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by EarlSlick
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Tutorials and "Smart" EQ's
Replies: 5
Views: 1123

Re: Mixing Tutorials and "Smart" EQ's

There are so many great options these days. Produce Like a Pro, Creative Live, Nail The Mix. These are all pretty good resources. Gregory Scott, the buy behind Kush and Sly-Fi just started a web series. The longer of the 3 videos is 99 cents, the other two are free. I really enjoyed it. http://www.t...
by EarlSlick
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: enterprise grade
Replies: 7
Views: 2279

The main difference in enterprise level drives, has little to do with quality, tolerances, or performance. The main difference is fault recovery. On a desktop drive, if a sector cannot be accessed, the hardware controller on the drive will keep trying to access that data up to a timeout. Most deskto...
by EarlSlick
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Frequency Range Question: Low, Low Mid, High Mid, High
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

I would say that your those ranges are an appropriate classification. The hard part is trying to figure out what heck some is actually talking about when they want a mix or instrument to be, "Brighter", "Heavier", or "Insert Vague Subjective Term". The numeric classification is important, but how pe...
by EarlSlick
Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Otari mx5050 MKIII seized capstan motor
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Do you have a copy of the manual?

I think there are a few folks around here that have digital copies, maybe.

It gives diagrams, detailing how to take apart every inch of the machine. That is your best bet.
by EarlSlick
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: pedal steel and tube amps
Replies: 28
Views: 6798

I have a Carter Starter as weil, and an Ernie Ball Jr. volume pedal. I experienced something similar when trying to use them both through my '65 Bandmaster and my '96 Vibro-king. I avoided using these amps with the Carter because of this. After hearing your story, I definitely think it's the volume ...
by EarlSlick
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help me fix my Vibro-King!
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Do you know that plugging into the return jack bypasses the reverb and is pretty much the same as plugging into a regular Fender amp? I did not try this, but did just remove the tubes for the reverb. I'll give it a go. I'll also check those diodes. Been a bit busy lately, so I haven't gotten to ope...
by EarlSlick
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help me fix my Vibro-King!
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Thanks for the replies, guys. I gave the board a good inspection, to make sure that there were no leaky caps, or anything else visibly amiss. I tried swapping out each preamp tube with a known good tube. This week I'll try magicman's advice, and check the plate voltages across both power tubes, and ...
by EarlSlick
Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help me fix my Vibro-King!
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Help me fix my Vibro-King!

The power tubes recently blew on my mid-90s Fender Vibro-King. I replaced the the power tubes, and also notices that the "screen-grid" resistor, across two pins of one of the power tubes had blown (There was carbonization on it). I replaced that as well. Now when a turn it on, I can barely nudge the...
by EarlSlick
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Non-Music/Recording Computer Issues...
Replies: 24
Views: 6472

Just another option, I always dual-boot my music machine with Ubuntu and use that if I need to do any surfing/internet related activity (or anything non-music related, for that matter). Much cheaper than buying a mac and just as virus-proof, if not more-so. It's very simple to do and you can alloca...
by EarlSlick
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: IS ANYONE USING IZOTOPE'S NECTAR ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

I have not used it extensively, but have messed around with it. It seems to have some flavors that oZone does not. I was, overall, pleasantly surprised with how I got things sounding. The compression, especially when using parallel compression with one of the compressors in RMS mode sounds very tran...
by EarlSlick
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: When Technical Discussions Mysteriously Become Political.
Replies: 8
Views: 5255

What I find particularly discouraging is that this whole situation can basically be viewed as a microcosm of commercial interests steam-rolling the pursuit of accurate information. This is not exclusive to the audio world, but very prevalent within it. Although it is not necessarily the companies th...
by EarlSlick
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Day Jobs (or what else you do apart from engineering)
Replies: 63
Views: 16549

Sorry to get political and start resembling the topic so aptly described by EarlSlick in his thread above... I will now "lock" myself so we can get back to normal discussion. If anyone else has a comment, either PM me (I don't bite), or I aquiese, you win. I'm not interested in a flame war. But som...
by EarlSlick
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: When Technical Discussions Mysteriously Become Political.
Replies: 8
Views: 5255

When Technical Discussions Mysteriously Become Political.

Why is that when people want to have an in depth discussion about engineering or science concepts in regard to a particular commercial product, things always get nasty? It seems the script reads like this: 1. Curious individuals parse a particular claim, and react to it skeptically. 2. Well qualifie...
by EarlSlick
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Waves : Kramer MPX tape emulator.
Replies: 14
Views: 7316

I just picked this up as well. I agree 100% with Nick, that if someone doesn't, for example understand what a reasonable level of magnetic flux is through an real tape head is, that they will over do it, and may not be too happy with the results. Overall, it does a really nice job of adding some nic...
by EarlSlick
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can't Find A Component for my Wharfdale Diamond 8.2s.
Replies: 2
Views: 906

I just finally received a response from Wharfdale. I was given the number for their US distributer for Wharfdale Pro, which is American Music and Sound.

I will post my findings after I call.

Bart