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by Dan Kennedy
Tue May 05, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: microphone into DI snafu (??)
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

I wonder if the problem was an XLR to 1/4" cable that was balanced, into a DI jack that wasn't? That would float the ring connection, so the mic's output wouldn't go anywhere. Only the tip and sleeve would connect, but that leaves the low side of the mic out unconnected. You might hear just a trace ...
by Dan Kennedy
Thu May 31, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: where do you buy your capacitors?
Replies: 15
Views: 3540

As a frequent user of online catalogs, I agree, almost all suck. They seem to be designed by folks who only think you are looking for exactly what you know you need, to the letter. Instead a catalog is a wish, or dream book, like the McMaster-Carr book brought up earlier. You can open that book up a...
by Dan Kennedy
Thu May 31, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: 2002-2007 TapeOpCon
Topic: may need rides to Wild Oats
Replies: 5
Views: 8061

Can't help Thursday AM, but will be in town noonish, with a car. Lemme know if I can help out then.
by Dan Kennedy
Mon May 01, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Royer modded hum machine
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Hi Brian, Sorry, haven't been back. Glad you found the 11 ohm vs 100K thing. That'll screw things up. DigiKey isn't known for messing up too often. But you gotta check... Still some hum, could be excess ripple, or a bit too high a voltage causing more current draw than the filtering is good for. Har...
by Dan Kennedy
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What the heck are these darn things??
Replies: 8
Views: 2005

Well to some extent. Nowadays the ballast in a flourescent lamp for office use is up in the just above audio range, so it's merrily humming away putting out 25kc of crap, instead of the old 60c stuff it used too. Just as much, you just can't hear it. Gets into bloody everything, makes it a pain in t...
by Dan Kennedy
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Royer modded hum machine
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

A few things to look for. Measure the unloaded supply output, ie, no mic plugged in, what is the B+ voltage? Should be 100v or maybe a bit more. Supply OK? Is your polystyrene input capacitor bad, biasing the tube wrong? It doesn't take much heat to mess these up. Grid bias voltage ought to be just ...
by Dan Kennedy
Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Retail stores near Chicago selling Flux Remover
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Another excellent flux remover is CarboSol, sold at many hardware stores or big box places like Menards.

It's a functional replacement for TriChlor, the wonder chemical that we can't use anymore thanks to the greenie idiots...
by Dan Kennedy
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: You've got me stumped!
Replies: 6
Views: 4084

Up here in St. Paul, home of 3M we have AxMan surplus. When I was 20 or so a bunch of those remotes, the transport part, you know FF, RW Play and all without the channel assigns were for sale for $2 or so. I bought quite a few and adapted them to various tape machine remote controls. I've built a nu...
by Dan Kennedy
Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Old EV mics
Replies: 50
Views: 18906

Because a family friend was the EV rep in Minnesota, they were my first real mics. I've owned RE-11's and 16's, DO-54's, RE-20's, 635A's, DS-35's, and my favorite, the CS-15, which came out about 1976 or so, one of the first electret mics that could be considered professional. They still sound good,...
by Dan Kennedy
Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: A question about reviews
Replies: 8
Views: 3810

Well I kind of like it because I own Andy's soul. He will always write a good review. Oh, wait, he hasn't written any yet. Shit. What did I pay for???

:-)
by Dan Kennedy
Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Great gear scored on the cheap
Replies: 138
Views: 46681

I'm old, so some of these may or may not seem like deals, they were at the time. A Sculley 280B two track for an LA-2 plus he gave me $100 An Ampex ATR-104 four track, that I bought for $600 for a U-87 $150 for a crate of shit at a 3M auction that contained: 1 Crown DC 300 2 Tektronix Video waveform...
by Dan Kennedy
Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: RCA 44-BX Doesn't Fit Mic Stands
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: RCA 44-BX Doesn't Fit Mic Stands

AEA, who is Wes Dooley sells them, like $10.
by Dan Kennedy
Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: 1U Esoteric EQ
Replies: 13
Views: 1252

Re: 1U Esoteric EQ

Try mine. 1 space, sounds great, less filling. EQ-2NV
by Dan Kennedy
Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: DAT in Minneapolis
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: DAT in Minneapolis

I can do it too.
by Dan Kennedy
Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Paul Simon is kind of a twat, but...
Replies: 89
Views: 7519

Re: Paul Simon is kind of a twat, but...

I like S & G, but I was listenning to Wednesday Morning 3AM when I was in high school.

I always thought the album with Kodachrome and One Man's Ceiling and An American Tune was pretty good from top to bottom.

Poppy, but so what?