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by ubertar
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 424
Views: 116086

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: 3889
Views: 835922

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: 25
Views: 1388

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: 3889
Views: 835922

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: 25
Views: 1388

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 I made one for the guy I originally made these for and this is what he said: "Save that recipe...this one was much...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: 265

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: 25
Views: 1388

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: 25
Views: 1388

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: 25
Views: 1388

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: 25
Views: 1388

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...
by ubertar
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Got the 1.8 micron today and did some experimenting. I read that a a narrower gap between the magnets should significantly increase the output, so I set it up with a narrower gap than before, just under 1/8" where before it was just under 1/4". I tried the new gap with both the 1.8 and the 2.5. Ther...
by ubertar
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???

Thanks darjama. I tried that, but no luck. Oddly, under Device Manager, the card is listed under two categories, with different info: under Audio Inputs and Outputs, it lists the driver provider as Microsoft, version 10.0.17763.1; detals: audio endpoint. under Sound, video and game controllers, it's...
by ubertar
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???

#$%ing Microsoft! Everything was working fine, then I booted up, opened my DAW, and couldn't record. I'm seeing signal with the monitor function on, but it won't let me record, saying there's a problem with the sound card. When I go into device manager, it turns out the gadgetlabs drivers i installe...
by ubertar
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

I'm going to try out some 1.8 micron and see what that does. Would people be interested in these, at say, fifty bucks a pop? If I knew I could sell ten of them, it would make it worth doing a batch, and justify buying all the materials and spending the time experimenting. I'm enjoying it anyway, but...
by ubertar
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Ordinary dreadnought, Yamaha FG-335 ii. Same guitar in all the clips.

Would it make sense to go any thinner than 1.8 microns? The stuff is available. 2.5 is hard enough to work with without destroying. Just curious if anyone's tried out various thicknesses to compare.