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by floid
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Muddy Recording
Replies: 9
Views: 236

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: 8
Views: 368

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: 125

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: 1202

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: 1202

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: 1202

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: 1365

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: 442

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: 1510

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 ...
by floid
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Places for one off vinyl
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Places for one off vinyl

One-off's were always cut acetates in the old days, I don't know that anyone is doing anything different now. If I'm not mistaken, play life is very low compared to pressed vinyl, as in diminishing quality with each spin. I don't think they have a very good shelf life either, as the lacquer can def...
by floid
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Groove Tubes MD1
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Groove Tubes MD1

Ok. Re-pm'd
by floid
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Groove Tubes MD1
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Groove Tubes MD1

Pm'd
by floid
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Advice: How to Modernize Layla 24/96s?
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: Need Advice: How to Modernize Layla 24/96s?

kslight wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:04 pm
Then again, if it ain’t broke...what’s the rush to move on to a new system at all?
I'd run that thing into the ground.
by floid
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Condenser Mic Innards???
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Condenser Mic Innards???

I would tend to agree with the above. A condenser capsule is connected to an input in the GigaOhm type range. Subbing in a speaker in the ones to tens of ohms range seems problematic. A transformer with say an 8ohm to 200ohm ratio might work better. Maybe one from a ribbon mic?