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by Scodiddly
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Flood Recovery
Replies: 10
Views: 120

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: 195

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: 195

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: 821

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: 821

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: 396

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: 1323

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: 718

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: 6310

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: 594

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: 1648

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.
by Scodiddly
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Digital Subscription
Replies: 2
Views: 2690

Re: Digital Subscription

I finally bought a subscription to the archives, and for 5 bucks a month it’s totally worth it.
by Scodiddly
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: VCA Groups vs Busses
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: VCA Groups vs Busses

Dunno how it works in recording land, but in the live world a VCA group doesn't actually carry any audio. It's just control. You'd have to send your channels through an aux or group to get the audio into an FX thingy. If you're sending each source into its own FX and then wanting a master effects se...
by Scodiddly
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY spring reverb driver?
Replies: 18
Views: 1942

Re: DIY spring reverb driver?

I'd probably start by temporarily hooking up each side (one at a time) to a mic input just to see what happens when you touch the springs. That would at least tell you one or both sides isn't totally borked.