Category Archives: Audio

USB Chipsets for the MOTU 1248

My studio PC is an i7-6700, which is fast enough for audio work but a bit underpowered for video editing. For a potential upgrade I’d like to consider something AMD Ryzen based. Going AMD means I’d have to give up on my upgrade to Thunderbolt, but that’s only a nice-to-have so I can live with… Read More »

MOTU 1248

It’s audio interface upgrade time at the studio. I’ve swapped my Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 (2nd gen) for a MOTU 1248. There were a few motivations for this. One was to expand/improve the support for external mic amps. Another was to improve how I handle headphone mixing for live monitoring. With the Scarlett I could offer… Read More »

Zoe Konez Returns

I’ve just published a new session video with Zoe Konez, which you can see below. Zoe has been in before, and although she’s not the first person to return what makes this interesting is that Zoe was the very first person to do a session with me, and comparing the two really shows the distance… Read More »

NP-F Batteries for the Zoom F8

Following on from my previous post about powering a Zoom F8 I decided I did want a more serious solution than the USB step-up adapter and end-up with a different kind of adapter. This time I tried a Hawk Woods DV-SQNR which converts Sony NP-F style (aka L-mount) batteries to a 12V Hirose connector. The SQNR has a maximum… Read More »