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by The Scum
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers

If you're being inspected by the fire marshall as a commercial entity, they'll recognize Guilford, since it's what office cubicles are wrapped in. Guilford will also provide a fire certificate if you ask when you order. It's spendy, but I've found them to be pretty easy to deal with - I called the 8...
by The Scum
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: hughes srs ak100/stereo enhancers
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: hughes srs ak100/stereo enhancers

Is this the original SRS patent: https://patents.google.com/patent/US5251260A/en? I know Kurzweil licensed SRS for KDFX/KSP8 in ~1997, so it had to exist then. That one also added reverb, so block 68 in the diagrams makes sense. Maybe it's just the "front SRS" portion of that? Checking quickly, ther...
by The Scum
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Differences in monitoring: mix rooms vs mastering suites
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Differences in monitoring: mix rooms vs mastering suites

Don't get the EQ. It doesn't solve the problem. The main low frequency problems come from the dimensions of the room acting like a resonator. Frequencies cancel in some spots and reinforce in others. It's more of a problem in smaller rooms because the room modes happen up in the musical frequencies....
by The Scum
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Lucid ADA882 converter with ADAT output
Replies: 0
Views: 52

FS: Lucid ADA882 converter with ADAT output

Lucid ADA 8824 Converter - $150 I upgraded, so now I can let this guy go. Lucid was Symetrix line of high end conversion. This was the flagship - 8 in, 8 out all on XLRs, with 4x AES and ADAT digital I/O, an easy way to add analog I/O to an interface with an ADAT port (I used it with an RME Multifac...
by The Scum
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY vocal/ISO booth
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: DIY vocal/ISO booth

I've built temporary forts out of c-stands & moving blankets. It's a fun project, but moving blankets don't really keep much sound from going through. If you build it tight enough, it might reduce a bit of room sound.

The main thing I learned is that moving blankets smell funny, even after washing.
by The Scum
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Differences in monitoring: mix rooms vs mastering suites
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Differences in monitoring: mix rooms vs mastering suites

With those fabric wrapped traps, try putting them so they straddle the corners of the room at a 45-deg angle...even just resting on the floor. I'd also recommend getting a measurement mic and learning to use REW. Everything you learn about measuring and treating a non-ideal room will translate when ...
by The Scum
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: simple level control device?
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: simple level control device?

Ahhh...shoulda done my research there.

It also says they're balanced insert points, so a balanced attenuator might be called for (the H-pad in that calculator DD posted).
by The Scum
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: wringing extra sends out of a Mackie 1402, or a patching problem
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: wringing extra sends out of a Mackie 1402, or a patching problem

What Nick says is right: split the sends to multiple FX, then mute the returns you don't want. There might also be some clever applications of A/B/Y boxes to split the sends, or switch the returns between FX. You can also put some FX inline on the channels or masters that have insert points. Does th...
by The Scum
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: simple level control device?
Replies: 13
Views: 281

Re: simple level control device?

he mentions inserting a "level control" into a channel strip
Reading between the lines, that sounds like a plugin in a DAW. If he's using the iD22, there's probably no hardware "channel strip" in the path.
by The Scum
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1073 SPX pre versus Shelford Channel pre?
Replies: 24
Views: 476

Re: 1073 SPX pre versus Shelford Channel pre?

A local university had a RND 5088 with the rack above with a bunch of EQs.

Behind the desk, there were a bunch of laptop-charger style power supplies...I think it was one per 4 EQ modules...

I'd rather see the audio designers designing audio circuits than reinventing the power supply wheel.
by The Scum
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Acoustic absorption for desk surfaces
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Acoustic absorption for desk surfaces

Script trolley/score trolley, with a sheet of 703 on it?

Or knobs spaced using QRD?
by The Scum
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1073 SPX pre versus Shelford Channel pre?
Replies: 24
Views: 476

Re: 1073 SPX pre versus Shelford Channel pre?

There are so many preamps that it's easy to second guess, especially if you've got money burning a hole in your pocket. There are also decades worth of music that was made with the console preamps, which are frequently not "cadillac" circuits. It doesn't take much to make a moderately functional pre...
by The Scum
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to get a newly-recorded vocal to sit with samples from shellac 78s?
Replies: 21
Views: 603

Re: How to get a newly-recorded vocal to sit with samples from shellac 78s?

So, first off, sing like that. Rise into those vowels, then hang on them. Don't sing too loud. Add some vintagey vibrato. Nobody sings like that anymore. Second, try lopping off the highs and lows. Nothing below 120 Hz, nothing above 7 kHz. Maybe with a dynamic mic or a ribbon. It's noisy, but not t...