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by Dubmaniac
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

Re: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ

I tried it out this past weekend, not on voice but on drums. It seems to have more detail and clarity than the stock preamps in the Tascam, so I'd call this a winner. 8)
by Dubmaniac
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam US-2000 bitcrushing audio
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Tascam US-2000 bitcrushing audio (FIXED!)

FIXED IT! Last night, I was still having the same issue, so I decided to swap out my recording tower for a spare Dell desktop that has Cubase loaded on it. I was in the process of unplugging the first one when I found a pair of antennae on the back from a wireless card. That got me thinking. I had b...
by Dubmaniac
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam US-2000 bitcrushing audio
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Tascam US-2000 bitcrushing audio

My Tascam interface has started bitcrushing audio playing through it. It will be fine for the first few minutes, but then it'll slowly start to glitch out a little, then more, then it sounds like it's playing back audio at 1 bit. It has been working flawlessly for several years, but there was a big,...
by Dubmaniac
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

Re: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ

Wha happen? I bought it. But not for $200... for $160! So far, all I've used it for is some direct guitar and bass tracks, but it worked great for those. I may use it this coming weekend for some vocals. FWIW, mine does have transformers in it. They're just not Jensens. So far, I'm digging it. Maybe...
by Dubmaniac
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

Re: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ

I'm leaning toward buying the M80. You make a good point about transformers vs no transformers. I'm going to go check it out tomorrow with cash in hand. I might still get the Mackie cleaned up, but only for use with my band when we play live.
by Dubmaniac
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

Re: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ

The M80 is selling for $200, and that would be about as much as I could spend right now.
by Dubmaniac
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ
Replies: 10
Views: 2080

Preamps: Presonus M80 WITHOUT Jensens vs Mackie 1604VLZ

I'm looking to upgrade and add more channels of mic preamps to my recording system (a Tascam US-2000). I currently own a Mackie 1604VZ which works, but generates a lot of hiss- too much to be useable. I also have an opportunity to buy a Presonus M80 8 channel preamp, but it's from 2006, which means ...
by Dubmaniac
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is the Mackie 1604-VLZ supposed to run hot?
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Is the Mackie 1604-VLZ supposed to run hot?

I bought a Mackie 1604-VLZ mixer several months ago. I finally set it up and started using it a couple of nights ago. Last night I noticed that the top right hand corner gets very, very warm- so warm that it left a small indentation in the plastic table it was sitting on. It also has that "warm" sme...
by Dubmaniac
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie CR1604-VLZ questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

When I bought it, I figured I could just cut a rectangular sheet of metal to cover the hole in the bottom. Since then, I've found that the inputs can be configured three different ways- (1) with the inputs on the bottom of the mixer, facing down, which is how it was when I bought it, (2) with the in...
by Dubmaniac
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie CR1604-VLZ questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

I just found out that what I need is called a Rotopod. It's a metal tray that allows the inputs and outputs to face to the back of the mixer or face up so that you can actually get to them, and it covers the gaping hole at the bottom of the mixer. I tried setting it up with the inputs facing up with...
by Dubmaniac
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie CR1604-VLZ questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

Mackie CR1604-VLZ questions

I just bought a Mackie CR1604-VLZ (not Pro) mixer for a great price. It's got dirty switches but seems to be working okay. Are there any specific problems I should watch for with this mixer? I've never owned a Mackie before. I did some research and found out it's an American made one, so that's good...
by Dubmaniac
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My 421 doesn't sound like a 421
Replies: 19
Views: 3498

Well, damn. I just heard back from Sennheiser about fixing my 421. Here's their response: Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. I'm very sorry but we no longer can service the original MD 421's are parts are no longer available. We can give it a cleaning but if it needs any parts we cannot do anything....
by Dubmaniac
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My 421 doesn't sound like a 421
Replies: 19
Views: 3498

Digitaldrummer- actually mine is different. It mates up with this... http://www.fvstore.com/Switchcraft-332A-Microphone-Adapter-5-8-Screw-On-Connector-to-1-4-Jack/p23839.html and I'm pretty sure it can't be changed to low-z without major surgery and brain damage. I think I might even have one of tho...
by Dubmaniac
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My 421 doesn't sound like a 421
Replies: 19
Views: 3498

Floid- you're right. Sorry. I forgot to say that I was talking about the EV being hi-z, not the 421. And the name for that funky screw-on connector is amphenol.
by Dubmaniac
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My 421 doesn't sound like a 421
Replies: 19
Views: 3498

Neal- thanks for letting me know. I think I'll check out Vintage King to get it repaired, as well as a few local places. Digitaldrummer- now that you mention it, the mic itself says "hi-z" right on its body. Duh! And it only has a two conductor screw-on connector, so I'm guessing that it willl never...