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by philbo
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo trs to mono xlr for monitoring...
Replies: 4
Views: 2212

The right way to do it: "Y" together the two channels through two 100 ohm resistors (this way the two channel outputs aren't directly shorted together). I suspect 10K might be a bit too high for a value. Like this: TRS stereo ouput 1/4" mono plug T--100ohms-\ ...................|--------T R--100ohms...
by philbo
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can this track be salvaged
Replies: 12
Views: 2272

The best way to fix this is to use a noise reduction plug-in. Select a small snippet of background noise as a noise sample, then tell the plug-in to remove everything except the noise. When done, listen carefully to the background noise left, and notice how much better it sounds than the same track ...
by philbo
Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: ok. you know you have them. top 5 albums of '07.
Replies: 49
Views: 10095

The one thing that always gets me when I read through threads like this is the multitude of "I can't think of five good albums that were released this year" types of responses. I've been a lifelong hardcore music geek that is always actively digging into what's happening. In spite of the fact that ...
by philbo
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Breathing solder/and other toxic studio gunk?
Replies: 16
Views: 2875

I once had a job hand-building computer motherboards, soldering for 8 - 10 hours a day. The flux in the solder is not good for you - - I found my sinuses starting to bleed regularly after a few months. I ended up grabbing a muffin fan (like those used in computers) to blow the fumes away from my fac...
by philbo
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: ok. you know you have them. top 5 albums of '07.
Replies: 49
Views: 10095

label: the new Eagles CD

indie: The Mates http://www.myspace.com/themates

sorry, couldn't find 3 more that I thought worth buying....
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by philbo
Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: $9 heat gun
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

I've even toyed with custom-stamping sleeves of tubing with the studio name on them to keep honest people honest. I figure, a rubber stamp and some permanent ink will do the job. Roger For identifying wires, that works really great with white heat-shrink; they use that on aircraft wiring all the ti...
by philbo
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: not that anyone here ever would, but...
Replies: 15
Views: 2784

What's that I smell? Is somebody frying Spam?
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by philbo
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Power supply current :VS: Max input current....... help?
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

The 1 A rating on the rectifier is simply the amount of current the rectifier is guaranteed to handle before it vaporizes. That is not necessarily related to the maximum current the power supply can source - that is set by the current and power rating of the weakest component between AC input and DC...
by philbo
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: wow so here's what i learned tonight!
Replies: 96
Views: 16093

Let me get this right - - this guy was mixing FOH for the band while telling you all this stuff??? When did he have any time to do his job? And how could he possibly do it well if he was so busy being your guru? IMHO, it is good to beware people who know 'the secrets' because there aren't any. There...
by philbo
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tracktion-who uses it & why you like/love/hate it.
Replies: 42
Views: 6022

FWIW, the DAW for which I left T2 is REAPER. Definitely worth a look. And very definitely in the <200$ category - - basically free, $50 to register for non-professional use, ~$200 for professional use. http://www.reaper.fm/ Coded by the same guy who wrote WinAmp (before AOL bought it). ________ Uggs
by philbo
Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tracktion-who uses it & why you like/love/hate it.
Replies: 42
Views: 6022

I used Tracktion 2 for a year or two. It was fast & efficient - - if you like going in and getting stuff captured quickly without fighting techno-snafus for hours, it's perfect. The midi editing is not strong, but is usable. I mostly used it for capturing audio tracks though. I since have abandoned ...
by philbo
Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: John's Manville Panels --VS--- 703
Replies: 28
Views: 13645

wenzel.hellgren wrote:John's Manville sounds like the name of a gay bar
Yeah... isn't it downtown, next to Tad's Leather Underwear shop?
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by philbo
Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: peak + rms question
Replies: 12
Views: 2545

It is totally common for percussion to have a high peak to RMS ratio - - that is the nature of drum sounds. If you are recording in 24 bit, you should be able to run with RMS levels down to -35 dBFS without any issues, assuming your signal chain isn't noisy. If you're using 16 bit recording, yes, yo...
by philbo
Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Eliminating honkiness when recording 8" guitar speaker
Replies: 16
Views: 2639

If the mic picks up honk, it is because there is honk there to pick up. Try using another amp, or connect a different speaker to the amp. Or fire the honky playing it & hire a 'brother' to play the guitar part. (sorry bout that last one...)
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Blonde tubes
by philbo
Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: if you have tinnitus read this!
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

You mean the stuff like: " May cause internal bleeding in the brain, liver failure, kidney damage, memory loss, birth defects and premature death involving excruciating pain and seizures "? Certainly no one would ever market and try to profit from drugs that do bad things, would they? I've long susp...