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by mixedupsteve
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: impedance balancing resistor values
Replies: 12
Views: 2174

Rat Shack is still Rat Shack down here in MD.
Those cheap 5% resistors they sell are metal film I'm pretty sure not carbon.
by mixedupsteve
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: where to find WAV files online...
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

by mixedupsteve
Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Building a Transformer/Color Box? School me on transformers
Replies: 74
Views: 46621

I just want to clarify something about transfomrer impedance and loads. A transformer itself does not offer an impedance to the source. It just reflects the impedance of the load and changes the load impedance as seen by the source only if it is a step up or step down tranny. In other words, if you ...
by mixedupsteve
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alesis Multimix 8 Firewire
Replies: 6
Views: 1138

I have a MultiMix16 firewire. I've used it for "recording the band" at gigs and it's worked well for that. I could attach it to my laptop, record the night as WAVs and then drop it into ProTools later for editing and any other processing. So it worked well as a tape machine but I never really use i...
by mixedupsteve
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Presonus Studiolive, experiences?
Replies: 26
Views: 6142

Over on PSW there's alsot of users who like it. There are many who simply can't get over the lack of flying faders and insist it's not a real Pro mixer. It seems like most of those who actually own or have used one actually like it.
by mixedupsteve
Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tube swap options for MIC pre
Replies: 16
Views: 4525

Re: tube swap options for MIC pre

Hey guys I have a dreaded behringer MIC100 (I know it's crap :oops: ) 'tube' pre. I know it's sacrilege but I actually like this little craptastic box. Anyway I've been using it happily for a year or so now and last night it developed an annoying sound similar to tape hiss which is driving me mad. ...
by mixedupsteve
Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Burning a Master Disk for Short Run Duplication
Replies: 2
Views: 897

I use this:

http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

It has a test tracks feature and can also correct and reburn disks with errors and minor scratches etc.
by mixedupsteve
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Drastic sound difference with transformers in PM1000?
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

I wouldn't connect the secondary center tap to ground. The shell of the transformer should be connected to chassis ground as should pin one of the output male XLR jack.
by mixedupsteve
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is this common power amp problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 2967

I had the same thing happen to my old Onkyo integrated amp. What I found was a jumper on the back that connected the preamp output to the power amp inputs (rcas) I removed and cleaned it and presto, no more problem.
by mixedupsteve
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: best way to convert balanced output to unbalanced input
Replies: 12
Views: 2992

If you know the balancing method of the pre then you can use one of the methods here:
http://rane.com/note110.html
by mixedupsteve
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Clip replacement for sdc mic's...
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

musiciansfriend and full compass have them.
by mixedupsteve
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SM57 mod. Resistor and load/impedance questions!
Replies: 8
Views: 5311

so i read that thread explaining this mod. the idea seems to be that it tamps down the peaks in the frequency response, ya? would this work essentially the same on any dynamic mic? thinking maybe it would be simple to make up some little in-line connectors like. xlr-f -> 660ohm resistor from p2 to ...
by mixedupsteve
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: just got 2 new electro-harmonix mic pres need help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

I got a bad amp from Mus Friend once and they swapped it out quick and gave me a $25.00 store credit for my trouble.
As far as the gain levels go, I would start with the Mbox low but experiment a little. You can change the sound by playing with the levels on the two.
by mixedupsteve
Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: my MACBOOK SUDDENLY not recognizing Presonus FIREPOD?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Have you called Presonus support or gone on their forums.
by mixedupsteve
Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SM57 mod. Resistor and load/impedance questions!
Replies: 8
Views: 5311

seems weird. anybody ever recorded a sample of this comparison? i have a couple variable pre amps, i always thought i should be matching them to the mic at the time... am i doing something wrong? haha -j I have some with variable impedance and I just use what sounds best. Same with output impedance.