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by emrr
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question about RCA 44-BX and various models
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Question about RCA 44-BX and various models

I haven't looked into the 44 so closely, but at times with RCA the -'X' can be a color difference, sometimes it's more than that. Like if something came in 3 colors, A/B/C would be the first variation, D/E/F the second, etc. Example: 36-A equipment shelf (2nd version) MI-4681C black MI-4681E transmi...
by emrr
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The drum "Wurst Mic" technique - Holy shit!
Replies: 19
Views: 364

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

I used a Neumann KM131 omni in that position as the only mic on a drum kit, sounded great, cymbals properly 'Back In Black' low but clear.
by emrr
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

eh91311 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:45 pm
For those who own or use this pre, what models do you have and which IC preamps do you prefer?
Mine both are the stock version. I have plenty of color pre's, so never felt the need to make these lean that way.
by emrr
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mastering Anxiety
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Mastering Anxiety

I usually feel like I'm too close to it to see the big problems anyway, at the end I'm just pushing pixels around that pretty much no one, including myself, will see a week later. Usually there's some time constraint that forces my hand, cuts off potential final tweaks. It can be good to develop a r...
by emrr
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: RCA BN-1A remote preamp
Replies: 3
Views: 1038

Re: FS: RCA BN-1A remote preamp

Been awhile since I used it, but I’d say medium to loud sources, maybe ok with a quiet source and a high output mic. Depends on so many things....including how much you want to lean into RX7.
markjazzbassist wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:12 am
how noisy is it? is it useable on quiet sources or is it a loud guitar amp kinda thing only?
by emrr
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Vintage transformers for tube circuits & more!
Replies: 2
Views: 5749

Re: Vintage transformers for tube circuits & more!

adjusted for sold items, thanks
by emrr
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What musical thang didja work on today/night?
Replies: 26
Views: 624

Re: What musical thang didja work on today/night?

More interesting than usual here, finished one remote tracking job with an electric band, got back to studio and changed out the gear, went and set up an other remote session for the next few days, acoustic duo work. Both several hours away from home, in different directions.
by emrr
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who does cheap ribbon mic repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Who does cheap ribbon mic repair?

Yeah, Spectrafoo Complete gives real time data down to DC. Also, an Audio Precision test set, but that's much harder to see graphical info in real time.
by emrr
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: how would you record a six piece doo wop group?
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: how would you record a six piece doo wop group?

You might have success getting some separation with a horizontal foam baffle between voice and guitar positions, at least to address the issues you mention. I'd definitely want to try it all live. If they're crack ace users of metronomes and familiar with performing parts in iso, I might next consid...
by emrr
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who does cheap ribbon mic repair?
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Who does cheap ribbon mic repair?

heres some diy advice from Joly in case you wanna try for a better tension repeat the procedure until you get a ribbon tuned to about 42Hz in the case of a Fathead or RSM-4 type mic Interesting to see that observation, because my pair of Fatheads with the Lundahl transformers had resonance about 17...
by emrr
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: 'factory built' CAPI VP26 w/ serial #, early version
Replies: 0
Views: 168

FS: 'factory built' CAPI VP26 w/ serial #, early version

This is a rare example of a ‘factory made’ VP26 Rev A.2 that Jeff Steiger built himself, as evidenced by the serial # name badge on the side; he's confirmed this. Functions and measures as it should, matches the measurements of a later Rev B I have exactly. Date code on input transformer is from 201...
by emrr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: m160 vs m130
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: m160 vs m130

I first felt good about MS once I tried it with well matched mics, which M130/160 would be. It can be unpredictable with mismatched types, especially things like a side ribbon with a mid condenser, or even a pair of LDC's. Done with matched types with identical sensitivity seems to present a good b...
by emrr
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: Sytek no longer making the MPX 4aii?

Wow, end of an era.

I ran a unit from 1997 until about 2012, then had some issues with it. He basically gave me a new one at a greatly discounted price, since mine was so old a lot of parts weren't available anymore. Still going strong.