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by themagicmanmdt
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vintage Philips Console. Ident./technich. help appreciated.
Replies: 14
Views: 5267

can you post some tech info of what you did to get a strip up and working?

this way, if there's someone else in your shoes, they've got some info online!

glad to hear!
by themagicmanmdt
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: broke my tascam 464 by switching tapespeed while playing
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

so, here's what i'd start thinking about: the play function is connected to a logic system, which might be anything from engaging a solenoid/relay to a circuit that is engaged with a voltage or transistor (or IC chip) then turned off by the stop circuit. the next steps would be: is a full schematic ...
by themagicmanmdt
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: speaker as kick drum mic
Replies: 17
Views: 7606

XLR to the speaker works... but might need too much gain, and it'll be noisy. if you loved it and wanted to do it right... ...then get a ribbon mic output transformer and hook it to the speaker. i'm sure there's a few tapeoppers that have the original chinese ones they've taken out of their modded m...
by themagicmanmdt
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: broke my tascam 464 by switching tapespeed while playing
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

switching speeds like that for a circuit might have had a sizable spark or sudden large current draw going on.

is the rubber roller moving towards the capstan?

does the capstan spin?
by themagicmanmdt
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gear that has paid for itself in my studio
Replies: 25
Views: 5412

Used oscilloscope (been through several, never paid more than $20 for an old used analog one). I ended up spending some big bucks on a Fluke 123 Scopemeter brand new, which has the golden feature of easy mobility. It'll pay for itself before it wears out. Good soldering station, a Weller WES51. AMEN
by themagicmanmdt
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1176 Pre Made Clones
Replies: 16
Views: 3540

.02; but did you hear the purple one? it's freakin' gorgeous and with great customer service and warranty.
by themagicmanmdt
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: COOL. 8 track cassette deck on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

COOL. 8 track cassette deck on ebay

dude

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tascam-238-cass ... 23289437e9

somebody do some bedroom pop on this, please, and create warm fuzzy memories

(best demo machine ever)

the auction isn't mine... i was just browsing...
by themagicmanmdt
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubleshooting a Wurlitzer 200a
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

you should also contact my friend max brink @ chicago electric piano company - he's great at all this stuff. knows his stuff. just did one for the wilco loft. if that means much?
by themagicmanmdt
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: fs: gyraf/'d.i.y' - urei 1176LN rev H w/ lundahl output xfmr
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

thanks for chiming in, jim :)

it does sound pretty damn great.

sold, 'tanks a lot'
by themagicmanmdt
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: fs: gyraf/'d.i.y' - urei 1176LN rev H w/ lundahl output xfmr
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

fs: gyraf/'d.i.y' - urei 1176LN rev H w/ lundahl output xfmr

i think i've decided that i really don't use an 1176 all that much... just in general. here's a diy/gyraf schematic 1176 that I picked up from fellow TOMB member (and former amazing chicago studio operator 'djimbe') a half a year's back. as i mentioned with selling that B&O... shifting things around...
by themagicmanmdt
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: fs: b&o bm-3 ribbon mic (orig. royer 121), enak rehabb'd
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

sound clips! on vocals, when i get quiet, i move really close to the mic. otherwise, i'm about 8" back, no pop filter, just minding my pops... no eq, no compression. mic to preamp to RME converters. API 512 preamp: vocals: http://www.mterryaudio.com/files/B&O%20BM-3%20API%20512%20LB.wav acoustic: ht...
by themagicmanmdt
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Operating Level: Otari MK5050 MkIV-4
Replies: 2
Views: 748

The problem wouldn't be in electronics headroom, but rather enough bias current to properly bias the ATR tape (and erase it fully). My guess would be 'yes', as an Otari 5050 had more than enough left on the trimpot when biasing 456 style tape. Definitely enough for GP9/996 style... ATR is a smidge m...
by themagicmanmdt
Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can we retire "check your mix in mono?"
Replies: 42
Views: 7643

I just record parts of the song on various record your own voice cards at Hallmark, then stick them back on the shelves. Then I wait around pretending I'm interested in purchasing a Hummel collection and see if people open the cards so I can really hear my mix in a natural acoustic environment for ...
by themagicmanmdt
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: fs: b&o bm-3 ribbon mic (orig. royer 121), enak rehabb'd
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

yeah! i like it, too.

it's in the shockmount super snug, so i leave it in it all the time. so, yeah, shockmount is included...

here's pics:

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by themagicmanmdt
Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: fs: b&o bm-3 ribbon mic (orig. royer 121), enak rehabb'd
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

fs: b&o bm-3 ribbon mic (orig. royer 121), enak rehabb'd

so, this obviously is the design heritage to the royer 121. i wouldn't say they sound the same... very similar, smooth, detailed treble, yes. this is much more between a 44 and 77 (both big and smooth yet slightly higher output and good treble detail) than a royer (lean and detailed all around). abo...