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by Scodiddly
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reamped Bass Phase Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 368

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: 295

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: 5516

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: 1657

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: 1651

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: 1651

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: 469

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: 481

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: 391

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: 391

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: 1521

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: 1521

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: 625

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: 1775

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.