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Rick G Nelson. Free Production Advice ! - Production Advice. Gain staging for a better mix - The Most Common Mistake in Mixing - Mix Tip Tuesday. Longform candid interviews with music producers and audio engineers covering mixing, mastering, recording and music production. For the past two years, I've been looking for the perfect home-studio mixer.

Longform candid interviews with music producers and audio engineers covering mixing, mastering, recording and music production.

I've been through three or four of them, each inadequate for various reasons, and sold them all. The mixer of my dreams has between 8 and 16 channels, and an interface featuring between 8 and 16 FireWire inputs and outputs. It has excellent preamps on each channel, EQ that doesn't sound like crap, and simple per-track mono compression on each channel. It's easy to track through and equally easy to mix on-or at least to send some stems to for a bit of EQ and compression. About a year ago, at the height of my mixer mania, I came across an online discussion about the Yamaha n12. Audio Drop-Out Nightmares… and a Happy End. No updates for a long time – what happened?

Audio Drop-Out Nightmares… and a Happy End

Almost 3 months ago I finally bought a new PC system. I also got a bunch of new software like Komplete 8 and Omnisphere. So, there was lots of installing and configuring going on. Templates to build. New sounds to check out. And I did write a 2000+ word article on how to choose your music PC components. Good question. I simply couldn’t justify an article about how to choose the best components for your DAW, when my own new system wasn’t working the way it should. Audio Drop-Outs and System Crashes See, after the first round of toying with the new system and building various Cubase templates I experienced audio drop-outs and system crashes. A single Omnisphere instance sometimes caused crackling and drop-outs. At least not with a single instance. Some googling for a solution led me to the free DPC Latency Checker – if you are running a Windows system I highly recommend you download this free program.

Troubleshoot USB dropouts / audio glitches (Windows) – Serato Support. Am I getting USB dropouts?

Troubleshoot USB dropouts / audio glitches (Windows) – Serato Support

If you're getting audio glitches, clicks or dropouts, then there is a high chance you may be experiencing a USB dropout. A USB dropout may be shown by the USB dropout indicator lighting in your Serato Software however this may not always happen. What is a USB dropout? The Serato Software will create what's known as an isochronous stream of audio data over the USB bus. That is, it is 'fed' at precise intervals from our USB buffer. What causes USB dropouts? As explained above, maintaining an isochronous stream requires 'stuff' to happen at a certain time, with a 1ms (millisecond) USB buffer size the program only needs to send about 350 Bytes of data each ms over USB, but this needs to happen every millisecond, otherwise you'll (obviously) experience a dropout. The work is done by the CPU and the USB controller, which are under the control of a few co-operative things; the operating system, the BIOS, and drivers, ultimately at the request of the audio application.

Kush Audio Clariphonic. Kush have established a reputation for unique‑sounding gear that features idiosyncratic controls, and their Clariphonic is no exception...

Kush Audio Clariphonic

Although Kush Audio's Clariphonic Parallel EQ falls into the general category of broad, tone‑shaping analogue EQ, it is unlike any other EQ that I know of. It has no bells or filters, just boost‑only high shelves, and it has a parallel signal‑path topology, about which I'll say more in a moment. It's not the only parallel EQ on the market, and it's not the only one that predominantly uses shelves for sonic enhancement... but as far as I know it's the only one that does both, and whose shelves have quite the shape and high reach that they do. Overview The Clariphonic doesn't look like any other EQ, either. Signals coming into the Clariphonic are split into six paths to allow for the parallel processing that lies at the heart of this design. If that sounds confusing, the signal flow diagram overleaf should make this much clearer!

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