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by winky dinglehoffer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Welcome Guests and Lurkers
Replies: 10
Views: 351

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: 501

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: 9
Views: 654

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: 9
Views: 654

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: 652

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: 510

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: 637

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: 671

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: 671

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 ...
by winky dinglehoffer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap but good headphone amp recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1450

Re: Cheap but good headphone amp recommendations

My experience with the Behringer was only with an older unit, and the closer a channel was to the internal power supply, the more mains hum was audible in that channel. Behringer has probably addressed this issue by now. Other than that, it was fine. Oz Audio Q-Mix HM6 can be had pretty cheaply 2nd ...
by winky dinglehoffer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories
Replies: 25
Views: 4004

Re: Unusual recording gigs and new experiences- share your stories

I saw Jaap Blonk perform many years ago--he was impressive! I can unequivocally say that he's the best Dada tone poet I've ever seen perform.
by winky dinglehoffer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Old Colony Mastering build recap
Replies: 37
Views: 5225

Re: Old Colony Mastering build recap

My advice (which you probably don't need) is to keep gutters clean and make sure they carry the water far away from the building. I've had to cope with a lot of water problems in various homes, so I feel your pain. My general experience is that good gutters go a long way toward alleviating misery. A...
by winky dinglehoffer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: This has bothered me for a while
Replies: 0
Views: 2683

This has bothered me for a while

Why isn't there (at least as far as I can tell) a direct link from the Mesage Board to the front page of tapeop.com? It seems so simple, and there have been quite a few occasions when I've wanted to look at something on the .com page after seeing something mentioned on TOMB. Is there a reason *not* ...
by winky dinglehoffer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Issues with Studiomaster mixer
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: Issues with Studiomaster mixer

Transformer hum is often due to laminations in the transformer getting loose & vibrating against each other. A replacement transformer would be the easy solution--if you can find something appropriate.
by winky dinglehoffer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Fave Soundtrack
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: Fave Soundtrack

Anatomy of a Murder--Duke Ellington
Model Shop--Spirit
If you're feeling electronicky:
Forbidden Planet--Louis & Beebe Barron
Logan's Run--Jerry Goldsmith (well, it has some high points anyway)

I'm fond of a few of the ones already mentioned as well.