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by Darlington Pair
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Roland Space Echo Mode 4,5,6 Hum
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Roland Space Echo Mode 4,5,6 Hum

Yep, cleaning the heck out of the rotary switch is what I would do, while you're there check the solder connections. I'm a fan of either Stabilant 22 or Dexoit D100l for treating that switch. The reason I think it must be related to the rotary switch is that 4, 5, and 6 are just combinations of head...
by Darlington Pair
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: space echo hell
Replies: 90
Views: 27746

I've got similar issues...I've tried several kinds of splicing tape, and I still hear it when it goes by. My interim fix has been to load longer loops, so it doesn't go by as often. ...And to learn to love the warble and dropouts. I mean, I'm using a Space Echo, right? I've got other options if I n...
by Darlington Pair
Mon May 18, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alternative re-amping method without a dedicated re-amp box
Replies: 11
Views: 2845

Hmm. You can reverse any old DI box, too. The thing is, what is yer goal? Re-amp to make it sound better? Anything you can think of that's similar might work ... But you have a better chance of making the guitar that you played sound like it's the originally plugged into the amp thing you wish it h...
by Darlington Pair
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: loud sound coming from haedphone out on mixer
Replies: 15
Views: 3535

Drone wrote:Anything where something is mounted to the chassis AND a PCB is a likely suspect too, physical stresses on these parts is higher.
What he said.
by Darlington Pair
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: loud sound coming from haedphone out on mixer
Replies: 15
Views: 3535

just gave a quick look to discover the master board is actually revision 3 not 2 lik ein the posted schematic. also upon taking it apart and putting it back the problem went away and the jack functioned properly then after a while it came back.. I did not see any cold joints but I'm assuming that t...
by Darlington Pair
Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: loud sound coming from haedphone out on mixer
Replies: 15
Views: 3535

I think we've narrowed it down to IC7.

Look closely at all the solders around it, my bet is on cracked solder on a resistor or cap leading to oscillation, possibly a open resistor, or bad cap, maybe a bad IC7
by Darlington Pair
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: loud sound coming from haedphone out on mixer
Replies: 15
Views: 3535

I would look for a bad solder, open resistor, or bad cap at C30, R55 and at C33, R52 from looking at the application note on the 2030 datasheet.

You can also look for a power supply oscillation at C40, C41, and C42 for the headphone amps.

Do you have an oscilloscope?
by Darlington Pair
Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: loud sound coming from haedphone out on mixer
Replies: 15
Views: 3535

Is there any change in volume with the headphone volume control? Is it in both channels? I'm trying to figure out if it's happening before the headphone amp and being amplified by the amp or if the noise you hear in the main outs is just some crosstalk from what's happening with the headphone out. I...
by Darlington Pair
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: loud sound coming from haedphone out on mixer
Replies: 15
Views: 3535

From just the headphone, but not the main outs? Possibly an oscillation from the headphone amp? Bad solder joint on a decoupling cap/bad cap somewhere around the headphone amp? Blown headphone amp? Depending on how the headphone amp is implemented (discrete, op-amp...) it could be any number of thin...
by Darlington Pair
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New mac mini?
Replies: 10
Views: 3623

I went with the last generation (2011) i7 quad Mini. Maxed the ram, put in an ssd, and for not much, I have a hell of a powerful little machine. Have both Firewire and Thunderbolt, plus USB3. I dont push it particularly hard, but it really performs well. My .02 For a while the prices on those shot ...
by Darlington Pair
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New mac mini?
Replies: 10
Views: 3623

I don't have direct experience with the Mac mini, but I still run pt11/etc 24/96k on my 2010 Mac pro (quad 2.8, 16gb ram), which is hardly the fastest anymore, no problems. Hope that helps. I'm currently running a dual processor G5 with no problems, I just don't have access to newer software. I sup...
by Darlington Pair
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New mac mini?
Replies: 10
Views: 3623

New mac mini?

So has anyone tried the new mac mini as a DAW around here? I was just getting ready to pull the trigger on the last generation when they released the new ones. I know there are a lot of things that aren't as nice like the soldered in RAM and the lack of a firewire port forcing me to use yet another ...
by Darlington Pair
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: space echo hell
Replies: 90
Views: 27746

Re: space echo hell

Yikes, I hope you figured out a way to take care of that chip. That sucks. So I need to do a better job of cleaning up after myself. I found a tiny solder ball on the power supply board so I removed that and the repeat rate works now. Now I need to check the bias etc. Do you think it's possible to ...
by Darlington Pair
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: space echo hell
Replies: 90
Views: 27746

Re: space echo hell

So I've been meaning to post an update for a couple of days..... I've got things mostly working with the delay now...... I found a tiny solder ball that was shorting out one end of a cap on the echo board. So now everything works except for the repeat rate function. I'm going to check the power sup...
by Darlington Pair
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fuzzy Carpet Material
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Ozite makes that stuff, I've always heard it referred to as Ozite, but I just looked and they make a lot of other stuff too. http://www.ozite.com/products/commercial/speaker-covers/ I used to work at a pro audio repair shop and after about a year they built me a nice bench to replace the card table ...