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by Scodiddly
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Unbalanced Polarity Flip
Replies: 25
Views: 510

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: 510

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: 217

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: 282

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: 261

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: 261

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.
by Scodiddly
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ugly Ducklings
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Ugly Ducklings

TapeOpLarry wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:35 pm
All three of these were used on a session today:
All those little black rectangles look suspiciously like the stickers you'd put over the write-protect notch on a 5-1/4" floppy disk.
by Scodiddly
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ugly Ducklings
Replies: 29
Views: 927

Re: Ugly Ducklings

I've got a half-dozen original CAD E100 mics. Some of them are a bit on the ugly side... especially the one I bought from a Music-Go-Round with a melted battery.
by Scodiddly
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: strange speaker problem
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: strange speaker problem

joninc wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:22 pm
also apparently my amp is putting out DC voltages (44.9 ish) - i'm not techy but apparently that's bad.
That's usually VERY bad.
by Scodiddly
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: I love the new Tape Op Design
Replies: 12
Views: 1397

Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Smells kinda funny, but I like the matte finish a lot.

And of course the content, can't forget the content. Good stuff as usual.
by Scodiddly
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrical engineering education/knowledge
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: electrical engineering education/knowledge

I've got a couple of electronics text books I found in a used book store, old military training manuals. Very solid fundamentals, though I'm not sure you'll need the radar electronics chapters in the second book. Ask nice and maybe pay for shipping and they're yours.
by Scodiddly
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I bought my girlfriend a guitar
Replies: 28
Views: 6334

Re:

I feel like all of the advice has been pretty good so far (isn't it awesome how all women are basically the same and we can tell a complete stranger what a good gift to buy for someone is basing it only on their gender), and I'd just like to add that little doilies to put under tea cups at her tea ...
by Scodiddly
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY modding/fixing of gear, what voltages are dangerous?
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: DIY modding/fixing of gear, what voltages are dangerous?

The usual definition of high vs. low voltage is 100 volts, though things can still be a bit nasty below 100v. In a typical AC powered keyboard or other device you're going to find 120 volts AC in the power supply, then more like 10-30 volts DC in the bulk of the circuitry. In a power amp you'll see ...
by Scodiddly
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: my mixes are hurting my earballs!
Replies: 36
Views: 1677

Re: my mixes are hurting my earballs!

Thanks for posting a track, very helpful.

Not sure you're really *not* overcompressing - to me everything is very forward, so maybe you're just great at playing up to the limit or something.