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by elberto
Mon Dec 06, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Consumer Vinyl Cutter
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Consumer Vinyl Cutter

Very cool. but not really a new idea; DJ's have been using these things forever to make dubplates and such (personalized scratch records, quick release of the new dance mix...). The interesting thing is the "new" blank material that's supposed to wear 90% as well as regular records? Regular acetate ...
by elberto
Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: fixing/replacing the input jack on a fender amp
Replies: 10
Views: 785

Re: fixing/replacing the input jack on a fender amp

If you decide to replace the jack, consider this: I fixed a friend's blues deville input jack; it was cutting in/out because of a cracked solder joint (all the pots and jacks are pcb-mounted, which is just asking for trouble). Anyway it took me a good 1-2 hours just getting the solder side of the pc...
by elberto
Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Homemade Lofi Drums, any ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 4429

Re: Homemade Lofi Drums, any ideas?

here's a thread with some "fake" drum ideas

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... highlight=
by elberto
Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: DIYers: bargain monitors? *link*
Replies: 0
Views: 357

DIYers: bargain monitors? *link*

I was looking to get started on a first speaker building project when i found these guys: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=300-642 the specs look good, as are the reviews I've read (mostly on DIY audio messageboards), and for $150 shipped for a shielded pair, the price ...
by elberto
Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Non-drum drumsounds
Replies: 15
Views: 3001

Re: Non-drum drumsounds

here we go. apologies for the long cut/paste In a bedroom studio arrange the following on the bed from left to right: an upside down cardboard box (bass drum) a single piece of paper (snare drum) a sock full of pennies (high hat) Ride on the pennies with your right hand. Alternate between box and pa...
by elberto
Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Non-drum drumsounds
Replies: 15
Views: 3001

Re: Non-drum drumsounds

your hand hitting a pocket full of keys or change, properly miced makes a great un-hihat. i remember a fun thread like this from alt.music.4-track; let me see if i can dig it up
by elberto
Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Is a 4-track cassette the center of your home studio?
Replies: 67
Views: 12847

Re: Is a 4-track cassette the center of your home studio?

last week i got sick of mixing dozens of digital tracks, plugins, etc. so when it came time to make some demos, I decided to pull out the old 4-track (a yamaha machine). I did 5 songs, I played everything and had it finished (and "mixed") in 4 hours; clips below. the experience was very therapeutic ...
by elberto
Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: I hate the cables. Help with cables. CABLE MADNESS!
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: I hate the cables. Help with cables. CABLE MADNESS!

while on tour i stopped to buy cables at a guitar store in seattle--it was good stuff with neutrik connectors and proco cable and the store logo on the heat shrink; more expensive than the el cheapo cables, but not as outrageous as monster cable. But the thing was they had a "if it breaks, we replac...
by elberto
Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Problem getting correct guitar tone:
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Problem getting correct guitar tone:

well, jazzmasters aren't big on sustain in the first place (pretty much the opposite). do you have another guitar?
by elberto
Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: SST Records recorded with an MX5050 8-track... Discuss
Replies: 19
Views: 2142

Re: SST Records recorded with an MX5050 8-track... Discuss

there's recording notes by Spot in the Everything Went Black LP, and comments about damaged by rollins in Get in the Van--I'll dig these up when I get home from work today. I'm under the impression that a lot of the flag stuff was recorded at an "actual" studio that Spot worked at. It's much cleaner...
by elberto
Mon May 24, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: siging through a tube marshall guitar amp???
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: siging through a tube marshall guitar amp???

if you have to go ghetto, a bass amp makes a more suitable PA. I think you'll find that a guitar amp will sound screechy and feed back wildly no matter what you do.
by elberto
Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Hamptone JFET builders
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: Hamptone JFET builders

...plus you get nice solder-masked pcbs, and a drool-worthy case!
by elberto
Tue Mar 16, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Polysics: Live shows?
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Polysics: Live shows?

i just don't want to go and be disappointed and find out all they do is just yell and hit keys for an hour. i can tell you right now this will NOT be the case. I saw them last week and they are incredibly tight, polished and explosive as a live rock band. I'm not really into their "thing," but my f...
by elberto
Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:54 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: gear aquisition syndrome (GAS) time to confess
Replies: 22
Views: 2171

Re: gear aquisition syndrome (GAS) time to confess

I've bought a lot of pieces over the last 3 months; my rationalization for them is that they've all been kits or components to build/modify gear (Hamptone pre kit, guitar pedals, building an amp...), so I'm learning something (*right*). I'd actually only ever feel bad about purchasing gear if it was...
by elberto
Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: geeky transformer question
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: geeky transformer question

I think you'd only hear the difference in certain circumstances. One example: Putting effects before Fuzz-Face type circuits sounds notoriously bad--generally because of impedance mismatches. One trick is to stick a transformer at the input of the fuzz circuit, which seems to correct things. I think...