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Home Recording Basics: 2 – Creating a project

In Home Recording Basics 1 we talked about getting your computer set up to operate as a DAW. The next step is to create your first project and get ready to record a few tracks. With REAPER and your soundcard properly configured, it is now time to take that next step.

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Home Recording Basics: 1 – Getting set up

So, you want to record yourself, your band, or someone else at home. You have never recorded anything on a computer and are not sure where to start. The first thing you want to do is ignore everything complex and simply try to get used to the idea of recording on a computer. This article […]

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What is latency? (and why you don’t care)

Latency is a word you hear thrown around the digital audio world quite a bit. A lot of people use the word latency to mean a lot of different things, and often are not clear on what it does actually mean or how it will affect their home studio workflow. You will often hear salesmen […]

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POD X3 Tips and Tricks: FBV floorboards

Line 6 have finally released a document detailing the function of their FBV series pedals with POD X3. Following are highlights of the capabilities of FBV, FBV Shortboard and FBV Express with POD X3 along with a short assessment of each unit.

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Line 6 Shootout: POD X3 vs. Bass POD XT

Does the Line 6 POD X3 mean the deat of the Bass POD line of products from Line 6? POD X3 is quite capable when it comes to creating fat and funky bass tones. It does fall short of the capabilities of past Bass POD units in a few key areas. Guitarists who want to […]

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POD X3 dimensions and tech specs

In this forum post, Line 6 customer roblof cracked open his X3 and gave us specs on some of the electronic components inside the X3. This is what he saw:

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Buy gear based on sound, not numbers!

Digital gear is here to stay and I am not one to argue that. I do not mind and use plenty of digital gear. What I don’t understand is why so many people are obsessed with making gear buying decisions based on the numbers. It seems like there are always people out on the message […]

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Cakewalk SONAR 7 PE includes Boost 11

I’m not a regular Cakewalk user but if I had to find a new DAW as a home, that DAW would be SONAR 7. It is not version 7.0 specifically, I have been a fan of Cakewalk’s workflow since Pro Audio 9.0 (prior versions were just too wonky). Cakewalk are doing a great thing by […]

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The 192kHz Lie (Part 3)

Continued from The 192kHz Lie (Part 2) Resource Cost Resource cost will have three parts for the purpose of our discussion. Increased processing time in the ADC and DAC Increased processing load on the processor of the computer or digital recorder we are using Increased storage requirements (we need to store all those ones and […]

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The 192kHz Lie (Part 2)

Continued from The 192kHz Lie (Part 1) Solution 1: Higher Sample Rate We are first going to try doubling our sample rate. This means we will double the number of vertical lines and keep the horizontal lines the same. Take a look at how the ADC might convert our wave to digital data (Figure 7). […]