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by jimjazzdad
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reusing Tape
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Reusing Tape

The most common fault with older tapes is 'dropout'. This is caused when a bit of the oxide layer is damaged by humidity, abrasion, stretching, or other mechanical damage. It might only last for a second, but it ruins your take. When you are recording 8 tracks on 1/4", as with the Fostex, a very sma...
by jimjazzdad
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Power Amplifiers in 2019?
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Power Amplifiers in 2019?

I second the ART SLA 1 - great sound, great bang for buck, would have no issue with loads down to 4 ohms. I have three and have never had an issue with them,
by jimjazzdad
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 38
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Tascam 38

Most problems on the Tascam 32/34/38 tape decks is where the various cards seat in the motherboard. If re-seating the cards doesn't do the trick, you might even have to resolder the connectors - apparently there were quality problems with the flow soldering of the PCBs on these models occasionally. ...
by jimjazzdad
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphones and comfort
Replies: 16
Views: 737

Re: Headphones and comfort

I find most open-back cans more comfortable for long listening sessions - an old pair of AKG K240 DF are my go-to endurance cans. I also have the ATH-M50, which I use on location recording sessions because of the isolation they provide...they are not as comfortable but the sessions tend to be shorte...
by jimjazzdad
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Michael Joly is getting out of the microphone business...
Replies: 10
Views: 2277

Re: Michael Joly is getting out of the microphone business...

This sucks. I had just visited his site a couple weeks ago with the idea of having him upgrade my mk012 pair. Is there anyone else that does a comparable job? Probably not as he mentions the difficulty of find a successor. Perhaps I'll diy it. Fortunately I have a third one i can experiment on firs...
by jimjazzdad
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Fave Soundtrack
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Fave Soundtrack

The Blues Brothers and Rocky Horror got to make the list. And, although not strictly speaking movie soundtracks, old Broadway original cast recordings.
by jimjazzdad
Tue May 15, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How To: Replace an 8-Track R2R with a Laptop
Replies: 20
Views: 2410

Re: How To: Replace an 8-Track R2R with a Laptop

A Zoom F8 would effectively replace the Tascam 38, has controls like a tape deck, and a tiny screen compared to a laptop. Also comparable in price to a decent laptop. Plus it has excellent mic preamps, should you ever want to ditch the mixer and travel really light to a remote gig.
by jimjazzdad
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Monitors - Hanging Instead of Stands
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Monitors - Hanging Instead of Stands

I've been to a couple studios where they mounted monitors to arms extending from the wall - 2.5" metal pipe type deal with an elbow and pivots at the wall flange and monitor. No idea what you'd call this or if it's a "true studio product." I imagine places that deal in permanent PA installs in club...
by jimjazzdad
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Jack White Live
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Re: Jack White Live

Good to hear Jack is still playing with tape. Reminds me of the story of Springsteen creating Nebraska.
by jimjazzdad
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Jack White Live
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Re: Jack White Live

...This was the first show I’ve attended that required people lock their phones in a Yondr pouch...or in my case i just left my phone in my car. And damn if it wasn’t awesome. Everything should be like this...movies, concerts... It was brilliant to be able to watch a show without seeing everyone ta...
by jimjazzdad
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 412
Views: 110408

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

7" reels were never as popular as LPs but there are lots of used, pre-recorded reels from the 70s...Craigslist, Kijiji, Ebay are all places I have purchased from. Generally, if you stay away from the late eighties and nineties when polyester tape with sticky shed syndrome emerged, used tapes are OK....
by jimjazzdad
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 412
Views: 110408

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

The 3 Systems of the Mancave, the shed shrine (aka the guest room) : "Shedshrine" was what I called my sheetrock, insulation and packing tape room-within-a-room recording structure I built in my tiny apartment while living in Japan. Nice story and nice gear. Your Denon TT is the same one as my budd...
by jimjazzdad
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: TapeOpLarry and tomb
Replies: 8
Views: 1172

Re: TapeOpLarry and tomb

moral of the story: never comment on those spam posts that the mods have to mop up!
I have often wondered why TOMB seems to get more than its fair share of spam-bot posts?
by jimjazzdad
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Since we're talking headphones
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Since we're talking headphones

I have a pair of old K240DF (DF = Diffused Field). They are also 600 ohm and the fit is as comfortable as all the AKG K240 cans - wear 'em all day! The DF version was supposed to sound more like speakers for monitoring purposes and I have to say they do seem more open and natural than even the pair ...
by jimjazzdad
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How far have interfaces come in the past 10-12 years?
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: How far have interfaces come in the past 10-12 years?

I am not embarrassed to note that I still love my M-Audio Delta 44 that I use with amy XP Pro macheen. All the overdubs, vocals, etc. at the below-linked were recorded thru that interface. I mean, that there right there is indisputable proof that I use "vintage" gear! :twisted: I run two Delta 66 c...