Chris Randall: Musician, Writer, User Interface Designer, Inventor, Photographer, Complainer. Not necessarily in that order.
 

Archives: April 2006


April 12, 2006

New Toy!!!

by Chris Randall
 



My Big Studio Miniaturization Process is well underway now. I sold 90% of my shit, and new (and much better) stuff has begun arriving. Witness what the FedEx man brought this morning. Got myself a Rosetta 200. How 'bout that?


I expected a subtle improvement in sound, but I was unprepared for the drastic difference between the MOTU 896's stock convertors and what is in here. It's like deep gloomy downtown Detroit night versus bright sunny Pacific Northwest summer day. I'm serious. Which is not to knock the MOTU 896 too hard. For the money, it is a fine unit. But it simply isn't in the same class as this bad boy. As soon as I get a 1394 card for the Rosetta, some lucky AI reader is going to be able to pick up an 896 for a quite reasonable amount of money.


 
April 12, 2006

FMOF Last Call...

by Chris Randall
 

Don't forget that today is the last call for this month's FMOF. I'm going to L.A. tomorrow morning, so we're ending FMOF tonight. You have until 8:00 pm Pacific time (GMT -9) to throw a loop. If you're linking, put 'em in this thread now. If you're emailing, don't forget to zip first.

 
April 11, 2006

New Samples of the Lil' Phatty up...

by Chris Randall
 

As the title says, there are new samples of the Little Phatty up on the Moog Music site. These go a little more in depth than the original couple. I have to say that, while it sounds pretty much like you think it would, that is kind of nice. With Moog products (none of which I currently own, BTW), it seems you get what you pay for, no surprises (maybe bad?) but then again, exactly what you expect (maybe good?).

 
April 10, 2006

Fuck me running...

by Chris Randall
 

A Rosetta 200 is in the mail on its way to me, and I literally _just_ got done refreshing the Fedex tracking page, and wham, I figured out what the new API product is. I mean this product. You don't need to enter, because I'm already going to win it, of course. Just to save you the trouble of typing. (Now, I'm definitely not going to win it because I just gave them 3000 new names, and that was kind of dumb.)


Anyways, I don't want to say what it is and be wrong, but if you look at the API ad on page 21 of the new issue of Mix, right under the text that says "312 Mic Amp," you'll be able to make an educated guess, too.


 
April 10, 2006

SSL Duende page now up...

by Chris Randall
 

Here 'tis. The Official Word is that you get 32 channels at 44.1/48, so 16 stereo tracks, if that's what floats your boat. At 96kHz, halve that figure. Plus one buss compressor. Also, the skinny is that the code for the channel strip is lifted straight from the SSL C200 console, while the 2-buss compressor is a clone of the one on the 4000G. That makes them significantly different than the Waves products. I can't wait for a head-to-head of the two products.
 

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