5

If you're going to do your channel switching in software, I would start looking into external hardware interfaces instead of "sound cards". The first step up is hardware interfaces that connect with USB2 or FW400, but beyond that you're actually using a PCI slot just to get the raw throughput to a DIFFERENT piece of hardware that actually handles the I/O. ...


4

Pulling the connector out slightly will connect the tip of the plug to the ring of the jack on the speaker. This will definitely give you an out of phase signal. Even if you inverted the phase of the signal to the monitor or modified your cable to compensate, I don't think you can get the same quality of sound you would have from a good connection. Also I ...


2

If you're are used to the Dynaudio BM15a, I'd try the BM6aII or a second hand mkI. Regarding a converter/audio interface, I'd advice the RME Fireface UCX. I own and use the UC and it's really nice. The UCX is a recent update and can also be used on an iPad(2,3,4) (for a mobile setup, it could be handy). But it largely depends on your budget.. Arnoud


2

Check out the Equator D5s. They just increased the price to 399, but that's still a screaming deal. http://www.equatoraudio.com/D5_Studio_Monitors_with_DSP_p/d5.htm


2

ok, after reading small reviews, and also looking at the tech specs at samson webpage, i don't think that its a good monitoring system, and also, i don't think that is a good all in one system, basically you got active monitors(with amplifiers inside), also you got cheap 16-bit 44.1kHz/48kHz interface with phantom power...this means it should sound noisy, ...


2

Construct a CD with 5-8 songs of different genres. Ones you really like the mix in and that you know well. Listen how each song performs on the monitors. Make sure the monitors are in a room that is also treated when you test them. I see the word studio, so I will assume that there is acoustic wall treatment then.


2

You said that you wanted monitors for a small room right? Then why go for 8" monitors? You need a big room to support big monitors else you will have many static waves around in your room with 8" monitors, you can avoid it though with some (a lot) of bass traps around. Or go with it and use monitors only for the high end and mix low ends with headphones... ...


2

When talking about monitors you'll get reviews/opinions for every possible taste... I think you should really see what suits you better. From the official manuals you can see that Yamaha HS80M have a frequency response from 42Hz to 20 KHz within 10 dB range, and KRK RP8 have a frequency response from 45 Hz to 20 KHz within 1.5 dB range. The 10 dB range ...


2

I think I was reasonably lucky when I bought my Mackie HR624 speakers - I just trawled the net and these seemed to be recommended the most (for my budget back in 2009 of about £500 a pair). Now I know what to look for because what follows was the first (and most important) lesson I learnt when I plugged them in: - So, I plugged them in and went straight ...


2

I'm more of a live audio guy than recording and tend to use in-ears for my monitoring, but my understanding of the idea behind isolation pads is to absorb the vibration of the speaker and/or the surface and prevent it from impacting the sound produced by the driver. Something like a computer monitor stand is going to be more worried about providing a hard, ...


2

I would consider the most important "rule" of monitor placement to be the geometry. That is... You should have an equilateral triangle made up of the two monitors and the listening position. You should consider the tweeters to be the points from which you measure, as the higher frequencies are the most directional. As an example, for my home theater, I ...


2

A portable line array kit with a mounting kit may be your only answer. Something like the a pair of HK AUDIO E435 with the install kit. I personally have a set in this configuration, and I've used it as house speakers/monitors combo where they were behind the performers and facing the house. There was little to no feedback from them except at the lower ...


2

Have you considered just striping the balancing then? It should be simple enough to do by removing one end of the cable and wiring on a mono 1/4" jack. That would give the same feed to both (since sleeve and ring contacts will both touch sleeve on the mono jack) instead of an inverted feed on one side. Alternately, you could place a device like a Reamp (...


2

The biggest problem with combining your mixer and interface is that most of the cheaper options have sub-par pre-amps, which would definitely affect your quality. I would personally recommend investing in a quality audio interface (a great option would be focusrite) with solid pre-amps, and then later you could invest in a cheaper mixer.


2

Some monitors allow you to adjust the bass response for the purpose of corner placement and the like. But since you ask, I suppose yours don't have that feature. See this forum for flush/soffit mounted monitors, corner traps, ceiling clouds, Helmholtz resonators, etc. A lot to take in , but worth it. http://johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=12&sid=...


1

Where you do need monitors in the same room as the microphones, and volumes are high enough that you get feedback, a good desk will give you the ability to isolate the exact frequency you get feedback on and cut it by 3dB, 10dB or more. This will have an effect on the final recording, but sometimes that is the trade-off you make. If the Q is high enough (...


1

The monitors will only feed back if they are close enough to the microphone and the volume is turned up too loud. You can use the monitors during recording. You can avoid feedback by turning down the volume or simply not routing the microphone through the monitors. With my current setup I have a few microphones pointing at a drum set. The microphones and ...


1

Generally, monitor speakers are in a different room from the microphones. Monitor speakers can and do feed back into microphones.


1

If your level meters are in red or there's a "clip warning" light on, then the audio is clipping or has been clipped. When digital clipping occurs it works like an absolute or ideal limiter, everything going over is limited to the maximum amplitude level and it distorts the entire signal during the clipping (basically it transforms the signal during the ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible