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by Aj
Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: anyone ever see a craigslist scam like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 2784

It is a verified and circulating Craigslist scam. Here is a link that explains how it works... the wording of the scam shown in this link is IDENTICAL to yours (right down to the check from the secretary): http://ivebeenmugged.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/03/check-scam.html The way it works is that th...
by Aj
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Best music video ever.
Replies: 36
Views: 9935

Speaking of "Killed By Death" - here's the scene right *before* the funeral! Apparently some guy brought an acoustic guitar... :D http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6d472_psychomania-riding-free_music (Couldn't find the scene where the dead guy bursts out of the grave on his motorcycle. The soundtrac...
by Aj
Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: It's almost Beatles:30
Replies: 25
Views: 7239

Hey, I'm kind of digging those weird early Beatles stereo mixes! Yes, I know they are hard panned primarily due to the primitive mixing setup (I've got my handy Recording the Beatles mixer diagram right here!).... but there's something kind of fresh and avant-garde about the "drums on that side of t...
by Aj
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: It's almost Beatles:30
Replies: 25
Views: 7239

Making my way through the stereo box.... MAN! Tons of energy and vinegar, especially in the early stuff that I hadn't really felt before (and I really appreciate the Beatles). Play Twist & Shout or Rock & Roll Music loud, it almost sounds punky. Question I had... I read somewhere that the first few ...
by Aj
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Express Card, "Crackling" sound...
Replies: 17
Views: 2397

Congratulations... mission accomplished. This should be a sticky!

You might also want to post your success at the Sound on Sound board. I think you discovered something new (that is: disabling devices IN PAIRS resolves this problem).

Aj
by Aj
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Express Card, "Crackling" sound...
Replies: 17
Views: 2397

Actually, there have been a few custom audio laptop companies. ADK for one; Rain for another. They make powerful and well-reviewed (but pricey) units. However, my understanding is that they are having trouble getting decent chipsets lately (for things like Firewire) because of this very problem. The...
by Aj
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Express Card, "Crackling" sound...
Replies: 17
Views: 2397

My understanding is that it has to do with the minituarized architechture of laptop motherboards. Modern laptops just cram so much stuff together in a tiny space. Components are forced to share resources in order for it all to work. Desktop computers don't have this problem; there's plenty of room f...
by Aj
Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Express Card, "Crackling" sound...
Replies: 17
Views: 2397

Congratulations Magritte.... it's almost like a trial by fire to do portable pro audio. Looks like you passed the test. :D

Aj
by Aj
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Express Card, "Crackling" sound...
Replies: 17
Views: 2397

Ah, recent Dell's are notoriously bad for audio (at least from what I've read). DPC spikes are rampant. Here's a thread about some of the problem: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=297054 Some people have tried turning things like eSata and Intel SpeedStep off in the BIOS. You could t...
by Aj
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: New Express Card, "Crackling" sound...
Replies: 17
Views: 2397

Get ready to open a can of worms...

Magritte, At this point, the problem is probably not the soundcard. It's the laptop. What laptop are you using - specific model number, that is? Laptops - especially PCs - are notorious for these click/pop problems because they have little routines running in the background to operate the laptop's v...
by Aj
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PCMIA Audio Card
Replies: 16
Views: 2237

Yeah, you'll get a driver with the Echo that was custom written for that card. Those intermittent crackles are probably related to your CPU load - if the computer is taxed too much, the ASIO4ALL driver can't compensate for the limitations of the soundcard. ASIO4ALL is a nice band-aid, but it sounds ...
by Aj
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PCMIA Audio Card
Replies: 16
Views: 2237

Exactly... the onboard soundcards on laptops aren't designed for low-latency recording/playback applications. You didn't do anything wrong - they are "supposed to" click and pop when you try to get them to work with Cubase, ProTools, Reason or any other kind of pro audio program. They pretty much al...
by Aj
Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PCMIA Audio Card
Replies: 16
Views: 2237

I've never used the Echo card I linked above. But I've researched this same question (ExpressCard sound interfaces) recently. The Echo card repeatedly gets recommended by users doing pro audio applications (people using things like Ableton Live, virtual synths, etc., as well as multitrack recording)...
by Aj
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PCMIA Audio Card
Replies: 16
Views: 2237

by Aj
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Wanted: Gear tech to repair Rhodes piano (Michigan)
Replies: 0
Views: 716

Wanted: Gear tech to repair Rhodes piano (Michigan)

Anyone have a lead on a good tech to repair my Mark II Rhodes? I think it needs new pick-ups installed (I have a bunch of new old stock ready to go).

I'm in the Ann Arbor area.

Best,
Aj