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by rpowell
Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Broken AKG C-12 VR / experienced techs in Chicago?
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Tim Bernovich - ICM Corporation 9050 Helen Lane Orland Park, IL 60462 Tel: 708-403-2715, Fax:708-873-9370...not too far from I-80 and Harlem Avenue (on the other side of 80 from the Tweeter Center). I have dropped in on him a few times where he fixed stuff on the spot.

RP
by rpowell
Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: build your own mixer... modular ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

A Great River NV master section would be awesome to go with the mic pre and EQ modules.

RP
by rpowell
Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Picking a pre to build... Advice? (SCA)
Replies: 7
Views: 15846

Re: Picking a pre to build... Advice? (SCA)

Judging from their "parents" (haven't heard the SCA clones yet) the Neve 1272 is also colored, just in a different way than the API 312. The 1272 tends to have a darker and slower tone than the 312. For a "first" all-purpose pristine pre for vocals and acoustic instruments, I'd personally pick the J...
by rpowell
Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: choosing an older analog board....
Replies: 40
Views: 58397

Re: choosing an older analog board....

What's the general opinion on an MCI 636 console, say, if it were about $2500? Specs are: not used in 5 years, sold as-is, excellent sound when last used. A good investment or money pit with a 'has been' name tag? If I were buying it "as is", the least I would do is a signal path check on all the c...
by rpowell
Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Analog reverb that isn't spring?
Replies: 19
Views: 8486

Re: Analog reverb that isn't spring?

Beneficial wrote:I've seen old tube driven spring reverb boxes out there, and plenty of old digital boxes, but were there any reverb units made that were based on analog circuitry? Is plate the destination of my quest?
Here's analog reverb for ya:

http://pages.ripco.net/~chisholm/rsdp/CHAMBER.TXT

RP
by rpowell
Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: More Quantegy news
Replies: 0
Views: 538

More Quantegy news

From Opelika/Auburn News Companies bid for Quantegy Officials say Opelika tape manufacturing plant could sell by mid-March Mitch Sneed / Staff Writer February 5, 2005 Five bids for the assets of the Quantegy Corporation have been received by the broker handling the possible sale, and officials say t...
by rpowell
Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Can Sampled Drums Ever Sound Real?
Replies: 31
Views: 5030

Re: Can Sampled Drums Ever Sound Real?

Then get 2 condensors for overheads and a hi hat mic of your choice. buy a hi hat, a ride and some cymbals. then play those parts yourself. IMO, cymbals are the toughest thing for a sample to emulate well. The infinite variations are more detectable on cymbals than they are on drums. This is good a...
by rpowell
Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Quantegy update 1/30/05
Replies: 34
Views: 5377

Re: Quantegy update 1/30/05

I think tape will come back. atr, and studer still make machines. I just cant wait till some company starts to make an analog machine with some super nice a/d converters so you can go from the analog machine strait to a cpu. The best of both worlds. track analog mix digi, track analog mix analog. t...
by rpowell
Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:49 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Quantegy update 1/30/05
Replies: 34
Views: 5377

Re: Quantegy update 1/30/05

Well If you think about it ATR makes 1/2 new tape machines. I mean they make new electronics, and that's half of the machine. Yes, and a fine job they do, at a price. What happens when they run out of vintage Ampex machines to rehab? People are making new Mellotrons today, they are selling. And Rol...
by rpowell
Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Chilton mixers
Replies: 12
Views: 2629

Re: Chilton mixers

Slider wrote:I guess no one knows that Replacements song.
As in "Alex Chilton". I was at the last gig in CHI, where they left the stage one by one.

RP
by rpowell
Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Quantegy update 1/30/05
Replies: 34
Views: 5377

Re: Quantegy update 1/30/05

Tom Bennett, who worked with Ampex and Quantegy for 22 years, said that the market for audio tape will not grow. I don't know if I agree with this. With tape machines becoming more affordable recording on a tape machine has moved more from a necessity to an artistic choice. I wouldn't be surprised ...
by rpowell
Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:11 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Masterlink DSP
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: Masterlink DSP

Just remember... Please save mixes without the DSP in case someone else needs to apply some processing to your files (ie mastering). With discs as affordable as they are, always make several backup copies with both the processed and unprocessed files (and send both forward to mastering if it's an o...
by rpowell
Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Masterlink DSP
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: Masterlink DSP

For "quick fix" and "Finalizer" type stuff, I suppose it "works." I wouldn't run a client's mixes through it though. I'll use the limiter for reference copies where the track was recorded with a decent margin below 0dbFS or low average levels, just to bring it up into the usual realm of loudness. T...
by rpowell
Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: At what point does it become...Tape Gouging ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

Re: At what point does it become...Tape Gouging ?

snatchman wrote:Yeah, they will probablly try to do the same for Adat tape too..! :evil: ... :D
Doubtful, as there are several suppliers of S-VHS. Q didn't even make their own.

RP
by rpowell
Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Best Vocal Chain Ever.. Opinions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Best Vocal Chain Ever.. Opinions?

chetatkinsdiet- How old would you say is 'older' for the dbx 160x? thanks. IIRC...The 160 X is a descendent of the old 160; I think they were introduced in the early 80's and had unbalanced 1/4" I/O. Later the 160 XT came along, which was basically a transformer balanced version w/ XLR I/O. When th...