• LogicStu-JDC
    Posts: 50
    Joined: Oct 8th, 2010
    Distant Audio - Is it the PreSonus?
    Guys, After working with Logic for the last couple of months, I've reached small dilemma with recording keyboard audio tracks into one of my songs. Tonight I purchased the PreSonus AudioBox USB to test out the idea of recording what I consider a really hot yamaha keyboard preset. However I began recording the track only to experience a "distant/spacious audio," instead of the tight "in my face" sound that I like when laying keyboard tracks. I'm puzzled. Definitely no latency, no effects or EQ on the piano preset, the sound is flat but clean and dynamic. I've got to have this preset in the track mix. With this being the first time I've recorded electronic keyboard audio in as an audio track, can anyone assist with a tip or two on what I may possibly be missing? (Especially if you have the PreSonus AudioBox as your interface.) If I can't get the pure preset sound, I'll be forced to take the unit back to find a better one. (And I'm really not fond of USB anyway, firewire is so much more solid). Thanks.
  • LogicStu-JDC
    Posts: 50
    Joined: Oct 8th, 2010
    Re: Distant Audio - Is it the PreSonus?
    Ok guys...this is a "duh" moment, My fault. When I first created the audio track I made the mistake of making it "mono" instead of "stereo"...thusly canceling out one of the channels. I was coming out of the yamaha's L & R into the channels 1 & 2 on the PreSonus to get the full spectrum of sound. This goes back to an old but yet still relevant theory in audio that has to do with what's called "phase cancellation." Doh! I should have figured this out at first, so in's "[i]Not the PreSonus[/i]" that's the problem. :) *Tip: If anyone ever runs into this problem in the future, the explanation above, is the answer.
  • Peter Schwartz
    Posts: 546
    Joined: Sep 15th, 2007
    Re: Distant Audio - Is it the PreSonus?
    Hi JDC, Thanks for posting your solution. It may well be helpful to someone else who finds themselves in the same dilemma as you (formerly) did. : - )
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