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The Flying Sloth

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About The Flying Sloth

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    Because F*** Physics
  • Birthday June 8

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    Tech, Audio and Audio Tech
  • Biography
    Hi I'm Sloth,
    I buy too many guitars and microphones
  • Occupation
    Music producer / recording engineer / tutor / listener


  • CPU
    R5 1600
  • Motherboard
    B450 Aorus Elite
  • RAM
  • GPU
    GTX 770 4GB Dual Classified ACX
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
  • Mouse
    Zelotes T-90
  • Sound
    UMC1820, Tannoy Reveal 5A, ATH M20x, large drawer full of microphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. That previous reply is extremely wrong. Having things in phase is a massive concern for multitrack studio recording, if we were messing with the phase by using EQ nobody would do it, yet every producer/engineer I've ever spoken with uses EQ on almost every track. In fact, the phase argument really doesn't hold water since you're modifying both channels by the same amount and any half-competent engineer makes sure the left and right channels are in-phase with one another. While I agree that less EQ is better and no EQ is best it has nothing to do with phase, at all.
  2. Virtual surround is inbuilt to windows and the headphones you choose really don't change anything with regard to the software surround. every manufacturer has their own algorithm so YMMV but they all do generally the same thing.
  3. Just went and copied this from some of my previous answers, "We tend to not recommend 'true' 7.1 headsets here because in real life humans only hear in stereo, two ears creating a binaural 3D image using the minuscule delay between ears (due to the speed of sound) and spectral pinnae cues to localise the audio. The much smaller, multiple, drivers in true surround headphones are each less accurate than the two single drivers in stereo headphones while driving up cost for no benefit in applications with binaural stereo (and given Windows sonic can turn any 7.1 source into binaural audio, many applications don't even need that)." In short 'virtual surround' is actually more true to life (at least as far as headphones go) than 'true' surround sound. You can use audiophile headphones to hear virtual surround sound.
  4. My system is all class A/B amplification so the speakers get turned right off to save on power. This is done through a remote control power outlet that all my computer stuff is connected to, one button and everything is cut off from power. Is this ideal? No, the technically correct answer is to turn off devices from the end of your signal chain moving closer to the start. Always turn off before unplugging anything else, especially with tube gear (make sure you utilise the standby mode for tube amps)
  5. Honestly, those Logitech systems aren't great but they sound damn good for the money. In your position I'd probably pick up a secondhand pair of bookshelf speakers and a power amplifier, old bookshelf speakers are often very high quality and practically given away yet they often have amazing sound quality when compared to new consumer options.
  6. No it's fine, apologies for coming off rude, I was having a bad day and I should have been grumpy about someone trying to help. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time on this forum.
  7. Oh wow, would you look at that, I covered this in my first sentence. If you're going to keep attacking me on every post I reply to at least try to make it somewhat justified.
  8. Or if we're looking for something about the same quality as the BM800 just get a Behringer UM2
  9. If you don't have any noticeable hum or interference and you're using basic headphones, no, there's no difference.
  10. That's right, it's really really really cheap. That's why I recommend it over the vastly more expensive options.
  11. That's by design, don't worry about it, voice chat and call programs will downmix to mono, it's not an issue.
  12. It uses the phantom power on your interface to amplify the mic signal so yeah, should do the trick.
  13. Obligatory 'Whats the weccomended amount of dedotated wam I should have to a survr'
  14. The Klark Teknik is just as good as the Cloudlifter for less dough but if you really want to spend more you can, Basically, an inline preamp takes the phantom power from the interface and turns it into more amplification, the mic gets amplified more before the signal hits the interface making it louder. The phantom never reaches the mic because it's been used by the preamp. Having said that some dynamic mics do require phantom.power like the Aston Stealth which basically has this preamp circuit built in.
  15. I disagree, if you already have the 57 just pick up an inline preamp for it, the 57 will be much better than any cheap condenser for recording guitar amps and with the preamp will be much easier to drive. Condenser mics will also definitely pick up the AC noise (especially pseudo-LDCs like the 2020.) The cheapest option I know of is the Klark Teknik CT1 and it's just as good as the Cloudlifter and Fethead. If you're looking for other options or more info the recommendations list in my signature may be useful to you.