New York, Alabama, USA
Performer, producer and occasional re-mixer. Green and orange are my favorite colors... for synthesizers. I love really arcady video games and pinball.
I would like to do live house/techno gigs with someone in the NYC area - drop me a note if you dig some of my sound and appreciate any or all of the following artists: Hardfloor, LFO, Air Liquide, Plastikman, Coil, Pankow. Have releases on a number of independent labels. Some sounds and vids are available at antfactor and more ambient works at copepod. Ooooohhhh! it's pics on flickr.
This has been a recording - thank you for your call.
These days: Roland DR660, MC505, RX11, Waldorf MWXT, microKontrol. software: Live 6, Reason 3, free plug-in's and random bits. The list of gear I've used, however, is rather extensive...
Electronic Music other: Speaker Calibration/Test Tone Help/Advice
Written February 05 2009 , Tags: speaker calibra, monitors, test tone
I finally invested in new monitors - I bought the KRK Rokit 5s (G2) - and they sound amazingly clear and tight. Also Aurelex risers - wow. The isolation really helps keep everything that much tighter. I'm very impressed...
That being said - these are the first truly semi-pro speakers I've owned and so I'm wondering how to go about things like level matching between the channels. I know to some degree it's up to my ears, but I would like to be as 'correct' about this as I can be.
There are notched volume potentiometers on the back, but (haha!) when I click them both simultaneously - say 20 clicks - to around 0db, both knobs are not in the same spot comparatively - which leaves me to wonder. I mean... they generally sound balanced, but are there any tips on checking this? Any sites with archives of test patterns/calibration sounds? I tried looking and only found sine-wave for general db testing. Nothing for true stereo or two-speaker volume tweaking.
I also have Reason (3), Live, and Logic Studio... if there are any files native to those sequencers that you think might be helpful, I'd be down with that too.
Thanks in advance! You're the best!!
Do you have a level meter? It's a sound investment. Har...
did you check out the room correction software by krk? (incl measuremnt mic)
I don't have money to invest in such systems/software. I may consider a level meter - but it'd be cheaper to borrow one. I do almost no acoustic recording, either.
run a mono 1khz tone, and if sounds like its right between your eyes. its centered.
otherwise, dont worry so much about it
thanks jdg - that sounds like "sound advice". ;)
yea sine wives ftw. you can run all sorts of fun monitor tests with sine waves.
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