A review of this amazing mixer by Behringer
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Is this the best distortion pedal in the world? Gjika Mini Amp s/n #0042 This is a real power tube distortion pedal. It has an el84 power tube and a 12ax7 preamp tube. It is designed to get the cranked sound at lower volumes. It works best with non-master volume amps like a plexi, tweed but I have received good results by plugging into the fx-loop return of master volume amps. The tone stack on the pedal replaces that of the amp so the EQ on the amp is turned to zero. It also has and 8ohm out put to power a speaker if one wants to use it as a practice amp. These are very rare and they quit making them due to the cost. They were priced around 0.00 new. My guess is that this is about 8 years old, add or take a few. The amp is a Fargen 5F8-a custom shop with Scumback Scumnico 65 watt speakers. The guitar is a 97 Les Paul DC standard. Sure sm-57 straight into pro-tools Mbox pro, a little reverb from TL space/rooms/signature sound/studio a, no other processing. www.ryantaylormusic.com
Here we have an unboxing/product overview of the M-Audio Fast Track Pro. Just like the Fast Track Ultra this interface is compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered and is feature packed for the price range that this device is in. www.zzounds.com – Fast Track Pro www.Limitless-Studios.com – Our Website
Hey guys. Welcome to another episode Limitless Studio’s TV. This is episode 40 make you check out our form…www.limitless-studios.com click on the form link and feel free to register. We’ve got a pre active community going on. We’ve got like I don’t know how many post last week. Pretty good amount and check out our daily tips our past daily tips last week we only have two but they were long and they were very informative. So definitely check those out and is there anything else. Nobody would give us to the video. Today or I guess a couple of episode awhile ago. We…unboxing/overview of the Fast Track Ultra and last week I got the Fast Track Pro. So we’re going to do an unboxing and overview of the Fast Track Pro. So here I have all the package up. Yes I have opened it before so it isn’t like first unboxing. If you’ve watched the daily tip you’ve know i’ve already use this. But this Fast Track Pro I got it from Dsounds.com. I’ll…the side bar and if you contact us will maybe able to get you a pretty good deal on it. As well I got it for $447 and normally it’s 200 bucks. So that’s a thing that you might consider if you contact us will help you out. Yah will help you out. On the front it’s just a bunch of stickers that tells you that’s all included so that’s boring. Let’s open it up. Let’s see what’s inside. First thing you get is a bunch of software that most of it you probably won’t use. Yah. You got a copy of Pro Tools M-powered 7.4 D demo. This only works on this 32 bit. I’m running vista 64-bit and the drivers from Fast Track. The 64-bit drivers from the Fast Track don’t work with Pro Tools M-powered 7.4. This doesn’t work on Mac OS 10 leopard either. Yah, so it’s very kind comparable. It’s basically useless. These are the drivers that you won’t to install because you want the updated ones. Make sure you go to the website of the updated ones. And this is Ableton Live that you probably will never use. But it is a recording software and it’s full. It’s the Lite version. So if you don’t have any recording software, at least you can use that. And you got a serial code 2, right? For what? For the Ableton. Yeah, that’s what’s on this green piece of paper. Here’s a serial number for Ableton Live. So what is a full version of Ableton Live? It’s the M-Audio edition 8. It’s Ableton Live Lite 6 M-Audio enhanced. What the heck that means? This is the Fast Track Pro quick start guide. That’s like four pages on. Okay, literally, it’s four pages on. I just used it and have like six different languages… But this is just so you have to install the drivers that came with it and you won’t be installing the drivers anyway unless you want the old versions of them. Here is the unit itself which between the second tier and then at the bottom we get a 6-foot USB cable. This does not require a power supply, however it does have a power supply plug if you’re using this. I guess it is some sort of a live situation and you want to plug in the USB because it does have analog outputs. Then you wouldn’t use the power supply. I did plug this in with the power supply instead of the USB and crank the preamps to max then listen back just on the stark preamps without anything plugged in. And if you run it off of a 9-volt power, just the power adapter, you get a slight bit of power noise. If you’re running off USB there, it’s completely silent. So these pre-amps are extremely, extremely, extremely quiet. So that’s kind of the first thing I noted. I guess we’ll start on the front here. It’s pretty much very similar to the Fast Track Ultra. You got your two combo mic pre-amps, lines, or instruments. This, you got your level here for each one. On the other 20dB pad button, here for the first one and there for the second one. This is your button for instruments/line input. You switch those depending on what kind of line input you’re using. Then here, there’s a stereo to mono switch which I don’t know what that does. I’m guessing that it turns the playback into mono. Yes. So that’s what I’ve been using. A lot of people like to check their mixes and mono for like… Yeah. With an easy switch. This is your output knob for your main outputs on the back, your TRS outputs and also you, what are those? RCX. Here’s your level… The last knob here is for some reason, I would have thought that the last knobs would be in the mains but the last knob here is actually your head phone output. This is your head phone port. On the back, we have the power switch. It’s the power switch. Even though it’s USB-powered, you still have to push that in order to get powered. You got your midi in and midi out. If you go to my daily tip I did hooking up an electronic drum kit. I’ll show you using those and hooking them up inside the… superior drummer. You got a phantom power switch right here, on and off, which I was really surprised that USB power could power a 48-volt phantom power but it works fine. It’s rather earlier today. This is your S/PDIF in and out. If you have like higher end preamp or a converter of some kind. This will do stereo with one input. So that’s S/PDIF. That will give you two channels of audio. This is 4×4 interface. Here, you have two TRS stereo outputs, therefore going to your monitors and going out to some auxiliary system. You have inserts if you want to run effects like compressors or reverbs or some external processing units. And then again, that’s your TRS outputs at the end there. These, it has these little things on these little slits. So I’m guessing you get some sort of a rack system if you wanna do somehow rack… or wall mounted or something. But it does have slits on the sides for sliding something in and out. I haven’t seen anything about that. I don’t know. You also have a key lock here if you want to lock this up to some things. It’s got several monitors on here. We’ve got a light for the power. We got a light for the 48-volt phantom power. Then you have two lights. One for midi in and one for midi out. The first thing, when you put in a midi instrument, the first thing you’ll notice is that light comes on and then when you tap a pad, it blinks. So that will, make sure if you have some kind of a trouble, shooting issue, that light will help you know that the midi is actually coming in or the midi is actually coming out of this. So more of, these devices are your problem. Then you have a clipping light on each one of these inputs and then you also have a signal. And when the signal is green, that means you’re actually getting into the preamp. If it’s not getting a signal, that means either you keep running a condenser mic or something like that. Then you don’t have phantom power turned on. You’re not getting any signal there or bad cable. Or bad cable or bad mic or bad input. That’s even a possibility. So that’s pretty much it. There’s a USB output. You got to put that through the USB. So it’s a pretty simple device but I found that I was using Behringer mixer into a Behringer UCA 202 USB interface. And this thing is incredibly, incredibly clear compared to the preamps. I’m still stunned at how quiet these preamps are. They are not very powerful. No. If you want, if you crank this all the way up, you’re still not, I mean you’re gonna get a decent amount of level but you’re not going to get some serious output of this pre-amp. Then you don’t use an external preamp if you really wanna drive… Like if you have something like SM7B, that will really require some pre-amp to drive the microphone. This is not gonna do it. You’re gonna need some sort of an external preamp to run here. Yeah, and also the octanes here in these preamps. Yeah, same ones that come in the high end M-audio stuff such as the Profire 2626. I think they’re like award winning or something so they’re pretty good preamps actually. It’s on the box. They have some sort of an award. No. If you’re going to run an external preamps using the back inputs here, you got two inputs here. By the way, you bypass these preamps because these preamps might still give you level. You mentioned the what… Fast Track Ultra review. So yeah, overall, I will highly recommend this for a … I got a 147 bucks. It’s pretty awesome for that kind of a price. This Pro Tool is compatible as well. It’s even better. Yeah. So, although I haven’t used Pro Tools yet because I can’t get it to work on my 64-bit system. I hope there will come out some sort of a compatible version or Pro Tools for that. So yeah. We’ll put a link on the side bar to this product and as we mentioned earlier, if you want’ to get this cheaper, we may be able to get you down to about 150, 147 bucks on this. So email us at contactlimitless-studios.com if you’re interested. So that’s gonna be pretty much it for this episode number 40. Make sure you go back and look at the daily tips from this past week and definitely head on over to our website www.limitless-studios.com. It’s got a form and register if you have any questions or anything like that. Yep. So, we will… I guess that’s gonna be it. So we will see you and next week’s video, episode number 41, where we’ll may be doing a review of the power filter. Oh yeah. He unboxed a couple of episodes ago. Yep. That’s a preview of what should be coming next week and also stay tuned for more daily tips to come next week. So we will see you all in another video.
CCTV for the home? Logitech announces a new three camera security system they reckon can be set up on your PC in just 15 minutes. Katie Scott went to check it out.
I’m here with Michael from Logitech. He’s gonna talk straight from the companies first surveillance system. So Michael, tell me about the system. So this is Logitech’s first security system. It’s a PC- based security system and one of the objectives or two of the objectives that we want it to achieve when developing these systems is to make it as intuitive as possible. As much as from any installation point of view but also from interaction with the product itself amend in the settings in how you actually interface with the product. When you say easy setup, what does that actually involve? So it uses what technology is called power line complex technology. So the 3 step installation process that we have that is very very key to this product is you simply install the software in your PC. It takes around 15 minutes, is a simple ways of process. During that process you have allocate how much hard drive is attributed to video recording. 10 hours constitutes sorry 10 gig constitutes around about 20 to 25 hours of continues video recording. The system is actually a motion-based system. So obviously the… it’s dependent upon the motion and that would be a lot longer than that from their coverage point of view. The second step is installing your USB gateway. This simply gets plugged into power outlet and your home or business by USB. You then simply connect into your pc and that’s stage 2 and the third and final stage is putting the cameras. You have your outdoor camera, indoor camera and the clock cam. You simply put that in the desired location. Plug it in into your mains and that’s the third and final stage and you’re up running around about 18 to 20 minutes including the software installation. So once you’ve done that. Yes. You will see an interface here. What are we actually seeing? This is your, this is the command center. This is a hub of your PC software. So some of the features that you have here, as you can see you have live view which covers up to 6 cameras. You can have up to 6 cameras on one system. You can simultaneously see those visually on your live views mode. What you can then do is very very easy again. You simply click this playback button and it, this then gives you access to your archive of videos that stored on your hard drive. And this square down here what is that does? So what that actually does is, it breaks down the day into time segments. So very simply you can see the date and time during that specific day. So if you’re looking for a specific time during that day, you can then simply just access in that manner very very straightforward. One of the other features you mention to us earlier was about motion sensing and obviously motion sensor if you got a busy street for example. Absolutely. You don’t wanna come going up the whole time. So by this move the system back to live view. As a default setting as you … say it’s motion based. So that hallway … as you see is a motion detector zone. The problem is if you say you may have what we call redundant motion, if you don’t actually want to record on to your PC. So very very simply what you can do is, you access by the setup button and then click and drag and then what you do is create what is called an area detection zone. Anything outside of that zone that you highlighted will not trigger the video recording. Only at most detected within that area would then actually record on to your hard drive. So what would you set that out for, for example. For example you’re looking over the front of your property and the area that you’re concerned about is your car for example. You have a busy road and pedestrians walking fast. You can simply highlight your car any motion that is outside of that zone that you’ve highlighted would not trigger anything that’s actually motion-based around your motor vehicle would then actually trigger the trigger video recording. How many different squares can you have? You can have up to 16 different zones, which is a little bit excessive but is better to have more than more than less. And what sort of prices are we looking at? So in total we have six sku’s. The first 3 sku’s would be the mass system. So that would comprise of your software, your USB gateway and any camera and that includes your online access account. Coz you’re also widely mass system. You get a free online access account. You’ll also have a windows mobile smartphone. You can also access your cameras windows mobile smartphone and it says that’s free of charge as well. And if you want more than one camera if for example you can see yourself as James Bond and you want the coat camera as well. Yes. How much like gonna cost you? So the mass system is going back to your original question is 249. So that is just a startup kit. That’s everything you need to startup the product and 249 is any of the cameras. That’s one camera and then you have an add system which is at 199. Which is simply an additional camera and there will be the same price again. Well Michael thank you so much?