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by Dubmaniac
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My 421 doesn't sound like a 421
Replies: 19
Views: 3498

Scodiddly- after doing some more online reading, I'm starting to think you're right. It probably is broken. Over and over again, I'm seeing stories of 421s that were dropped or otherwise damaged and the voice coil is dragging. The resulting sound has zero bass, althought the mic still works for mids...
by Dubmaniac
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My 421 doesn't sound like a 421
Replies: 19
Views: 3498

My 421 doesn't sound like a 421

I just got my first ever Sennheiser 421-U-5 yesterday for next to nothing. Good thing it was so cheap, because it sounds awful. It has zero bass or proximity effect, and what I did hear was harsh and midrangey. I know what you're going to say- "try the EQ switch!". I did. It makes no difference. Jus...
by Dubmaniac
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Auto Talent VST- help wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Wow. I haven't downloaded it yet, but I already like it better, because it COMES WITH INSTRUCTIONS! What a concept! I can't believe Autotalent doesn't! Oli Larkin is well known for his plugins, which makes it even more surprising that he dropped the ball on this one. Maybe he assumed that everyone o...
by Dubmaniac
Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Auto Talent VST- help wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Auto Talent VST- help wanted

I recently downloaded Oli Larkin's Auto Talent VST plugin for Windows. Now that I've got it, I sure wish I could make it work for my needs. I don't want to make anybody sound like T-Pain and Cher's love child. I just want to gently guide some vocals back on pitch. I admit I've never used a pitch cor...
by Dubmaniac
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digitech S100 (partially) dead- HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 2055

I've been trying out a few things, and here's what I've found so far. I- I tried a factory reset. Nothing. No go diggie die. 2- The stereo ping-pong delays still work like they should, but the reverbs are where the problem seems to lie. 3- Changing the battery would help keep the presets intact, but...
by Dubmaniac
Sun May 26, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digitech S100 (partially) dead- HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 2055

Digitech S100 (partially) dead- HELP!

I recently fired up my Digitech S100 effects unit after a few years of non-use. It works- kind of. About half of the effects only output to the left side. And yes, I've checked my cables, before you ask. What I don't understand is how some effects could get messed up while others output to stereo. I...
by Dubmaniac
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hill mixers
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Never mind. I drove for about an hour through a thunderstorm and hailstorm, using up a quarter tank of gas, only to find out he had sold it five minutes before, even though he knew I was coming. What an ass hat. I found out yesterday that there was a tornado warning in the area where I was driving, ...
by Dubmaniac
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hill mixers
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Hill. Singular, not plural.
by Dubmaniac
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hill mixers
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Gregg Juke wrote:Never heard of them. Any pix you could post?

GJ
Sure. At the risk of selling it out from under myself, here you go.
http://denver.craigslist.org/msg/3276252922.html
by Dubmaniac
Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hill mixers
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Hill mixers

So I have a chance to buy a Hill SDMix 16x4x2 mixer for $175. I can't find anything online about it. Did they only make one of them? Does anybody else know anything about these, or Hills in general? It looks like it's from the eighties. Any information would be a big help. Thanks!
by Dubmaniac
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Time squeezing plug-ins
Replies: 4
Views: 943

I sent the client an email last night telling her that we'd need to edit orhaveeverythingsoundlikethiswhichisaverybadidea. She told me that the 90 second length is fine, so crisis averted. But thanks for the reply. And I did find a workaround for Cubase, so life is good again. But while we're on the...
by Dubmaniac
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Time squeezing plug-ins
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Time squeezing plug-ins

Hi. I'm in the middle of doing some voiceover work for a client. I just found that my time compression effect in Cubase isn't working like it should, so I need to get something else. What I'm trying to do is compress a .wav file down to a set time length, like turning a 90 second voiceover into a 60...
by Dubmaniac
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Issue with Tascam US-2000
Replies: 3
Views: 1862

Intersting. My US-2000 works like a dream on my PC running XP and my Vaio running 7 Home Premium. It would have cost a lot less to fix the Vaio, probably by reloading the OS, than it did to buy a Mac. If you don't want your Vaio, I'll take it. I won't even charge you to recycle it! :wink:
by Dubmaniac
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Duct tape recording revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 4358

only problem I had was a Mac hard drive die with years of the only copies of my own stuff on it..not very creative but I tried diskwarrior and was able to save 99% of it..now I keep 3 backups of everything.. That's some of the best advice anyone could ever give to someone doing computer recording. ...
by Dubmaniac
Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replace my monitoring amp with an old Crown?
Replies: 26
Views: 3613

For the same loot (or a tad less) grab an Adcom 535. Best bang for buck amp I've used by far. Unbalanced in.... but so what? Keep your cable length short & use good cable. It will be an eye/ear opener. Rack ears are still available too. Wow... I'd never thought of Adcom! I just looked it up. It wou...