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by creaturesleeper
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tantalum capacitor replacements
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Tantalum capacitor replacements

I am going through some boards that have a lot of them. Assuming they fit on the board what is a recommended cap to replace these with? Most are 0.22.
I am not planning on direct coupling everything before that comes up.
by creaturesleeper
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quantum 128 Mixing board. Any other Quantum owners?
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Quantum 128 Mixing board. Any other Quantum owners?

I've had this thing for years and am diving back into it again after it sat in the corner for a long time inoperable. I have made a little patch bed to pull the boards seperately to power up put signal in and work on. Its going good so far. I posted in here several years ago about it and got busy wi...
by creaturesleeper
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubleshooting and Fixing a Quantum Board
Replies: 49
Views: 48620

Re: Troubleshooting and Fixing a Quantum Board

I know this thread is ancient but I have the technical manual for the 128
by creaturesleeper
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubleshooting and Fixing a Quantum Board
Replies: 49
Views: 48620

Re: Troubleshooting and Fixing a Quantum Board

I am currently diving into the QM128 I've had for years (not really working) I couldnt get it to reliably pass a signal so am pulling the boards one at a time and wiring up to go through seperately. Its working out so far. I love this console and its a big project for me. I usually build and work on...
by creaturesleeper
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Best Multi-track Cassette Tape Recorder?
Replies: 16
Views: 3529

I used forever and still have...a relay just went bad or maybe a belt broke I havent opened it up...A Peavey AMR from 1987 with mixer...it is solid as hell...But I don't see many of em...its rack mount style and about the size of a large dual cassette deck from the same era mine came with sides that...
by creaturesleeper
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quantum QM 128 faders
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

I am getting back to this board after focusing on tube stuff for quite awhile. I pulled one channel strip to try to get it going good and if I can do that will probably do em all. The power supply is good for now. None of the channels pass a signal. On this one isolated channel its obvious the LM318...
by creaturesleeper
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help setting up a home studio
Replies: 17
Views: 2660

I still use an old AMR 4 track from 1987... It still is rock solid and tapes arent hard to find...use anything you can...I have a decent computer and Otari reel to reel...but the four track gets plenty of use...nay sayers otherwise...
by creaturesleeper
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quantum QM 128 faders
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

This one already has an external supply but I suspect its not great
by creaturesleeper
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quantum QM 128 faders
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

I have built some tube amps pedals and mics and recently fixed my Otari capstan motor...not chip stuff but but I think I'm capable and it would be a valuable learning experience. I understand if you dont want to but if I sent you schematics would you bewilling to pen in the modifications? I could se...
by creaturesleeper
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quantum QM 128 faders
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

I was wondering if the power supply is any good...I have the manual with full schematics and voltages seem low. What did you replace the IC's with? I read about a few but you have you have to disconnect the buffering around the originals and strap a cap across them? I'd like to learn more and do thi...
by creaturesleeper
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Quantum QM 128 faders
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Quantum QM 128 faders

I've been slowly working on this board. It has the optional patchbay and a fucking mess of wires...I think it was attached to a 4 track at one point anyway I seperated it from all that and just tryed to get it to pass a signal non of the VU's registered anything..Im using the osc.tone from my otari ...
by creaturesleeper
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Tape Op mics - where have all the instructions gone?
Replies: 53
Views: 18900

I built two...one I stuffed into an old Karoake metal bodied mic and screwed an xlr into the end and the other into some other thriftstore mic body...they sound completly different but I have used them as a pair and got cool sounds...they look really fucked but sound cool...
by creaturesleeper
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who fixes Otari Capstan motors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

I put it back together and everything works as it should so far...I'll keep those techs in mind if I get boggled with something else!
by creaturesleeper
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who fixes Otari Capstan motors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

I can fix it..! Myself!

I opened up the motor and discovered the sensor had come loose inside...the drive coils are fine. The sensor was jammed inside the motor but not damaged...crappy glue I guess. I just need to glue it back in and put it back together :-)
by creaturesleeper
Wed May 21, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who fixes Otari Capstan motors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Who fixes Otari Capstan motors?

One of the drive coils fell off inside mine..thought someone here might know...I'm on the west coast