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by The Scum
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Time-stretching best-practices? (for a large file)
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Time-stretching best-practices? (for a large file)

I think the progressive approach you're describing might involve more sonic degradation that some other approaches. The tail of the program will have been resampled many times. A better approach might be to select the "next" sentence, scale it up, then select the next after that, and scale it up by ...
by The Scum
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Where do you buy band stickers?
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Where do you buy band stickers?

Check out dieselfuelprints.com, in Portland, OR. After having really slow turnaround from the Guy , diesel seem to be on the ball. Vinyl ink, screenprinted on vinyl base, like a quality bumpersticker. They hold up in the Colorado sun perfectly well. Looks like they've changed their pricing scheme, b...
by The Scum
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speaker switcher recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: Speaker switcher recommendations

Wait, JBL now owns SM Pro Audio?

I blame Samsung.
by The Scum
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Speaker switcher recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: Speaker switcher recommendations

Keep in mind that there are two similar, but not totally equivalent products in this area. The thing Vlayman linked to is designed to go between a power amp and speakers - they usually use chunky high-current switches to handle the load. The pro-audio side of things usually switches before the ampli...
by The Scum
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”

Here's a link from Senheiser themselves. The capsule is supposedly the same, the housing refined a bit.

https://en-de.sennheiser.com/the-evolut ... and-snares

I'll have to see if I can spot the difference they mention in the "more elegant" XLR connection...
by The Scum
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: Sennheiser MD504 vs current “e604”

My recollection is that the 504 was the successful member of the 500 family, so it was continued into the 600s. The colors changed a bit, the clip on holder was redesigned, and the bags are different. I have 504's and 604's and use them interchangeably. They all have ridiculous proximity effect - gr...
by The Scum
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Orleans style horn section
Replies: 21
Views: 1474

Re: New Orleans style horn section

I'm pretty sure some of that second line sound comes from people playing whatever was available. For parade stuff, you can probably get away with just brass. Tuba is about the first thing I think of, but bass trombone can do it too. Maybe plus trumpet? For the more soulful sound, a sax might be call...
by The Scum
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones
Replies: 14
Views: 1110

Re: Rugs: 1 big one VS. a few smaller ones

Wall to wall lo-pile commercial squares with area rugs atop, as needed?

(Said as a drummer who tears the crap out of carpets. Don't put anything you're attached to under me.)
by The Scum
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bantam TT to 1/4 for guitar pedal after recorded?
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Bantam TT to 1/4 for guitar pedal after recorded?

With most pedals, those cables won't work. But for a kinda dumb and unexpected reason: guitar pedals expect that the input jack is a TS connector, and use the sleeve as a power switch. With a TRS jack, the switch stays open, and the pedal doesn't power on. The reamp suggestoion is valid. There's not...
by The Scum
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Linux SysEx Dumps
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Linux SysEx Dumps

>cat /dev/midi > afile.syx
>echo afile.syx > /dev/midi

(I'm kinda being facetious...no idea if that would actually work.)

amidi sounds like what you're looking for.
https://alsa.opensrc.org/Amidi
Sysex examples near the top of the page, even.
by The Scum
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ardour on a Raspberry Pi. The $35 DAW?
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Ardour on a Raspberry Pi. The $35 DAW?

I see you clowns in the peanut gallery. Please hold the $35 cracks til the very end. So I had the opportunity to give Ardour on the Raspberry Pi a quick spin this week. (In my day gig, I work as an engineer doing product development - a bit of electrical hardware & a ton of software/firmware. On the...
by The Scum
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Power Amplifiers in 2019?
Replies: 12
Views: 1044

Re: Power Amplifiers in 2019?

Supposedly, this one will go into fault mode if the output is shorted, at least according to the manual. I'm not eager to try it.

Speaking of the heap of stuff in my garage - There a Phase Linear 400 that needs to go away. It was blowing fuses, and isn't worth the effort to troubleshoot.
by The Scum
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What musical thang didja work on today/night?
Replies: 43
Views: 2738

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

Not sure about the cigar ... :twisted:
Ya mean the headset mic?

A cigar would light my hair on fire...
by The Scum
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What musical thang didja work on today/night?
Replies: 43
Views: 2738

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

Played a house show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z2oZTcwAkE

Today, working through reconfiguring some patchbays & rearranging some racks.
by The Scum
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Monitoring "amp"
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Monitoring "amp"

So I'm looking for a handful of things. First, I'm looking for an amp that doesn't alter the signal - if my converters sound funny, if something's distorted, if there's a hum or buzz in the program material, I want to be able to hear it. Ideally, the amp isn't adding anything of it's own. I look a l...