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  1. Ok so I tried Soundforge. Because I'm syncing from another program on the same PC i use Midi yoke that acts as an internal midi link between programs. But I am having trouble assignin events to happen when Midi yoke sends signals Is there a way to make this working? -thanks /Kriko
  2. Are there any Waveeditors (Like Wavelab e.g) that can start recording when it recieves a Midi clock from another program ? /Kriko
  3. Nice guitar playing. Terrible recording quality. First you need to pick up good soundcard with low noise that can record in higher resolution. The EMU 0404 is a very good start here. Also, if your'e using a dynamic microphone you will need a preamplifier before it enters the soundcard. Behringer makes nice little mixers for this purpose. Nady Starpower SP-1 doesn't look to excluisive. I can really recommend Shure SM-57. Check out this thread: http://www.ocremix.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=83334 /Kriko
  4. The AKG K240S (studio) is the low impedance (55Ω) version of the original 600Ω pair. The higher impecance the coil has, the higher must the voltage be to come up to the same power. This means that the higher the impedance, the "harder is it to drive" them. Compare a 4Ω speaker to an 8Ω for example. The principe is the same. Iv'e listened on a pair of K240 on a computer and with the volume on max from a integrated soundcard the volume is quite enough. If you want higher volume you need a better soundcard or a headphone-amp. If you have a cheap built-in soundcard, the noise guaranteed comes from the soundcard.
  5. Yeah and i just wanna add that if youre gonna use Condenser mics, I'd recommend to buy the Behringer UB802 mixer instead of 502. The 802 has Phansom power supply so you wont need external supplies. It also has 2 mic inputs.
  6. If you're just gonna do one recording I'd ask around to rent or borrow a studio or similar that has all the mics, a mixer and all that stuff. Because as said, just one decent mic will cost around 100$ and if you need to record all instruments at the same time, then you need a mic for each instrument (?), a mixer and some form or recording device (e.g a PC with a good soundcard) Well you'd need that anyway. However if you are able to record in layers (one instrument at time) you can get away with just one mic (the drumset is going to be tricky tho..). I'd go with the "rent-a-recordig-place"
  7. If you wan't to make some more serious tunes, go for Renoise instead . You can do alot just in the demo version. It's a much better tracker with VST support. Because The "NES-sound" is built on simplicity these sounds are easy to create. It's just simple squarewave and trianglewave sounds and the drums/percussion is just noise and these sounds can be created with a free VST instrument (the Satyr e.g.) or with just any soundprogram.
  8. Thank you all guys. I can now confirm that this setup is great and a good place to start out with. Btw if you ever gonna use a condenser microphone, go with the Ub802 mixer. The price difference is negligible and you get one more mic-input.
  9. DJ Headphones usually have a bit boosted lower bass. Check out the frequency curve for these two for example (Akg K.240s and Sennheiser HD-25) I can't tell if that is a bad thing but i guess if you here the bass stronger than what it is, you might put the bass down in the eq and "normal listeners" might feel the bass is a little low.. But curves can vary pretty much between headphones. Check if you can find a frequency on your own headphone.
  10. Thanks. I'll check those out. Eq and stuff yeah. When Iv'e done recording on my crappy built-in soundcard I've had to decrease the higher frequenzies (12k+) pretty hard just to get rid of all the noise :/. I will probarly be able to get a better soundcard very soon.
  11. Ah okay. Thanks for your input. What about the Audiophile 2496 then? At my local dealer the Audiophile 2496 and Emu0404 were the exact same price. I kinda' liking the 2496;s connectors setup better. What's the main difference between them? Oh and by the way, is there anybody here who have recorded something with the equipment (or equally) we're discussing here? (SM57, Adk A51, 0404, Ub502 etc). Well there is cerainly, but I would very much appreciate if somebody wants to share an audioclip just to I know what i roughly can expect from this. Thanks to y'all //Kriko
  12. Get a job and get a haircut. Well, the haircut maybe won't do much difference... but just avoiding buying random stuff that you don't need can save a lot of money. )
  13. Yeah i agree. Conclusions: A mice in the 100$ range (e.g Shure SM57), a Behringer mixer+preamp (UB502 or higher) and a EMU 0404 + some various cables and maybe a stative for the mice. I feel this little setup is a good place to start out with for some homestudio lownoise recording. Is there anything else that I should be aware of? Another question: When I've played on a keyboard via the PC:s internal gameport/midiport, there's a noticable latency/lag. Is it faster with a better soundcard? (Im suspecting this)
  14. Does the 0404 really have so high internal gain so it doesn't need a preamp to work with a dynamic microphone? Sounds doubtful to me.. and still it might be a problem getting a XLR->1/8" cable, plus it's always fun to have a few knobs and buttons to mess around with . The Behringer mixers/preamp we're talking about here are said to be low noise stuff. I dont know. But of course a dedicated micpreamp is always better that just a mixer with a built-in micpreamp. But i think they're decent and there is probarly weaker parts in the chain. Thanks all very much for your replies =)
  15. Ah i see. Then a 0404 it is when it comes to soundcard. Intresting that you Malcos had a ADK a51. Noticed that it needs phantom powersuppy, then I'll have to step up to UB802 mixer. Have you any experience from recording instruments with the a51?
  16. Hey all! That UB502 was a sweet little thing, and wasn't very expensive (~60$). Eventually I will need a simple mixer and I need a preamp to get this mice thing working so it seems like a good alternative. The EMU0404 looks like a robust card and i know it's very popular. Is it the high bit/sample rate that does the magic when recording? I would also assume that it doesn't introduce noise and hum when recording. And the Shure SM57 looks like a good alternative here too i see. Any opinios on the ADK a51? They were the same price And why is it so that almost everybody hates the Soundblaster Live so much? Anyway, thank you all for you inputs here. It's been helpful for me.
  17. Ah yes that's what I expected. A few questions: -What is the main difference between Voice and instruments mices? -The SM57 wasn't very expensive? (~120$) -Yeah i know a built in soundcard isn't much to hang in the tree.. would a SB Live be something? Remember, Im not investing in a super-duper highfidelity recording set. Just for some homerecording. But still want some quality and don't wanna waste a fortune. Basically I'm just checking out what it would cost to get a decent setup. Again, thanks for your time.
  18. Hi, thanks for your replies Tricky question since I'm not really familiar with the priceranges but I'd say about 100$. I'm mostly looking for some allaround mic-setup for the amateur homestudio (for vocals, live instruments like piano, guitar etc). Basically i just want to record from live stuff and not loose quality and get hum and noise. Hmm my studio setup... What i've got is my PC with a built-in soundcard
  19. Ok, so there is a sticky thread about advices on good mixing Headphones. That is great. I think it would be appreciated if some people with experience could give some advice on microphones. I'm about to get a better studio recording microphone and from what I've seen there is plenty of mices to choose from. What do i look for in the datasheet when i pick a mice? Do i want an condender or dynamic mice? How cheap can they go and still withstand quality, and what are some good brands? I know NEUMANN is good and AKG and SENNHEISER aswell. I also noticed my local dealer had a couple of ADK and SHURE mices. What's up with these? And also what equipment do i need to record to my PC? Do i need a separate microphonepreamplifier/mixer, or do i need to upgrade from my built-in soundcard to get better quality/reduce noise? I would love to hear what you guys have to say about this and hope that we could put together a little FAQ or something that helps people that are about to buy microphones for studio recording. Thanks you! // Kriko
  20. Legion303>> Good choice I haven't used them very much with microphones but i dont think it would be any problem.
  21. Well now my billing period has expired and I haven't been billed so.. How do i cancel the order? Sir Arek the Absolute>> Many people (including me) have had problems with the store (just read the last few pages in this thread). We're assuming the guys at ZTnetstore are dead because no one is getting any reply when emailing them and lots of ppl doesn't get their order. It's a shame 'cause they could have sold a lot of stuff, and i really would want a OCR Hoodie It would be good if someone with higher authorities could contact them and find out what they are up to O_o
  22. Thanks for the tip! I would appreciate if you gave me an invitation
  23. Appleskates>> Do you want some beefy headphones or can it be good with a pair of smaller earplugs? If so, Iv'e tried "Koss Sparkplug" (or The Plug) They are pretty cheap and sound quite good if they are to be used as for normal music listening. If you're going for some quality headphones (for mixing etc), i would certainly recommend Akg K240s. And by the way, those Sennheiser HD-202 feels fragile and plastic. They could be used for some beginning mixing, but if you're planning on going on further with music production, it's really worth investing in a pair of quality headphones (or monitors).
  24. Well i haven't got anything of that i ordered a month ago. Did not either get any answer when i emailed them a week ago
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