EQ settings for the snare drum:
Low Boost: 1db at 80hz
Low Mid Cut: 2db at 350 – 450hz
High Boost: 1db at 5khz
Hi Pass Filter – A high-pass filter helps clean up the low-end of the kick drum. Subtle filtering, below 50 Hz will tighten the kick drum and clean up unnecessary low-end.
Low End Boost – Emphasize the low-end of the kick drum with a low shelf boost of 2db at 80 – 100.
Low Mid Cut – Minimize a boomy kick drum cutting 2K at 200 – 250 Hz.
Hi Mid Cut – Reduce a boxy kick drum cutting 1.5db at 350 – 450Hz.
Hi Boost – Emphasize kick drum snap by boosting 2K at 2 – 3 Khz.
Boost at t 2.5 Khz or 4 Khz depending upon music genre.
Low Pass Filter – Filtering out the high-end not needed in the kick drum with a low-pass filter at 10 kHz.
TC Helicon VoiceLive Rack is an upgraded version of the TC Helicon VoiceLive2 in a useful 2space rack mount.
VoiceLive Rack is great for live vocals. It can turn a small and dry two vocal band into a big and wet multi-vocal band. Or it can be a lead vocalists swiss army knife. In live shows, it can make a good vocalist sound great. A lead vocalist and backup vocalist using independent units can pull off some impressive live vocals.
But for recording I found it to required some challenging setup. Once I got it to work with Sonar X1, I was able to record separate harmony vocals as a stereo pair or a mono signal. The unit has a option to mute the original vocal so you receive the harmony only. I was unimpressed with the dry quality of the generated vocal. I sounded electronically generated, not human.
For recording, you really need separate outs for each vocal track. For example, if you are generating a 3 part vocal harmony, the unit needs to output each vocal independently. I need to test the unit more to determine if it’s functionality is practicable in a recording environment. The unit is has options that add human like characteristics to the generated vocal harmonies.
This is a great unit for live shows. The microphone that comes with it sounds surprisingly good for a $180 mic. However, it doesn’t seem practicable for recording applications.
Razworks’ uses Mogami audio cables for vocals, electric guitar and acoustic guitar.
Mogami is often referred to as “The Cable of the Pros.” Most major recording facilities are wired with Mogami. This means that most of the music you listen to has passed through Mogami cable during the audio recording process.
Why does Razworks choose Mogami over other audio cable brands? Mogami has a reputation for unmatched accuracy, extreme low noise, ease of use, rugged flexibility, and superior quality. Mogami’s amazing clarity and silent background is why technicians swear by it, not at it.