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Monday, 16 January 2012

simplistic sexy YAMAHA AUDIOGRAM 6 digital recording interface

My band mate wanted me to go shopping with him in Montreal. We drove down to Italmelodie on Jean Talon & Henri Julien in front of the big  Market .. this is a great store and I hadn't been there for a dozen years Gary was looking for a compressor for his bass and a tuner. He also bought a 2 guitar stand a Shure sm58 microphone and some cables .. following my plan for the day I bought some picks... but I was seduced by a piece of hardware designed for computer recording. 

It looked like a little mixer with buttons knobs and lights, and I was finally gonna get a real digital recording interface. After gazing at walls of guitars basses for a bit more, I went back and bought the little YAMAHA mixer. Once HOME I set it up beside my Peavey PV8 Mixer ran the included USB cable into the pc tower..bingo the lights came on. I transferred the guitar jack and the`mic cable to the digi-mixer and was ready to test 1 2 into the mike. I still had to go in and set the audio card control to use the USB drivers and I was recording on my copy of Cool Edit.

For 139$cdn I bought the best new piece for my budgetstudio. It's made my recordings clearer and louder the compression is very useful I can bang away on the Fender and my speakers don't snap crackle or pop. If you are into Podcasting this tool and a good microphone and cables are all you need to record CD quality projects. You can read what others are saying about The AUDIOGRAM 6 below.

The AUDIOGRAM 6 features 2 XLR combo inputs with preamps and one-knob compression for dialing in the desired sound from microphones and instruments. One of these inputs has switchable phantom power for using high-quality condenser microphones. Two stereo inputs, stereo and headphone outputs, and a USB jack complete the unit’s connections. The AUDIOGRAM 6 includes separate controls for audio inputs and computer playback for complete control while recording.

 Laid out like a mixer and so not have cables coming out from the front. USB powered, which is one cable less, and the ability to control DAW output while listening to live input. The single knob compressor is also a nice accessory on it, good and easy to use and not having to fiddle with a thousand knobs to get good compression that most listeners cannot tell apart.

Here are the 2 mixers side by each in my studio
Yes, this thing works perfectly, yes, this thing is quite well priced for all the features, and yes, I would buy it again if something happened to it. Now, as for why I specifically love THIS interface- it's the best in its range, bar none, in my opinion. Sound quality is something that you can't put into your spec sheet, and this thing has it in spades. Other interfaces don't often have the smooth as silk sound that mine does. Another winner for me is the layout and appearance of this device- it simply looks sexy, and it's entirely intuitive to use. But the number one thing that sells me on the Audiogram? I've taken to calling it the "Wizard"- it's that one-knob compression. It is genius. It makes my recordings sound like I spent way more money on equipment than I did. Everytime I use it, I cannot help but wonder why on earth someone think of it before. The software is take it or leave it- I couldn't get it to register online, so I had to stop using it, but I liked it while I had it, it's just simplistic. I highly recommend this product.

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  1. the software is an issue .. it's not intuitive .. I spent over an hour gossing with it and trying to register it online ... I recorded nothing in that time so I switched back to CoolEditPro already installed on my computer .. so most people say oh well the software Cubase A1 v6 doesn't work but the product does that's what we paid for. Free DAW software? yes see the above link.. try Audigy it works

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