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by ubertar
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 430
Views: 118483

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

Africa: Nonesuch: Hamza El Din- Escalay the Water Wheel (this is the only one I already had a vinyl copy of) The African Mbira, Music of the Shona People of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and Zambia) The Soul of Mbira (Rhodesia) Voices of Africa, High-life and other popular music (Ghana) Folkways: Algerian ...
by ubertar
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 430
Views: 118483

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

Just had the most incredible record score... was tipped off that the library at the college where I'm studying gamelan is giving away a big chunk of their record archive. I missed the first session, and most of the jazz was apparently picked clean, unfortunately, but I still managed to snag a near m...
by ubertar
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Device that elevates one microphone to speaker level
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Device that elevates one microphone to speaker level

I have an old Amplivox lectern amp that does this... it's like a mini PA. I'm sure there must be modern versions. Any kind of small, portable PA should do what you want: https://musiccritic.com/equipment/speak ... pa-system/
by ubertar
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Hey... just want to let people know these are still coming. When I started on them, my pickup business was in a lull, so I had time to work on them, but since then, business has, well, "picked up", if you'll pardon the pun. I stained the wooden coffins yesterday and I've made a bunch of the motors b...
by ubertar
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 430
Views: 118483

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

yard sale score today... Funkadelic, Parliament, Bootsy, Rick James, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson, and a sharp left turn... Kraftwerk. 14 records in all, not counting the double albums. Some of the covers are a little water damaged and musty, but the records are in fine shape... I haven't ...
by ubertar
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 847733

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

roscoenyc wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:40 am
I get your point on the openings but it does sound really great.
Cool. When it comes down to it, that's all that matters.
by ubertar
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Yeah, it's not too late. I'm making around 10 now; I've got enough parts to make 20. There are a few people from off of TOMB who want some. I can get some more parts if need be. The only thing I'd need to get more of are the threaded nuts to hold the mics to the mic stands. I'm not sure how many of ...
by ubertar
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3907
Views: 847733

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Clever idea to use a pedal enclosure as a mic enclosure, though I have to wonder if it would sound better if the opening in front of the ribbon weren't partially blocked. It's definitely easier (and cheaper) to drill round holes than cut a larger opening. I wouldn't think the reflections caused by a...
by ubertar
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

So... I've made a couple more with the thinner ribbon, and I'm not sure what I'm doing differently, but the output is significantly stronger than the ones I made with the thicker stuff. I made one for the guy I originally made these for and this is what he said: "Save that recipe...this one was much...
by ubertar
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Etsy is buying Reverb
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Etsy is buying Reverb

For $275 million. I'm not sure what the implications of this will be, but it seemed worth noting, and keeping an eye on.
by ubertar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

And just for fun, I'm thinking of making a couple tiny ribbons to put in the binaural head I made years ago, to replace the "tape op omnis" I had inside that eventually died. I know binaural heads typically have omni mics, not figure 8, but just out of curiosity I'd like to see what this does.
by ubertar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Thanks Carl. I'm just waiting on one more part to arrive, should be any day now... then I'll make a batch. Probably around 10 mics to start. Yes, these are full mics, with custom transformers.
by ubertar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Well, sure, a $100 transformer for a mic I'm selling for $50/$60. I'll make it up on volume. :) People are welcome to mod these how they like, of course. And if anyone wants to donate a Cinemag or two, I'm happy to give them a try! It's a good idea, just not a practical one. I already have a box of ...
by ubertar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Tried the 1.8 in a motor with essentially the same gap width as the original set, and compared it directly with one of the originals, which has the 2.5 in it. No difference in output. Very different in tone. Speaking in the mics, then listening back, it sounds almost like hearing two different peopl...