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by digitaldrummer
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4553
Views: 1070083

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

I think the highs on my DT 770's have gotten a little better with use. I was coming from a pair of MDR-7506 and I feel like the highs on those are just way too hyped (or maybe that is a side-effect of switching to the Beyerdynamic cloth earpads), so the DT770's sounded better even out of the box to ...
by digitaldrummer
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PC exports needed for upgrade quest
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: PC exports needed for upgrade quest

a note on storage also. If you get an SSD, the read speed of a SATA SSD caps out at around 530 MB/sec. That is pretty fast, but an NVMe, which is connected directly to PCIe (vs going through a SATA controller) can be capable of up to 3500 MB/sec (although most desktop NVMe are not going to perform t...
by digitaldrummer
Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PC exports needed for upgrade quest
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: PC exports needed for upgrade quest

I just recently bought a new Dell XPS (8940) and it has an i5-11400. I'm including this link just so you can compare cpu performance https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i7-3820-vs-Intel-i7-6700K-vs-Intel-i5-11400/8vs2565vs4233 the CPUs you mentioned are both pretty old now. current Intel are ...
by digitaldrummer
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4553
Views: 1070083

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

I find it really uncomfortable on my back. I agree. I usually had some layers of foam or something on top of it, but it is an awkward position to play. they do make those remote Cajon pedals now... but if I'm doing that, I'm just playing my Ludwig Breakbeats kit (16" kick) and I'll even throw on th...
by digitaldrummer
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: problem with ADAT port failed on RME card??
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: problem with ADAT port failed on RME card??

if it's a power supply issue you could also try blowing any dust out of it. every supply has a fan and it's always got air flowing and they always collect dust. and sometimes dust cause components to overheat. it's a long shot, but maybe worth trying at this point (if you don't have a spare power su...
by digitaldrummer
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4553
Views: 1070083

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

and something light to sit on. It's fantastic. I can be loaded out faster than a guitarist! my something light to sit on was a Cajon... and yes, I was packed up before everyone else. One time I got stuck in traffic and showed up 5 minutes before a gig. no sweat, only took me 3 minutes to setup! I j...
by digitaldrummer
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: EV 408
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: EV 408

I've got a broken one. couldn't figure out for sure, but I think the capsule is shot. I recall we used to use this on sax (live gigs) and it was pretty good...
by digitaldrummer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Smart cable hanging solution?
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Smart cable hanging solution?

this is semi-related, but here's what I did to re-gain some floor space. instead of having a bunch of mic stands sitting around with open tripods, I got some of those hanging tool holders like you might find in a garage (holding rakes) and put them down near the ground at just enough height to keep ...
by digitaldrummer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4553
Views: 1070083

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Nick Sevilla wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:22 am
I'll also check out the D770's (250ohm). LOL.
check out the prices at proaudiostar.com. especially the open-box prices (which may or may not really be opened...)
by digitaldrummer
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4553
Views: 1070083

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

I have a bunch of acoustic gigs lately, so I've gotten both a DW foot tambourine, and a Meinl foot cabasa. Today's rehearsal will be the first time with both... I've also been known to take a loop of velcro and tie a few shakers around my ankle... those little foot tambourines are great though. I'v...
by digitaldrummer
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: policies on vax or non-vax
Replies: 28
Views: 1420

Re: policies on vax or non-vax

had my first vocal recording session yesterday - she is vaccinated too (so no masks). and of course we've been having band rehearsals too for a few weeks (and everyone has their shots there too). anyway, it feels good to be doing studio work again. Even played on a live gig (2 weeks ago now). It was...
by digitaldrummer
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Too old?
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Too old?

ok, while we are on that path... I moved to Austin TX in August of 1989. I had seen SRV a couple times, but not in Austin. by this time I think he was living in the Dallas, but he did come to Austin and we thought... let's catch him next time around. and in August of 1990 he was gone. so if you have...
by digitaldrummer
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Lost in Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: Lost in Translation

I have to believe that some how "tubes" or "valves" became "gallbladder machine". I guess if the AI machines do take over, at least our vintage tube equipment will be safe (the machines don't understand it)
by digitaldrummer
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4553
Views: 1070083

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Recycled_Brains wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:19 am
I don't know if there is something wrong with them or what, but man, they do not sound good to me at all. Definitely sending them back.
is there a break-in period on those?

I've got some of the DT 770 Pro (250) phones i like (after many years with Sony MDR-7506) for occasional reference.
by digitaldrummer
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4553
Views: 1070083

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

surprisingly it's gone pretty good. One reason is that my old drives were sata SSDs and I moved one over as-is, but re-installed onto a new boot drive (which is now NVMe). Then I have one of those USB3 to Sata dongles so I could mount the previous boot drive and copy missing pieces over... (like pro...