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by mechanicalmastering
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bad Power Transformer On Hamptone JFET?
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Anybody? Please? I've barely got any info from Scott :(
by mechanicalmastering
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Correct RE20 / PL20 Wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Thanks for all the feedback guy, greatly appreciated indeed. How come THIS http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae215/analogsoundstudio/2012-06-27_1004.png terminal doesn't have anything connected to it in the diagram, yet that's where the pink wire seems to be connected on my mic? Another diagram. Ye...
by mechanicalmastering
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Correct RE20 / PL20 Wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

That wiring is correct, based on this diagram.
According to that diagram, wouldn't the pink wire be soldered to the tab closest to the black wire? I just tried that combination and am no longer receiving output. Maybe the black/pink need to be switched around?
by mechanicalmastering
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Correct RE20 / PL20 Wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Correct RE20 / PL20 Wiring

I just got a great deal on a pl20 cause the guy took it apart to change the foam and then forgot which wires went where. Here is a pic of the current incorrect wiring, (pink/black go to capsule, red goes to pin 2, green to pin 3, pin 1 is jumpered to ground). What's the CORRECT places these wires go...
by mechanicalmastering
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yet Another Kick Drum Mic Shootout
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Thanks for sharing and having other useful gear info on the site, that rawks! Totally informative. I love the way you laid-out samples for ease comparison, you should keep doing these! Awesome work.
by mechanicalmastering
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bad Power Transformer On Hamptone JFET?
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Bad Power Transformer On Hamptone JFET?

I love this thing but it stopped working after about a week, I kind of a newb and Scott doesn't seem eager to help me troubleshoot so here I am. Neither audio channel is working, the pilot light does not come on, but the 48v phantom power lights light-up when pressed. I tested the psu according to t...
by mechanicalmastering
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Capsule Damage
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Mic Capsule Damage

I was removing the plastic HF dampening from an Oktava MKL2500 and just barely dented, (just barely!), the capsule's outer clear, thin-plastic cover with a small flathead screwdriver, should I be concerned about it? Should I consider replacing it? Where could I even find one!?!
by mechanicalmastering
Thu May 17, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Moviola URS "Squawk Box" Mods
Replies: 2
Views: 4211

Moviola URS "Squawk Box" Mods

Have one coming in soon and I'd like to get a jump on any modifications needed to turn it into a very fine guitar amp, it looks like an original, (not the co-branded Magnasync ones, not sure if that's a good thing or not). Aside from adding a three prong after draining the caps, (grounding out to th...
by mechanicalmastering
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What specs to look for in a used Mac?
Replies: 17
Views: 6671

For a grand, get a brand new Mac mini and max out its memory.
For real!?! Yowza, hadn't really thought about that one.
by mechanicalmastering
Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What specs to look for in a used Mac?
Replies: 17
Views: 6671

What specs to look for in a used Mac?

About to search for a used macintosh in the $1k-or-less range and need some info regarding which year/model/features to be on the lookout for. Which specs should I be looking at? Fast processor and lot's of internal memory? Desktop or laptop? What types of in's/out's would be desirable? Running Logi...
by mechanicalmastering
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: wtb ~ SELL ME YOUR MICROLIMITER!
Replies: 1
Views: 360

wtb ~ SELL ME YOUR MICROLIMITER!

Don't just sit there, look me in the eyes and tell me that you're going to actually use it someday, I actually need the damn thing and will put it to good use. Hook a fellow brother of the TOMB up! Shipping to 43201 Columbus, OH
by mechanicalmastering
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mics For Capturing,,, Intimacy?
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Mics For Capturing,,, Intimacy?

So I'll be on the set at this REALLY hot porn shoot all next week and I was wondering which SDC or Shotgun would most accurately capture a female vocal from upside down while she's giving a two dudes a - Psych! Whispers fellas,, what's good for capturing whispers and intimate vocal deliveries? Like,...
by mechanicalmastering
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "color vs. clean" pres and comps
Replies: 15
Views: 4352

John Hardy. Thanks! (Now, OP, that is how you ask for a preamp suggestion, use adjectives! ;) ) The 610 sounds somewhat "wooly" from what I've gathered, and if that's what you're after, I'd suggest the Peavey VMP-2, (don't mind the name), it's an amazing sleeper tube pre. If clean, color for use on...
by mechanicalmastering
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: "color vs. clean" pres and comps
Replies: 15
Views: 4352

What color you are after. Then I'll tell you what you need. Not to derail the thread, but I'm on the prowl for a clean, stackable preamp around $1k street with some sparkle, the closest thing I've found is the Forssell SMP-2, which sounds less detailed and "earthy" but more sparkly and prettier tha...
by mechanicalmastering
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gated Reverb on Drums-- Maybe not so Dumb & Dated After
Replies: 23
Views: 7316

I use gated reverbs ALL THE TIME! As far as I am concerned, the discovery of gated-reverb was conceived in the 80's, and it just so happens that, much like the excessive use of CGI in film, the practice got ran into the ground and eventually became a joke of itself. Don't underestimate the actual id...