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by thechrisl
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Capstan Speed Control
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Well it worked, finally. Nate was right about the standard logic thing. The symmetrical square wave (via synth, soundforge, whatever) didn't cut it. I needed a positive only signal & ended up getting a used function generator that could spit out TTL. But after all that it works great. I get like plu...
by thechrisl
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Charles Frank Black Francis Thompson
Replies: 77
Views: 40914

"Crazy"... then "softer"... Sounds like Los Angeles. Love that song!
by thechrisl
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ear Care
Replies: 37
Views: 8316

Occasionally I'll be in a concert environment where the noise level isn't skull crushingly loud. I find that foam plugs fully stuffed in my ears is too quiet but no protection is too loud. So I will sometimes insert the plugs part way, mainly cutting the upper freqs. If my ears say we're OK, should ...
by thechrisl
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 405
Views: 112320

My little label, ZSXI Recordings:

Image Petroleum Falcon

Image Asteroid Advocate

Image The Mod Brothers
by thechrisl
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Trey Spruance interview
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Exactly. Like building a model airplane with the kind of weathering detail that would convince anyone it flew straight out of the Battle of Midway. Or something.
by thechrisl
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Trey Spruance interview
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Trey Spruance interview

http://www.tapeop.com/articles/85/trey-spruance/

Still trying to get my head around this. Fascinating stuff. California and Book of Horizons are two albums I refer to a lot.
by thechrisl
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Beck Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Jandek does Beck doing Jandek
by thechrisl
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 405
Views: 112320

Bill Bruford was puzzled. He had just arrived at the studio to cut another piano & drums album with Patrick Moraz, but Pat was nowhere to be found. Scratching his head, he left through the back entrance and ran headlong into Harold Budd and The Orb. They had just lit the most enormous spliff Bill h...
by thechrisl
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Capstan Speed Control
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

I'm waiting for a 37 pin connector w/ solder points so I can make secure connections. Far as I can tell (from a very thorough manual!), pin 23 has a 10k resistor between it and the power supply. So I think/hope I'm covered on the pull-down. I realized getting a clean 19kHz signal is harder than I th...
by thechrisl
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Capstan Speed Control
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Here's one more clue from the manual (for posterity or whatever -- you probably have this already): When the Speed Mode is set to EXT, the tape speed is controlled by the reference signal connected to the REMOTE connector on the rear panel. If the Speed Mode is set to EXT and the PITCH ENABLE line (...
by thechrisl
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Capstan Speed Control
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

I assumed since Duty Cycle was mentioned, it would be a square wave, not a sine. I read some about what you referred to (using mains frequency) and I think it's the same general idea, but with a twist or two... Here's the page from the manual. It's all I really have to go on. What isn't clear is amp...
by thechrisl
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Capstan Speed Control
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

DIY Capstan Speed Control

Hi all, first post here. I have an Otari MX-50 and would like to experiment more with vari-speed effects. The built in vari-speed is pretty mild unfortunately (less than +- 1 step in pitch) but there is an option for external capstan control via the 37 pin remote connector. The manual indicates it c...