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by puffpastry
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: BLA "sparrow" A/D Converter - anyone have/use one?
Replies: 34
Views: 6501

Hi. I admit, at first I didn't understand what you were saying, but now I do see where you're getting your numbers from and how your method works....but it is wrong. Well, as I said before, we aren't the only pro audio company that uses this method, there are several others, and Digidesign is an ex...
by puffpastry
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: BLA "sparrow" A/D Converter - anyone have/use one?
Replies: 34
Views: 6501

According to your logic, since the stock 003 added 15dB and the 003 mod only adds 12 dB, that means the modded 003 actually puts out 3dB LESS than the unmodded version!!! No. Once again, you're misunderstanding us. The Tweak 003 adds another 15dbV to the headroom of the existing stock 003 design (I...
by puffpastry
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: BLA "sparrow" A/D Converter - anyone have/use one?
Replies: 34
Views: 6501

The 15dB increase in headroom comes from Digi's own documentation. Since the output swing capability of the stock 003 is 6 volts greater than the stock 002, the increase is 15dB. 6 volts dB with a 1v reference is roughly 15dB. I'm sure you can do the math. If we increase output swing capability by 1...
by puffpastry
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: BLA "sparrow" A/D Converter - anyone have/use one?
Replies: 34
Views: 6501

OK 15 dB means the 003 has a minimum of 5.6 times higher rails than the 002. Unlikely, but possible I guess. I'm not sure where you're getting 5.6 times. Decibels are logarithmic. You can't simply multiply by a given number to get the answer. Since you're such an expert, Ned, here's a test of your ...
by puffpastry
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Black Lion Audio A/D Converter
Replies: 33
Views: 9206

Wow, you guys are a pretty tough crowd to please!:) Where's the word clock I/O and option to sync to an external clock? We didn't include word out for a couple of reasons. There are many systems that won't let you sync to both wordclock and an incoming spdif signal at the same time. You're often for...
by puffpastry
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Black Lion Audio A/D Converter
Replies: 33
Views: 9206

Anyway, I uess my point is moot according to the recent BLA reply. For two channels, s/mux would be overkill. We want to do some four and eight channel expansion units, and at that point we would use s/mux. Here's how it works: When analog audio is converted into digital, it actually exists as thre...
by puffpastry
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Black Lion Audio A/D Converter
Replies: 33
Views: 9206

I only wish they would include SMUX optical I/O. Serial multiplexing (s/mux) is too expensive to include on a two-channel converter, especially since the technology to transmit up to 192kHz data rates via SPDIF and AES is widely available and inexpensive to implement. 96k s/mux requires that each d...
by puffpastry
Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Black Lion Audio A/D Converter
Replies: 33
Views: 9206

Hey all-- I don't drop by much these days because I'm often too busy. I can give everyone a little run down on what I've done with the A/D design. Here are some specs: Number of channels: 2 Dynamic range, Converter: 120dB Dynamic range, Analog: 33dBu SNR: -110dB Slew rate, Analog: approx 6000v/micro...
by puffpastry
Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Cleaning out the closet, lots of stuff FS
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Bump.

The Tascam tape machine is still available, I've reduced the price from $1500 to $1200.
by puffpastry
Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Cleaning out the closet, lots of stuff FS
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Cleaning out the closet, lots of stuff FS

I have loads of stuff that sits around and doesn't get used, so I'm cleaning out my closet. Everything is priced for quick sale. If you're interested, you can PM me, but email is better: mnewport at blacklionaudio dot com. I rarely check PM's anymore because I don't have the time. SM Pro PM8 passive...
by puffpastry
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bellari RP220 mic pre mods
Replies: 1
Views: 699

PM me. I'll see if I've got an old copy on my office computer that you can have.

Matt
by puffpastry
Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Puffpastry in Sound On Sound
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

Whoah...I can't believe they actually ran that. You have no idea how much fuss MOTU put up over that whole thing.

Thanks for the kind words, you guys. It really means alot.

Matt
by puffpastry
Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SM Pro Audio Summing Box
Replies: 2
Views: 915

SM Pro sent me one about a month ago. I took a quick look at it, but one of my employees absconded with it and hasn't brought it back. It has two active outputs and one passive out. The passive out doesn't seem to like microphone preamp inputs very much. We tried it with a Great River, and it was pr...
by puffpastry
Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: To the gear designers:
Replies: 16
Views: 2930

I have the ART 2-Channel Tube Parametric EQ. Sounds pretty good.... Smile Hey..PuffPastry, any mods for it?.... I've looked at that design a little bit, Clinton. I think the thing that steered me away from it is that it took too much work to really get it to sound that much better. Unfortunately, m...
by puffpastry
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS Mbox 2 Pro+Ignition Pack, $650
Replies: 0
Views: 469

FS Mbox 2 Pro+Ignition Pack, $650

I have an Mbox 2 Pro for sale. It includes PT 7.2 plus the Ignition Pack software. I purchased it as an open box/demo unit from Guitar Center two weeks ago. The software has never been installed and the unit has never been registered. I'm asking $650 plus shipping.

PM for more information.

Matt