Sunday, November 29, 2020

Advice for using MagicDeathEye Stereo compressor and other compressor advice

I just purchased the MagicDeathEye Stereo compressor app on Black Friday sale. It looks like this.

Some tips from Audiobus forum member jolico:

Keep oversampling off. It clips the signal to -0.4. (with oversampling engaged it goes over zero, so keep this switched off) EQ and low cut settings to taste. Also, if any of your sources get too distorted for your liking, just turn down the big “input” knob a few notches. 

Enjoy 😊 

 Just to be clear, these tips and tricks are not meant to replace the services of professional mastering engineers with properly treated rooms, $12000 speakers and priceless outboard gear.

if you EQ something before compression the result will be that the compressor will react on where you push and pull the frequency that you tweak on the EQ. If you compress before the EQ the resulting EQ move will be more pronounced. Easiest way to feel/hear the difference is to maybe pick the EQ PG EQ module and the white 2A. Place the EQ module 1st, the 2A second. Set the output/ compression balance on the white 2A so that the input meter and the output meter are about the same. Best to keep the incoming signal under half for the nature of this test. Then play with the EQ bands one at a time in the PG EQ by pushing them to the right and left. You will hear how the sound changes and notice how the level meter looks on the output when you do this. Now move the EQ module after the white 2A and notice what happens when you do the same thing. It is common practice to EQ and then compress. A lot of the time another EQ might be placed after the compressor in order to maybe brighten things up again or some other change. It's more about gentle/ small tweaks rather than huge adjustments unless you're looking to create something specific in the name of art.When you set up the compressor for level play with the gain reduction so that the input signal is pushing about 1 to 2 db of compression. You'll see the meter on the plugin move a little. 


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Today's Music Discoveries


Some interesting pre-made instruments for sound experimentation and effects

Microphonic Soundbox

Azzam Bells

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Ring HSPU Progression

 Here's Mindful Mover's Ring HSPU progression

I will try this soon. But I will start at Step Zero instead of Step One - meaning with the rings/hands at higher than the level of the feet instead of at the same height - and work towards getting the rings/hands at the same level as the feet.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Today's Music Discoveries

Friday, November 06, 2020

HSPU Program Session 78

Set up rings.

Pair 1
16kg Kettlebell Military Press - 4 sets of 5-6 reps. - Quality: Smooth, Ease: Solid
Pullup on Rings w/ 4-6 sec. negative - 4 sets of 7 reps - Quality: Smooth, Ease: Solid
1:30  rest between all sets

4 min. rest before Pair 2

Pair 2
Incline Pushup on Rings w/ 4-sec. negative - 4 sets of 7-8 reps - Quality: Smooth, Ease: Solid
Tuck Front Lever Row (AR) on Rings w/ 4 sec. negative - 4 sets of 6 reps - Quality: Rough, Ease: Challenging
2 min. rest between all sets

L-Arm Stretch
German Hang Stretch
Brachial Hang for about 1 min.

External shoulder rotation exercises on Medium mini-band spread through the afternoon.

Getting stronger in all the exercises.  Progressed in the Front Lever to transitioning from Tuck to Advanced Tuck position, practicing under Accommodating Resistance (AR) - Tuck position for concentric movement and Advanced Tuck position for eccentric. 

Today's Music Discoveries

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

HSPU Program Sessions 76-77

16kg KB Military Press - Working in the 5 rep range.

Ring Pullup with External Shoulder Rotator emphasis (pulling pinkies outward) - 6 rep range

Ring Incline Pushup - Working in the 7-8 rep range with decreased incline angle.  Too close to no incline still seems to irritate the shoulder a bit, so I'll keep working with an incline angle.

Front Lever Row - Playing with Advanced Tuck Front Lever eccentrics and Tuck Front Lever concentric.  Will probably go with the Accommodating Resistance protocol promoted by Mindful Mover.

Shrimp Squat - Progressed to sets of 6 reps.