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by jimjazzdad
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Upping my vocal recording skills
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Upping my vocal recording skills

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:52 pm
I see you’re in Montreal. The Long and McQuade rental department is a huge resource for getting lots of mic options for little cash.
:^:
Also check out Studio Economik for rentals.
by jimjazzdad
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: repair 414 headbasket
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: repair 414 headbasket

Without seeing it I can only speculate, but if you don't want to swap your guts into a new frame what about a repair using an epoxy like JBWeld? The basket on the 414 is very important for RFI suppression so make sure electrical continuity is maintained...
by jimjazzdad
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need help with U87 XLR jack repair
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Need help with U87 XLR jack repair

Normally I would but it's 3 small solder points on a jack - not rocket science! Exactly. No Biggie. But if you are not familiar with prepping and soldering small gauge stranded wire, buy a spool of 24AWG at you local electronics store and practice on it until you are comfortable enough to tackle He...
by jimjazzdad
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Welcome Guests and Lurkers
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Welcome Guests and Lurkers

Snarl 12/8 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:59 am
...And apologies for my adblocker too.
I tend to turn off my adblocker for forums / websites that I frequent and get a lot of good info from - they need the ad revenue and I need the forum, so its sort of quid pro quo.
by jimjazzdad
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Welcome Guests and Lurkers
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Welcome Guests and Lurkers

markjazzbassist wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:40 am
if you click the "remember me" or whatever it is, you're always logged on. i turn off my computer many times and am always somehow still logged in here. just a thought.
That only works if you don't clear cookies and history after each browsing session, as I do (yes, I wear a tin foil hat too)
by jimjazzdad
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Listening to mixes in the car...
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: Listening to mixes in the car...

.flac or .wav files here - just say no to mp3 :twisted: I record mostly classical music and I really don't like the sound of mp3 (although a lot of my younger clients ask for delivery in that format). I usually burn a test CD and run that around to the car, the living room stereo and the stereo on t...
by jimjazzdad
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Minimal Band/Composer/Studio Website
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Minimal Band/Composer/Studio Website

My daughter is a singer and actor who maintains a website for professional reasons. Her domain name and web hosting cost about $30/year; she is in the musicians' union (AFM) and gets a pretty good deal from them. Her site is just a basic Wordpress template that somebody initially helped her tweak. S...
by jimjazzdad
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reusing Tape
Replies: 6
Views: 607

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: 1126

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: 846

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: 18
Views: 1705

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: 3150

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: 1496

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: 3060

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: 766

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...