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Comment by Jeremy Richmann on March 27, 2014 at 10:02am

Great advise! Be advised that if your going to use these delay affects and ambience etc. a CPU with a GHz value closer to 2 and a memory greater then 1 GB is a must have for these layered sounds. Anything close or less then these values you will may end up with a broken sound or pieces of missing audio information. A similar CPU and Memory simply can't keep up. I learned the hard way.

Comment by Edward Sparks on March 27, 2014 at 9:47am

Quick article of interest!  From Electronic Musician magazine...

TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING A BIGGER SOUND

February 26, 2014

I know about panning to place sounds in a stereo field, but I’d like my mixes to have more depth and a bigger soundstage. I keep reading that analog consoles can provide a more open soundstage, and wonder if my problem is from doing in-the-box mixes. Will adding an analog console really make that much difference? If so, can you recommend a model?

Matt Soderquist Philadelphia, PA via email

Applying this string of processors in Ableton Live 9 to a percussive shaker track places it more in the soundstage background.
Many techniques can help you create a bigger soundstage, whether you are working in the box or mixing on analog console. Begin by visualizing the space you want to create. If you want a “live” sound, then the drums will probably be further back, and you’ll want to add some room ambience to them. If the drums were recorded without room mics, short delays or a reverb set to simulate a small space can help.

Trimming high frequencies ever so slightly will also place sounds more in the “back” of the mix. For example, if the mix includes background singers and a lead singer, make the lead singer a little brighter; in addition, using less reverb on a lead vocal brings it more “up front” in relation to other sounds. As another example, trimming a tiny bit of highs from rhythmguitar parts and adding some subtle ambience will place them “behind” the lead guitar part. Centered, dry parts will be the closest to the listener.

Try a combination of panning, EQ, and ambience, and you should be able to create a more convincing soundstage no matter how you’re mixing!
The Editors

- See more at: http://www.emusician.com/techniques/0768/techniques-for-creating-a-...

Comment by Robert Williamson on January 30, 2014 at 5:57pm

Anyone using PreSonus AudioBox usb equipment?

This article on Latency got me interested in the brand.  I presently use a Yamaha AudioGram6

Comment by Jeremy Richmann on January 11, 2014 at 8:30am

Track down the book, Home Recording for Dummies. I discovered it at my local library. It will give you about a two headstart. The learning curve for recording is huge. I even considered enrolling in some courses in recording at an area community college before I read this book. Its made that much of an impact for me!

Comment by Ruben Saragosa on January 6, 2014 at 4:54pm

Nice Nick g pretty cool looking stuff.

Comment by nick g on January 6, 2014 at 12:51pm

Here's a few of the instruments I use on a regular basis when I record. I have a few different amps, as well as a Line6 Pod that I like to use in a pinch for decent and quick tones. 

I need to "decorate" my current space a bit more. My last house had a great den for recording that was like a club, with a bar and the lighting. Soon. 

Comment by Ruben Saragosa on January 5, 2014 at 6:17pm

Eagle%20Eye%20Studio.jpg This is my start in creating a recording space converting a bedroom in my house to a recording place. So far got guitars and stuff in place Audio interface coming from Sweetwater this week then setting up DAW and laptop and monitors this is my first venture down this road who knows what the future holds.

Comment by Ken Gaugler on January 5, 2014 at 5:25pm

Better late than never, I uploaded a Christmas song that I just couldn't get ready in time for the Holiday this year. Anyway, it's on my home page, and it is called "Jingle Bells - Singing Chickens". I figured if the dogs can sing this song every year, then the chickens should be able to get in on the action, too! LOL  Enjoy!

Comment by Dave Sterenchock on October 21, 2013 at 8:23am

I'm almost 60. My digital recorder is a stand alone unit and it's not a computer although it acts like one. My major problem is finding the time to work on stuff. Being OCD and very picky about what I like takes a lot of time.

Comment by Robert Williamson on October 16, 2013 at 7:49am

I'm 67, we (baby boomers) invented the personal computer...you kids have it to easy.  :)

 

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