Tape Op, Issue 101 (May/June 2014)
Tape Op factor No. a hundred and one May/June 2014
Inserted, I had nearly no perceptible latency. this is often nuts! And so far as in-the-box monitoring and combining cross, having that tonal flexibility and gear is a game-changer for me. Do i must even say it? The UAD plug-ins sound out of the ordinary and are a few of my handsdown favorites straight away for “vintage” emulation. additionally famous — the noise ground of this little machine field is great low; it’s a ways quieter in that regard than my aforementioned older FireWire interface. i used to be a bit upset to profit.
Optical inputs, which with ease bring an extra 8 electronic ins and are able to S/MUX operation at greater sample-rates. the dual may pair well with more and more multichannel preamps supplying ADAT outs, like UA’s personal 4-710d [#83]. After this all-too short fling, I’m certainly bought on Apollo as a platform. And after passing some time with the Apollo dual, i feel we’re able to commence severe relationship — whether her higher siblings (the unique Apollo and the Apollo sixteen) are.
With the shut mics and overheads. part reaction was once now not a lot of outrage, because the room’s atmosphere performed the dominant function within the SOM50’s sign. I extensively utilized the pair to list a 15-piece jazz choir for a Christmas undertaking, a 6-piece jazz horn part, and as an X-Y pair for a circle of percussionists clapping soleá-style for a Latin album. In every one example, the SOM50s supplied a really life like and applicable illustration of the ensemble. discovering the easiest position for the mics proved easy,.
Acoustic guitar sound. The SOM50’s specifications are particularly good, and that i by no means stumbled on self-noise or SPL-handling to be a subject with any resource, irrespective of how gentle or loud. The temporary reaction at the handclaps was once very usual, owing partly to the transformerless layout of the mic. The pricing for a matched pair of SOM50s with a case and a 3 yr guaranty is a cut price. ($699.95 pair; www.ashmanacoustics.com) –Adam Kagan
Microphone components [Tape Op #100] were improperly edited: “A false impression in the course of fact-checking resulted in an blunders within the Microphone elements evaluate. i feel the package is especially attainable and value the trouble, yet there are a few steps that even an skilled technician will most likely locate demanding the 1st time they struggle. The phrases ‘very effortless time’ within the end of the evaluation don't observe to my total event. Now that I’ve performed it as soon as even though, I count on destiny builds to be easier.” Joseph additionally.