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Dynamic Range Day 2012

Well, two days left for the International Dynamic Range Day 2012.

If you have no idea about, rush on Is a contest there also.
If you want to be part of it, join the events all over the Planet via meetup services.

Go go, stop the war !

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About Customer support

After few experiences with different audio equipment manufacturers, I’ve decided to share some.

One would expect large well known companies offering high quality support, when cheappo companies offering… cheappo customer services.

Well, at least in my experience, things are quite vice versa. Read more…

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Lampifier 111

Lampifier one-eleven

Probably one of the most interesting development in the live microphone market in the last 10 years… (work in progress)

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About “online reviews” or how to read, hear and believe

“Don’t trust what you read. Hear for yourself.
Don’t trust what you hear. See for yourself.”

The other day I was digging the net for some reviews about Behringer ADA 8000 converter. One of the first that came out from your favorite search engine, was this.

Mr. Joe Shambro appeared as a man with reasonable common sense and trusty.  At the end of the review he was kind enough to prove his opinion by posting audio samples.

Now, my first red lights usually punch in when I read keywords like “transient detail” in conjunction with “lack of”. Read more…

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Online training – Alan Parsons “The Art and Science of Sound Recording”

Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons(Thank you Jimmy, I hope You'll get all that money)

Mr. Alan Parsons is already history.

History as in making-history-man.

The guy happened to work on Abbey Road Studios when this place was the music technology avant-garde with all that stereo weird thingy and tape untraditional installations.

Well, don’t imagine he was THE MAN back in ’69, when the Beatles was recording their last disc (“Abbey Road”). He was some kind of assistant back then (he was probably making good coffee :P) but hey, he was there. And somehow, he got touched by the “virus” and he never got healed.

Now, back to our “Art & science of science recording” project.
At this moment there are three DVD’s available for streaming ($1.99 per chapter) or download ($ 4.99 per chapter). Not much, but… what’s inside? Read more…

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Online training – “Khaliq Glover aka Khaliq-O-Vision”

If you will ever hit Mister’s Khaliq websites (eqsecretes and so on), don’t lose too much time (or money).

This guy’s “webinars” are kind of shoe selling (long) hours. All you’ll here is “you will get free from me the secret of life” and, from time to time, his friends “wassss’uuuuup” moments 🙂
This is all you’ll find out about music.

I have no idea how this guy got a Grammy, but I imagine he is preparing a very god coffee.

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Gutting Behringer ADA8000

Hi there !

I just got a brand new Behringer ADA8000 and, after a short test, I’ve decided to open the toy.

Behringer ADA8000

I’ll post here my findings as soon as they surface.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment (quick, until I’ll close the patient).

Preamplifier section: every channel is made with two A970 GR 90 low noise audio amplifier transistors. After that there are two W1G (P8) SMD transistors. I’m not so good on SMD transistor markings, but my best guess would be BC847 type transistor (general purpose transistor).
From here, the signal path is wired through an unshielded 10cm wire to the main board to 074C made bye ST (Low noise J-FET input quad operational amplifier) .

The transistor preamplifier section is a typical differential amplifier configuration, found in any operational amplifier. Read more…

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Behringer Ultragain PRO-8 Digital

You know where the manual is so I’ll not reproduce that here.
Actually, this is the best manual I’ve ever seen, is only three and half pages :-))

In short, you get 8 mic/line analog inputs and 8 analog outputs. There is no internal hardware mixer, so you get all the inputs converted to ADAT and all 8 outputs converted from ADAT. You will need some optical fiber in order to play this toy 😛 Read more…

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