970 and it's pretty dope at 1440p, so the 1070s can only be better. i prefer msi but their cards aren't really available. if you can get a 1070 made by msi, do it. otherwise evga'd be my backup. ssds are hands-down the samsung 950's ball. if you can get m2 with your board, you might as well do it, else 2.5" is fine too. that psu appears to be fine for this build, but doesn't really allow for any future-proofing down the line as your capacitors age. that build looks like it pulls 375-400w from the wall (estimated) before any efficiency is factored in. the G2s are gold certified, which is 88-90% efficiency iirc, so your build'd go around 450w from the wall the first year. it doesn't much allow, however, for overclocking headroom or future cap depreciation (5%ish of max power per year, or so, depending on usage). i'd go with at least 600w, probably 650w, since that puts your draw right in the 50-75% sweet spot that PSUs work their best in.
  2. in store only, though, and none within 100 miles of me in stock =( i'd lean towards the steinberg then, based on what you said. the working windows drivers are a plus =)
  3. @Flexstyle i actually own a 990 but beat the snot out of it in college, and i never really liked the profile of it either (at least for saxophone). everything you've ever heard from me was recorded on it and it gets worse over the years thanks to me not taking care of it. i will look for the 2035. the ur12 looks great, actually - how would you say that the quality of the preamp is compared to focusrite's stuff? if you can speak to that, dunno if you've used both. @Kat i was looking at the solo, but i can't find it for under 100$ anywhere in stock and available. imo i'd rather go with the 2i2 at 125$ at that point and get twice the phantom inputs, but if i could get the scarlett solo for the 85$ it used to sell for on amazon, it'd be a great pick.
  4. it's been a while since i've been mixing, and a while back i sold my studio monitors, my audio interface, and my best headphones because i didn't need 1k$ in random equipment that i wasn't using. i'm interested in getting back into recording and arranging again, but i need a new interface and some new microphones since mine are pretty beat up from college. ideally, i'd like an interface that can record one input with phantom power (voice) simultaneously with one line-in input (guitar). i was looking at the focusrite scarlett 2i2, but it seems difficult to find for under 125$. i'd like to spend 100$ or less on this piece unless there's something that really is worth it. i admit i like focusrite preamps (i had a saffire pro 40 for five years) so there's that. i'd also like a condenser mic that i can use for both voice and my guitar (although more for voice). i was looking at the AT2020 - does anyone have this? i have a heavier voice and need a mic that can handle some volume being thrown at it. if i can use it for my sax too that's even better. i don't mind buying two mics, though, so if there's one that's better for voice and one that's better for instruments then i'd be up for that. ideally i'd spend less than 150$ total on this part. i have no open-ear or semi-open headphones now that i sold my grado music series twos, so i'm looking at a cheap replacement in a set of akg k240s. i have some sennheisers for closed-ear bass-heavy stuff but want something for lighter mixing. i'm pretty locked in on the k240s unless someone's got a better option for 60$. thoughts, anyone?
  5. yeah, i just change the key of the original to be the same as the other one when i was doing these. no one really cares about the key - you wouldn't really notice that it changed if you heard just the melodies unless it was side-by-side with the original - it's more when people get into shenanigans with the modes and color tones that this becomes a question. a good example of this is my viridian vibe track from the pkmn project.
  6. ugh, 95 CAD for an optical drive is horrible =( sorry your build was so tough, but glad you got it together!
  7. don't buy rosewill. they used to be decent but they're trash now. corsair sells a 500w psu that's excellent and might be cheaper. as for the case, a Two Hundred or Three Hundred from Antec can handle that build, or the corsair carbide in the 50$ range works too. those are usually on free shipping, which is big for cases since they're often 20$ to ship. don't spend 200$ on a mobo. you can get one in the 90-120$ range that's just as good for what you're doing. buy a cheap graphics card in the 30-40$ range that is supported by W10 (GT 610 is probably good) for graphics processing so the cpu doesn't have to do it. go with the 950 EVO, not 850 EVO. edit: i have a 200$ mobo in my case. don't spend 200$ on a mobo *unless you know why you're spending 200$ on a mobo*. i wasn't clear before. i bought this one specifically for overclocking, and i bought it ages ago so i got my money's worth. since basically 0% of people who want to overclock would ask about what to build for a computer, i'm assuming you're using a mobo for basic usage. spending 75$ on a mobo for this then is totally fine.
  8. i don't ship to canada anymore, so you'd probably need to do it yourself. i know you can build a decent box for about 600-700 USD - basic graphics card, good i5 (maybe an i7 for that price point) with hyperthreading, 8gb ram, ~450-500w PSU, some hard drives, etc.
  9. anything on the gameboy is super easy to transcribe. there's only a few channels, and it's easy to disable all but one and just practice writing down what that one track has.
  10. listen to everything you can get your hands on, and get people you trust to listen to your music as well. beyond that, just remember that plagarism implies purposeful theft - if you recreate hotel california, that's different than nabbing a notable progression or lick and using it in your song. the second can often be fixed once you realize the honest error, the first is a result of not being intentional enough in your listening.
  11. i would gladly do a zillion remixes for an FFX album, and have toyed with the idea of starting something in recent months, but while i adore the game i am not passionate about the music enough to dive back into directing that one.
  12. fahrenheit vs celsius. coretemp is reporting in fahrenheit. hwmonitor does until you set it to c.
  13. i'd be surprised if original content keeps the mix out, as long as the majority of the remix was not original content.
  14. what does hwmonitor say? CPUs can run under load at temps in excess of 70c without any real serious effects, but i'm thinking the second set of numbers is more correct. also, there's no 'normal' temp for a processor, as it's entirely dependent on ambient temperature (if the air coming in is hot, it can't carry as much heat out) and the type/quality of direct cooling.
  15. nice work everyone! the album sounds fantastic =)