Posts by franknputer

    Rig update: I bought an old Peavey Stereo Chorus amp, which happens to have power amp inputs on the back. I swapped out the stock speakers for the F12M-150s (one of which required cutting a notch into one of the speaker frames to fit it under the power transformer!) and it's a decent stereo 2x12 combo solution. All amp controls are bypassed, everything is driven from the Kemper Stage. 70w per side at 8 ohms, so it's plenty loud.

    Actually, the F12M-150 is rated down to 60 Hz, and it doesn't mean it stops dead there but that low frequencies start rolling off drastically. A low shelf boost is going to bring more of that sub-60Hz stuff out.

    I've had JBL 308s for years, they're great monitors for the price. I'm looking to move to the Adam T-series, but mainly because I have the companion Adam sub and I'm partial to ribbon tweeters . Since I've got the sub I'll probably go with the T5Vs, it's a bit of overkill with the 8" drivers in the JBLs. They have plenty of bass for listening without the sub.

    My guess is that it's just an artifact of the build process. You have to debug UB software on an M1, because an Intel Mac won't be able to run the arm64 code. Since the M1 has Rosetta2, that lets you test the Intel side of the app. Not sure if that also affects the installers themselves, but it would make some sense if you had to pick one architecture or the other.

    At any rate, in a couple years Rosetta2 will probably go the way of the original Rosetta. :)

    At the end of the day it's whatever works best for you. Most DAWs have similar feature sets, often the devil is in the details of how it was implemented. If it stays out of your way and helps you be creative, that's about the best you can ask for. :)

    My thoughts, after owning numerous DAWs over the years:

    If you're on a Mac, then Logic is a great choice if you want an all-around DAW to compose with. IMHO it's geared more towards creatives than engineers, it's really great to get things moving along quickly when you're writing.


    Reaper is awesome for audio handling. Very intuitive to get going, cross-platform (a major drawback with Logic Pro), and rock-solid. Its MIDI development lagged behind for a long time, but it's since been fleshed out quite a bit. Also, given the price and the licensing scheme it's a fantastic first DAW, since you get all the features (but you really should buy your license if you keep it - I did!)

    Studio One has come a long way very fast. Great overall environment, cross-platform, supposed to be very solid although I did have issues last time I tried it. A bit pricey to get the full feature set.

    Pro Tools - overpriced, overrated. If it works for you that's great, but IMO they've been coasting on its reputation for being the "professional choice" since outboard hardware was needed for more intensive work. Those days are long gone, and they haven't kept pace with their competition enough to justify the price tag & the hassles of Avid licensing. I paid for two versions along the way; took training, and really wanted to master it but it was always coming up short.

    Ableton Live - expensive, but if you pay attention to the release timings you can get in on sale prices and save some bucks. Live (and Bitwig) are different beasts - more like DAW-as-an-instrument. Not that you can't record every bit as well as the competition, but then you're really not taking advantage of what they offer. Steep learning curve to really get into it, but if you like geeking out on digital audio then it's amazingly powerful.

    I read back over this, I should have done that before my last comment...

    I'm not disputing the OPs claim, because I don't know enough of the details. I had to reach out to support about the battery issue and they were quite helpful, so I have no reason to think they're being unreasonable either. I can say, though, that there are a lot of variable in the described recording chain.

    I'd suggest this: try connecting both via SPDIF (if that really matters to your workflow) and analog simultaneously. Download Reaper - it will run without licensing it - and record both inputs. See if you still have the issue, and is it with both tracks? That might narrow down the cause. If you have access to another recorder all the better.

    I think the string gauge may be a big factor in the adjustment too. I have a bad habit of switching gauges trying to figure out what works best and dont really take into consideration the effect that would have on the setup

    That will do it for sure. Aside from the slight change in string diameter there's a significant change in tensioning, which basically means the curve of the neck will shift.

    There's definitely something to be said for a pro setup - someone that has a lot of experience and all the tools can make your guitar a real joy to play. However, it's also true that it's not that hard to adjust the action. You need to find the correct truss rod wrench (and it doesn't have to be a "truss rod wrench", but there are a few different ways they're made and you need one that fits correctly that you can turn when it's in place). I'd get the feeler gauges too - you can ballpark it without one, but honestly they're super cheap and will last forever.

    If you're not recording your instrument & are just playing along with the laptop, you need to press the Direct Monitor button on the front of the Scarlett. That routes the input signal back to the output so you can hear it without going through the computer.

    Got this back in November, only used in the studio a couple of times to test speakers with my Kemper Stage. Great little amp, I've just moved up to a stereo amp so I don't need it. $150 shipped in the US - sorry, rest of the world, but international shipping is too much hassle.

    My reverb shop profile is below, so you can see my feedback. I've not posted this there, but if you prefer going through Reverb let me know & I'll post it but it will raise the price a bit (only to offset taxes & Reverb fee, no additional money for me and shipping is still included).

    https://reverb.com/shop/willowhaus-audio