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by jv
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fostex model 80 capstan belt?
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

Following up on this- I was able to get a belt set from a seller on ebay named "marrscommunications". He didn't actually have model 80 belts available, but I sent him my old belts and he was able to get them made, and now he has sets available. He also has belts for other fostex models, and if you h...
by jv
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fostex model 80 capstan belt?
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

Fostex model 80 capstan belt?

Does anybody know where I can get a capstan belt for a Fostex model 80 1/4" 8 track machine? My deck won't go into "play" anymore (FF & REW work), so I suspect it may need a new capstan belt. Also, does anybody know if a belt from a Fostex R8 would work? I found a source online for that.
by jv
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Stutter pedal
Replies: 19
Views: 6909

The Danelectro Tuna Melt in the "hard" setting does this. The schematic here might give you some ideas: http://img185.imageshack.us/f/danotunamelt2li.jpg/ (I think this schematic is not 100% correct- I think if q2 is connected as drawn it wouldn't work, but if you switch collector and base on q2 it ...
by jv
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Modular synths for pads and leads
Replies: 23
Views: 5254

Marc Alan Goodman wrote:Wasn't Switched On Bach Walter (pre-wendy)?
Yeah, it was- but if you go to buy a CD of it, it will say "Wendy".
by jv
Mon May 31, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Modular synths for pads and leads
Replies: 23
Views: 5254

For a classic example of what a modular synth can do, listen to "Switched on Bach" by Wendy Carlos. I believe the entire thing was done using a Moog modular, and polyphonic parts were created using multi-tracking rather than multiple oscillators. Of course, that method takes a lot of time and patien...
by jv
Fri May 28, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rca to xlr and mixer to interface questions..
Replies: 15
Views: 5098

Here's a great article on interfacing various types of balanced/unbalanced connections:
http://www.rane.com/note110.html
BTW, if you're handy with a soldering iron, you could just get an rca-rca snake and cut off the connectors on one end and replace them with xlrs.
by jv
Fri May 21, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Covers. A product idea: Your thoughts?
Replies: 36
Views: 5699

Hello everyone, My name is Josh Miethe, I?m the owner of gearbrat.com and one of the masterminds behind the Mic Monster. First off? I?m a long time TapeOp reader and this is my first post. It?s great to finally join the online community. Secondly, to Metanoiastudios I just want to say that we?re to...
by jv
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What are some good relatively cheap overhead mics?
Replies: 30
Views: 4216

JWL wrote:I think the Nady RSM-4 ribbon mics for $79 are very hard to beat. I love these mics on overheads.
I use the RSM-5s, which are similar. They sound great, they sort of mellow out the cymbals in a nice way. I use them in a Blumlein configuration.
They sound really good on some guitar cabs, too.
by jv
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: quick cd burning question
Replies: 7
Views: 984

CDRWIN (for windows) lets you do this. It's at www.goldenhawk.com.
by jv
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 424 MIDI synchronization
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Re: Tascam 424 MIDI synchronization

I'm wondering whether it's possible to synchronize (using MIDI) 4 Tascam 424's together. No. There are tape machines that you can synchronize (using additional hardware), but that requires using 1 of your audio tracks for timecode, and the tape machine has to be capable of synchronizing, which I th...
by jv
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Accutronics Spring Reverb Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 11500

Are you sure about the input impedance of the reverb tank? According to that page, the input impedance ranges from 10 ohms to 1925 ohms, depending on which version you have. Maybe yours is actually the 10 ohm version (rather than 10k)? You probably need to drive it with something stronger, like mayb...
by jv
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Questions for Bob Clearmountain
Replies: 11
Views: 5701

I was going through a bunch of my old vinyl records yesterday, and pulled out "Can't Stand The Rezillos" and I happened to notice that it was produced & engineered by Bob Clearmountain. I hadn't listened to it in years, so I put it on and it sounded great! I guess I don't have any specific questions...
by jv
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Boost/OD Pedals?
Replies: 56
Views: 10665

stop blabbing our Hotcake secret! seriously though, Crowther Hotcake is the best pedal I've ever owned -had it for about 4 years now i think. i plan on getting a backup in case i lose it. it is hands down the warmest, most responsive overdrive i've ever heard. i doubt you'd find one under 150 thoug...
by jv
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Boost/OD Pedals?
Replies: 56
Views: 10665

Crowther Hotcake.
by jv
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: High pitched noise in my monitors...Computer issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

You also say you have a big CRT - those can generate a lot of noise, depending on where they are placed, etc... Try turning the CRT off and see if the noise goes away. When I switched from a CRT to LCD display, it helped a lot.