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by penelec
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 26
Views: 1879

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Hey ubertar, if they aren' all already spoken for, I'll sign on for one. :worthy: Thanks!

--Chandler
by penelec
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Kind of Tape Do I Need?
Replies: 27
Views: 5669

Where are you located? If you're around NYC, drop me a line if you want help troubleshooting. It's a great machine, and you got it at a great price.
by penelec
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Masterlink, SG Custom, Smashup, re201...
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Masterlink, SG Custom, Smashup, re201...

Here's some stuff I'm not really using. I figured I'd offer it here first. Prices are firmish. Local pickup is preferred, and by local I mean I'll meet you up to an hour away, if need be. FWIW, I'm an hour north of NYC. 1. Alesis Masterlink. Perfect shape, manuals, prob'ly a little rack rash. Not mo...
by penelec
Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Yo La Tengo, Beat Your Ass
Replies: 9
Views: 1994

Yo La Tengo, Beat Your Ass

Has anyone been listening to this? After bending my head to get into recent albums -- and eventually being very happy with 'em -- this one is immediately enjoyable. I expected it to be all over the place, but it's kinda like Ira combed through all his obsessions and made a record that's totally YLT....
by penelec
Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any good Space Echo techs in NYC?
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

brad347 wrote:If the capstan isn't spinning, try giving it a lil twist to see if you can "jump-start" it.
Brad, you are the man. It is now functional, and mebbe in need of an eventual tune up.

Thanks all.
by penelec
Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any good Space Echo techs in NYC?
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

JR-- That was my first thought (er, second, after "how much echo do I really need anyhow?"). But when I put the thing in gear, it makes the typical motor sound, but the roller just sits there. It might be slipping on its axle I suppose, but there's no torque on the roller itself, so no slippage 'twe...
by penelec
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any good Space Echo techs in NYC?
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Yeah, I checked all the usual culprits. The tape moves freely by hand, heads are clean, pinch roller's clean... I dunno.
by penelec
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any good Space Echo techs in NYC?
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Any good Space Echo techs in NYC?

Urgh. My RE-201 stopped echoing. It still makes the "motor is running" sound, but the pinch roller just sits there, pulling no tape. Before I open it up, anyone know a good Space Echo repair shop in or around New York City? Anyone ever use Ears Repairs and can reassure me that they aren't some bouti...
by penelec
Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The ultimate strumming/recording guitar
Replies: 18
Views: 2398

You can get a Larrivee L-03 for around $600 used, and they sound really nice with just a room mic and a bottle of sauce. Close mic'd they're a little too boomy I think, but there's some great prjection that flatters the mids. I love Larrivees, though. Especially the slope-y ones. They're kinda the J...
by penelec
Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Either/Or Console Question: Tascam M216 vs Mackie 1604 VLZ
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Does not seem to have the bass response of my other boards, I never could get Toms/drums to sound good through it. I have the 208, and have noticed the same thing as RodC. It's not so much a weak bass response ('cause the bass is there) as a coloring that affects most frequencies in a nice way, exc...
by penelec
Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite recording-gear photos on Flickr?
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Favorite recording-gear photos on Flickr?

Somehow Flickr seems the perfect antidote to a wasted evening (ie., an evening at someone's house where there's no instruments, no interesting recording-related conversation, and no weed, just a computer). So I was browsing and stumbled on this guy , whose music I immediately wanted to hear, based o...
by penelec
Sat May 27, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: song sequencing
Replies: 29
Views: 4849

Yeah, like making a mix tape for someone. You don't just throw songs on there. You make a stack of CDs and a stack of vinyl, you think about what will easy them in, then hit 'em hard with som great-but-difficults, and then go for the money shot. I know writers who swear by the rule of threes -- kind...
by penelec
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is your favorite piece of gear costing less than $600
Replies: 52
Views: 11512

Bang for the buck wise, I'd get a tape machine with a remote that could fetch its asking price.

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by penelec
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what mic to get next
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

garges said wrote:... Another similar personal favorite of mine is the AT 4050...
That'd be my vote.
by penelec
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape Machine Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

... I just gave up and switched to 456, and havn't had any problems since... Same here, but with 1/2". I never tried GP9 on my own machine, but had bad shedding issues with another band's Otari. On my TSR I have had issues with strange volume fluxuations using 499 -- especially when flipping to rec...