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Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques Today, 06:40 AM
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Posted By Lawrence
It does. I'm sure that Yep, who's probably the...

It does. I'm sure that Yep, who's probably the best single contributor to this thread, has some good gear.

The thing is that you have to view "home studio" recording in context. For the most...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 812,918
Posted By Lawrence
Before anyone takes that wrong, all that says is...

Before anyone takes that wrong, all that says is that companies market that stuff to us in a way that implies there is no real difference, but we all know that's not really true.

Either that's not...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques Yesterday, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 812,918
Posted By Lawrence
If you had that kind of industry pop machine...

If you had that kind of industry pop machine behind you and a good audio engineer, you could probably make a "pop hit" with an MAudio USB device and a cheap Chinese mic. That's kinda beside the...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,405
Views: 812,918
Posted By Lawrence
My $0.02. A great song with a great...

My $0.02.

A great song with a great arrangement and performance can survive just about anything but a really terrible audio engineer or broken audio gear... the intent of the song.

Having...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Lawrence
Yeah, you gotta have something there to grab to...

Yeah, you gotta have something there to grab to drag somewhere i suppose.

In S1 it's just a text label "Inserts" or whatever, moving the mouse over that label turns into a hand allowing you to...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 698
Posted By Lawrence
I actually thought Reaper did that directly. ...

I actually thought Reaper did that directly.

What most people want is simple drag and drop, to drop a new plugin from the browser and have it optionally load (with a modifier I suppose) on every...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-22-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 933
Posted By Lawrence
Hardly none. I know people running their studios...

Hardly none. I know people running their studios on Mac Mini's and they couldn't care less.
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-21-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,604
Posted By Lawrence
True, it is a bit of a geeks daw. :) I look...

True, it is a bit of a geeks daw. :)

I look at C and Python and all that and know that to coders those things are child's play mostly. Not so much to the average user. But you can't always...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,604
Posted By Lawrence
There's always a balance to strike there between...

There's always a balance to strike there between what's possible and what most users will actually do with it. See any Microsoft application that can do way more than most people ever bother to do...
Forum: General Discussion (aka spam trap) 10-19-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By Lawrence
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 10-18-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lawrence
Things that compound it: Close micing,...

Things that compound it: Close micing, compression, poor vocal or positioning technique, bright mics, bright reverbs.

What sounds ok during tracking sounds much worse once two days later when you...
Forum: General Discussion (aka spam trap) 10-18-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By Lawrence
It would be if we were using 4-tracks. We live...

It would be if we were using 4-tracks. We live in an age of unlimited tracks, so do the same thing you might do with guitar, record a mult with nothing on it in case you change your mind later.
Forum: newbieland 10-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Lawrence
"Call me back tomorrow. T-Racks won't...

"Call me back tomorrow. T-Racks won't launch."
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 10-17-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lawrence
Yeah, certain styles call for compression right...

Yeah, certain styles call for compression right at the start. Having said that, if you're getting tracks from somebody else you really have to listen to them first. Maybe they had 4db of real 1176...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 10-17-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,151
Posted By Lawrence
I will diverge from some here. I never just...

I will diverge from some here. I never just throw compression on vocals first. I only use compression early for certain genres like rap, things that are more meant to be in your face. I love the...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-16-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By Lawrence
Not a burrito, Cheetos. Cheetos are the...

Not a burrito, Cheetos.

Cheetos are the official food of the net, the industry standard. :p

http://3dproductimaging.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/chester-cheetah.jpg
Forum: REAPER Music/Collaboration Discussion 10-16-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 929
Posted By Lawrence
Oh, sorry, I didn't think or didn't intend to...

Oh, sorry, I didn't think or didn't intend to imply that you were doing that. :)

It was just one of those random off-topic diversions. Sorry about that my friend. Back on topic.
Forum: REAPER Music/Collaboration Discussion 10-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 929
Posted By Lawrence
I guess. The thing is, 'full time' good mix...

I guess.

The thing is, 'full time' good mix guys really don't really audition for new work. They already have multiple commercial credits that outline what they're capable of so the "spec" thing...
Forum: REAPER Music/Collaboration Discussion 10-16-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 929
Posted By Lawrence
Yeah, that's a common thing. I used to do a lot...

Yeah, that's a common thing. I used to do a lot of that but I don't do that anymore, partly because I can't get motivated without being paid so the result of that is never my best effort. Working...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-16-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 969
Posted By Lawrence
I run Bootcamp Vista on my MacBook and it's......

I run Bootcamp Vista on my MacBook and it's... Windows. It performs fine, it's just Windows running on an Intel chip.

Having said that, Apple's hardware is maybe set to cross over a certain lower...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,801
Posted By Lawrence
That's a challenge nobody worthy of it would take...

That's a challenge nobody worthy of it would take unless you pay for it. If you pay $800- 2000+ to one of the guys who's been mixing great records for decades, you'll probably get something much...
Forum: newbieland 10-15-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Lawrence
Not the best verb but the best outboard verb I...

Not the best verb but the best outboard verb I own is the Lexi MPX1, which isn't even hooked up anymore. I wanted something from the PCM series at that time but they cost too much.

Going mostly...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-15-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,801
Posted By Lawrence
I fully agree. From a purely practical...

I fully agree. From a purely practical perspective PT is maybe not the best financial and/or functional choice for the regular or casual user. But of course that has little if nothing at all to do...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-15-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,801
Posted By Lawrence
My view (mmv as usuallly applies to personal...

My view (mmv as usuallly applies to personal opinions) is that Cockos and some others like the Studio One devs (mostly) don't really give a shit about all that. :) The lions share of their sales...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-15-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,801
Posted By Lawrence
Not really. :) I forwarded a hypothetical -...

Not really. :)

I forwarded a hypothetical - a completely made up situation - and people reacted to it as if it was forwarded as the - only - way that particular thing could ever happen, when it...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-14-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 409
Posted By Lawrence
Here's S1's ISP switching on it's level meter...

Here's S1's ISP switching on it's level meter plugin while reading a test tone at -0.01. It always goes a little over so it's good to not push the levels that far since there's no good reason to...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-14-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 409
Posted By Lawrence
To be completely fair to you, my reaction was...

To be completely fair to you, my reaction was partly a nagging ongoing impression of minutia chasing in general so I do apologize if I unfairly targeted your question. In general, when something...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 409
Posted By Lawrence
I assume because the master meter can't measure...

I assume because the master meter can't measure ISP's and that really, really minor clipping was maybe ISP clipping but there's no logical reason for him to be up at -1 anyway.

Digital meters can...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-14-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 409
Posted By Lawrence
Lot of unnecessary worry over 0.03 db when you...

Lot of unnecessary worry over 0.03 db when you can just pull the master down 0.03db. :(

At any rate, the 0.03db difference is most likely due to inter-sample peaks and Reaper may not have any...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-14-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,801
Posted By Lawrence
The hypothetical that seems to have bunched...

The hypothetical that seems to have bunched panties is related to recording and editing on demand. Where recording and editing is maybe happening all at once, punching, comping, etc, etc, etc. ...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-13-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,801
Posted By Lawrence
No clue why you dug up this chestnut. ...

No clue why you dug up this chestnut.



In the context I described pretty clearly, just about any professional on-call freelance audio engineer. The question was... "Who can you find on a...
Forum: REAPER Music/Collaboration Discussion 10-13-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 929
Posted By Lawrence
My $0.02 after listening. What are you...

My $0.02 after listening.

What are you looking for? In all honesty, there's not much there in the song to mix.
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By Lawrence
Well, at least PT won't win this year, after...

Well, at least PT won't win this year, after winning the 5 of the last 6 years and 4 years in a row. ;)

Congrats.
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-07-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,597
Posted By Lawrence
Look at the vid and you'll see the Melodyne...

Look at the vid and you'll see the Melodyne plugin GUI bugging out on re-size. No idea why it goes all white like that on re-size.

As to the difference, the non ARA plug doesn't correctly show...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-04-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Lawrence
Thanks a lot msmucr. I do own MixBus which...

Thanks a lot msmucr.

I do own MixBus which does that kind of modeling (I think) but I've never done any critical listening or testing to see if +4 really sounds *audibly* different from -10 ... as...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Lawrence
I don't use those emulator plugins like Waves NLS...

I don't use those emulator plugins like Waves NLS but I often read stuff about them and have no clue if what people say is true or not.

In other words, do those plugins actually behave differently...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-04-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,597
Posted By Lawrence
I know. :) For some people Melodyne isn't just...

I know. :) For some people Melodyne isn't just mostly a tuner, it's a creative production tool used for lots of other production stuff... so the "If you can't sing in tune you should sing it again"...
Forum: newbieland 10-04-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 978
Posted By Lawrence
Nah, I'd not bother. Again, no decent...

Nah, I'd not bother.

Again, no decent pre-amps today sounds "bad" but you'd very likely hear the difference between a AudioBox preamp and a Earthworks pre-amp on certain sources in a good...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-04-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,597
Posted By Lawrence
A lot of people appear to feel that way because...

A lot of people appear to feel that way because they view Melodyne as being the same as Auto-Tune and think that's all it really does, tune stuff.

Aside from that, not having to play things into...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-03-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,532
Posted By Lawrence
Yeah. From a manager / owners point of view...

Yeah. From a manager / owners point of view they'd be able to pull those reports that show exactly what time an order was placed and exactly what time it got to the table... a pretty relevant...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-03-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,532
Posted By Lawrence
I wonder why some more forward thinking...

I wonder why some more forward thinking restaurants don't just build that into the tables, touch screens where waiters don't even need to take your order, you just sit down and do it on a...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-03-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Lawrence
Good tangent actually. :) I'm ridding myself...

Good tangent actually. :)

I'm ridding myself of all freeware audio plugs except for Thrillseeker LA. Stock plugs mostly work well enough for me.

Love Thrillseeker though.



:D
Forum: newbieland 10-03-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 978
Posted By Lawrence
I'll have to disagree with that, but only...

I'll have to disagree with that, but only contextually. I say "contextually" to avoid the almost inevitable stream of counter arguments. I'll give one specific example.

I've been in situations...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-03-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Lawrence
Dude. It's not a mix, it's just a simple test. ...

Dude. It's not a mix, it's just a simple test. Gain staging has - nothing at all - to do with this test. I can run most of other plugs at +200 and the signals don't clip.

Gosh almighty. I...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Lawrence
No idea. That's a good thought though. ...

No idea. That's a good thought though.

Thanks nofish.
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Lawrence
And off we go to Disneyland. :) The...

And off we go to Disneyland. :)

The technical matter here is pointing out that some plugs in a 32-bit float daw will still - internally - clip at 24-bit 0, and/or can't internally handle 32-float...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Lawrence
If you actually compress something yes. I didn't...

If you actually compress something yes. I didn't there. I was only passing a signal through a de-esser with no attenuation.
Forum: REAPER Feature Requests 10-03-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By Lawrence
Having the API exposed to managed code in Windows...

Having the API exposed to managed code in Windows like Vegas would be nice. ;)

Most API functions are offline so performance isn't really an issue anyway. As much as some here despise VB and MS...
Forum: REAPER Q&A, Tips, Tricks and Howto 10-03-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 407
Posted By Lawrence
Plugin Clipping

This always comes up (and please, lets not have the gain staging debate again, this is just a purely technical matter), the thing about 32-bit float not clipping, which is true, but there are...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 10-02-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,293
Posted By Lawrence
I hear you. How is the personal project...

I hear you.

How is the personal project studio market in PA? Does everybody there have a studio now? There's one on every other block here. :)

I'm really close to selling all my gear except...
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