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by Andy Peters
Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Least favorite connectors
Replies: 18
Views: 3975

Snarl 12/8 wrote:I can't believe no one's mentioned mini/micro USB yet.
Micro USB connectors are an abomination. They have a working lifetime of maybe two dozen connect/disconnect cycles. Ignore the stated data sheet rating of 10,000 cycles for the contacts -- it's not the contacts that fail.
by Andy Peters
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple USB foot switch
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

The dictaphone switch, which is boxed up right now, is its own deal, which I have no interest in modifying. I just thought maybe I could take these other tiny pedals, pop them open, and easily turn them into MIDI controllers by soldering in the leads from a USB cable. Looks like the thing to do is ...
by Andy Peters
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: solder-less SOIC to DIP8 adapter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: solder-less SOIC to DIP8 adapter?

Hey folks, I was looking at SOIC to DIP adapters, and I saw this contraption, which appears to be a solder-less adapter. http://www.amazon.com/Programmer-Adapter-Socket-Converter-24cxx/dp/B009VB74H6 Anyone try these? Everyone may be using them, but it's the first time that I've noticed them and I c...
by Andy Peters
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Audiophiles are crazy
Replies: 20
Views: 4921

Burn in on speakers (any kind of transducer) I can kind of understand. It has moving parts. What gets my goat is when audiophiles talk about burning in amps, preamps, or.... believe it or not.... CABLES. Yah, those $3000 speaker wires sound MUCH better after they burn in for a couple weeks. :roll: ...
by Andy Peters
Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Deltalab Effectron II ADM 1024 MIDI Sync Mod?
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Gregg Juke wrote:I really, REALLY wanted to sign-up for a fake account or five, with the name ... "Peter Anderson,"
I have a friend, a Minneapolis-based drummer, named Peter Anderson.

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by Andy Peters
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Deltalab Effectron II ADM 1024 MIDI Sync Mod?
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: re:Deltalab Effectron II ADM 1024 MIDI Sync Mod?

Define "Sync to my DAW." What I'd like to be able to do is send a MIDI or SMPTE signal (or even a click-track) out of my computer via my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation, in this case, Digital Performer, Reaper or Ableton Live), and use that signal to prevent timing drift. The Effectron doesn't have ...
by Andy Peters
Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: USB to Firewire....is this thing okay to use?!
Replies: 12
Views: 3515

Those are nominal bitrates, and as such, do not mean what you think they mean. FW400, for example, GUARANTEES a sustained 400 Mbit, with error reporting. The device controllers sync up and handle the transfer. USB 2.0 is CPU-dependent and has a PEAK throughput of 480 Mbit/s. These bit rates do not ...
by Andy Peters
Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Deltalab Effectron II ADM 1024 MIDI Sync Mod?
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Deltalab Effectron II ADM 1024 MIDI Sync Mod?

I'm new here. I have a Deltalab Effectron II ADM 1024 which I believe cannot be midi clock controlled via the "pedalsync" kits, because I think it doesn't use BBD IC's. It doesn't use BBD ICs. The delay mechanism is basically a lot of 4116 16k-by-1 DRAMs. The real clever part of the design is the A...
by Andy Peters
Wed May 08, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Logic 8+ML+Mackie Control Universal Pro ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Re: Logic 8+ML+Mackie Control Universal Pro ?

Looking at one of the Mackie Control Universal Pro CS. I'm using Logic 8 on a MacBook Pro. Will upgrade to a Mac Pro after the next rev. Is anyone using the Mackie Control Universal in Mountain Lion? I am worried about buying one because the Mackie site says no drive needed with Mac OS. But the lat...
by Andy Peters
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubles With BSS AR-133 D/I
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Troubles With BSS AR-133 D/I

Hi, Possibly a noob question, but I recently purchased a BSS AR-133 after numerous recommendations. Using with an upright bass with a piezo pup. I'm having a bad time of it, The BSS thing has 3 impedance settings but none of them seem -right- for the bass pup I'm trying to use (piezo). One position...
by Andy Peters
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Component Tolerance
Replies: 12
Views: 2481

Re: Component Tolerance

In addition to the initial-value tolerance, you have to consider that the higher-quality resistors are more stable over time. In other words, the resistance doesn't change as much with a 1% as it could with a 10% resistor. -a Now that I find hard to understand. As far as I know (and has been covere...
by Andy Peters
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Violin Pickup
Replies: 8
Views: 2005

I have a band with Carla Kihlstedt, who is a known quantity in the violin world... and aside from an electric violin, which is a whole other beast, the best thing I have seen is a small countryman lag mic placed in whatever spot the violinist feels is good. It is always a compromise, but I have hea...
by Andy Peters
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Component Tolerance
Replies: 12
Views: 2481

Re: Component Tolerance

Quick question about things like percentage tolerance. Is the only difference between say a 10% carbon comp. and a 1% metal-film resistor the fact that you'd probably have to buy 10 or so of the carbon comp to get one that's as close to its labeled value as any old 1% metal-film resistor? In other ...
by Andy Peters
Tue May 15, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flipping phase on vocals in the mix
Replies: 39
Views: 12335

I have always understood phase to only be relevant in so far as it is interacting with other elements. Re: Is there headphone bleed? I have a hard time understanding a sonic difference flipping phase on something that was recorded in isolation unless there was some weird problem like DC offset. The...
by Andy Peters
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What specs to look for in a used Mac?
Replies: 17
Views: 6671

Re: What specs to look for in a used Mac?

About to search for a used macintosh in the $1k-or-less range and need some info regarding which year/model/features to be on the lookout for. Which specs should I be looking at? Fast processor and lot's of internal memory? Desktop or laptop? What types of in's/out's would be desirable? Running Log...