Search found 679 matches

by NewYorkDave
Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY summing bus
Replies: 13
Views: 10984

No offense taken... I was just having a little fun with busting yer chops. That's why I put the "winky guy" emoticon at the end of the post. :wink:
by NewYorkDave
Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY summing bus
Replies: 13
Views: 10984

Well, that's exactly why the level control, mute and assign switches are labeled OPTIONAL on that schematic. One man's "waste of time and money" is another man's damn-handy feature. Here's a simpler rendition with just pushbutton on/off switches for left and right. http://groupdiy.twin-x.com/albums/...
by NewYorkDave
Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Looking for a space in brooklyn
Replies: 15
Views: 7553

Insane!

My old neighborhood (Ridgewood) seemed relatively devoid of the hipster/yuppie scourge when I visited last summer, but I know it's only a matter of time...

So, I'll just stick around up here in Metro-North country--in my $850 two-bedroom, thank you very much :wink:
by NewYorkDave
Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fashion Faux Paus
Replies: 21
Views: 9899

The drummer in my old band (mid '80s) used to clip pics out of porno mags and tape them to his drums. And I thought he was a freak... but apparently, he was merely typical. :wink:
by NewYorkDave
Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple Oscillator Circuit?
Replies: 9
Views: 4463

What waveform? Which frequency? What output level?

Just saying "oscillator" tells us next to nothing.
by NewYorkDave
Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Panning and perceived volume
Replies: 17
Views: 9319

It's really not complicated. We're sitting in a room, facing a spaced pair of speakers, and there's a signal coming out of one speaker. If we send the same signal to a second speaker, at exactly the same amplitude, we've doubled the power of that signal. It won't sound "twice as loud" to our ears bu...
by NewYorkDave
Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Looking for a space in brooklyn
Replies: 15
Views: 7553

I was born on Wyckoff Ave. and I NEVER thought I'd see the day when people would talk of moving TO Bushwick! I lived in a nearby "nice" neighborhood, to which people would usually relocate from Bushwick as soon as they could afford it :wink:. Even back in my father's time (1950s), you didn't go west...
by NewYorkDave
Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Turning an old tube record player into a guitar amp.
Replies: 11
Views: 8286

Before you go any further, make sure it has a power transformer. Many consumer electronics of the tube era (radios, phonographs, etc.) did not use a power transformer, so one side of the chassis is connected to the AC line. This is VERY unsafe.
by NewYorkDave
Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I am looking forward to this forum....
Replies: 7
Views: 4088

Hey gang... I've been asked to come out of retirement (my last visit here was in May '04), so I'll be stopping by every so often to see how things develop. Best o' luck on the new venture. :^:
by NewYorkDave
Thu May 20, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Black Sabbath "Black Box"
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Black Sabbath "Black Box"

A good transfer or another squashed (to sound "modern") remaster? If you've heard it or own it, please speak up.
by NewYorkDave
Thu May 20, 2004 6:19 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: grounding a guitar amp
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

Re: grounding a guitar amp

So, what was that I was saying about taking what you read on the internet with a grain of salt? ;) 1) You CAN solder to a chassis. You just need a very powerful iron with a wide tip. MCM electronics used to sell a 100-watt model that worked well. Notice that I didn't say "soldering gun"... guns have...
by NewYorkDave
Wed May 19, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Distortion/overdrive pedal for a telecaster?
Replies: 17
Views: 4215

Re: Distortion/overdrive pedal for a telecaster?

I built a mini-amp that also works very well as an overdrive pedal in front of a good tube amp. It has plenty of gain, probably more than enough even for a Tele. Try it out... only a few bucks to build: http://www.ionrecords.com/tapeop/fistofury.gif It doesn't have much of a clean sound when used on...
by NewYorkDave
Wed May 19, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: The beauty of the line amp
Replies: 24
Views: 2642

Re: The beauty of the line amp

So line amps are the new hip digital-warmup-bandaid now? Cool! I have a bunch of Dynair line amps and I might be looking to sell some soon. Discrete transistor throughout, UTC transformers on input and output. "Be the first on your block..." ;)
by NewYorkDave
Wed May 19, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: grounding a guitar amp
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

Re: grounding a guitar amp

I'm reluctant to advise any inexperienced person about messing around with AC power wiring. But since you're bound to get a bunch of misleading and ill-informed replies, I'll offer a few simple rules which should help to keep you out of trouble. 1) Remove the original two-wire AC cord and replace wi...
by NewYorkDave
Wed May 19, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Marshall MXLV67G - any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: Marshall MXLV67G - any good?

inverseroom wrote:For baritone vocals, it's super-smooth. It's my go-to mic for that right now. I've got the green and gold one so it looks cool, too.
Glad to hear it. I'm a baritone, and I was given one of these mics for Christmas. I haven't even had a chance to try it out, though.