Studio Redo

Who remembers the picture above? That was what we called “The Beast”. The combination of the stand and the equipment sitting on it just towered over the Sonic. As it turns out, we have not been using much of that gear with the Sonic and most of the time, just using the Sonic well, as a Sonic.

That gives us our new and improved “clean” studio. Sometime in the coming week we will get around to breaking down the empty stand sitting against the wall and put it in storage.

Where did all the “goodies” from the stand go? Into “Studio-2” where it’s a little more comfortable to sit and edit some of the projects we are working on over at IMMusic. We posted a couple new tunes you can check out to get an idea of what we are working on over on the IMMusic side of things.

11 thoughts on “Studio Redo

  • 05/22/2017 at 14:35
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    Pop this http://mathaudio.com/room-eq.htm into the VST Host between the sound outputs and line inputs, (In the VST Host NOT physically) run a calibration and it should improve your sound no end. (It helps to compensate for both speaker and room deficiencies)
    NOTE: If you have room for external speakers it will also improve them.

    Hope this helps

    Bill

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    • 05/22/2017 at 15:32
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      Bill, I suspect this might be the same link you have posted in the past? I really should look into a little more. For starters I need to better understand the various mic options. Care to share what you use?

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      • 05/22/2017 at 19:26
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        Hi Curt

        I use the microphone that came with my AV Receiver, for its own on board room correction software.

        If you want to be really accurate, then a calibrated microphone is the way to go, but they are expensive at about the £100 mark, and are probably overkill for the job in hand. (There are also apps for using the microphone in phones and tablets, although if you can avoid these the better as they are normally pretty poor)

        If you don’t have a microphone, pop to a professional music store that will be able to supply you with a reasonably priced unit.

        Hope this helps

        Bill

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    • 05/22/2017 at 17:17
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      Hi Bill
      Are you saying this VST can be down loaded for the Sonic and it improves the sound Quality?
      Thanks Ross

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      • 05/22/2017 at 19:36
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        Yes, it may not be quite as good as Dirac Live speaker room correction software (Not available as a VST) but can work wonders. (NOTE: Not suitable for OAS models as the VST Host does not support effects, as well as being way too old)
        NOTE: Other similar software is available.
        Hope this helps
        Bill

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  • 05/22/2017 at 09:24
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    Hi, I must admit I tried and was very pleased with TS9000’s but the space they took up was valuable and it was the speakers or the wife !

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    • 05/22/2017 at 11:14
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      I would have kept the speakers LOL

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    • 05/22/2017 at 15:30
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      Yea – The “wife factor” is a tough one! I’m extremely lucky as she tolerates A LOT and lets me do pretty much whatever I want… Well almost! 🙂

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  • 05/22/2017 at 07:20
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    Hi Barry – Yep, most owners agree that using the internal only sound system is a little on the weak side. A number of folks have added external speakers and are quite happy with the improved sound. For space and $$$ reasons I have not taken the plunge down that path yet.

    You can try and spend a little time in both the input and output mixer sections and see if you can fine tune things a little better for you environment. Be aware that you can create and save your own “mixer presets” and those presets can be included in a “Total Preset”.

    In my case that helped a little but no where near the sound that I expect to hear… 🙁

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  • 05/22/2017 at 04:28
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    Hi, I have just bought a Sonic 700LS, I am finding the sound a little ‘small’ after my Scala and wondered what your experiences /thought were?

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