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Forum: Recordings Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 44
Posted By Sid McCall
For the same amount of money as a load box and...

For the same amount of money as a load box and DI, you should just get an ISO cab (a 1x12 in a box with a mic clip) and record with that. So much simpler and easier and better sounding. Boom.
Forum: Recordings Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By Sid McCall
Youtube will apply some amount of compression...

Youtube will apply some amount of compression that probably makes them sound the same volume as other stuff. I don't think they're too quiet, but I also don't think it would be bad for them to be...
Forum: Recordings 12-14-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Sid McCall
It's all digital, there's really no way you could...

It's all digital, there's really no way you could ruin anything unless you plug a virus or glass of water into it ;)

Have fun!
Forum: Recordings 12-12-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By Sid McCall
Sounds pretty good, the one glaring thing to be...

Sounds pretty good, the one glaring thing to be aware of is that hi-hat...it's clearly programmed, and doesn't fluctuate in dynamics at ALL. Maybe try to get some variations in there, either...
Forum: Recordings 12-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By Sid McCall
The 8pre is supposed to be very good, but it...

The 8pre is supposed to be very good, but it won't really connect with your other interface without plugging them both into the computer.

The way I do it is to plug both interfaces into the computer...
Forum: Recordings 12-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 151
Posted By Sid McCall
The Apogee Duet and Quartet now support iOS, so...

The Apogee Duet and Quartet now support iOS, so if you have the budget for it you may as well get all sorts of crazy :)
Forum: Recordings 12-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Sid McCall
Thanks! I would be too ;) Don't be jealous of my...

Thanks! I would be too ;)

Don't be jealous of my wallet, though - now I'm itching to pick up tons of mics and preamps and outboard effects to patch through it, but I'm also planning a wedding, so...
Forum: Recordings 12-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Sid McCall
How many plugins are you running? What's your...

How many plugins are you running? What's your computer's processor and RAM? This really sounds like you're overloading the CPU. What fidelity are you recording at? 44.1? 48? Higher? You might have...
Forum: Recordings 12-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Sid McCall
Hot damn, those are some DEALS. The bluebird one...

Hot damn, those are some DEALS. The bluebird one takes the cake in my opinion, but they're all good for their respective prices.
Forum: The Pit 12-07-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,114
Posted By Sid McCall
Extremely hard? Definitely not. Easy? Nah, but...

Extremely hard? Definitely not. Easy? Nah, but nothing worth doing is usually easy.

I'd say it's average difficulty, as long as you study hard and have a good attitude then you can get into either...
Forum: The Pit 12-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,114
Posted By Sid McCall
oh and for what it's worth, my coworker studied...

oh and for what it's worth, my coworker studied guitar performance and composition and he's currently the receptionist/assistant to the exec VP (head of our branch) and is an aspiring country...
Forum: The Pit 12-07-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,114
Posted By Sid McCall
Music Industry and in a Top-Four publishing...

Music Industry and in a Top-Four publishing company on historic Music Row in Nashville :)

(Less glamorous than it sounds but still pretty freakin sweet)
Forum: Recordings 12-07-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Sid McCall
FYI there's no reason any interface wouldn't be...

FYI there's no reason any interface wouldn't be compatible, unless you bought something Mac-only like Apogee. Anything they sell on Sweetwater or MF will work with your DAW.

What will you be...
Forum: Recordings 12-06-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By Sid McCall
Just add another interface, and then go into...

Just add another interface, and then go into applications > utilities > audio/midi setup and create an aggregate device, and set the interface with better clock to be the master. Boom, you're done....
Forum: Recordings 12-06-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Sid McCall
Without a doubt, absolutely. Best of all worlds...

Without a doubt, absolutely. Best of all worlds (from your original list). Better mic, good headphones, and all accessories. Jump on this deal.

Ps call MF on the phone and ask if that's as low as...
Forum: Recordings 12-05-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Sid McCall
^ I always figured the day would come where you...

^ I always figured the day would come where you tell me off, but I wasn't expecting it in a NGD thread hahaha


Luckily my job is in music, and half the time people on craigslist are more than...
Forum: Recordings 12-04-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Sid McCall
Literally all of those are a downgrade. Is there...

Literally all of those are a downgrade. Is there a breakout box for the One?

Also, if your return period is up, resale is SUPER low on the One. Apogee sells them refurbished for like $175, and I...
Forum: Recordings 12-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Sid McCall
Craigslist Score!

Okay, Craigslist is my absolute favorite thing about Nashville. Just saw this listed this morning as-is with no cables, essentially brand new. The rack ears are rusty from storage but the interface...
Forum: The Pit 12-02-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By Sid McCall
Here's the video, for those of you with low...

Here's the video, for those of you with low standards for entertainment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gwmxeqzicg
Forum: The Pit 12-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By Sid McCall
Well, if UG wasn't on the map 7 years ago, it...

Well, if UG wasn't on the map 7 years ago, it definitely is now.

Also, I'm being entirely facetious.
Forum: The Pit 12-02-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By Sid McCall
Apparently I Put UG on the Map?

Seven years ago someone posted on my youtube video 'electric triangle' that I was going to put UG on the map after posting my video here in the pit. Apparently I've succeeded? Also apparently I have...
Forum: Recordings 12-02-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Sid McCall
You rarely need drivers on the mac (sometimes you...

You rarely need drivers on the mac (sometimes you do, but most things support coreaudio).

Plug in the pod, and open up your garageband preference and get the pod all routed. You can probably keep...
Forum: Recordings 12-01-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By Sid McCall
Ouchhh I guess whatever isn't trying to kill you...

Ouchhh I guess whatever isn't trying to kill you in Australia is trying to price gouge you haha

Mic stands in the US are typically $25-30 for something that won't immediately fall apart, but in...
Forum: Recordings 12-01-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By Sid McCall
Just gonna pop back in here for a second...8 mic...

Just gonna pop back in here for a second...8 mic stands would cost roughly $250 if purchased new. They also retain their value used, unless they're broken. Seriously one of the most difficult things...
Forum: Recordings 11-29-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By Sid McCall
Make sure the drummer can play everything in his...

Make sure the drummer can play everything in his sleep, then book a cheap studio for 3-4 hours and knock the drums out to a click and/or guide guitar/vocal. Take the multi-track files and build on...
Forum: Recordings 11-28-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Sid McCall
Well in my opinion, the $250 bundle there is...

Well in my opinion, the $250 bundle there is better than most things you can put together for yourself since you're starting from scratch. Cables and headphones and stuff can cost most than you...
Forum: Recordings 11-28-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By Sid McCall
Since you asked which of those three, and nobody...

Since you asked which of those three, and nobody in this forum likes to answer the actual question, I will say the first one is the best but least noob-friendly. The middle one is better for someone...
Forum: Recordings 11-26-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By Sid McCall
Oh I'm 100% on your side, that was sarcasm above...

Oh I'm 100% on your side, that was sarcasm above (hence the awful winky face).
Forum: Recordings 11-26-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By Sid McCall
What? You don't spend thousands of dollars to...

What? You don't spend thousands of dollars to have four different programs on your computer that all do the exact same thing? I thought everyone did... ;)
Forum: Recordings 11-25-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By Sid McCall
Honestly, at this level not much stands above the...

Honestly, at this level not much stands above the others. If nothing stands out to you, look online and see what bundled software comes with each unit and make your decision based on that. You can't...
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