[linux-audio-user] M-Audio cards, XLR inputs question
fullgo at dellorfano.net
Mon Feb 7 22:37:13 EST 2005
Agreed. Gentle compression can really help, even when tracking. The RNC
lets you do gentle compression very easily and very cheaply!
On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 14:18, Jan Depner wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 08:25, Phil Sexton wrote:
> > On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 08:31, Joe Hartley wrote:
> > > On Mon, 07 Feb 2005 06:48:59 -0500
> > > "Joseph Dell'Orfano" <fullgo at dellorfano.net> wrote:
> > > > For miking acoustic instruments, a great preamp may be a sound
> > > > investment. You may want to consider spending more resources on this.
> > >
> > > Add me to the list of people recommending a good mike preamp. For most
> > > recording, I don't mind the preamps in my Behringer mixer, but I'd had
> > > the opportunity to borrow a nice preamp to use with my mediocre Octava
> > > mics, and was really very happy with the results.
> > >
> > > On the other hand, I realized how much I dislike my Behringer T1953
> > > tube preamp :-/
> > I had seen some cautions before about Behringer, so if it is cooked, I
> > probably will replace it, but my financial situation is "badly bent"
> > just now.
> > I think the priorities I will set will be some pro sound card first,
> > then a preamp.
> > I really don't care compression in acoustic music as I think the
> > dynamics are very important for the "mood" changes we want to deliver in
> > our tune sets.
> I've got an HHB Radius 3 tube compressor and it makes a huge
> difference in acoustic guitar. Depending on how you set it, it doesn't
> take the dynamics out (you can always smash it if you want to ;-) The
> guitar tracks sound less harsh when I use a little compression. The
> idea that any compression will completely destroy dynamics is unfounded.
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