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by leigh
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Gillian Welch/David Rawlings article in #85
Replies: 11
Views: 6554

The voltmeter recall is a way to document the aux sends and returns. Faders are pretty easy to mark with a pencil, but small Neve rotary pots are nearly impossible to document. "2 and a half dots" is a pretty wide window, as is "10 o'clock". Well, in the article, Rawlings is talking about using it ...
by leigh
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Anyone Else Into "Sound Opinions"??
Replies: 11
Views: 2923

Oh, yeah, I'm a fan of "Sound Opinions". It's the only podcast I have set to automatically download new episodes to my phone.
by leigh
Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Gillian Welch/David Rawlings article in #85
Replies: 11
Views: 6554

Hey, there must be an echo in here!

Can anyone give more details on the analog-recall-with-voltmeter technique that Rawlings & John B. discuss in that interview?

Leigh
by leigh
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Volume pot on guitar not sensitive enough....
Replies: 22
Views: 5096

"10,000 guitar pickers in Nashville" don't seem to have this problem. I solved it with active on-board electronics. My volume pots are 10k ohms Bourns model 50 conductive plastic, as smooth as a quality fader, no top end loss when turning down. The guitars are set +10 db gain, so the amps are also ...
by leigh
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Volume pot on guitar not sensitive enough....
Replies: 22
Views: 5096

Not if you wire the pot as a rheostat. True. But correct me if I'm wrong, the little text picture in my post represents the way that the vast majority of guitar volume pots are wired - lug 1 to pickup, lug 2 (wiper) to output, lug 3 to ground. I know you know your stuff when it comes to wiring guit...
by leigh
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Volume pot on guitar not sensitive enough....
Replies: 22
Views: 5096

The only risk of using a lower value pot is that the lower value might not be enough to bring the volume to zero. Actually, it'll always go to zero - since at the lowest setting, the fader's wiper is at ground. pickup---> / \ / \ /---> out | gnd
by leigh
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Volume pot on guitar not sensitive enough....
Replies: 22
Views: 5096

Yes - you could swap your volume pot for one with a lower resistance. No. The action of the volume pot is ratiometric. Doesn't really matter what the total resistance of the pot is, but rather the ratio of the "top half" versus the "bottom half". Reducing total pot value will reduce treble response...
by leigh
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Issue 85!! And question re:voltmeter analog fader recall
Replies: 1
Views: 1840

Issue 85!! And question re:voltmeter analog fader recall

Got the new issue the other day, and it is full of great stuff. Haven't even gotten to the Eno piece yet, which I've been hoping for for years... I did read the Gillian Welch & David Rawlings piece, and was impressed by how involved they are on the tech side of things. The bit where David is talking...
by leigh
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Volume pot on guitar not sensitive enough....
Replies: 22
Views: 5096

Not exactly, but it depends on the wiring. If the two pots are in parallel then the calculation is: 1/Rtotal= 1/R1 + 1/R2 So a 250k in parallel with a 500K will be 167k ohm Yeah, sorry - fuzzy thinking. What threw me was I was imagining the volume pot with the wiper going to ground (the way it is o...
by leigh
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Volume pot on guitar not sensitive enough....
Replies: 22
Views: 5096

Yes - you could swap your volume pot for one with a lower resistance.

If my thinking is correct, you could leave your volume pot in place for testing (in full-on position), and just jumper in lower-valued pots to find one that has the play you like.

Leigh
by leigh
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: An interesting/cheap non plugin Plate verb is what?......
Replies: 36
Views: 10690

I've found that nothing sounds better than a Soundworkshop 242 getting overdriven and fed into a effectron or a super timeline. All the way from fuzzy garage era sounds to an almost plate sound with a bit less decay. I like this idea for this reverb "recipe", and I was playing around with it (since...
by leigh
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Line mixers and summing boxes
Replies: 12
Views: 4423

Z-plane - I don't know if I quite get what you have in mind (a summing box soldered to one end of a snake?) but aside from the potential physical fragility of such a setup, I don't think there would be a huge difference electrically between that and a traditional rack-mounted box. You would eliminat...
by leigh
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Doors in Recording Engineer/Producer magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 7736

Actually, here's a thought: given the difficulty of selling PDFs (which are not copy protected and easily passed around), what if the digital publishing of RE/P was done as a Kickstarter project? The archive holder would still legally need the permission of the copyright holder. They could get a quo...
by leigh
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Doors in Recording Engineer/Producer magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 7736

I signed up... Let's hope this gets republished in some form (PDF please?) soon... Yeah, I hope. Even with the low cost of PDF distribution, it's gonna cost a bit to get thousands of pages scanned in. So whoever takes that on needs the legal clearance to sell the digital copies, so they can at leas...
by leigh
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: integrated outboard with Logic. Why go console?
Replies: 14
Views: 3248

llmonty wrote:Neotek SII I got the the NY Metropolitan Opera. Still a work in progress getting it functional, but really digging it. You?
A Trident Series 65, with an all new power supply and opamp/cap upgrades. Have only been using it for tracking so far, but will be trying some mixing projects on it soon.