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Jens Wulvik

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  1. SM58, or the improved version Beta58 is great mics for a great price, but I have not tried alot of dynamic vocal mics, so I'd better let the crowd in here point you the right direction there. Have you used shotguns mics Dannthr? I thought they were condenser mics, which means they would pick a lot of background sounds, even if they got a focused cardiod pattern.
  2. I guess your best shot, if you're trying to get a decent sound quality, is to use both the build-in condenser mics of your H4n, and a dynamic mic like SM58 to record your interviews. Then you can just mix your soundsources together afterwards, with the possibility to adjust the balance between direct voice and ambience! I find interviews being more natural to listen to, when you can hear the environments around them.
  3. I have tried many different sampled pianos, including The Grand 2, Art Vista Virtual Piano and Synthogy Ivory. I have now recently got Alicias Keys, and for me it sounds like a true dream! I would describe the sound as being crisp, but not actually bright. It got a very full sound, with breathtaking detail. I recommend it!
  4. As already said, you can do alot by editing velocities. What you also can do, is to "dequantize" the timings of your notes, just a little. As you can understand, a live musician will never hit all notes at the exact time they should be hit, and that is one of the things that makes live performance sound human. You can variate how much you do this dequantizing to different instruments. Drums and percussion should be very accurate though, but you can dequantize them a tiny bit. The same rule goes pretty much for the bass too, especially when they're working together with drums. Rythmic chord playing can be a little more dequantized, while lead instruments is usually what can take most dequantizing, since they're not in the first place there to build rythm.
  5. I've tried Studio Devil Amp Modeler, Guitar rig and Amplitube, and I find Studio Devil Amp Modeler being the poorest sounding of those 3. -But that is for sure a matter of taste, we all prefer different tones from our guitar. What's left to think about, is the amount of different tones and sounds you can get out of your amp sim, and I'm pretty sure both Guitar Rig and Amplitube got loads more options there. But as already said, all this is kinda a matter of taste. Some musicians actually prefer it simple, so they don't get totally caught up for hours finding the best guitar sound for their song. Btw, I was not able to listen to your example here, but I will listen to it when I come home from work.
  6. I've already cashed in an M1 ! Just waiting for it to ship. Can mention that I got it by buying the Røde NT-5 stereo matched pair, which is an amazing pair of mics that really make my guitar sound gold!
  7. 1+ for the M-Audio BX8a from me. The 8 " bass drivers really makes them cover at least the low end you need for most music. They cut off at 40 Hz. Talking about accuracy, I cannot really say I've had the chance to measure them, but everything I mix on them seem to sound good everywhere else as well, and that is kinda the meaning of studio monitors. They're awesome, compared to their price.
  8. Axe-FX is the shit, if you want good guitar tone, with no amp miking. Not a budget solution though, but it's worth the money if you can afford it! Listen to samples: http://www.fractalaudio.com/experience.html
  9. Actually, applying a such equaliser is the safest way to destroy the accuracy of your monitoring. And as Nekofrog says, scooping the mids is not the way to make things sound better. The reason that scooping mids looks like the ultimate mixing solution, is that the mids are what normally contain the mud in a mix. When you scoop the mids, you also scoop this mud...but you also scoop the meat of your sound.
  10. I got a condenser mic, and with the -10 dB pad switched on, it can record up to 135 dB. You can't scream at a level of 135 dB
  11. Nice work! That's drumplaying that don't get me bored. I like drumplaying like that!
  12. Of course you want the sound that is not distorted! It also seem to me, that you could gain great advantage by getting a better sound card.
  13. Have you tried to compare it with a HiZ-input? And did you record directly from your bass guitar?
  14. That's true. I was actually talking about going direct from the bass guitar, which usually is the easiest way for a good bass sound. A preamp with an HiZ-input doesn't cost a lot of money, and it would make your recordings much better and easier.
  15. Yea, that's because you simply can't do that, unless your soundcard has a HiZ-input. Stop trying to do something that simply just don't work!
  16. To scoop the mids, to not scoop the mids, or to boost the mids, is really a question about what sound you want! It's no right or wrong way really, but it is a truth that the "meat" of a guitar is in the mids. Still, there are some times when you don't feel like having so much meat.
  17. You also got Prominy LPC Electric Guitar, which runned through an amp simulator sound awesome, but it takes a lot of work to sequence. I like RealStrat better than Prominy LPC, because RealStrat is more flexible, and also easier to sequence, and it's also alot better when it comes to lead melodies, at least for my style. There's one thing that no other plugin or samplepack can do as good as Prominy, and that is the artificial harmonics. Prominys artificial harmonics scream very good! I may upload some MP3s here later, with music done with both Prominy and RealStrat. I cannot do it now, as I'm at my girlfriends home right now.
  18. It sure does, I did in fact see that, but those speakers are connected to the sound interface. You still need to connect it to a PC or a sound module, as like I'm telling you, there is no onboard sounds. If you buy that keyboard and want to use it without a PC, you're out of luck if you don't have any sound module.
  19. It doesn't have any onboard sounds as far as I can see, that means you will have to connect it to your PC or a sound module, or you will not get any sound at all.
  20. That's so true. You have to gain your own style first, then you can do remixing by adding your own style, sound and creation to other people's work.
  21. It depends on the quality of you onboard sound card, but mostly, there is a great difference, due several things, like noise picked up from your fan, processor etc., and the fact that the D/A-converter probably sucks. On my PC, the onboard sound card has so poor output that it is a true pain listening to it, especially after I've been using my NI Audio Kontrol 1 for so long, which has really good outputs.
  22. Are you using the Hi-Z input? Are you staying below the 0 dB limit?
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