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  • 6 Posts
  • Updated by Rigsby
  • On Mar 19 2007, 10:37 am in Gear Gab
Drum Tuning
Hey guys, Just a quick question about drums

How do you TUNE THEM...

Our sound is much like bon Jovi (so we are told) and our drummer is really good and spot on the beat... but drum tuning... is THE thing we need help with...

anybody care to give some pointers, tricks or tips to a complete noob about drumtuning

How can this help?

  • 7 Posts
  • Updated by [ins]anarchist
  • On Mar 18 2007, 10:50 pm in Gear Gab
Pitch Shifting?
I use some pitchshifting (-1.5) one my vocals (Death Metal) when I record and now I want to do the same thing while playing live and during band practice. What would I need to achive this live?

I am assuming I need something for my mic to go into and then into the PA system / mixing board.

Any recomendations, comments, questions would be great.

Thank you.
  • 11 Posts
  • Updated by Noize2u
  • On Mar 18 2007, 09:02 pm in Gear Gab
I just need to know if there is anything I should be adding to my rig to reduce bussing and hissing. I have a lot of pedals, and rack mount equipment in my set up. The pedals are running through a looping systems that offer actual bypass, I know that helps with the noise. Is there anything out there that pro rigs have that I don't know about. I've been looking at some pro rigs sych as david gilmour...and he's got a ton of stuff all running through his rig...

How do they keep all the noise down??

Look at my profile to see what I am running in my rig. I may be hooking it up wrong.
  • 7 Posts
  • Updated by dbmasters
  • On Mar 18 2007, 03:38 pm in Gear Gab
Behringer XENYX 2442 FX
I jus bought the XENYX 2442 and cannot record anything. I am not getting any signal going ito the Cubase SX or Sonar Home Studio 4. I get great sound from my guitar, Mic and Trinity but cannot seem to get a signal going into the sequencers. Could someone please help tell me the way to do this. SOS
  • 14 Posts
  • Updated by Walt
  • On Mar 18 2007, 12:33 am in Gear Gab
electrical question
I have a 12volt motorcycle battery... I need it to output 8volts for a 16mm movie camera... how do I do that? :)

can I just get a pot/fader and a voltage reader and turn up the pot until I get 8 volts on the screen or am I being an idiot?
  • 3 Posts
  • Updated by lleon
  • On Mar 17 2007, 03:55 pm in Gear Gab
Alesis 16 track and sonar6
Hey does anyone have a a Alesis mulitmix 16 channel board and sonar 6 ? I am wondering if I should get this product and wondering if its worth my money to get it and if it will even work with sonar 6 right??
  • 2 Posts
  • Updated by Murphy
  • On Mar 17 2007, 01:49 pm in Gear Gab
Firestudio Vs M Audio Project Mix?
Im debating wheather to purchase a Firestudio an M Audio Project Mix. I keep hearing that "the firestudio might have better pre amps but for the money the M Audio is amazing" I was just wondering if anyone has heard anything about either one. I like having the option to work in pro tools so im leaning towards the M Audio but if the firestudio has better pre amps im not sure.

Any input would be awesome, Thanks!
  • 9 Posts
  • Updated by Bloodsoaked
  • On Mar 13 2007, 10:43 pm in Gear Gab
PA Systems?
I am looking for a PA system for band practice. Just need something for 3 singers to sign through and be loud enough to be heard in the practice room.

Any sugestions?

How is this:

or this:

  • 15 Posts
  • Updated by amcolan
  • On Mar 13 2007, 10:11 pm in Gear Gab
guitar buzz
Does anyone here know how to get rid of the buzz an amp gives off when it is distorted. ive been playing for years and know it has gotten(?) on my last nerve. i have the marshall MG30DFX. It makes it impossible for me to record.
  • 4 Posts
  • Updated by Loki
  • On Mar 13 2007, 04:59 am in Gear Gab
(Nuendo) Can I Create A Midi Sequance With Out A Usb Controller?

If any one can help me would be greatfull. New to nuendo and was wondering if a simple sequance like g d g d can be created with out a usb controller.

What I have done.

Opened a midi track and routed it through monologue vsti.

MIDI -> Merge MIDI In Loop, un sure which to select ticked all 3 -> Opened Key Editor.

Made my sequance.

Hit play, unfortunatly no sound even though "play line" ran over the notes.

Interestingly if I click on the keys to the left they produce a monologue sound.

If there is some way to play a sequance with out a controller would be great to know how.

Also how do I make it a track?

  • 7 Posts
  • Updated by colonel_sanders
  • On Mar 12 2007, 10:46 pm in Gear Gab
I want to build stuff!
In my teenage quest for superior knowledge and my constant lust for audio equipment, I have decided to venture down the rabbit hole of electronic design.

I have collected a number of schematics and part lists for everything from pre's to ring mods. Problem is I don't know what all the squiggly lines do....

Can anybody reccomend any good books/net resources/kit sets to kick off my new passion?

ASAP! Can't wait to get started :-).

  • 3 Posts
  • Updated by mx222
  • On Mar 12 2007, 12:56 pm in Gear Gab
Toneport UX2 ???
I'm new to recording so bear with me. This question probably pertains to any audio interface but I'm leaning towards the UX2 because of a previous post pjk so helpfully replied to. I just want to understand how this works.
guitar>ux2>usb cable>computer>gear box software for modeling>recording software>usb cable>ux2>monitors or headphones
Is that correct and if so... is it correct that when I strum the guitar I will hear it through the monitors or headphones at the same time with the modeling applied?
If not... how does it work?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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