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Emphyrio

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Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 05:36:23 PM
Ordered a fairly cheap woofer for the current set up. Will probably be mainly used for playback, as opposed to mixing, and for making racket in general.


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Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 07:13:13 PM
I spotted the Behringer Umc series of interfaces lately when snooping on thomann for helping a friend get started on a setup for podcasting. Crazy cheap and while I haven't heard the interface, the Midas mic pres( if they're the same as the behringer desks)  are really decent. I've recorded loads of gigs with them and they sounded good. 100 euro for 4 inputs, 200 euro for 8 mic inputs with an option of another 8 over adat? thats for nothing. Every band should have one! When I started recording ( almost 15 years ago....) the barrier for entry was much much higher.

Been using the MT power drums free alternative to exdrummer lately also other have mentioned on here. Sounds great, has a much more natural snare sound. My only gripe is that the preset grooves are a bit shit. If anyone knows of a free midi groove pack worth getting then do point me in that direction! I record real drums for all my "real" recording projects but when I'm writing at home or demoing shit then I use this software.   
 


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Reply #17 on: December 06, 2018, 10:28:37 PM
I spotted the Behringer Umc series of interfaces lately when snooping on thomann for helping a friend get started on a setup for podcasting. Crazy cheap and while I haven't heard the interface, the Midas mic pres( if they're the same as the behringer desks)  are really decent. I've recorded loads of gigs with them and they sounded good. 100 euro for 4 inputs, 200 euro for 8 mic inputs with an option of another 8 over adat? thats for nothing. Every band should have one! When I started recording ( almost 15 years ago....) the barrier for entry was much much higher.
Was only chatting about these yesterday.  Actually a savage price for that starting out.  I have the scarlett 18i8 in the space for recording and love it but considering picking up either an 18i20 and swapping the current one for home use - at the price of the behringer ones i'd nearly just get the 200 quid one for home and adat use with the focusrite as option.  16 years ago meself and astfgyl went in on a tascam tape 4-track and it cost us more!!


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Reply #18 on: December 06, 2018, 11:04:35 PM
Still have her there at the ready for that primitive BM album we are never going to record.

The world truly was our oyster with that thing


ochoill

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Reply #19 on: December 06, 2018, 11:17:48 PM
Still have her there at the ready for that primitive BM album we are never going to record.

The world truly was our oyster with that thing
It comes back to what you said earlier about using the tools you had.  We made a fuckton of music on that and learned purely through experience and experimentation what worked best.  Great piece of kit at the time to be fair, and even now you could run the outs of a mixer into it and get live recordings with it to play with.  Reminds me a bit of that technique glenn fricker was on about with recording the guitar; generally why is sounds better is because it forces you to get the best tone you can outside a DAW, if you have to commit to your choices you'll move through the recording quicker and make more effort to get your own tone - not the technically best tone, but your own.


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Reply #20 on: December 06, 2018, 11:30:15 PM
 :laugh: No, definitely not the best


ochoill

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Reply #21 on: December 06, 2018, 11:34:08 PM
Lol yeah I got a bit too nostalgic there, it was a fuckin horror.  Still though the points stand.


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Reply #22 on: December 06, 2018, 11:38:48 PM
Ah yeah it isn't the size of your pipe and all that...

Sure I bought a new jack today and I felt like I was levelling up because it was a stereo one


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Reply #23 on: December 07, 2018, 03:46:18 AM
I don't do any recording but have started using Amplitube on my MacBook. Sounds fucking great!!! I'm using a Focusrite Scarlett Interface and a PreSonus E66 active monitor. The Mesa Boogie sims on Amplitube are excellent.