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Kabonfaiba
Kabonfaiba
Analysis Paralysis!
"An optimistic cynic, slight melancholy."
Last Activity: Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Joined: 10-14-13
Location: Hampshire, UK
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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Knee pain playing bass drum.
    Your positioning looks ideal; legs sloping slightly down, so no problems there, but if you are more comfortable sitting lower, by all means you shouldn't have to force yourself to sit higher, try sitting closer or further away as well.

    Is that a KD-8 kick pad wrapped up? The playing surface...
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    Last edited by Kabonfaiba; 12-07-17, 02:05 PM.

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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Recommeded DAW Monitors
    Ah I don't think you'll return the JBLs if you try them.

    Have a listen to this video and see what you think:



    I can understand why JBL has sought to increase the liveliness in the mid-range on the 8 inch - the bass is naturally larger on 8 inch woofers and it...
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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Knee pain playing bass drum.
    As somebody who also has a defective right knee (inherited) I can sympathize, although luckily it doesn't effect my playing, only an outstretched leg effects my condition, but perhaps I can share what I know; since I have indeed visited an physiatrist and can pass on what I know.

    Your ...
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    Last edited by Kabonfaiba; 12-06-17, 02:59 PM.

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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Recommeded DAW Monitors
    The HS8 are the only Yamaha monitors I can recommend, since I think the HS5 is appalling, I don't know what they did to mess them up so badly.

    LSR308 vs HS8

    The HS8 is the more accurate / flat. Attempts to be as uncolored as possible, the better workshop tool.

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    Last edited by Kabonfaiba; 12-06-17, 01:58 PM.

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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Recommeded DAW Monitors
    Just passing by to recommend the JBL LSR305/8 & 310s again.

    What I would like to say though, which I cannot overstate enough, is how important making music with a subwoofer is.

    I can listen to any music track and know, instantly, which has been mixed with a sub in the...
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    Last edited by Kabonfaiba; 12-05-17, 07:05 PM.

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  • This all sounds excellent because I've been saying the volume dynamics were too wide (in decibels) for it to be realistic. Drums and cymbals are LOUD to VERY LOUD under normal circumstances, unless you are physically restraining yourself to play like a mouse.

    A waveform normalization curve...
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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Official Users Topic: Pearl Mimic Pro
    Just took the words right out of me as I was listening lol.

    Wanted to add; where the hell was this mix hiding Chris?! The stereo field is much wider, pleasant, above all, real!

    I've been listening to all Mimic Pro recordings uploaded since launch and I swear the snare sounds...
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    Last edited by Kabonfaiba; 12-01-17, 08:37 PM.

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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Is there life outside SD3 ?
    If I were in your position, I would avoid any of the energy effecient or U class CPUs, regardless if they are i5 or i7.

    The act of trying to save energy often introduces instability = audio pops/clicks. Better off with the workhorse CPU that's happy running comfortable at a fixed clock...
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  • The drums literally bounce off the walls in the Progressive room, that's what I like about it. Early reflections double up the sound.

    It's like the perfect middle ground between too direct and too cavernous. The digital reverb is good enough to add a little more ambience if you want it,...
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  • Interesting. Perhaps what my taste says is good is the antithesis of what your taste says is good.

    I'm not sure how to describe why I like, what I like, about drum sounds. I reckon in my mind that "amateur sounding room" translates to "raw sounding kit" and "bad...
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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Is there life outside SD3 ?
    Fair enough, I can vouch for the Focusrite 2i4 as a great USB audio interface.

    It's just my highest concern with a gigging PC would be cutting down the amount of gear you have to plug in; each time you setup, and each additional point of failure.

    Having your drums cut out during...
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    Last edited by Kabonfaiba; 11-23-17, 01:19 PM.

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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Is there life outside SD3 ?
    I still remember from old research that the Juli@ XTe was the best lowest latency, lowest cost PCI soundcard on the market. Worth taking a look, but I think it's 2 out / 2 in. So not enough channels for you prehaps.

    The only other sound cards I can confidently recommend are any RME products,...
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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Is there life outside SD3 ?
    Keen to find out how you tackled the peripheral issue with a custom PC?

    Seems to be a catch 22 with the market imo;

    Buy a laptop and have no control over the sound card.

    Or get a Macbook and pay up for the spec.

    Or pay up for an audio interface....
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    Last edited by Kabonfaiba; 11-22-17, 01:12 PM.

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  • Yeah it's not wowing me like Progressive did.

    High toms and ringy snares tend to sell it for me, but I only like a few in this Rock Foundry SDX, namely the Ayotte Maple and Yamaha Maple kits.

    Impressive presets though. I like processing done well, better than raw that doesn't...
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  • Sounds like you are living my dream lol.

    Happy bday! Give them a drum solo to remember.

    (Or hit everything as fast and loud as possible really ...I'm simple)
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    Last edited by Kabonfaiba; 11-16-17, 07:37 PM.

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  • Wow, that is special!

    Should of bought Pearl along with a camera, do some promo!

    What PA were you using on the night?...
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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Best monitor for me and the band
    I would be more confident in the line arrays that have the sub, the mid woofers and compression drivers in one package. Some of them do now, which is really cool. I haven't ruled them out.

    But I have a long held opinion that you just don't get the warm developed mids that come with bulky...
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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Best monitor for me and the band
    Whatever is the lowest cost 3-way option, will provide the best value sound imo, just not necessary the highest volume.

    Anyway it's the path I'm looking at mostly = A lightweight band-pass sub and a really good mid-range present 2-way; largest tweeter, smallest woofer for it's size, that...
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    Last edited by Kabonfaiba; 11-14-17, 09:35 AM.

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  • Kabonfaiba
    replied to Best monitor for me and the band
    Get some of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ACS-ACS-ER2...dp/B004SBSOKK/
    Never done an acoustic gig without them. You will be amazed....
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