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by gyrofrog.com
Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Behringer FCA202 firewire audio interface
Replies: 3
Views: 898

The problem I had with it was that it wouldn't work properly if there was a hard drive on the same firewire buss (on my laptop). That's one of the things I wondered about. The laptop has 2 firewire ports, but I assume only one bus. I don't imagine there's much way around this: my longstanding impre...
by gyrofrog.com
Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Behringer FCA202 firewire audio interface
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Behringer FCA202 firewire audio interface

Anyone familiar with these? I am wondering if it would have better sound quality (and less noise) than a Griffin iMic, or my laptop's built-in audio ports. I would be using this with a Firewire Powerbook (a G3, only 400 or 500 MhZ) and neither the Behringer documents nor the retail websites are clea...
by gyrofrog.com
Wed May 31, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Available kits for DIY assembly
Replies: 82
Views: 160011

I was going to add Midwest Analog Products, but unfortunately it seems Thomas Henry has closed up shop:

http://www.getlofi.com/2005/09/midwest- ... -thou.html

M.A.P. had, among other things, electronic drum circuits.
by gyrofrog.com
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Stores That Carry Tape Op Magazine?
Replies: 49
Views: 52928

Haven't seen them in the wild in the DC area, but I haven't searched too hard honestly. I do spend a good bit of time looking at magazine racks though (it's part of my day job actually), so I'll keep an eye out. I had never heard of TapeOp until I found it at the B&N in Bethesda. However, that was ...
by gyrofrog.com
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: temporary recording space in Washington DC area?
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Add me to the list of those interested in a meet-up. I'm up near Greenbelt.
by gyrofrog.com
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pitch correction: Cents vs. overall percentage?
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

Hypothesis: Lowering pitch by 1200 cents results in a pitch change of one octave. Reducing tape speed by 100% also results in a pitch change of one octave. So, using 7th grade arithmetic (i.e. 32/1200 = n/100, alternatively 100/1200 = n/32), in order to reduce the pitch by 32 cents, or 32/1200ths, I...
by gyrofrog.com
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pitch correction: Cents vs. overall percentage?
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

Isn't it just 100 cents per half step? I don't know what you meant by percentage change. What's 100% change in your scenario here? An octave? A half-step? Percentage of what? That's a good question! I'm in Sound Studio now. looking under the "Filter" menu. I select "Pitch and Tempo..." and theres a...
by gyrofrog.com
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pitch correction: Cents vs. overall percentage?
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

I dont know the specific stuff you are using well enough, nor do I consider myself good at math ;) Try moving the percentages around until the track sounds good to you. It helped me to have the pitch correction on full tilt while getting the pitch right. To complicate matters futher, aren't cents r...
by gyrofrog.com
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pitch correction: Cents vs. overall percentage?
Replies: 7
Views: 4173

Pitch correction: Cents vs. overall percentage?

I have obtained a concert recording which, I'm told, is 32 cents sharp. My editing software (Audacity & Sound Studio, on Mac OS X) allows me to change pitch in terms of a percentage, but not cents (which IIRC is hundredths of a semitone). Is there an easy way to calculate the change in percentage th...
by gyrofrog.com
Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: New! Tube Trap DIY project website
Replies: 17
Views: 2288

Re: New! Tube Trap DIY project website

I got a "404" error when I clicked on the link.

But this worked.
by gyrofrog.com
Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Patch cables sound like ass
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Patch cables sound like ass

his example of organ output to mixer..reveals at least one thing hes wiring has an unbalanced output..whether the mixer has an unbal or bal input is not known.. It's a Mackie 1202, and the input says "Bal or Unbal." But I still get the hum if I run the cord to an amp instead (i.e. until I soldered ...
by gyrofrog.com
Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: what was Yoko's deal???
Replies: 26
Views: 2628

Re: what was Yoko's deal???

Her book Grapefruit looks interesting and fun, judging from the reviews (haven't yet read it myself).
by gyrofrog.com
Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Patch cables sound like ass
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Patch cables sound like ass

stuntbutt wrote:By "patch cable" do you mean a cable used to patch points on a patchbay or a cable to go between equipment?
The latter (i.e. organ to mixer). Uh-oh!

Where else should I look to eliminate the hum?
by gyrofrog.com
Wed Oct 13, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Patch cables sound like ass
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Patch cables sound like ass

connecting the shield on both sides is correct on TS i's to TS o's i think... Thanx for that (I bookmarked the link). I have a Craig Anderton book and some guitar-wiring instructions that say otherwise, but that got me where I am (see subject line). Grounding both ends sounds better, at least for t...
by gyrofrog.com
Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Patch cables sound like ass
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Patch cables sound like ass

Howdy, I put together a few patch cables (1 conductor, 1 shield; TS connectors) and all but one of them add a nasty hum to the sound. I've checked for shorts between the conductor and ground - everything's OK (to the extent that I can try flexing the cable in one hand and hold the multimeter in the ...