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by markjazzbassist
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reusing Tape
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Reusing Tape

i prefer 1.5mil tape on my fostex. i'm able to hit the tape harder and i get better bass response. i've read many responses on forums from ex tascam and fostex employees that say the wear difference is negligible and the only reason they recommended 1mil is because they got better head wrap which me...
by markjazzbassist
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Organization: shelves vs cabinets vs drawers vs hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Organization: shelves vs cabinets vs drawers vs hooks

Pedals and noise gadgets are currently piled where they’re visible and accessible. I approach those things the same way I approach kitchen tools. As soon as they’re put away I cease to use them. Sage advice here Dave. I am going to move some stuff around in my space to make sure all my pedals are o...
by markjazzbassist
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Show Us Your Junk - cool gear porn YouTube Channel
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Show Us Your Junk - cool gear porn YouTube Channel

John Vanderslice's studio Tiny Telephone, wow. That dude and studio seem awesome, his recording philosophy and studio philosophy (free tape, free weed, free coffee) is sweet. i need to make a record there one day.
by markjazzbassist
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Adding Center Detent Pan Pots to a TEAC Model 1 Line Mixer?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Adding Center Detent Pan Pots to a TEAC Model 1 Line Mixer?

revive audio said it's beyond their skill set. i guess i'll just try and "center" them best i can without the detents when i make scratch mixes.
by markjazzbassist
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reducing noise from a vintage synth?
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Reducing noise from a vintage synth?

i would try the "low" setting first, see if that helps. if not try the DI on both Hi and Low setting and see which is best. I'm going to guess turning off the Chorus will lower some noise as well, i have a chorus on a synth that is also noisy, but when off it lowers the noise floor considerably.
by markjazzbassist
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Adding Center Detent Pan Pots to a TEAC Model 1 Line Mixer?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Adding Center Detent Pan Pots to a TEAC Model 1 Line Mixer?

i've reached out to revive audio to see if they would mod it to have center detent and be compliant with Pan law.
by markjazzbassist
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: RCA BN-1A remote preamp
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Re: FS: RCA BN-1A remote preamp

how noisy is it? is it useable on quiet sources or is it a loud guitar amp kinda thing only?
by markjazzbassist
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Adding Center Detent Pan Pots to a TEAC Model 1 Line Mixer?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Adding Center Detent Pan Pots to a TEAC Model 1 Line Mixer?

the pan pots on this are continuous and do not have a detent. This bothers me because i'm worried stuff won't be true Center. Eventually i need to use this to submix for bounces or a real mix, and i'm wondering how easy it would be to just pull the pan pots and replace with a similar value and taper...
by markjazzbassist
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 412
Views: 110442

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

i like the idea for the small 7" shelves. my issue is i don't have enough 7" to get a crate to house them, so they are just loose next to my receiver. i'm a big 12" guy, not much of a 7" guy. i get that "real crate diggers" are all about the 7", but i just like to get stuff to listen to.
by markjazzbassist
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: USPS doesn't consider Tape or Cassette for Media Mail
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: USPS doesn't consider Tape or Cassette for Media Mail

haha, i'm an old soul i love the post office, its so much cheaper than UPS/Fedex and i ship a lot of stuff. funny that link you sent HAS A PICTURE OF A REEL with tape lol. the lady i had showed me a documentation that detailed all the media mail types, i should have just said it was a Record, they w...
by markjazzbassist
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: USPS doesn't consider Tape or Cassette for Media Mail
Replies: 4
Views: 188

USPS doesn't consider Tape or Cassette for Media Mail

Mailed a 1/4" reel out today and tried to use USPS Media mail. The lady said Reel Tape or Cassette is not applicable. She showed me their manual and all the media types. I was bummed, also it cost like an extra 6 bucks to ship regular over media. Reel Tape and Cassettes are media sources, maybe i sh...
by markjazzbassist
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1/2 4 track tape width Question
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: 1/2 4 track tape width Question

1400 still seems a little high unless it is MINT and the heads are practically new. here is one from reverb going for 950

https://reverb.com/item/17711403-otari- ... -2-4-track
by markjazzbassist
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1/2 4 track tape width Question
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: 1/2 4 track tape width Question

depends. there are 2 different Otari MX5050 4 tracks. One is 1/2" tape which would mean more track width than the 8 track version. This version is akin to a 1" 8 track. There is also a 1/4" 4 track and that is the same track widths as the 8 track 1/2" machine. ask the seller if it's 1/4" or 1/2" and...
by markjazzbassist
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tell me about your unusual recording spaces
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: tell me about your unusual recording spaces

haha. wow, quite a thread but def wanna check it out. i don't have the space for that, but this property is stand alone, so hoping to do whatever i am doing inside the exisiting house - may include ripping up floors/digging basements down, etc. i'm a drummer and i record stupidly loud bands. in tha...
by markjazzbassist
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3833
Views: 812715

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

early 80's DOD FX60 chorus pedal. i've avoided getting a chorus pedal for a long time because to me it is the "80s sound" regardless of what it's put on. and i hate 80s music pretty much completely (i think i have a record from 80 and maybe one from 81, in my collection) due to the tonality and soni...