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Forum: REAPER Music/Collaboration Discussion 03-30-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By yep
Please do hold off on the shotgun for now. You...

Please do hold off on the shotgun for now. You are making the world a better place to live in by making music, even if you don't know the ways in which it is getting into people's ears. If you have a...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 03-30-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 20,115
Posted By yep
REAPER, when it came out, was freeware that...

REAPER, when it came out, was freeware that categorically did things that no other DAW did at the time, esp with regards to routing and editing. When REAPER started charging for licenses, they were...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-30-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By yep
Do all your mixing and processing at the "source"...

Do all your mixing and processing at the "source" sample rate (48, in this case), then make the final step be a render to the "target" sample rate and bit depth.

The "why" is pretty simple: every...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-30-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By yep
Are you comparing what you hear in the movie...

Are you comparing what you hear in the movie theater to what you hear at home?

Because most modern cineplexes have million-dollar sound-systems and acoustical construction, and are the closest...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-30-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By yep
You do know that an expander does does the exact...

You do know that an expander does does the exact opposite of what you described in the OP, right? It DECREASES the gain of the lowest-level stuff.
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 808
Posted By yep
FWIW, if you know how to read them and can find...

FWIW, if you know how to read them and can find them, waterfall plots like the ones on pages 10-11 of this PDF are actually pretty telling:
...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-28-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 808
Posted By yep
Cool links. I think in general, if you are...

Cool links.

I think in general, if you are willing to look into the audiophile world as opposed to the official "pro audio" world, you can find a lot of speakers, equipment, info, and value from...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 03-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By yep
I will echo and expand on richie43's thoughts on...

I will echo and expand on richie43's thoughts on Jamstix. As far as I know, it's the only thing of it's kind, and pretty cool at what it does, but maybe not the end of the road, and potentially more...
Forum: REAPER Music/Collaboration Discussion 03-28-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By yep
How shall I say this... the good news is that the...

How shall I say this... the good news is that the mix is way down on the list of priorities, here. It's really not bad at all, especially for an amateur mix, and you've got some enviable guitar...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 03-28-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 20,115
Posted By yep
I had similar questions up-thread. User jnif...

I had similar questions up-thread. User jnif provided a particularly helpful (to me) response in post #83: http://forum.cockos.com/showpost.php?p=1328996&postcount=83



This prompted me to...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 808
Posted By yep
I think it's not necessarily as sad as it might...

I think it's not necessarily as sad as it might seem. More and better gear is available to way more people than back when I was trying out $4,000 ADATs on spec from EU Wurlitzer. Just about any...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-28-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By yep
People are way over-complicating this. The device...

People are way over-complicating this. The device you are looking for is called a volume knob. If you want the quieter parts louder, turn up the volume.

On the other hand, if what you want to do...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-27-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 808
Posted By yep
My local guitar center has a studio space setup...

My local guitar center has a studio space setup with some of the common monitors in that price range, but any big store is going to be sub-optimal for careful listening comparisons.

Your best bet...
Forum: REAPER Compatibility 03-24-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By yep
I basically do the same, except I actually use...

I basically do the same, except I actually use three monitors on my main desk: a laptop screen and two external monitors, one tipped on vertical axis.

I use the "big" monitor mostly for the...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 03-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,486
Posted By yep
I'm going to disagree with a lot of posts in this...

I'm going to disagree with a lot of posts in this thread, and with a lot of established guitarology, and say that laminate tops are not automatically inferior to solid tops, especially in this price...
Forum: REAPER Compatibility 03-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,595
Posted By yep
I have been using a Windows 8 notebook with...

I have been using a Windows 8 notebook with touchscreen since about September of last year.

The touch controls basically work just like the touchpad on a laptop, except instead of clicking, you...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 03-15-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 20,115
Posted By yep
Thanks very much for the bullet-points. And sorry...

Thanks very much for the bullet-points. And sorry in advance for the stupid questions, but any chance someone could clarify:

- What does "non-linear workflow" mean? Some cursory googling makes it...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 03-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By yep
Your license is good indefinitely, for whatever...

Your license is good indefinitely, for whatever version of REAPER you have. It doesn't expire.

The purchase page also says this:



Historically, that means that any paid version of REAPER...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 03-15-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 20,115
Posted By yep
I'm not arguing, just ignorant and curious (and...

I'm not arguing, just ignorant and curious (and probably out of the loop on the current state of non-REAPER DAWS...)

What makes Bitwig exciting for Electronic music producers who currently use...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 03-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 20,115
Posted By yep
Sorry for the stupid question, but can anyone...

Sorry for the stupid question, but can anyone tell someone living in a cave why Bitwig is exciting (to some)?
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-08-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By yep
It's not tape emulation or any "effect", although...

It's not tape emulation or any "effect", although there is probably a lot of processing at work. I suspect we are hearing more than one point of recorded sound, here.

It's a snare with a deep...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By yep
Huge topic, and not enough info from you, but...

Huge topic, and not enough info from you, but here goes:

- First, humbucking pickups are one of the earliest innovations designed to minimize noise. They also change the sound/tone of the guitar,...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-08-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,461
Posted By yep
Thanks, and sorry for missing your excellent...

Thanks, and sorry for missing your excellent explanation earlier.

I never really thought it though before, but it suggests an interesting possibility (which I am sure has been tried before) of...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 03-04-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,727
Posted By yep
A lot of people misunderstand how and why...

A lot of people misunderstand how and why ProTools became an industry standard, and a lot of arguments for and against it are unfair.

Cycle back to something like the mid-90s (I am going off of...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-01-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,461
Posted By yep
Can you clarify what you are saying here, Scott? ...

Can you clarify what you are saying here, Scott?

My read of a typical passive tone-circuit is that a wide-open "10" setting is basically bypassing any tone effects, as though the tone-knob was...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 03-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By yep
Speaking as someone who works in industries where...

Speaking as someone who works in industries where customer-support is critical, ratings can be deceptive.

An obvious example is light-switches and electrical outlets: for the overwhelming...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-01-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,461
Posted By yep
One thing that was kind of a revelation for me,...

One thing that was kind of a revelation for me, may years ago, was when someone clued me into "woman tone" on a guitar. (recipe in a sec)

I had one of those late-80s strat-type guitars (Yamaha or...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 03-01-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,232
Posted By yep
Yeah, I gave up on Waves years ago, after a...

Yeah, I gave up on Waves years ago, after a PACE-related disaster, and haven't looked back.

It seems like they have a bunch of low-level simmering anti-customer policies and details, almost all...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-20-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,022
Posted By yep
- USB version 1~1.1 is basically inadequate for...

- USB version 1~1.1 is basically inadequate for high-res, low-latency audio.

- Otherwise, shop for the specific interface, not the protocol.
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 08-24-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,138
Posted By yep
I believe most modern Toughbooks do have one or...

I believe most modern Toughbooks do have one or more cooling fans.

The issue with "fanless" laptops is performance. You can generally get any two of the following, and occasionally three, but...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 08-24-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,792
Posted By yep
Here is Yep's 10-minute crash course for...

Here is Yep's 10-minute crash course for non-drummers who need to sound like they know what they are doing immediately:

(I am skipping over about a million things that matter a lot)

Step 1:...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 07-02-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,219
Posted By yep
PT is, has been, and will (for a while) remain...

PT is, has been, and will (for a while) remain the standard simply because everyone uses it in commercial studios.

Once upon a time (and more recently than many imagine), PT had a very genuine...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 06-28-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By yep
In no particular order... - Yes, the best...

In no particular order...

- Yes, the best signal-chain for Pavarotti will be completely different from the best signal-chain for Karen O, which will be completely different for T-Pain, or Jack...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 06-13-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By yep
Wow, what a terrible tutorial. This is almost...

Wow, what a terrible tutorial. This is almost exactly the reverse of what is important to a good vocal recording.

It almost completely ignores the singer and the voice, except as a kind "get...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-23-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By yep
Listening from 3:20... This sounds terrible....

Listening from 3:20...

This sounds terrible. All I hear is noise, hiss, fizz, and cymbal splashes. (the singer is great, though, sounds like Aaron Neville, very nice male high-tenor harmonic...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 642
Posted By yep
One of the easiest and most-overlooked techniques...

One of the easiest and most-overlooked techniques is to simply delete or gain down the esses. If you listen to top 40 radio carefully for an hour you will plenty of examples.

One...
Forum: REAPER Music/Collaboration Discussion 05-11-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,839
Posted By yep
What methods do you use for writing lyrics? ...

What methods do you use for writing lyrics?

Keep turning over ideas until I come up with something that is especially compelling, vivid, musical, or clever. Then try to develop that into a...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-02-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,608
Posted By yep
Where was this?

Where was this?
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 05-02-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,608
Posted By yep
People get touchy in threads comparing their...

People get touchy in threads comparing their stuff with other people's stuff. Those kinds of threads tend to degenerate pretty quickly, anywhere you find them (including on this forum). It happens...
Forum: REAPER Bug Reports 05-02-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By yep
Thanks, I think that sorted it!

Thanks, I think that sorted it!
Forum: REAPER Bug Reports 05-02-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By yep
Sorry, I am confused by your question... I have...

Sorry, I am confused by your question... I have tempo set to 120bpm, project rate at 1.0, and (I thought) all MIDI item properties set to follow the project... I am probably just dumb, could you...
Forum: REAPER Bug Reports 05-02-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By yep
Thanks for the attempt to reproduce. There is a...

Thanks for the attempt to reproduce. There is a zip with a simple two-track project attached. Seems to happen on any midi project where I follow the above steps (draw notes on grid, switch MIDI item)...
Forum: REAPER Bug Reports 05-02-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By yep
REAPER midi timing goes wrong when changing items

Edit: I think this was a user error, result of having inadvertently stretched out the midi item and thereby set the item playrate to an insanely low value...

http://i.imgur.com/892olWj.gif

As...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 05-01-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By yep
The problem is that there is no magic-bullet,...

The problem is that there is no magic-bullet, one-size-fits-all solution.

There are two major kinds of latency that matter:

1. Interface/data-bus latency: this is the time it takes for......
Forum: REAPER Pre-Release Discussion 05-01-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 29,092
Posted By yep
Doh! Just checked it without bypass, same...

Doh!

Just checked it without bypass, same problem... :(

Anyone able to confirm...?
Forum: REAPER Pre-Release Discussion 05-01-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 29,092
Posted By yep
EDIT: Nevermind, this was user error (I had...

EDIT: Nevermind, this was user error (I had stretched out the midi item so that playback rate was insanely low, doh!

Maybe this has already been discussed, or maybe I'm just stupid, but it seems...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 04-23-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,597
Posted By yep
In no particular order: - Misfits: Static...

In no particular order:

- Misfits: Static Age. the production and engineering are terrible (or at least, extremely unsuited to broadcast/singles), but the overall sound and effect of this record...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 04-19-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By yep
My new and improved thoughts on the loudness wars...

My new and improved thoughts on the loudness wars are as follows:

- If you are making music for people who are primarily going be hearing your tracks as background music, shopping-mall stuff, or...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 04-01-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By yep
It really depends hugely on your vision and what...

It really depends hugely on your vision and what you are comfortable with.

As a short rule of thumb:

- If you need to fit more "stuff" on the screen, you need more pixels, not more inches.
...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 03-26-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,309
Posted By yep
First, I don't hear what's so special about the...

First, I don't hear what's so special about the bass sound on the Hoobastank track (the whole thing sounds pretty bad to me, but there is no accounting for taste). Is there a particular passage where...
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