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by floid
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3889
Views: 835919

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

Had that same guitar except it was a Leban Cyclone. Slightly different pickup.
Miss that thing.
by floid
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reaper crossfades won't work
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Reaper crossfades won't work

Alt+X must be it. I use Alt+Z (cut at previous zero crossing) quite a bit, must have toggled it by accident. Thanks! Was having an awful time getting some of the tight fades to sound right - tweak length, tweak overlap, tweak fade, listen and hear glitchiness where the fades didn't perfectly line up...
by floid
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reaper crossfades won't work
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Reaper crossfades won't work

I've been doing edits in Reaper for years by just lining up two clips where I want them and then dragging the top and tail until they overlap each other. Reaper has always automatically put a crossfade on the overlap, and I can usually eyeball it and get where I want to be fairly quickly. But today ...
by floid
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: The Brothers Nylon
Replies: 1
Views: 291

The Brothers Nylon

These guys rock. Watching their videos can feel like a "greatest hits of TOMB circa '06-'08", in the best possible way. Find them on YT or BC.
by floid
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Archives
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Archives

I too love Tapeop. "Maintained your account" is the killer for me. In late 1999 I went to "ask jeeves" on my then gf's mom's computer and stumbled across a great mag I've been reading ever since. But there have been many, many physical and digital address changes in that time. I still have ~ 90% of ...
by floid
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Muddy Recording
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Tascam 388 Muddy Recording

Also, it's not just the heads, but everything metal in the tape path - guides, capstan - that needs cleaned. Hospital type swabs work better than standard issue q-tips. Also, can anything go wrong with tape that would effect only the recording onto it but not the playback of already-existing tracks?...
by floid
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Oddball Compressor ... Executone M270
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Oddball Compressor ... Executone M270

Looks like germanium transistors, so probably pnp and you might want to be sure which way to hook up the p.s.
by floid
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MT44D Trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: MT44D Trouble

Not sure how mechanically similar it is to the Yamaha MT8X. When you say transport controls completely stop, you mean none of the controls cause any behavior whatsoever? Or does the deck "try" to carry out the transport command and "give up"? Does the capstan motor continue to spin once the problem ...
by floid
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1403

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

Also, I notice when I do a 2-track mix down via audio cable (RCA to 3.5mm headphone cable) I can get SUPER loud levels without any digital clipping. But I guess this is because I'm transferring an analog audio signal and not a digital one, right? You're talking about sending your mix to the mic inp...
by floid
Wed May 29, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1403

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

I'm very used to the analog world where you really want your VU meters just kissing the red to get the best saturation. Am I correct that in the digital world it's almost the opposite, that you want your levels quite low? The best saturation , aka distortion, aka getting as high above the noise flo...
by floid
Wed May 22, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band
Replies: 36
Views: 1403

Re: Tips for Dumping 388 > M-Track 8 > Garage Band

A lot obviously depends on your specific set-up. I have an m-audio 1010lt I've used in the past for this sort of thing, which has a "hardware control" dialog window that allows each line input/output to be set as either -10 or +4 = 0dB. Then I can set up a test tone in the DAW and do a round trip le...
by floid
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The drum "Wurst Mic" technique - Holy shit!
Replies: 19
Views: 1554

Re: The drum "Wurst Mic" technique - Holy shit!

EV 665 or Senn 441 are my faves. How far it peeks over the rim of the kick determines kick/ snare balance, angling left to right balances the toms.
by floid
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Teac 2A mods
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Teac 2A mods

The latest in my series entitled, "let's put some polish on that turd!" This is a funky little barebones mixer meant for use with the 3440. Six channels, four busses, and not much else. But it looks cool, and... well, it looks cool. That's enough. Reworking the channel Each channel has an unbalanced...
by floid
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mixing Doubled Vocals
Replies: 22
Views: 1601

Re: Mixing Doubled Vocals

It's been a while since I read about the ADT thing, but I believe one machine was running at double speed of the other, and by coincidence the distance from record to playback heads was double as well - which was the original inspiration for developing the technique. So for instance, 30 ips machine ...