audio interface blues
#1020295 - 25/11/12 11:41 PM
some blues chords are quite dissonant. On my setup the expected dissonance doesn't get
maintained or doesn't happen to the degree it should, like something along the signal
chain is dissolving it. As the arrangement is fairly sparse I don't think it would be a
frequency masking issue, and dissonant notes would have enough differing harmonics not to
mask eachother, surely. This is all in the mids. I could turn up the volume/velocity on
the notes not coming through, but I am reluctant to do this since it could be an error.
Could this be a D-A conversion issue?
Everything is VST generated, my
interface is M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496, listening on headphones Beyerdynamic DT 880
Pro, with Reaper switched to mono.
Having read this month's editorial 'upgrade
the weakest link' do I need to buy something?
bounce it down digitally and go listen somewhere else... It's highly unlikley to be down
to the audio interface! Since you said it's all in the mids, even some cheap ipod style
buds should be detailed enough for this purpose...
I'd also try switching
mono off. There could be some phase issues collapsing from stereo to mono which is
cancelling out certain frequencies. In which case try a different VSTi.