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Forum: Tips & Tricks 02-12-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,134
Posted By sdemott
Re: Optimal Sample Rate?

I always track at the final sample rate (44.1kHz for CD projects, 48kHz for broadcast projects, and have once even been asked to do 96kHz for a DVD only release), but always at 24-bits. SRCs have...
Forum: Tips & Tricks 12-16-2004, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,888
Posted By sdemott
Re: Recording mandolin...

I once got a great sound on a mandolin using an AT4050. It was back about a foot or so and a bit higher than the mando aimed slightly down (just a bit). It was a soft and melodic part behind acoustic...
Forum: Tips & Tricks 08-24-2004, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,335
Posted By sdemott
Re: eeking extra CPU (OSX)

You can also "renice" protools to take priority over all other processes. ProTools must be running for this to work & it is necessry to do these each time you launch protools.

You need to get the...
Forum: Tips & Tricks 06-26-2004, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,064
Posted By sdemott
Re: Let me hear what you think.

I like to use 2 mics up close on the amp. I tend to use a SM57 and a KM184. I put them on the same stand with the capsules aligned. That way I get the traditional dynamic "57" sound and can mix in...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 06-26-2004, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,617
Posted By sdemott
Re: CPU Issues w/ PowerBook G4 & ProTools Digi 002r

What kind of external drive? Is it 7200 RPM? Does it use the Oxford 911 bridge/chipset? The unfortunate truth is that FireWire taxes the CPU more than other device protocols (e.q. ATA/IDE, SCSI)....
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 06-26-2004, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,393
Posted By sdemott
Re: Internal PB drive too slow

In general all laptop (2.5") drives are being made in only the slower speeds (4200 & 5400 RPM), so a new internal may help a bit, but isn't your answer. If you are willing to spend money on anew...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 06-19-2004, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,406
Posted By sdemott
Re: ? mark at start up with G3 and AMIII

If this began happening just after installing the AMIII card, then you have your answer - remove the card & see if it will boot.

If that's not it, There could simply be directory damage to the...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 06-16-2004, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,644
Posted By sdemott
Re: Multi-user environment for PT6

With more info I might be of better help, but here is what I have done in lab environments with PT setups I administer (mostly college level).

* require each student to purchase a FireWire Oxford...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 06-11-2004, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,518
Posted By sdemott
Re: another classical guitar recording question

yes, a pair of 4023s would be the same (the 4023, 4021 are the miniature versions of the 4011). In any event those are wondeful mics for classical guitar. Just be sure to leave some room for the...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 06-10-2004, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,327
Posted By sdemott
Re: recording acoustic stuff - questions

ORTF - much bigger sound field than XY or MS. I use an ORTF setup for all my classical/audiophile recording. To enhance the depth and ambience, try flanking an omni several feet to each side of the...
Forum: Tips & Tricks 06-03-2004, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,422
Posted By sdemott
Re: Placing dialog far off in distance

Keep in mind that we percieve distance through high-end content. The farther away a sound is, the less high-end actually gets to us. So, while you will want a realistic ambience, you will need to...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 06-02-2004, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,130
Posted By sdemott
Re: Pro Tools 6.1.2 crashing--PLEASE HELP!!!

Go back and delete all the preferences and Digi Database folders again. This time also go through your session folders and look for any .wfm/.wfo (I can't remember the exact extension) files. They...
Forum: Tips & Tricks 06-02-2004, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,319
Posted By sdemott
Re: which eq plugs are you using during tracking?

I'm talking about EQs on outboard pres (I thought I made that pretty clear). As I've said, the plugs just don't sound good for that kind of work, at least to my ears.
Forum: Tips & Tricks 05-31-2004, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,319
Posted By sdemott
Re: which eq plugs are you using during tracking?

Sometimes you can't avoid EQing during tracking..usually to roll off low end to minimize room noise or boominess et al (like when a singer just can't stop eating the ^&#$@*! mic). Sometimes to boost...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 05-30-2004, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,363
Posted By sdemott
Re: OT Compression

A little technical clarification:

A compressor works at a ratio to lower the output of a sound source above a certain threshold. Once the threshold is reached the ratio is engaged. So, a...
Forum: Tips & Tricks 05-30-2004, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,319
Posted By sdemott
Re: which eq plugs are you using during tracking?

I'll use the EQ & comp on my mic preamps quite frequently while tracking, but never the plugs. I find it helps later when mixing. The EQ plugs are usbale for fixing problems, but certainly don't...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 05-24-2004, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,919
Posted By sdemott
Re: Best version of PT to run with an 001?

I have PT 6.4 with OS 10.3.3 running on my QS867 with the 001. Very nice - no problems at all. I finally have forgotten about OS9/PT5.

I had some stability issues with 6.0 & 6.1 - but have been...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 05-18-2004, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,063
Posted By sdemott
Re: 002R preamps, Rode NTK, Event Monitors?

The 002r is better than the 001 by a fair amount. Don't fret the obsolescence thing. Even the 828s will be obsolete in a few years. Get what you need to do the job. I set up a studio for a friend...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 05-18-2004, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,339
Posted By sdemott
Re: Adding gear to the 001: external clock or DAC?

That's where better A/D conversion helps. You'll get noticable improvements on all sound coming into PT. This will be apparent in your mixes, and is probably the best place to start if your working...
Forum: Tips & Tricks 05-18-2004, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,910
Posted By sdemott
Re: LATENCY ISSUES ON WITH STEREO TRACKS

Optimize/defragment your audio drive. There are 2 ways to do this. [1] witha utility like Drive 10 or Norton Speed Disk or [2] by backing up the drive, erasing it amd then restoring it from the...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 05-17-2004, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,339
Posted By sdemott
Re: Adding gear to the 001: external clock or DAC?

The Rosetta 800 is 8 in 8 out.

The 002r is only a bit better than the 001. The Apogee stuff is (as I said) equal to the sonics of an HD system. That is much better than the 002r. It's not even...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 05-16-2004, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,339
Posted By sdemott
Re: Adding gear to the 001: external clock or DAC?

I have a 001 and here is my plan for upgrades:

Apogee Rosetta 800
Dangerous 2-Bus (or 2-Bus LT)

The Apogee converters are about equal to the Digi 192 I/O, so you approach HD level sound & the...
Forum: Tips & Tricks 05-14-2004, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,460
Posted By sdemott
Re: Applying an effect to one word of a vocal track

Automate the mute on the send bus to the delay AUX fader. Have it unmute for that one word and send it to the AUX that has the delay on it.

You'll need to create the AUX and assign a send from the...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 05-14-2004, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,773
Posted By sdemott
Re: Recording choirs question - help?

The 414s will definately work for omnis. The 4051s might be a bit bright. I would prefer SM81s to the AT4051s. Other good choices for the main pair: AKG C480 (with cardiod capsule) or Neumann KM100...
Forum: 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 05-13-2004, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,773
Posted By sdemott
Re: Recording choirs question - help?

Either ORTF (with or without flanked omni room mics) or 3 spaced omnis in front of the choir.

I do a lot of classical recording (lots of choirs) and find the ORTF with omni flanks to be my...
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