[LAU] [Slightly OT]: small studio tour with photos online

Joe Hartley jh at brainiac.com
Tue May 2 15:23:16 UTC 2017

On Tue, 2 May 2017 07:27:24 -0700 (PDT)
Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 2 May 2017, Jeanette C. wrote:
> > May 1 2017, Ralf Mardorf has written:
> > ...
> > resp. the missing
> >> mixing console is a little bit unique,
> > ...
> > I have a feeling that most people recommend a mixing desk, but going
> > directy into the computer is very convenient and saves space. :) Yea, I
> > do lack a nice hardware channel strip, but a nice one would cost me. :)
> I have a mixer in my "Studio". Really, it comes from days gone by when I 
> had a Fostex R8 tape machine. I still use it for the mic preamps 
     [ snip ]
> If I was starting over... a mixer would be much farther down the list.

I've only recently removed the mixer from my primary workstation.  For the
most part, it's been replaced by a Mackie passive Big Knob - a big volume
knob between my Delta 1010's outputs and my powered monitors.  I've
always preferred hardware volume controls, as there'd be times something
would happen, like using a plugin that unexpectedly ups the gain by a 
zillion dB, causing a horrific howl.  Rather than fumble with the mouse
and look for a control, I want the big knob or fader that I can pull down
NOW to make the bad noise stop.

Right now I'll do overdubbing at that station with a little ART preamp,
but I'm considering getting one nice preamp for the small rack that as the
1010 I/O unit and a patchbay.

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
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