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Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 09-12-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By yep
The problem with USB is not what you think it is....

The problem with USB is not what you think it is.

USB 2.0 is theoretically capable of 480Mbps data-transfer. Firewire 400 is 400Mbps, firewire 800 is theoretically capable of 800 Mbps.

For...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 09-12-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,902
Posted By yep
You don't have to take my word for anything, but...

You don't have to take my word for anything, but just by way of example, here are some of the places that you could achieve clipping/distortion on, say, a DI bass track, without lighting up the...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 09-09-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,902
Posted By yep
Sorry, I didn't read the whole thread. A...

Sorry, I didn't read the whole thread.

A lot of DAW and soundcard manuals tell you to record as close to 0dB as possible before clipping for best sound quality. Most of them are wrong.

Sound...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 09-09-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,568
Posted By yep
I skimmed over a lot of this, so apologies if...

I skimmed over a lot of this, so apologies if this has already been covered...

To me, good tape-compression (meaning, a good formulation of tape on a good machine) is some of the best, easiest,...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 09-09-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By yep
For this specific application (high-gain...

For this specific application (high-gain guitars):

1. Make your guitar and amp sound the way you want it to sound. This is really important. All of that stuff about redbox out and USB etc is...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 09-09-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By yep
This is phenomenally cool. I have always wanted...

This is phenomenally cool. I have always wanted to do something like a blog/CD with this kind of strict, transparent A/B/X testing. I have just never had a sufficient range of gear to make it...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 09-09-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 797,692
Posted By yep
Post #9 in this thread directs users to the...

Post #9 in this thread directs users to the "Acoustical Science and Philosophy" sticky at the top of this forum, which is a pretty good read. Room acoustics is a topic unto itself, and was (I think...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 07-01-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By yep
Sonar is not BAD, per se, it's just awkward and...

Sonar is not BAD, per se, it's just awkward and weird to work with in a lot of ways, and has a lot of legacy artifacts from the days when DAW meant "MIDI sequencer" and MIDI Sequencer meant software...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 06-27-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By yep
I can't stand Sonar's workflow. I used...

I can't stand Sonar's workflow.

I used Sonar for years before REAPER. Every few years I break down and buy a new version of Sonar. I haven't tried X3, but I own X2 Producer Edition. It is insane...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 06-14-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,362
Posted By yep
If someone came up to you right now, and said: ...

If someone came up to you right now, and said:

"Hey, I need a song to use in the World Cup broadcast tomorrow night. You have 18 hours to give me at least two minutes of music, and I'll pay you...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 06-02-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By yep
I recommend against using any Metallica record,...

I recommend against using any Metallica record, and most metal records in general, unless you are specifically working in that genre. Fast, low-frequency metal is an extremely difficult and unnatural...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 06-02-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By yep
Within the physical limits of laptop speakers, I...

Within the physical limits of laptop speakers, I heard the bass just fine on my Samsung Chronos laptop.

But yeah, laptop speakers are not the ideal amplification system for bass instruments. If...
Forum: Recording Technologies and Techniques 06-02-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By yep
I think you might be over-thinking this. ...

I think you might be over-thinking this.

Unless you have an unlimited budget, the best way to approach drums is to pick one of two approaches:

1. Room sound "plus", or;
2. Close-sound "plus"...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 06-02-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,779
Posted By yep
I'm speaking from ignorance, but it seems like...

I'm speaking from ignorance, but it seems like the biggest issues with a taking Linux seriously for something like REAPER would be drivers and 3rd-party plugins.

Am I wrong in thinking that a...
Forum: REAPER General Discussion Forum 06-02-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,362
Posted By yep
One of the reasons why commercial recordings are...

One of the reasons why commercial recordings are typically made with both a producer and an engineer, and booked studio-time, is because artists and musicians cannot always be trusted to finish...
Forum: REAPER Music/Collaboration Discussion 03-30-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,332
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: 357
Views: 24,941
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: 787
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: 425
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: 32
Views: 1,266
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: 30
Views: 1,656
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: 30
Views: 1,656
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: 622
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: 1,332
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: 357
Views: 24,941
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: 30
Views: 1,656
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: 32
Views: 1,266
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: 30
Views: 1,656
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: 705
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: 1,891
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: 1,801
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: 357
Views: 24,941
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: 1,233
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: 357
Views: 24,941
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: 357
Views: 24,941
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: 1,288
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: 570
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: 1,813
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: 4,922
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: 1,813
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: 1,124
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: 1,813
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: 1,537
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: 2,364
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: 2,995
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: 3,476
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: 168
Views: 15,259
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: 610
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: 1,143
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: 466
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...
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