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by covert
Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mutron repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

If all else fails, the repair guy here:

http://www.parkwaymusic.com/

has done great work on other Mu Tron stuff.
by covert
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Advice needed on choosing analog tape
Replies: 18
Views: 2403

Data? :shock: Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! With my apologies to bobbydj, I'm about to get pedantic. Very pedantic. Fuck, doctrinaire. Dogmatic. Okay, I'll play in the pedantic arena. You are not putting data on analog tape! You are making an electromagnetic imprint directly proportional to the...
by covert
Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New studio space, need clean power for gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

I believe that, in most places, the neutral tied to ground is REQUIRED by code, unless you have a balanced power transformer rig. Any and all ground stakes beyond are also required to be tied to the main ground and neutral.
by covert
Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where to get an RNC cheapest?
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

I find the price variations to be pretty minimal. Usually free shipping or not is the biggest difference.
by covert
Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar signal splitter
Replies: 15
Views: 9632

Transformers are not the only choice, but might be the best. Way back in the old days, Craig Anderton did a diy column for Guitar Player. Among the projects was a splitter/buffer. The thing as designed was only 2 channels, but could probably be modified easily for more. I think it was in his, Electr...
by covert
Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: build a clip for Sennheiser MD-441
Replies: 10
Views: 3238

For the 441 Sen sells a hard rubber mount, much like the standard Shure clips. The 421 still needs a better solution. Yeah, but they want $35 for it, and $60-something for the clear plastic one that disintegrates with age. That's what set my wheels in motion. I do recall that they were absurdly exp...
by covert
Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: build a clip for Sennheiser MD-441
Replies: 10
Views: 3238

For the 441 Sen sells a hard rubber mount, much like the standard Shure clips. The 421 still needs a better solution.
by covert
Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Pre's VS. Mics (rant)
Replies: 24
Views: 3799

Value is in the ear of the beholder, and whatever makes the client happy and represents what you are trying to say (musically, etc.) is the right gear. I have found that bargains rarely are, and that it is cheaper to get the right piece of gear the first time around, if you can. Substitutes are jus...
by covert
Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Pre's VS. Mics (rant)
Replies: 24
Views: 3799

Would I love to have a rack full of every preamp ever made? Of course. Would it make my job easier? Yes. Could I justify the expense? Not in this lifetime. Of course there are those who can, and I'm happy for them, but that's not the world 99.99% of us live in. Actually, it'd probably make your lif...
by covert
Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: if ever you need to buy something at guitar center . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 8831

Dave-H wrote:But U have to pay sales tax :(
Only if you fail to mention it in your haggling.
by covert
Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: battle of the E. drums borgi vs hart dynamic vs pintech etc
Replies: 3
Views: 769

I've been very happy with every pintech item I've come in contact with.
by covert
Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Compressor stomp boxes!
Replies: 16
Views: 2273

Re: Compressor stomp boxes!

1) what's your favorite stomp box compressor for guitars? (think first in chain). please list the style of music you're doing and why you love it! Ibanez CP-9: Nice sustain and a bit of treble boost. Aphex Punch Factory: As close to a good box as I have found. Adds a bit of drive. Barber Tone Press...
by covert
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what piece of gear do you geuninely wish existed?
Replies: 46
Views: 5180

A reasonably priced da and breakout box, pci or firewire, outputs only, for getting from the computer into my board and analog gear.
by covert
Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Roland JC-120?
Replies: 14
Views: 2545

They are incredibly good at what they do, which is a clean sound, with chorus or not. Contrary to the opinion presented above, I think they do take pedals pretty well, but they will reveal the bad sides of pedals mercilously. The single speaker versions are useless, as the chorus only sounds good wi...
by covert
Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RELATIVE HUMIDITY?
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Pretty much if you're comfortable the gear and the instruments will be as well. Extremes of humidity will be bad for wooden instruments, at either end. What really does the damage though, is fluctuations especially if they are acompanied by temp fluctuations. That's where condensation gets to be a l...