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by Beneficial
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording to tape, should the low end sound like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

I'd love to find a deal like that. Guess I'll keep my eye out.
by Beneficial
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording to tape, should the low end sound like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

After all of the troubleshooting done so far, I'm about 90% sure there is something wrong with the circuitry. A few years back I shipped all of the cards to Jim Williams to mod and supposedly improve... and for $600 my machine was rendered unusable. He replaced a bunch of stuff in the repro, rec, an...
by Beneficial
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording to tape, should the low end sound like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

I tested it with another tape brand and the issue was still there. When I play low freq tones off of my MRL tape, I'm not hearing the problem, so I think it must be something on the recording side or something related to bias. Any ideas out there as to what would cause just the low end to distort li...
by Beneficial
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording to tape, should the low end sound like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

Thanks Nick. Here are my initial answers: The machine has separate amplifiers for low and high freq on the repro cards, rec cards only high. The distortion happens equally on all channels (2 channel machine). The distortion sounds much more prominent on the low end. The tape has both repro and cue m...
by Beneficial
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording to tape, should the low end sound like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

Anyone have any idea what would cause that type of low end distortion? Would it be bad tape, or something else? The example above shows the cleanest I can get it at pretty much any bias point.
by Beneficial
Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording to tape, should the low end sound like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

Recording to tape, should the low end sound like this?

I just finished calibrating my Sony/MCI JH110c 2 track 1/4" tape machine like I've done many times in the past. However, I noticed the low end sounds more distorted than I remembered. I thought it must have been a bias issue but overbiasing by various amounts doesn't seem to improve the sound. I'm r...
by Beneficial
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studiomaster 8 into 4 mixer with 8 channel tape recorder?
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

Ok awesome man, thanks.
by Beneficial
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studiomaster 8 into 4 mixer with 8 channel tape recorder?
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

The mixer is a Studio master 8 into 4 which I have, and the tape unit is a Tascam 238 which I'm thinking about buying. I really love this mixer and wanted to make sure I could incorporate this tape machine. The mixer manual says you can run the 4 sub buses out to a 4 track tape machine, but I want t...
by Beneficial
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studiomaster 8 into 4 mixer with 8 channel tape recorder?
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

Ok thanks for the reply.

Is there anyway to hook this up so that I wouldn't need 2 consoles? I'd really like to use this 8 channel mixer with the 8 track tape recorder if possible. I feel like I saw posts on how to rig up this type of setup before but I'm not sure.
by Beneficial
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studiomaster 8 into 4 mixer with 8 channel tape recorder?
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

Anyone have any experience with these old studiomaster mixers?
by Beneficial
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studiomaster 8 into 4 mixer with 8 channel tape recorder?
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

Studiomaster 8 into 4 mixer with 8 channel tape recorder?

I have a rackmountable Studiomaster 8 into 4 mixer. The back panel of the mixer has 8 XLR mic inputs, 8 1/4" line inputs, and 8 Out/In 1/4" insert jacks. I really want to use this mixer with an 8 channel tape recorder to track using the 8 mixer preamps and then mixdown the 8 tape channels through th...
by Beneficial
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape "Sampling"
Replies: 18
Views: 4601

Madchen and Shine Whole are great. Must have taken forever to do the drums that way.
by Beneficial
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tape "Sampling"
Replies: 18
Views: 4601

Not trying to be a dick but why would you want to do that... is it just for the joy of physically cutting and taping together pieces of tape? Every sound I use hits tape first in my setup, and sometimes hits the tape again but I always dump it back in the box and do the splicing there. I guess if yo...
by Beneficial
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is everyone's preferred U.S. source of new tape?
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

ATR from US recording media. Realy really love ATR tape.
by Beneficial
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MCI JH110c tape machine erase depth issues
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Hey, thanks for the reply. I just have the software that came with my rme interface which has a spectral analyzer and phase scope... doesn't go up to 120khz though unfortunately. I could be using the fluke meter wrong too but the readings are all over the place... The tape recorder manual says to to...