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Originally Posted by Draggin;11800292 
sounds like a cd, dam.

Nice man.

mind recording one of the bass tests on youtube such as this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylCji8rf7VI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqX19EaDWs

headphones actually fell off my head on this one.

full blast.

yeah i will, you want soundcloud links to that too? it will take a little it to come up though
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just the second one , as its the best.
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I sit here with my mixer and beta 87a and wonder if I will ever use them again.

Reviews look good on your setup.
    
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Wow. I've never heard dubstep before, but now I know I don't want to hear it again.

Anyway, it's not about sound proofing. It's about trying to achieve a certain room sound that you want. But with a room that needs protection from outside sounds, it can get expensive to achieve professional-quality results. At the extreme level, you can build a room within a room which includes its own door and insulation in between the new walls. It also has its own suspended floor, and a special ventilation system.

But on the cheaper level, you can probably replace your door with the kind of heavy duty door you'd install as a front door to a house, complete with the weather stripping all around to seal the door tightly shut. Don't forget about the windows either! And then inside the room you can either just do nothing, or you can experiment with the placement of things, such as imitation Auralex products to achieve different levels of natural reverb. Sometimes the natural reverb in a room actually sounds good while other times it's ugly and needs to be eliminated, and then faked using software or a separate effects unit (which you use to "Send" the effects to your mix).

It's also about mic placement, EQ, and maybe even one day using a good Mic Preamp between your mic and the mixing console (whether it's a tiny 4 channel console, or an elaborate mixing desk console).

But you have a USB mic, so don't worry about a mixer yet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Draggin;11800359 
just the second one , as its the best.

ok its uploading now, but just so you know, i did not even place the mic anywhere special at all this time, bass is completely non directinal under 80 htz and i assume bass is the reason you wanted me to record, so ignore all treble as there is literally no speaker placement at all considered.
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A Shure SM57 or SM58 would be leaps and bounds better than that blue mic. Likely be able to handle alot more SPL's and sound better doing it.

And here's some better dubstep

Edited by Dirtyworks - 12/27/10 at 9:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyworks;11800430 
A Shure SM57 or SM58 would be leaps and bounds better than that blue mic. Likely be able to handle alot more SPL's and sound better doing it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkM05jjHMNw
And here's some better dubstep

lol but would it even be worth getting a new sound card for? remember my auzentech xfi home theater hd is COMPLETELY broken aside from digital output to my receiver which is exactly what i use it for. i just use usb for this mic.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist;11800395 
I sit here with my mixer and beta 87a and wonder if I will ever use them again.

Reviews look good on your setup.

thanks, i will definately try to find uses for mysetup
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;11800421 
Wow. I've never heard dubstep before, but now I know I don't want to hear it again. redface.gif

Anyway, it's not about sound proofing. It's about trying to achieve a certain room sound that you want. But with a room that needs protection from outside sounds, it can get expensive to achieve professional-quality results. At the extreme level, you can build a room within a room which includes its own door and insulation in between the new walls. It also has its own suspended floor, and a special ventilation system.

But on the cheaper level, you can probably replace your door with the kind of heavy duty door you'd install as a front door to a house, complete with the weather stripping all around to seal the door tightly shut. Don't forget about the windows either! And then inside the room you can either just do nothing, or you can experiment with the placement of things, such as imitation Auralex products to achieve different levels of natural reverb. Sometimes the natural reverb in a room actually sounds good while other times it's ugly and needs to be eliminated, and then faked using software or a separate effects unit (which you use to "Send" the effects to your mix).

It's also about mic placement, EQ, and maybe even one day using a good Mic Preamp between your mic and the mixing console (whether it's a tiny 4 channel console, or an elaborate mixing desk console).

But you have a USB mic, so don't worry about a mixer yet. smile.gif

i chose dubstep mostly because of the variable frequency response and heavy bass it uses to try and force my mic into distortion. i do love dubstep, but i'm not limited to one genre alone, but i believe that dubstep is one of the best genre's to test distortion at lower frequencies.

i love electronic music, rock, metal, some hip hop, some classical, some jazz, alot of music i love, i don't even know what genre it fits in.

and wow, i know for a FACT, that this mic at least captures bass better. it goes down to 20 htz at least. i know this because my sub goes down to 14 htz bottom end, and it goes as low as i can hear on playback, it records in stereo, the shure does not, the shure can not perform for my needs in more than one way, do not post things like that to me if you don't even know my needs, ESPECIALLY when the mic doesnt have at least 20htz-20,000 htz response, or stereo which is what i really need, and i'd be buying a new sound card for either of those, no thanks, not to mention i got this mic for free.

if you post alternatives, i'm looking for stereo, hopefully usb, and 20htz or less and 20,000 htz or more response. i'm not trying to be an ass, but at least read the useful info in my post =[
Edited by coreyL - 12/27/10 at 9:36pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Wow. I've never heard dubstep before, but now I know I don't want to hear it again.
Don't judge dubstep by what you heard; I'm a dubstep fanatic and that's among the worse dubstep I've ever heard.

If you're into house or D&B then it's fairly easy to get into dubstep if you find the right track. What sort of music are you into? I'll recommend you some


coreyL: Google "Excision Shambla Mix 2009" and 2010 too, one and a half hours of heavenly bass , each.
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Well, even recording with a 3.5mm input using your onboard video and a real proper mic would sound better than a USB mic. USB mic's are ok for recording vlogs and stuff, but their far from studio, in terms of frequency response and quality.
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A Shure SM57 or SM58 would be leaps and bounds better than that blue mic. Likely be able to handle alot more SPL's and sound better doing it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkM05jjHMNw
And here's some better dubstep
How would a dynamic microphone be superior to this high-end large diaphragm condenser (as far as USB mics are concerned)?

I know about the SM57 and the SM58 mics. Inside, they are the same mic. The only difference is the end they're using: the end of the SM57 makes it better suited for instruments (like a snare drum) due to how close the element is to the... screen. The SM58 is a better vocal mic due to the round "ball" shape (I'm sorry for my terminology.. it's been over 5 years since I've discussed this).

But neither of those mics can hold a candle to a high-end large diaphragm mic. I mean, when you only have one microphone at your disposal, then it's FAR better to have a good large diaphragm condenser instead of a dynamic. This is due to the Proximity Effect of dynamics. Plus, no dynamic can pick up sound as beautifully as a good large diaphragm condenser.

It's like recording a drumset: if I only have enough money for just 2-3 mics, then I am going to buy two good condenser mics for overheads, and one good low-frequency mic for the bass drum (such as the Beta 52, or something comparable). This way I can get the entire drumset with the overheads, and then get the thunder of my bass drum with the Beta52.

But if I just went out and bought like SM57s, then guess what: the recordings would would horrible in comparison. I'd have to EQ everything to death.

This is why we use large diaphragm mics in vocal booths, large diaphragms as drum overheads in the studio (and live if you can afford the possible loss of a mic), large diaphragms for grand pianos, large diaphragms as room mics, etc.

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Originally Posted by fr0st. View Post
Don't judge dubstep by what you heard; I'm a dubstep fanatic and that's among the worse dubstep I've ever heard.

If you're into house or D&B then it's fairly easy to get into dubstep if you find the right track. What sort of music are you into? I'll recommend you some


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I've heard enough thank you.
Edited by TwoCables - 12/27/10 at 9:46pm
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