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by The Scum
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Linux SysEx Dumps
Replies: 1
Views: 36

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: 153

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: 420

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: 26
Views: 547

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: 26
Views: 547

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: 251

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...
by The Scum
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Power Amplifiers in 2019?
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Power Amplifiers in 2019?

Oh yeah, Hypex. I did some design work adjacent to them a few years back. I like that they've now got options that integrate the amplifier & power supply. The (discontinued?) UcD32MP looks like it might be the right size for my deal, but I'm not sure if it's available. Come to think of it, I've got ...
by The Scum
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Power Amplifiers in 2019?
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Power Amplifiers in 2019?

Thanks for the pointers, everyone. I've learned a few things: Sweetwater's category of suitable amps is hidden in the studio monitors category. I discovered Nelson Pass is selling a new little stereo Mosfet amp kit - not what I'm looking for in this instance, but tempting in general. That ART could ...
by The Scum
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Power Amplifiers in 2019?
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Power Amplifiers in 2019?

So what's the recommendation for a power amp for mid-size studio monitors these days? I've got a Crown D60 that I'm ready to replace - it's served valiantly for decades, but it's seen better days, and I'm done trying to nurse it along. It seems like we're deeply into the age of the class-D amp - 100...
by The Scum
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: power conditioner/power bars
Replies: 22
Views: 563

Re: power conditioner/power bars

250 is pretty small. So it would have to be an extremely modest setup. A single infusion pump. As a reference, consider that a medium-duty PC power supply is in the 600 Watt range. And that's just keeping the stuff in the main chassis up - display and external hardware not included. My Laptop charge...
by The Scum
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: XLR Patch panel - to build or buy premade?
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: XLR Patch panel - to build or buy premade?

Some vendors I go to when I'm doing cabling: store.haveinc.com redco.com mouser.com digikey.com I typically make a spreadsheet, and compare their prices. Keep an eye on price breaks - sometimes they kick in sooner at different vendors. Parts Express almost never have the best price. I'd also conside...
by The Scum
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap but good headphone amp recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Cheap but good headphone amp recommendations

I've got an Oz Audio HR-4 I'd sell you cheap. Oz got bought by Mackie, they gave the thing a facelift and continued selling it as the HM-54. 4 outputs, each switchable between a master input or a per-channel input. Heavy steel box, internal power supply. No complaints about it, I just upgraded to a ...
by The Scum
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Budget Boom Vocal Mic Stand Recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: Budget Boom Vocal Mic Stand Recommendation

If you want something that resembles a regular, mid-weight mic stand, the Tama and Ultimate options are both pretty good. When my entry-level stands wear out, I replace them with Tama (the regular ones, not the "iron" ones). The great big Onstage ones are big, but also a bit cumbersome. The fittings...
by The Scum
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Billing for small amounts of studio time
Replies: 22
Views: 2131

Re: Billing for small amounts of studio time

My day gig is in an hourly contracting & consulting area. We bill for every second I spend on a client project, and it starts from the point I start to touch resources related to their project - like hunting for old files, or finding old emails. Not that you have to run your studio like that (or may...
by The Scum
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY modding/fixing of gear, what voltages are dangerous?
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: DIY modding/fixing of gear, what voltages are dangerous?

The Fluke 115 is a really good general purpose multimeter, just a bit over your budget. But it's a reliable meter, and when you outgrow what it can do, you'll be looking at real meters (The $400 Fluke 87). Don't be confused by it's close cousins, the 114, 117, etc. They're aimed at HVAC installers a...