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by tubetapexfmr
Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Longest session you've ever done?
Replies: 17
Views: 7479

cracked copy of Cubase VST 5 and a Tascam 428 running on a machine with Windows ME
I think this might be the rig we all get to use in hell. Of course it needs to be on a circa 1999 Compaq and have antivirus software that keeps wanting to turn itself on.
by tubetapexfmr
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Roberts/AKAI Preamps New Mod/Layout (pic)
Replies: 1
Views: 3759

Well female XLR connectors have been the universal input standard for about 30+ years now. I would say stick with what is a universally accepted standard and get some new cables or new tips for one end of your cables. I always found it nutty early on in my gear building adventures to get something f...
by tubetapexfmr
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Build a champ!
Replies: 15
Views: 2594

Scared of the tubes though!
Don't be scarerd, just be careful. If you discharge your power supply caps and don't work on it while plugged in, you're all set!
by tubetapexfmr
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Build a champ!
Replies: 15
Views: 2594

ubertar wrote:The tricky part is finding the right transformers.
You can get cheap, similar to original transformers from Triode Electronics or way better than stock from Mercury Magnetics. Both made in USA!

Nice work by the way.
by tubetapexfmr
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 414
Views: 119936

Not me, but one of my best friends. I mastered it and did the artwork:

http://iamsomnus.bandcamp.com
by tubetapexfmr
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: which ITB system best for beginners?
Replies: 32
Views: 5048

Mac mini plus Harrison Mixbus http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/mac_mini?mco=MTAyNTQzNTk http://www.harrisonconsoles.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108&Itemid=42 Add monitor, keyboard, mouse, external record drive, and sound card. Now you have a world class ...
by tubetapexfmr
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: must see vid:Should you quit your job & join a band?
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

It is a freeware program called Sooper Looper in the song video.
http://www.essej.net/sooperlooper/
by tubetapexfmr
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKAI M7 M8 / Roberts 770 Mod updates
Replies: 96
Views: 99931

I ground pins 2,7, and 8. 2 and 7 being the shield, and pin 8 being the g3 pin.
by tubetapexfmr
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Magnecord M900 - tube pre and 5 watt amplifier
Replies: 15
Views: 5391

Do you have a M900 in the shop? I wasn't able to find any information online about this model whatsoever. There were a few people with talkng about the PT-6, but that was it. The unit I have I THOUGHT was called an M80. Likely yours is a slightly newer version that is 99% the same as mine. Mine has...
by tubetapexfmr
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Magnecord M900 - tube pre and 5 watt amplifier
Replies: 15
Views: 5391

I have one of these in the shop and there are so many options here that I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do to it. I think the best means would be to tear it down completely and build an all new circuit in there. There are enough tubes to do a Mic pre+EQ or a mic pre+compressor/limiter. It alr...
by tubetapexfmr
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKAI M7 M8 / Roberts 770 Mod updates
Replies: 96
Views: 99931

Instead of hijacking this thread any further I started a new thread dealing specifically with my Pre+Amp mod:

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... highlight=

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by tubetapexfmr
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKAI M7 M8 / Roberts 770 Mod updates
Replies: 96
Views: 99931

I always assumed I would lose too much gain.
Well, yes in triode mode the EF86 does have a lot less gain, but it is a different sound for sure and another way to pad volume on loud sources.
by tubetapexfmr
Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKAI M7 M8 / Roberts 770 Mod updates
Replies: 96
Views: 99931

Rod, have you tried a triode/pentode switch for the EF86? I will be doing this on my new new Akai design with a three way switch: triode, pentode 1, and pentode 2 modes specifically. The different pentode modes move the G3 grid from the cathode to ground, while the triode mode straps G3 to ground an...
by tubetapexfmr
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKAI M7 M8 / Roberts 770 Mod updates
Replies: 96
Views: 99931

if I dont have the trim control before the input the 1st stage just gets too over driven Oh, so you have the trim before the EF86? Is there one after as well? I usually put a switchable pad before the EF86 with a 680 ohm resistor across the + and - signal and a matched pair of 1.5k ohm resistors in...
by tubetapexfmr
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: AKAI M7 M8 / Roberts 770 Mod updates
Replies: 96
Views: 99931

Right on, Rod. I wasn't saying your method wasn't good, I just wanted to present an alternative. My favorite application of the 12AU7 white cathode follower is WITH a transformer and a switch to make the output transformer/transformerless depending on application. I find a 3k:600 ohm to be the best ...