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by jimjazzdad
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: M/S guitars and other stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: M/S guitars and other stuff

Yeah, I'd do it as a width/depth enhancer for a single guitar. It would be weird to have two guitars in M/S because their mids would both have to shoot down the middle, it'd be like a stereo enhanced pair of mono guitars.... maybe cool though, ya never know. No reason you can't pan an MS guitar in ...
by jimjazzdad
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers

If you want your free-standing gobos to have more LF (bass) attenuation, try hanging heavy rubber mat - like the ribbed stuff you see in commercial halls and entrances - from the top of the frame (don't attach at the sides or bottom). Sandwich the mat between two layers of fibreglass / rockwool if i...
by jimjazzdad
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 474
Views: 139731

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

And now for your viewing endurement an album review this one You'll note I've painstakingly researched the album discussed and applied only the highest production values to this video review in order to bring you such wide ranging in-depth information encapsulated within such an expansive 15 second...
by jimjazzdad
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ghost power supply buzz?
Replies: 23
Views: 2750

Re: ghost power supply buzz?

Got it. Its the 16 channel Spirit Studio and I think the CPS 150 is spec'ed for up to 24 channels in this instance (I believe the 32 channel version comes with the CPS 275). Anyway, the Soundcraft PSU are notoriously unreliable according to the interweb - that's why I upgraded some components, as re...
by jimjazzdad
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ghost power supply buzz?
Replies: 23
Views: 2750

Re: ghost power supply buzz?

Wait. I have a Soundcraft CPS 150. You guys are saying it is the bridge rectifiers causing the buzzing noise, not poor construction of the transformer? I had always assumed that it was loose laminations or windings on the transformer that cause the 60 cycle hum. I have attenuated the buzz to a reaso...
by jimjazzdad
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: TOMB Software Update!
Replies: 25
Views: 7528

Re: TOMB Software Update!

I like the Quick links function (parallel bars icon upper left by FAQ) to select either "New Posts" or "Unread Posts". Very helpful.
by jimjazzdad
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: help me help a friend
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: help me help a friend

I concur with using Reaper - and there is a JS plug-in for amp/cabinet modeling and you also get a drum machine included. Although, I use Reaper all the time, I don't use these functions, so I can't really comment on them except to say they are part of the great deal that is Reaper. For audio interf...
by jimjazzdad
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Listening to music ... like this?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Listening to music ... like this?

The last line of the CNN article cited by the OP sums up the virus dilemma: "Meanwhile, some partygoers are opting for illegal raves, with some events attracting thousands of people." We can't bring this pandemic to an end while this attitude persists. Even if a successful vaccine is developed, the ...
by jimjazzdad
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replace my monitoring amp with an old Crown?
Replies: 26
Views: 3618

Re: Replace my monitoring amp with an old Crown?

ART SLA1 or SLA2 should be readily available in North America and the price is right - currently $240 at Sweetwater and usually less than $100 on CL or Fleabay. I have 3 of these little suckers. They put out an honest 100W a side (200W for the SLA2), take up 1RU and can run w/o the fan unless driven...
by jimjazzdad
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cabling: What's the cheapest 24 channel TRS snake you'd buy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1389

Re: Cabling: What's the cheapest 24 channel TRS snake you'd buy?

The robustness of the connections is the important consideration. Hosa etc. is fine for "behind the rack" life but the molded strain relief at the connectors will beak with heavy use (plugging/unplugging). Hard to go wrong with anything using Neutrik connectors. The multicore wire is probably not as...
by jimjazzdad
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check in Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2919

Re: Check in Thread

I live in a sleepy part of Canada and have been personally unaffected. However, my daughter lives in the NYC area (Jersey side) and has gone out to a protest or two. I worry about the police and Covid 19. As other posters point out, Canada is not without stains on our national soul. The city I live ...
by jimjazzdad
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphones for occasional mix reference
Replies: 13
Views: 1088

Re: Headphones for occasional mix reference

I use old AKG K240 DF in the studio and ATH M50 for location recording. In general, I think open-backed headphones have truer sound but if you like hyped bass go for closed back. The AKG K240 Mk II are not quite as good as the original Austrian-made ones, but still sound good at avery reasonable pri...
by jimjazzdad
Fri May 15, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vinyl surface noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: Vinyl surface noise

You can't beat wet cleaning and vacuuming your vinyl with a machine like the VPI. The chemistry of the wash liquid is important too - detergent and/or surfactant and maybe a little alcohol plus a distilled water rinse - there are many recipes out there. You'll be amazed what a good record cleaning d...
by jimjazzdad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digitizing Analog Songs, need suggestion on small, easy no screen options
Replies: 19
Views: 1968

Re: Digitizing Analog Songs, need suggestion on small, easy no screen options

markjazzbassist wrote:
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:14 am
A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:26 pm
jimjazzdad & markjazzbassist, you two need to start a band.
agreed :D i've always wanted to go to Halifax, one day maybe i will.
C'mon down! (once this bug is done) But don't count on me for any sessions - I'll hook you up with some real jazz players. :lol:
by jimjazzdad
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digitizing Analog Songs, need suggestion on small, easy no screen options
Replies: 19
Views: 1968

Re: Digitizing Analog Songs, need suggestion on small, easy no screen options

You won't get any cheaper and easier than a simple USB interface (lots <$100) and Audacity (free!). If you can use a tape recorder, you can use Audacity, And with a small PCM recorder you are going to have to get the files on a computer to upload to Bandcamp...with the USB>Audacity method they are a...