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by snuffinthepunk
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Noob needs advice...
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

hey man, I'm pretty much a noob as well but I've been doing nothing but soldering for the last month and wanted to chime in with the best thing I've learned....your solder tip and temperature are hugely important as well. When you're soldering a component to a board, if the hole is connected to a me...
by snuffinthepunk
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Neve 31102/1073 mod
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Neve 31102/1073 mod

so my boss has each of these two modules. The 31102 was modded via (as far as I know) one single jumper that would allow it to work in a 1073 slot. We're looking for a way to return the 31102 back to stock, but can't seem to find the info yet...and also we're looking for a way to do the same for the...
by snuffinthepunk
Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 17
Views: 3225

Scodiddly is right on the mark! The idea is to "get in and out" ASAP. I've used a Weller W60 pencil iron ever since I learned of it during "training school" at Crown (makers of the power amps) back in the mid 1970's. It's a temp. controlled pencil and I've used 700 degree tips. It's fine for circui...
by snuffinthepunk
Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: acoustic guitar: removing the preamp and micing the hole
Replies: 2
Views: 793

acoustic guitar: removing the preamp and micing the hole

anyone ever done it? Just wonderin cuz I played a guys guitar semi-recently where he had taken the preamp out of an old marshall and it gave a nice tone from the new hole...I thought it might be good for a "player's perspective" type thing. Well, no, not player's perspective cuz the sound isn't what...
by snuffinthepunk
Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 17
Views: 3225

thanks for all the input. so today i was basically just "practicing" over there with their tools and the same boards i'll be working on...everything was super easy EXCEPT for the switches...the boards "vias" were killin me. I messed up/didn't do a good job on switches till my very last one (and than...
by snuffinthepunk
Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Just got a new job, couldn't be more stoked, so I have ???s
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

I got a good look at cold solder joints this morning as I practiced for the first time in a while =P could have happend cuz of what I was workin with, I dunno...some radio shack silver solder (soldering iron set to 800) on a cheap radio shack PCB with plain copper tracing and maybe my soldering iron...
by snuffinthepunk
Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 17
Views: 3225

thanks for the tips guys, i appreciate all of it! for now I'm going to be populating boards with whatever components...resistors, transformers, caps, switches, etc...for routing matrixes and pre-amps. I'll mention the heat-sink idea once I get there to the head tech over at the shop. I'm not sure ho...
by snuffinthepunk
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ribbon mics on snare?
Replies: 18
Views: 7841

I'd be careful - blew my M160 using it on snare drum, mic the shell, not the batter head or the vent hole. Sounded awesome right up unitl it died ;-( Let us know how you get on! PX does anyone think putting a pop filter (that metal kind that vents air away from the capsule, i forget the name of the...
by snuffinthepunk
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Soldering
Replies: 17
Views: 3225

Soldering

Concerning soldering, what temps do you find appropriate for what different soldering applications? I can solder fairly well, I'm just not down with all the details. And do you have any tips for avoiding cold solder joints? I really want to do very well at this new job I just scored (even though it'...
by snuffinthepunk
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Just got a new job, couldn't be more stoked, so I have ???s
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Just got a new job, couldn't be more stoked, so I have ???s

so for a lil bit I'm gonna be helpin out at Primal Gear in Nashville. Their big project right now is re-building to their own liking an early 70's API console, so I'm gonna help out with that. So now my question is do any of you guys know anything about these old API consoles that might be helpful t...
by snuffinthepunk
Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A question of ethics
Replies: 12
Views: 3521

If he's shellin out the bucks for a studio with an engineer that can get good sounds, you probably don't have much to worry about concerning mic placement, so no worries with that man. And as far as asking him about how much input he wants, if he's small time and what not, what would be wrong with a...
by snuffinthepunk
Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stereo tube compressor recommendations, please
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

no, but i was interested so I looked it up and it seems to get a good review. And it was compared to an SPL transient designer, which i heard for the first time on saturday on some shitty sounding drum tracks and it turned them from shit to shine. So this Kultube could be a good bet. here's the arti...
by snuffinthepunk
Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cleaning potentiometers
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

cleaning potentiometers

what do you guys suggest? The wired remote on my speakers sucks at keeping constant volume, so I'm guessin it needs a good cleaning. alcohol? or do I need to go get somethin else? also, I forget the difference between type A and type B. I could easily find out by looking in a book that is 8 feet awa...
by snuffinthepunk
Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: normalling gear to inserts...
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

oh okay, i always thought that on all boards the insert button was like a relay itself, switching the flow when engaged to head out to the gear, but when not engaged all the insert circuitry was bypassed. good to know information, thanks!
by snuffinthepunk
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Phase
Replies: 34
Views: 6385

Now, if that phase issue was caused by differing distances between the capsules of the two mics, and happened to be, because of that distance, creating a phase shift of 180 degrees at 1kHz, we would see a phase shift of 90 degrees at 500 Hz, for example, due to the longer wavelength of the lower fr...