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by kslight
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speaker switcher recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 85

Re: Speaker switcher recommendations

On a low budget...I've been using one of those Presonus Monitor Stations for years with no trouble. Can find them real cheap used as well. Internet suggests they might color the sound a bit, but I've never compared head to head with something reportedly better...they work fine for my purposes.
by kslight
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

The case reminds me of some cheesy kids wood working kit my brother had...his was an outhouse though... I dig it
by kslight
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 8 Channel Hum Eliminator before Tape
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: 8 Channel Hum Eliminator before Tape

And I agree that if a hum eliminator did actually work that’s a symptom of a bigger problem...probably wiring related? Sorry to not answer the question, I’ve just never heard of a hum eliminator being used like this. To me it seems like it should be worth some more troubleshooting before deferring t...
by kslight
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 one track not recording
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Tascam 388 one track not recording

Hi, thanks for your reply. Everything on channel 4 works fine. I can use channel 4 to record to any of the tracks, but none of the channels can record to track 4. So we know it's not at the input stage. My guess is that it's somewhere between the track assign and the tape, as the VU meter doesnt wo...
by kslight
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3865
Views: 819889

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

Plugin Alliance had a couple good sales this last week...picked up Unfiltered Audio Triad (crazy, like all their stuff) and Elysia Phil's Cascade (for more subtle processing).

Also Elektron Analog Drive pedals are being blown out, so decided to see how those are...
by kslight
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: transparent 500 series pre
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: transparent 500 series pre

I would also recommend a couple that I have used: Danfield Audio MX20vpr (Danfield Audio is out of business so only if you can find one used) - I use this one with my Slate ML-1 and ML-2 mics FiveFish SC-1 mk500 (if you can find them used) or I think the replacement is now SC501. https://www.fivefi...
by kslight
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Would Dumping from an 8 track repeatedly cause sync issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Would Dumping from an 8 track repeatedly cause sync issues?

If you were to plan on editing the passes to sync together in the DAW, you could de-PITA-ify that process somewhat by giving up another track to provide an identical click track for each pass. snappy-transient quarter notes would then be very easy to visually or automatically line up in the DAW. Yo...
by kslight
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Would Dumping from an 8 track repeatedly cause sync issues?
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Would Dumping from an 8 track repeatedly cause sync issues?

Yes. It will be a lot of editing...it’s not like one or two simple timing shifts, we are talking hundreds over the course of a few minutes. It depends on how tolerant you are of looseness though...but the above is my experience. I have done exactly what you suggest, for a song we did about 14 tracks...
by kslight
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 one track not recording
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Tascam 388 one track not recording

I’ve had similar symptoms with a bad/broken/disconnected fader on multiple machines I’ve owned. An easy test would be to take the fader from an adjacent channel and swap with channel 4 and see if it makes any difference.

Can other channels record to track 4?
by kslight
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Finally Acquired Tascam 388 and need Sage Advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Finally Acquired Tascam 388 and need Sage Advice!

I’ve got a printed service book, might have a PDF somewhere. But I’m not home right now to look.
by kslight
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Finally Acquired Tascam 388 and need Sage Advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Finally Acquired Tascam 388 and need Sage Advice!

I wouldn’t expect the heads to cause issue with tracks 1-4 only, normally...I would take a hard look at the routing/switches though. Example, what happens if you plug into channel 1 and route the signal to record on 5. And what about plugging into channel 5 and routing to channel 1. Etc. I’m surpris...
by kslight
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Electrical Audio Studio Practices Recording Seminar July 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Electrical Audio Studio Practices Recording Seminar July 2019

Who has $2200 they can spot me on short notice? 8)

Don’t get me wrong, would be a cool experience but in order to seriously consider it would need more than a month to find that much cash in a responsible fashion... :alien:
by kslight
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 705

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

Just a last thing: I hope at some point you move from Garageband. There is almost no documentation for this play toy type DAW. Like, no way to know what the meter scale is (there are a ton). I would recommend either you get Reaper (free or cheap), or Pro Tools First (free). Many people on here know...
by kslight
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Listening to mixes in the car...
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Listening to mixes in the car...

I put mixes on google drive (in 320kbps mp3 format) and stream over Bluetooth to my car stereo (delightful new phone has no aux out...), all of which adds its own layer of bullshit. Still, I assume this is the way most people listen to music in their car, (at least over Bluetooth, not over google dr...
by kslight
Thu May 30, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: tracking headphones 2019 (for the performers)

I bought some inexpensive Monoprice headphones for tracking that sound pretty good, are quite inexpensive, hold tight, and have removable cables. https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=120&cp_id=12001&cs_id=1082302&p_id=8323&seq=1&format=2 I have a set of these...they aren't bad, much rather let so...