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by Scodiddly
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Power Amplifiers in 2019?
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Power Amplifiers in 2019?

QSC is a very solid company - they have some small install-type amps without fans.
https://www.qsc.com/systems/products/po ... /spa4-100/
by Scodiddly
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: fader setup for 500 series preamps
Replies: 12
Views: 264

Re: fader setup for 500 series preamps

Radial makes a 500 lunchbox which includes a passive summing mixer, the "Workhorse".
http://www.radialeng.com/product/workhorse
by Scodiddly
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Too much equipment. Trim down?
Replies: 25
Views: 2232

Re: Too much equipment. Trim down?

It's still relevant. Moreso these days because I'm getting rid of stuff right now. Not just audio gear, though a few old project items have already left, but all kinds of stuff I was saving for when I finally bought a house. I've been in the house almost four years, and the stuff that hasn't been us...
by Scodiddly
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Headphones and comfort
Replies: 16
Views: 536

Re: Headphones and comfort

Depends on the size of your skull, too... I've got one of those oversize Scottish melons, and some of the headphones do fit a bit snug. Changing ear cushions might help, but might also change the sound. You could try stretching the headband out a bit, though - that's where the pressure is coming from.
by Scodiddly
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Advice: How to Modernize Layla 24/96s?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Need Advice: How to Modernize Layla 24/96s?

A Dante-based stage box and a copy of Dante Virtual Soundcard for the computer?

EDIT: Here's a relevant rant: http://analogindustries.com/b1960/Dante+Inferno/
by Scodiddly
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reamped Bass Phase Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 920

Re: Reamped Bass Phase Issue

4-6 feet of air delay means roughly 4-6 mS of time offset, which I think gets you at 180 degrees out of phase at somewhere around 200Hz, so you're going to see some lesser cancellation even lower. Throw in some converter latency and you definitely have a phase problem... which you won't fix using th...
by Scodiddly
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Condenser Mic Innards???
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Condenser Mic Innards???

What's the capsule? Lots of stuff available these days if it's for a common part.

One of the common DIY condensor mic designs that doesn't need capsule polarizing voltage is the "Alice" and a few people are making PCB boards for that now.
by Scodiddly
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubleshoot: Random Popping Noise on Condenser Mic
Replies: 26
Views: 6303

Re: Troubleshoot: Random Popping Noise on Condenser Mic

I generally wouldn't use a pipe cutter to disassemble a Behringer mic.

I prefer to use a hammer, or perhaps a large rock.
by Scodiddly
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk substance
Replies: 38
Views: 2693

Re: Let's talk substance

Not all that much, really. I gave up caffeine a few years ago due to the side effects (mostly the diuretic bit plus not being able to sleep at night), and while I still drink it's gradually a little less every year. I used to even brew my own beer! Music and engineering is a stone sober thing for me...
by Scodiddly
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unbalanced Polarity Flip
Replies: 25
Views: 3036

Re: Unbalanced Polarity Flip

floid wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:12 am
Had to think about that for a minute but makes sense. The physical rotation of the generator creates the delay in 3 phase. Center tapping a winding is just some electrical trickery with a single phase.
If you have an electric stove in your home then it runs on balanced power. :lol:
by Scodiddly
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unbalanced Polarity Flip
Replies: 25
Views: 3036

Re: Unbalanced Polarity Flip

phases is appropriate here - phases don't exist to flip on unbalanced lines - - you have two phases in relation to ground on a balanced line It's polarity in this case. Phase refers to time delay, measured in degrees at a specific frequency. Which makes it kind of hard to pin down when there are a ...
by Scodiddly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Live Comedy
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: Recording Live Comedy

Those old Steve Martin albums (not sure which recordings you’ve got) tend to sound awesome... I listened to tons of different comics over the years, to make sure I was keeping the sound of these albums “within norms”, and his albums are some of my favorite... sonically and otherwise. I was going to...
by Scodiddly
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flood Recovery
Replies: 14
Views: 799

Re: Flood Recovery

That's a huge bummer no matter how your gear ends up. Anyway, the best approach is clean water to get out mud, then ispropyl alcohol to get the water out. All that as soon as possible, followed by a dry location and a fan. You don't want to really heat things up very much, that can cause other probl...
by Scodiddly
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Issues with Studiomaster mixer
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Issues with Studiomaster mixer

widdly wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:12 am
I think a new transformer would be a good start.
I'd really recommend going with rectifiers and caps - they are cheap and almost certainly the source of your problem.

And if it still persists, I'd bet something further along is pulling too much power and causing the transformer to hum.
by Scodiddly
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Issues with Studiomaster mixer
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Issues with Studiomaster mixer

Sometimes it's the power supply rectifier(s) that are going bad, shorting some extra current and causing the power transformer to work harder.