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by winky dinglehoffer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: connecting turntable to console
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: connecting turntable to console

Unless your turntable has a line out, it won't work right just to hook it up direct. ART used to make (still makes?) a little phono pre, and I'm sure there are others. Quality will vary, as will price. Small DJ mixers can often be found for next to nothing & will give you an adequate phono pre if yo...
by winky dinglehoffer
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need help with U87 XLR jack repair
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Need help with U87 XLR jack repair

Sometimes the set screws on XLR connectors turn opposite normal screws--so maybe that's one thing you're missing? Generally the idea is that the screw will line up with a hole in the mic body (or connector body--or whatever) and you turn the screw so that it comes up into the hole & locks the connec...
by winky dinglehoffer
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Furman RV1, Urei 7110
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Furman RV1, Urei 7110

Furman RV1 Spring Reverb. Shows a little rack rash and the chassis has a little of the light corrosion that is typical with these Works great, was recapped at some point. SOLD. Urei 7110 Compressor with Transformer output. In nice cosmetic & working condtion. $150. I'm in Atlanta. Will send pics on ...
by winky dinglehoffer
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual fix for microphone noise issue
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Unusual fix for microphone noise issue

I recently used a piece of one of those rectangular pencil erasers to fix the Play button on a teacher friend's portable CD player (a classroom model with built in speaker). Sort of audio related, & I was right proud of myself for making it work.
by winky dinglehoffer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3960
Views: 856948

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Lexicon Reflex & Kurzweil Rumour. Having fun using them with my synths.
by winky dinglehoffer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Welcome Guests and Lurkers
Replies: 10
Views: 1304

Re: Welcome Guests and Lurkers

Interestingly, TOMB is the one site where I get ads even with adblockers on. I actually appreciate that--ads are very much audio-focused, & I don't have to worry about being tracked or having ads tailored to something that has nothing to do with anything I care about.
by winky dinglehoffer
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MD 409 in pieces
Replies: 22
Views: 1138

Re: MD 409 in pieces

It's possible there's a small transformer before the XLR. It might be worth trying to get the base apart to check(carefully, of course.) Or if you have an ohm meter, check for resistance between the leads that go down to the XLR. If you see resistance (usually something under 1K, sometimes way under...
by winky dinglehoffer
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oddball Compressor ... Executone M270
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Oddball Compressor ... Executone M270

transilytic is actually what I meant--much more prone to failure (in my experience) than standard electrolytics.
by winky dinglehoffer
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oddball Compressor ... Executone M270
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Oddball Compressor ... Executone M270

The bigger caps look like transilytics (I think that's the name.) If they are, expect them to fail--if they haven't already. I had to replace a bunch in some old Wurlitzers once--they don't seem to age well.
by winky dinglehoffer
Sun May 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Tascam 388 in Atlanta. No ship, needs work.
Replies: 0
Views: 1348

Tascam 388 in Atlanta. No ship, needs work.

I don't know if anybody up here might be interested, but I've got a Tascam 388 that doesn't play/record or rewind. Could be a belt, could need adjusting, could be a motor. Also, the right main channel does not get signal from any of the input channels. VU meters all work, one VU lamp is out. Decent ...
by winky dinglehoffer
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reducing noise from a vintage synth?
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Reducing noise from a vintage synth?

The poly six has a chorus, right? Is the noise worse with chorus on than off? Sometimes the bbd chips get noisy with age. Replacing with an NOS chip from a reputable dealer (bootlegs abound) can solve that problem. Other than that, I’m clueless.
by winky dinglehoffer
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Adding Center Detent Pan Pots to a TEAC Model 1 Line Mixer?
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Adding Center Detent Pan Pots to a TEAC Model 1 Line Mixer?

It's worth keeping in mind that pots are commonly rated at =/- 20%, +/-10% if you spend more. So, since you're matching two decks on a pan pot, you have the potential (though it's not likely) for a dual 10K to have one deck 12K and the other 8K. And there's also the possibility that (even if the pot...
by winky dinglehoffer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?

On the roll-your-own fx front: look up Ben Burtt on the youtubes. There's a fair number of interviews with/features about him, & his techniques are inspiring.
by winky dinglehoffer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: sound effect libraries - good forums for second hand?

My limited, nonprofessional experience: It's not that hard to make a fair amt. of what you want through recording & sound manipulation plus a couple of synths. (The Hanna-Barbera library features quite a few fairly simple analog synth sounds.) It's worth looking in the sound effects/novelty section ...