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The Flying Sloth

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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from IK292 in New XLR microphone   
    UMC22 is a legacy device and you should not purchase it,
    It sounds like you just have the gain up way too high on the Q2U, bring it closer to your mouth and reduce the gain.
  2. Agree
    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Derkoli in A strange problem only LTT forums could solve...   
    I mean, it's possible but unless you have a circuit diagram and electrical engineering background you're not going to find a solution. The action of turning off while charging is an intended 'feature' from the manufacturer.
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Derkoli in Wanting to Sound Proof My Room   
    Okay, don't listen to either of the other responses, while they are technically correct in that you can't completely soundproof your room for that price there are absolutely things you can do to reduce sound leakage, first of all being controlling air gaps. Any space that air can get out of your room, seal it, whether thats weather stripping around doors or patching holes, idk but that's the path of least resistance and sound will flow right out.

    Second thing you can do is hang some heavy blankets, like a few layers of moving blankets against the wall, no they don't do the best job but the value proposition is good compared to tearing out walls and re-insulating. Your third option is less reversible and is to install a second layer of plasterboard in your room (ideally with some sort of acoustic gel in between), combining that with the other two will significantly reduce the amount of sound leaking into the rest of your house. And as for cost, the first two should be well within your budget.
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Tigerleon in Someone explain   
    Don't worry about it, difference is negligable and neither are great, if personally recommend a Samson Q2U or AT2005 so that if the USB section dies you at least have XLR as a backup.
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from AzzaNezz in the best server?   
    Not even close to the best server, also, stop spamming
  6. Informative
    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from MS-DOS in Does anyone own a MOTU M4 here by any chance?   
    Jesus this is an old thread.
     
     
    The 202HD is probably best bang for buck at the moment (it has separate volume for headphones and main outs too) and as for the ADA8200 having comparable converters to the Lynx units, there was a blind AB comparison on a very popular studio audio forum not long ago where (from memory) the results showed most people preferred the 8200. 
     
     
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from davemc in the best server?   
    Not even close to the best server, also, stop spamming
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from SorryClaire in the best server?   
    Not even close to the best server, also, stop spamming
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Tigerleon in Buying a microphone and a headphone for roughly 300€   
    Take a look at the link in my signature regarding mic choices,
    Depending on your requirements my recommendation usually boils down to either :
    1, If strict budget, Samson Q2U, AT2005 or Tbone MB88U
    2, If a little more money but want bang for buck and have a reasonably quiet room, Behring UMC202HD and Behringer C2 as a combo
    3, If background noise is an issue, UMC202HD, Tbone MB75 and (if required) Klark Teknik CT1
    4, If best possible vocal recording for cheap is your goal UMC202HD and 3U Audio CM1

    Read through the link, it will help explain what to look for in a mic, if you budget for the mic ends up below $100 options one and two in this list are what you should look at.
  10. Informative
    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from L. f in Buying a microphone and a headphone for roughly 300€   
    Take a look at the link in my signature regarding mic choices,
    Depending on your requirements my recommendation usually boils down to either :
    1, If strict budget, Samson Q2U, AT2005 or Tbone MB88U
    2, If a little more money but want bang for buck and have a reasonably quiet room, Behring UMC202HD and Behringer C2 as a combo
    3, If background noise is an issue, UMC202HD, Tbone MB75 and (if required) Klark Teknik CT1
    4, If best possible vocal recording for cheap is your goal UMC202HD and 3U Audio CM1

    Read through the link, it will help explain what to look for in a mic, if you budget for the mic ends up below $100 options one and two in this list are what you should look at.
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Tigerleon in Realtek ALC1200 worse than Realtek ALC892?   
    Onboard is onboard, if you're going to use onboard just use onboard. If you want to go down the rabbit hole of external gear, that's when you might potentially see improvement.
     
    People who want strong mic input will be using external sources like a USB mic or XLR setup.
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Barn1356 in Xlr to usb cable.   
    Please for the love of God do not buy one of those cables. Listen to Ahoy, they are providing good advice.
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Barn1356 in Why does audio interface have the xlr port not behind it   
    If you want the XLR on the back buy an interface with the XLR on the back (like mine, the UMC1820)...... I mean, they're designed for use as pieces of studio gear where accessibility is important so that you can change mics on the fly. If you want to use an interface for other purposes and have different requirements buy one that meets your requirements silly.....
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Derkoli in Why does audio interface have the xlr port not behind it   
    If you want the XLR on the back buy an interface with the XLR on the back (like mine, the UMC1820)...... I mean, they're designed for use as pieces of studio gear where accessibility is important so that you can change mics on the fly. If you want to use an interface for other purposes and have different requirements buy one that meets your requirements silly.....
  15. Informative
    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Psittac in fifine t669 mic on discord   
    Make sure Discord is actually using your correct input device
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Dr0y in Recommendations for an Audio Set Up   
    For input and microphones the best place to start is the link in my signature, that will run you through all you need to know to make an informed decision on microphones.
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from TheRandomness in Should I turn up computer volume and turn down amp, or vice versa?   
    Lowering the volume on the PC reduces bit depth, any decent amp should modulate volume from nil until max so the issue of not being able to go quiet enough really should be a non-issue. It is due to this bit-depth reduction that the technically correct answer is to max out software controls and modulate from the hardware controls.
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    The Flying Sloth reacted to H713 in Best place to buy FLAC music files?   
    It really depends on the situation, but for the most part I have to agree. With some tracks the compression does almost nothing, with others it actually makes a noticeable difference, though with 320 kbps MP3 it's definitely less noticeable than at lower bitrates. I find that it's much more noticeable on systems with a huge dynamic range. As an example, when doing a listening test on a concert hall or studio main monitors installation, it can make some amount of difference. With some portable systems I can't hear a difference at all. 
     
    In short, unless I'm trying to do comparative tests on a capable system, I don't see a lot of point. 
  19. Agree
    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from CTR640 in Best place to buy FLAC music files?   
    I highly doubt you can head the difference between a 320kbps MP3 on a reference system let along on a portable system. I wouldn't bother.
    But that's just me
  20. Agree
    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from TheRandomness in hey my mic is weird   
    Make the mic closer to your face and reduce the gain, also use a pop filter to avoid excess wind noise 
     
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from H713 in Which sound chip is better? Rwaltek ALC 892 or Realtek ALC 1200?   
    Onboard audio is onboard audio, of you care this much about the chip on your motherboard I might suggest you research obtaining an external audio device. 
  22. Agree
    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from HanZie82 in Which sound chip is better? Rwaltek ALC 892 or Realtek ALC 1200?   
    Onboard audio is onboard audio, of you care this much about the chip on your motherboard I might suggest you research obtaining an external audio device. 
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Tigerleon in Best microphone for $150   
    The Tbone mics are almost always great for the money and the cheaper AT mics are just 'good enough'.
    Tbone sources their mics from the same factories as many of the CAD/Cascade/Avantone and Nadys of the world but because they're such high volume products the margins an be significantly lower.

    So far as mics go, the absolute sweet spots for price/performance in condensers are the Behringer C2 and the 3U CM1, the C2 because it's good for almost no money and the CM1 because it's freaking excellent for reasonable money. For tubes it's the Tbone SCT800 and for ribbons it's the Tbone RB500
  24. Funny
    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from Derkoli in Been looking everywhere - infinite budget, and still can't find wireless earbuds that...   
    "infinite budget"
     
    Chuck a couple Mil my way and I'll get the R&D done for it
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    The Flying Sloth got a reaction from MatthewRobinson in GoXLR Mini or scarlet solo?   
    I'm with Ahoy mostly but I disagree with the conclusion,
    the Scarlett solo does not have dedicated headphone amplification controls, that is a feature that starts with the 2i2, however the Behringer UMC202HD does have this feature and is cheaper than even the Solo.
    When it comes to choice of microphone be warned that the 2035 isn't an overly high quality microphone for that price and due to its (faux) LDC status it will pick up a large amount of background noise. So long as you're ready to deal with background noise and your room is treated I would suggest purchasing the 3U Audio CM1 instead and if you do have background noise I would strongly suggest either purchasing a dynamic microphone or a more directional mic like the Behringer C2.

    Check out the link in my signature if you want more options/information, might be helpful 🙂
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