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Old 10-10-2020, 06:50 PM
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I have read about the Focal's but don't know anybody using them. Will be interested to see what you think.

For mixing I use Senn. HD 600 open back
My current headphones are good. I have the Drop 6xx (company is formerly MassDrop) version of the Sennheiser HD 650. I like them very much for checking details during mixing and mastering. For tracking, I have the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro. Those are excellent also.

They scuttlebutt/hype on the Focals is that they are supposed to let you hear a level of detail you cannot hear with most other headphones. The other headphones that are talked about in the same breath are the Audeze LCD-X. From what I've ascertained by reading and watching reviews is that the Audeze are better for hearing low end detail and the Focal for hearing high end detail. The Focals would appear to be better suited for what I do.
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My current headphones are good. I have the Drop 6xx (company is formerly MassDrop) version of the Sennheiser HD 650. I like them very much for checking details during mixing and mastering. For tracking, I have the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro. Those are excellent also.

They scuttlebutt/hype on the Focals is that they are supposed to let you hear a level of detail you cannot hear with most other headphones. The other headphones that are talked about in the same breath are the Audeze LCD-X. From what I've ascertained by reading and watching reviews is that the Audeze are better for hearing low end detail and the Focal for hearing high end detail. The Focals would appear to be better suited for what I do.
Hopefully they will do that for you . I do know that as far as monitor speakers, when I switched from my KRK V 8's ,,,to Amphion One 18's , they offered a definite noticeable step up in clarity, detail, and sound field imaging .
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Hopefully they will do that for you . I do know that as far as monitor speakers, when I switched from my KRK V 8's ,,,to Amphion One 18's , they offered a definite noticeable step up in clarity, detail, and sound field imaging .
A set of midfields is definitely in my future but they'd be useless in my current situation. I was hoping to have relocated by now but the virus thing has me standing pat for now. I'm taking on what very few mastering jobs come my way but there's not much recording going on in the area... at least not with the studios who have been sending the mastering work my way.
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...So that's heading into one-off territory, yes?...
As far as I know, it's still an available mod from Sank who is Cloud Electronics. It certainly improved my B&O but whether it's worth doing to a current Royer is another matter.
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My rig is super basic.

I have an old GuitarPort with PodFarm for electric guitar and bass.
I use a Blue Yeti for acoustic instruments and vocals.
It all goes into Mixcraft 9.
It's not the fanciest or best setup, but it works for me.
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Old 10-11-2020, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for posting this.

A couple of comments:

Have you considered breaking this up into three lists, i.e., DAWs, Interfaces, and Microphones?

BTW, PreSonus Studio One Artist is now a full-featured DAW, and is in wide usage. It sells for $100 and is also bundled with some PreSonus products.

Also, could you add these to the list:

LDC mics:

ADK Hamburg Mk8 (vocals)
ADK Vienna Mk8 (acoustic guitar)

Dynamic mic:

Behringer B906 (electric guitar cab)
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Great job - thanks for putting this together Jim.
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Thanks for posting this.
A couple of comments:
Have you considered breaking this up into three lists, i.e., DAWs, Interfaces, and Microphones?
I was trying to create a single place to point folks to when they asked for the most common gear recommendations. Having separate lists might make this more comprehensive but I'm not even sure I'll be able to get this one post pinned let alone get multiple posts pinned. Without getting pinned, the only alternative is to bookmark it and I think people will be less likely to use this if it's anything but very simple.

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Also, could you add these to the list:
LDC mics:
ADK Hamburg Mk8 (vocals)
ADK Vienna Mk8 (acoustic guitar)

Dynamic mic:
Behringer B906 (electric guitar cab)
I'm up against a hard character limit so I cannot make anymore additions.

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Great job - thanks for putting this together Jim.
I appreciate the kind words.
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I'm up against a hard character limit so I cannot make anymore additions.
In hind sight and not suggesting you need more work BUT (given the extensive numbers of replies you received) it appears as if the only solution would have been to make a second post reply right along with the OP and just a few words, to act as the second page if necessary .
But again thanks for your effort


And speaking of users of interfaces here are some that guys at the Pro Tools Expert blog use (with reviews for some posted in your list)

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/hom...eid=3af5b4ba3b
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I'm going to re-purpose my #2 post in the thread to expand on what we've done already by adding preamps, compressors, and EQs (please don't list those in this thread, I'll create a separate thread for the gathering of that info). I'll also figure out some way to add the late additions to the original post. I may have to shift a category to the #2 post to make it happen but I'll try to work that out.
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Great I think it warrants it. Will be especially useful IMO those new to recording and anybody looking to maybe upgrade seeking options in a price range I give it
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FYI... I've updated the list and it now spans the first two posts. To accommodate additions to the original list, I had to move the section on ribbon mics into the #2 post where I added the info about pres, comps, and eqs.

I'll add new information as it comes in.
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Where am I?
Up to your neck in SDCs and preamps.

But the reality is we had too much information to fit into a single post given the 10K character limit so I had to stretch it out across the first two posts in this thread.
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Aloha,

I missed the LDC list. I have two more high-quality LDC's to add, Jim, if that's possible & ok?

- Mojave MA-200 Cardioid Tube LDC ($1200 new). Great value, wonderful on many types of voices, excellent on acoustic guitar. I still have one & loan it out to local studio's occasionally. Very versatile LDC on many sources.

- Microtech-Gefell UM 900 Tube LDC ($4200 new). My baritone voice's All-Time Best LDC. Variable, 5-polar patterns, M7 capsule, only studio LDC to run on phantom power. Try this deco beauty. You'll be amazed! Even vintage U-47's couldn't match the UM900 on my voice.

Thanks again for all the work, Jim. Great threads!

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