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Old 06-21-2007, 11:41 AM   #21
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:33 AM   #22
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Roland TD-6V Percussion Sound Module


Price: New: $550 __ Used: $400

Features:

The first thing you'll notice about the Roland TD-6V Percussion Sound Module is the new black look and cool blue LCD screen. Like the original, this 64-voice module serves up 1024 of Roland's best drum and percussion sounds and 262 backing instruments but with newly created drum kits and patterns in the latest music styles. Dual-trigger tom inputs allow for rim shots on toms and expanded musical expression, while large, luminous buttons make the TD-6V very easy to use.

Roland TD-6V Percussion Sound Module Features:
  • Maximum Polyphony - 64 Voices
  • Drum Instruments - 1024
  • Backing Instruments - 262
  • Drum Kits - 99
  • Effect Types - Ambience, 2-Band Master Equalizer
  • Sequencer - Preset Songs: 170 User Songs: 100
Roland TD-6V Percussion Sound Module Specifications:
  • Display - 20 Characters, 2 lines
  • Connectors - Trigger input jacks: 9, Hi-Hat control jack, Output jacks
  • (L/MONO, R), Phones Jack, Mix in jack, MIDI connectors (in, out, thru)
  • Dimensions - 10-1/2" (W) x 7-7/8" (D) x 3" (H)
  • Weight - 2 lbs. 7 oz.

Pros:
- Why buy 100s of acoustic drum sets and parts when you can get more than all of them in one little package?
- Great Sound and quality unit.
- VEX kit upgrades available.
- Rim shot available for toms and snare

Cons:
- There are reports that some people don't like the sound of the stock samples in this unit and I must say I just cant find a good snare but there are some great upgrades available.
- Hi-Hat response from pedal only seems to give me open or closed sounds when transmitting though MIDI to trigger software. Others report the same problem with this module. The response is great with the module alone, this is only a MIDI "glitch".


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Old 06-23-2007, 05:37 PM   #23
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i was really impressed with the MXl 990/991 pack at first when i blew my tax refund on them, a fostex MR-8, and other home recroding stuff. since then, my 991 has remained a great mic for everything from accoustic guitar (what its best at) to electric amps. not very nice for vocals though. my 990, whic was good while it lasted, seems to have blown, cutting in and out sporadically in volume. but when it's good, it's real good fro the price. definitely going to try the samson q7 if its as good as bill43 says it is. the high SPL tolerance and tight pattern (to kill feddback) is ESPCEIALLY important to someone with such a loud band in such a small recording/rehearsal spot.
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:52 AM   #25
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I got this pop filter a few months ago when I picked up a Shure SM57 to reduce plosives in my recordings. I currently use it with an MXL 990 and 991.
I first looked up what the difference was between the mesh and metal filters and could not find any that would effect the audio and so I saw this Nady metal pop filter at a great price and picked it up.

The clamp is nice and holds well as does the boom arm. The metal screen is somewhat sturdy and should not give you any problems like the mesh filters can.
I don't like how Nady just stamped the filter out and stuck it on the boom arm because this leaves sharp edges at parts but I have not had many problems at all with this.
The choice of gold or black for a finish is a nice touch so if you want your pop filter to stand out, go for the gold.

Overall I say its a good buy and would recommend anyone who is looking for a pop filter pick this item up for themselves.

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Old 01-15-2008, 08:49 PM   #26
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Line6 Toneport UX1 USB1.1 interface


Price: $130


Features:

"The Line 6 TonePort UX1 USB Recording/Modeling Interface features the pro amp, cab, and effects models from the PODxt and Bass PODxt; high-quality vocal preamp models; and a simple, latency-free USB recording interface in one amazing box.

The included GearBox software provides a hardware-like, easy-to-navigate interface for dialing up the perfect tone for your guitar, bass, and vocals. Instantly access meticulously crafted models of 18 classic and modern guitar amps, 24 guitar speaker cab models, 5 stellar bass amps, and 30 stompbox and studio effects, as well as models of 6 studio-standard vocal preamps.

A special Line 6 edition of Ableton Live Lite integrates seamlessly with the TonePort UX1, enabling you to throw down tracks with ease. And the powerful included drivers mean low-latency recording with almost any recording software."


Pros:
- Very low latency monitoring
- Good amount of inputs with room to expand
- Nice low price so most home studio should be able to buy this product
- Works with most recording software out there today including Reaper
- One on board preamp for a dynamic mic

Cons:
- No 48V Phantom power for condenser mics
- Drivers may not be so stable with some PCs as I have found
- Some of the cab models are either muddy or twangy but can be tweaked
- I like the on board preamp but find it to me a little noisy to my taste
- This is only a 1.1 USB connected device which is slower than the newer 2.0

My take on it all:
I was trying to get a Mackie Onyx Satellite for Christmas this year but it was just a tad too high in price to ask for along with the other items I needed so I went for this UX1 instead.

I loaded up the software, (Gearbox) which came with the Toneport and started trying out some of the presets. I found some I liked but also found that most of the distortions were not as good as the clean tones I could get out of this software. I also found some of the cab models to be either too twangy or muddy to my ear but you can try tweaking that out with the on board EQ pedal.
I also feel for the price you get a lot in Gearbox but I am the type of person who likes a lot of FX and such and so I found the Gold plugin at Musicians friend but after looking at the price I thought it's way too high.

I found the interface worked great for about a week but soon after I started getting the "Blue screen of death" on my Acer Aspire PC when I started any recording software while gearbox was running. I went to the line6 message board with a screen shot of my blue screen and they narrowed it down to a driver issue with my motherboard and suggest I get any firmware updates that I could for the board but after searching around I could not find any.
After a while it started working again and I thought I was good to go from this point but soon after the crashing problem came back once again.

You can either plug in an instrument or dynamic mic into the front panel but I feel a simple 48V circuit for condenser mics would have been well worth the extra work for this interface. I do like how they did put input and output jacks at the back of the interface so you can run an analog mixer into the Toneport. I got some condenser mics a while back and so I was forced to run the Yamaha MG 10/2 into the interface since it has phantom power. I thought I would loose quality doing this but I in fact gained it from the better preamps on my mixer and the phantom power.

With the stereo 1/4" monitor input at the back of the Toneport you can feed audio into the interface and hear it while you record but it never goes into the recording circuit which is a nice add.

I've heard this product works great, I've heard it works some of the time but it seems to be a hit or miss with the drivers they have used. Im sure most have a good working product when they get this and if it worked great for me I would be very happy with it but with mine crashing all the time I can't stay with it and so Im looking to just get a PCI card to use with my mixer.

I would suggest anyone looking for a low cost interface look into these units because of the price and features, I'm sure it would work well for any home studio but for me it didn't.

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MXL 990/991 condenser mic set


Price: $100


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"The MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Mic Package is a 2-microphone kit with the latest in MXL's range of studio condenser microphones. The 990 has silky, sweet high end and a tight solid bass, perfect for recording vocals. The 991 is a superior instrument microphone designed for recording acoustic guitar and drum overheads. Both have gold-sputtered diaphragms (20mm) creating a professional sound perfectly suited for digital and analog recording. The MXL MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Mic Package includes a high-impact carrying case and mic stand adapters.

Specifications:

MXL 900
- Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with large 20mm gold diaphragm capsule
- Frequency Range: 30Hz 20kHz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
- Impedance: 200W
- S/N Ratio: 80dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
- Power Requirements: 48V Phantom Power (+- 4V)
- Current Consumption: <3.0mA

MXL 991
- Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with 20mm diaphragm
- Frequency Range: 30Hz 18kHz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
- Impedance: 110W
- S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
- Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V 4V
- Current Consumption: <3.0mA"


Pros:
- Price is low enough for just about any home studio
- Sounds are great for such a low priced mic set
- Warm and/or bright sound
- Easy to use
- Sounds great for vocals, acoustic guitar, and drum overheads
- Very sensitive
- Doesn't need very high end preamps

Cons:
- No shock mounts and these cost quite a bit to buy...
- Case "hinge" is only a strip of melted plastic and I feel it may break after a while so I keep two hands on this case at all times.

My take on it all:
I was going to pick the set up with the Audio Buddy preamp to test that out too but when I was ordering they were not in stock and I was on a budget at the time so I went with the standard set at the same price.

Let me start out by saying I have not used many mics yet so it's hard to compare to others but I feel these are nice mics for the price range. The 990 is very sensitive and warm sounding on vocals whereas the 991 is a little brighter. I would not use the 991 on vocals but the 990 does work well alone. These mics pick up a lot of noise around the studio so be sure to keep everything quiet when recording.

I did get to test these mics with an Acoustic guitar just a while ago and found that one or the other just didn't sound good enough to my ear but when you combined the two I got the exact sound I was going for.

My main use of the 991 is as an overhead for vocals when doing videos since its a little more directional but it still will pick up noises around the room so keep it quite.

I have been using the 990 for vocals in my new songs and I am very impressed with how well it works for my voice. I'm sure I could do better but you're talking about a lower end mic set here which only will run you $100.

If anyone is looking for a low end condenser set for general use around the studio and doesn't have a large amount of cash set aside I would most definitely suggest you get this mic.





The preamps and phantom power I'm using is from the Yamaha MG 10/2 mixer I reviewed a while back.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:21 AM   #28
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The ART Studio V3 preamp.

Cost: $69.00 USD
Pros: low cost tube pre to get that extra tube warmth
Cons: None. Great little inexpensive pre.

This pre is a nice little tube setup that will get you that extra warmth you've been looking for or missing from your recordings. I love the VU meter... very accurate. It'll handle most anything you hook into it and can give 48V phantom power when you need it.

Great for mic'ing acoustics, vocals, electrics and amps. No hum even after hours of use.

It'll overdrive and get that "sound" if you need it... on anything you plug into it.

Don't be fooled by the low cost. Its a great little preamp for recording and live use. You can even switch out the tube (its a Chinese one) if you have a favorite tube (good old Soviet tube) you like for the sound it gives.

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M-Audio Audiophile 2496 PCI Recording Card


Price: $100


Features:

"The M-Audio Audiophile 2496 PCI Digital Audio Card gives you 2 analog ins and 2 outs on RCA jacks plus S/PPIF for total of 4 ins and 4 outs of high-quality I/O. Channels support 24-bit data width and any sampling rate from 8kHz to 96kHz. Compatible with all major programs running on PCs and Macs.

Coaxial outputs are Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound capable, making the Audiophile perfect for digital recording, analog or digital transfers, mixing and mastering, as well as DVD and home theater applications. Connect a line-level signal from your instrument, mixer, or preamp; or plug the record outputs of your stereo receiver into the analog RCA jacks located on the PCI card. Record digital audio signals from your DAT, MiniDisc, CD, or external A/D converter via the coaxial S/PDIF input located on the break-out cable.

The Audiophile 2496 comes with Ableton Lite 4 Music production software so you can start creating right out of the box!"


Pros:
- Price is low enough for just about any home studio
- Sounds are great
- Rock Solid drivers - even with vista which is what I'm running mine with.
- Great sounding converters
- two unbalanced RCA inputs, two unbalanced RCA outputs
- S/PDIF In and out on the breakout cable with the MIDI
- MIDI in and out - very handy
- Very easy install, just pop it in and load the latest drivers from the m-audio site

Cons:
- Unbalanced connections are not all that great IMO but you should be fine running a short length of cord into them and I have not had any complaints with them.
- No on board preamps so something like a mixer or external preamp must be run into it.
- Not enough outputs, this is preference though...


My take on it all:
This card is simply a great card for the price. The sounds, drivers, hardware are all very good.
With vista, most recording hardware has been held back since there are very little stable drivers out yet for so many of the products. I feel M-Audio has their drivers and hardware nailed down very well. Compared to quite a few other products I have tried to run on my system, M-Audio is by far the best IMO.

I run a Yamaha MG 10/2 into this card and have been recording a few tracks within the past few days with it. The sound is great for the price and I have yet to get any pops or anything from this card.

Ableton Live Lite 4, demo of ProTools as well as others come with this card out of the box. I'm currently running Cakewalk sonar but have tested this product with Audacity and Reaper and both are working great.
The only thing is the demo for ProTools must be put onto a computer with XP since it wont load into Vista. Also M-Powered ProTools isn't the best software out there IMO.

If you are a small home studio just looking for a great sound and dont have a lot to spend, I highly suggest this product. Just be sure to get a preamp along with it...


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Ok guys i have currently got a good guitar, good amp and a keyboard. I was looking for a good cheap microphone and some programs to make me some instrumental music. I need a good drum program and also some mixing programs any advice?
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Sorry, I just wanted to add to this, because I own the same soundcard. This card is amazing, and YES IT IS CAPABLE OF STEREO INPUTS/OUTPUTS WHATEVER. You just have to set it up correctly in the software. The only issue that I've had with this soundcard is that M-Audio failed to explain anything properly and it took me almost a year trying to get it to record stereo tracks.
But yes, it sounds awesome, especially in ASIO with Guitar Rig 2 or Amplitube....provided you set it up right with the necessary gates/compression/filters/EQ. This is a near pro card for only $100


Hey man, I've had this thing for about a year, and I think it is absolutely terrible. When I plug a guitar into it, the signal is SO low, even though it's meant to have high-impedance when you press the guitar/line switch. So you might suggest using a pre-amp before it, which I tried. The signal then becomes too strong, and clips. It sounds horrible!
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I've pretty much set on it anyway, but does anyone want to do a review for the BR600?
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:16 AM   #34
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I dont have any BR600 but I ordered the Frostex MR8 MKII over the weekend which I will be putting a video review in for in a few weeks.



E-MU Xmidi 1X1 USB MIDI interface


Price: $30


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My take on it all:
Years ago, I used to think the only way to record my Yamaha PSR-340 keyboard was though MIDI but I was wrong. I used to use some cheap software and the joystick port on my soundblaster live card which was very unreliable.

Though time, I got more into recording audio and found I could record using the output headphone port on the keyboard which worked very well for me.

Today I am really starting to get into MIDI and use this E-MU interface for a few uses.
I run my Roland drums into my 2496 but I then use this E-MU interface for my keyboard which is right next to my DAW. I also use this for my Laptop when I need to backup my Roland TD module.

It is a great unit for the price and works with both 32 and 64bit windows OS. There is a slight delay but buffer adjustments can fix that easily. I ran this with Reaper and Sonar Producer and both worked without any problem.

You don't get any disk with software or drivers with this product but I didn't even need to install anything from the E-MU site. All I did was plug it in and I was up and running in minutes. You could not make it any easier than that.

For those who need a quality MIDI interface but don't have the cash for a large unit, this unit works well and I would definitely recommend it.

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Korg D1600mkII Digital Recording Studio

Price:
Discontinued item. You can probably find it on eBay for $300-600. Original price was $1,500-2,000 however.

Manufacturer:
Korg

Features:
Recorder Section:
Tracks:
128 tracks (including virtual tracks),
16 tracks simultaneous playback,
8 tracks simultaneous recording @16bits,
8 tracks simultaneous playback,
4 tracks simultaneous recording @24bits

Recording Format:
24bit/16bit uncompressed, 44.1kHz

Recording Time:
16 bit recording 122 hours maximum/24bit recording 61 hours maximum

Maximum Storage Capacity:
40 GB

Songs:
100 per drive

Locate Points:
4 per song

Mark Points:
100 per song (marks can be named)

Metronome/Rhythm Patterns:
96/215 patterns

Synchronization:
MTC transmission / reception, MIDI Clock transmission, MMC transmission / reception, Tempo map (200 points per song), Sync track (1 track per song), Tempo rec

MIDI functionality:
Mixer control, effect control, MIDI In/Out

CD-R/RW Functionality:
Audio CD Writing (Disc at Once / Track at once), backup/restore, import WAV file (ISO 9660)

Track editing:
Copy, insert, erase, delete, swap, reverse, time expansion/compression, fade, normalize, optimize (tracks can be copied between songs)

Song editing:
Copy, move, delete, rename, protect

Counter/Locator Format:
Min / Sec / mSec, Meas / Beat / Tick, Min / Sec / Frame (30 NDF only)


Mixer Section:
Structure:
24 channel input, 8 bus, 1 AUX, 1 MASTER

Signal Processing:
32 bit 44.1kHz

Scene Memory:
100 per song

Multi-Effect Section:
Structure:
Insert x 8 (max.),
Master send x 2,
Final x 1

Signal Processing:
44 bit 44.1kHz

EQ:
High (f:10kHz G: 15dB),
MID (f:100Hz - 20kHz G: 15dB),
LOW(f:100Hz G: 15dB)

Programs:
Insert (128 preset, 128 user), Master (32 preset, 32 user), Final (32 preset, 32 user)

Algorithms:
98 types Effects: 106 types


General:
Display:
240 x 64 pixel, TouchView LCD with backlight

Power Supply:
Local Voltage

Power Consumption:
40W

Dimensions:
20.08"(W) x 15.08"(D) x 5.43"(H),
510(W) x 383(D) x 138(H)mm
(including protrusions)

Weight:
7.8kg / 17.20 lbs.


Audio Specifications:
Frequency Response:
10Hz - 20kHz 1dB @+4dBu, 10k-ohm load

S/N:
96dB (Typical) @IHF-A

Dynamic Range:
96dB (Typical) @IHF-A

THD+N:
0.02%, 20Hz - 20kHz @+16dBu, 10k-ohm load

A/D Conversion:
24 bit, 64 times oversampling

D/A Conversion:
24 bit, 128 times oversampling

Sampling Frequency:
44.1kHz


Inputs 1,2,3 and 4:
Connectors:
XLR-3-31 type(+48V phantom power, SW), 1/4 TRS phone jack (balanced)

Input Impedance:
XLR: 4 ohm / TRS: 10 ohm

Nominal Level:
-60dBu @TRIM=max., +4dBu @TRIM=min.

Maximum Level:
-48dBu @TRIM=max., +16dBu @TRIM=min.

Source Impedance:
600ohm


Inputs 5,6,7 and 8:
Connectors:
1/4 TRS phone jack (balanced)

Input Impedance:
10k-ohm

Nominal Level:
-60dBu @TRIM=max., +4dBu @TRIM=min.

Maximum Level:
-48dBu @TRIM=max., +16dBu @TRIM=min.

Source Impedance:
600ohm


Guitar Input:
Connector:
1/4 phone jack (unbalanced)

Input Impedance:
1M-ohm

Nominal Level:
-60dBu @TRIM=max., +4dBu @TRIM=min.

Maximum Level:
-48dBu @TRIM=max., +16dBu @TRIM=min.

Source Impedance:
600ohm


Master Output L/R:
Connector:
1/4 phone jack (unbalanced)

Output Impedance:
150ohm

Nominal Level:
-10dBu

Maximum Level:
+2dBu

Load Impedance:
10k-ohm or higher


Monitor Output L/R:
Connector:
1/4 phone jack (unbalanced)

Output Impedance:
150ohm or higher

Nominal Level:
-10dBu

Maximum Level:
+2dBu

Load Impedance:
10k-ohm or higher


Aux Output:
Connector:
1/4 phone jack (unbalanced)

Output Impedance:
150ohm

Nominal Level:
-10dBu

Maximum Level:
+2dBu

Load Impedance:
10k-ohm or more


Headphone Output:
Connector:
1/4 stereo phone jack

Output Impedance:
100ohm

Maximum Level:
50mW @32ohm


S/P DIF Input/Output:
Connector:
Optical

Format:
24 bit S/P DIF (IEC60958, EIAJ CP-1201)


USB:
Connector:
Type B

Format:
Slave, USB 1.1 compliant


MIDI:
Connector:
Din 5 pin (x2)

In and out


External Pedals:
Footswitch:
1/4" phone jack (use seperately sold PS-1)

Expression pedal:
1/4" stereo phone jack (use seperately sold XVP-10 or EXP-2)

Pros:
- Lightweight for its size.
- Appeasing color.
- Touch screen for easier navigation.
- Versatility.
- Many inputs/outputs.
- CD Burner/Player.
- Drum Machine/Metronome.

Cons:
- Takes some time to learn. Complicated functions.
- Small load time when preforming large operations.
- Relatively small hard drive.


General
It has EVERYTHING. If you're an at home musician, this digital recording studio is the way to go. With a lot of the hype gone, the price has fallen dramatically. You can now afford this beauty at a reasonable price! With 128 tracks (16 simultaneous) recording has never been easier. I love my D1600mkII. After spending several years learning how to properly use this machine (I was too lazy to read the entire instruction manual) I've finally got a hang of it. When used right, this digital recording studio can be used to make professional sounding masterpieces. Better yet, you can do it all on the same machine! It has mixing and mastering capabilities so you'll never have to leave home! With many inputs, channels, tracks, monitor actions, this is quite the loaded machine! I would recommend it to anyone.

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Fostex MR8 MKII Digital 8 track MTR

Price: $250


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Old 08-19-2008, 04:13 AM   #37
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Superior Drummer 2.0


Made By Toontrack

Price 190pounds


Pros-Amazing sound quality, better interface and usability for Edrumkit

Cons-CPU heavy..some drums not great (but sure they will add expansions on again


Features

The sequal to ezdrummer and its various expansion packs. 2.0 is an enhanced version with more features such as onboard fx, a better mixer with a lot of tweakability and an extended range of drums-a wide range of sabian cymbals from chinas to ozones etc, a 7 piece GMS kit, with the same snares as exdrummer as well as new ones-slingerland, black beauty, rodgers, GMS, Picalo and others.

The samples were recorded in avatar studios which adds great sounding reverb and they have added some really great mics and micing techniques to get enhanced sounds and some suitable for electronica or industrial music.
Features

5-band EQ, high and low pass filter, compressor, gate and transient designer filters

Thoughts


I found the new mixer much easier to control and tweak and there were a lot of features, i thought reverb would be a great feature to have as well as individual fx for each channel, but this is always possible via midi using seperate channels. I found the basic things such as being able to turn the hihat down now (for me the cymbals are the least real sounding in sampled drums) was a big advantage, so this is definately a step towards real sounding drums..however as always when you play fast it gives it away (but tomas hakkes albums sound live so maybe he is tweaking something).

Compared to BFD2 its more real (especially with rims triggered and 10 velocity levels) but bfd2 have more and better drum samples and hopefully addictive drums will follow suit soon. This is too much for anything under a macbook pro to handle so live use is limited for most people with it being 30gb, however you could get away with a macbook or a good pc laptop by taking the fx of and using default sounds (but i dont rely on it i use ezdrummer incase)

Highly Recommended




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Old 10-23-2008, 06:11 PM   #38
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^Thanks for the review, I think the older DFH was much more CPU intensive compared to the new SD2.0
Either way, I can't wait to get some cash so I can get the new 2.0.
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:47 AM   #39
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Shure SCL2 IEMs

Price: $100


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My take on it all:
I put these on soon after getting them and was disappointed by the back of bass but after trying and finding the best sleeve for my ears the low end came out. The build quality is great and I expect them to last for years. I expect to use these mostly while in front of the video camera. I like to hear the audio input but don't enjoy having the headphones in the shot. With the slim design they are very hard to see except from the side.

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Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0

Price: $300


Features/Specs:

- PC/Mac compatible
- Construction windows with features such as:
- ADSR
- X-pads - Load instruments from any Toontrack library to add positions or to double instruments on the position of your choice
- The ability to read and combine all dfh Superior and EZdrummer sound libraries

- Internal mixer featuring bussing capabilities and built-in FX delivered by Sonalksis, including:
- 5-band EQ, Highpass and Lowpass filter, Gate, Compressor, Transient
- Custom MIDI played by Nir Z accessed through EZplayer
- Standalone capacity through Toontrack solo
- Recorded by Pat Thrall, Neil Dorfsman, and Nir Z at Hit Factory, Avatar Studios, and Allaire Studios, NY

Supported Applications
- Ableton Live, Acid Pro/Studio, Cubase SX/Nuendo, Cubase SE/SL, Digital Performer, Fruity Loops, GarageBand, Logic Pro/Express, Mackie Traktion, ProTools HD/LE/MP, Reaper, Samplitude Pro/SE, Sonar PE/SE, and more


Pros:
- Easy to use
- Great sound
- Easy to setup with Roland V-Drums
- Multi-Dynamic samples


Cons:
- Not too many sounds for the price
- Price could be a little lower


My take on it all:
I got this a few weeks ago and am still learning it. I plan on putting a video review up on it later. I think the sounds are outstanding and the program is very easy to use/setup but the amount of sounds you get were very low for the product price IMO.
If you have e-drums or want to program some great sounding drum tracks with MIDI, this is one of many great products out there.

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