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by williamsongs
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Retail comedy relief
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

I just couldn't resist sharing this silliness with the TapeOp community, where we advocate people making their own reverbs out of garbage cans.

I thought this place would really appreciate the absurdity. For the affluent rack who has it all...
by williamsongs
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Retail comedy relief
Replies: 7
Views: 1469

Retail comedy relief

http://www.lynxstudio.com/product_detail.asp?i=52

I find this funny. Even more funny that it has it's own "spec sheet"

Not so funny is the $95 price tag.

Reminds me of the good old "pet rock" from days of yore...

End of time wasting, see ya.
by williamsongs
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 6293

I never really thought about this, but it actually has happened twice, both times from people who had zero experience with recording studios and were very unsure about it. Both times were parents hiring me to create their child's music school audition reels. When they discovered that I wasn't going ...
by williamsongs
Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a PC power supply issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

Man, I gotta tell you... 110 things I've done to make PC recording feasible! I did the same minimal install of XP and removed everything unneeded first thing as well. Worked pretty fine for a while too. Technically, still works fine, except this current missing MOTU midiport thing. This PC is used o...
by williamsongs
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Space Echo gurus...
Replies: 16
Views: 4663

Hey guys, Darlington - that seems like the way to go, if I really could devote the appropriate time and attention to it. And also budget for some quality tools, scopes and such. Been procrastinating on all of the above for oh, 20 years now. Gregg - I'm in this swank little pocket of suburban white f...
by williamsongs
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Space Echo gurus...
Replies: 16
Views: 4663

Hey there, I took my space echo to a dead Hi-Fi shop in Syracuse, NY (Clark Music) where a guitar player that I have known for a very long time does their repair work on stereo equipment and such. But I know him as the only guy who has MRL tape and still remembers how to maintain all this old shit t...
by williamsongs
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a PC power supply issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

Hey there, I'm still on XP sp2. Although I spoke WAY too soon about all this working now. The situation is baffling to me, and seems now more likely to be a Windows problem.... one I haven't a solution to at hand. Any help would be great. I can restore full functionality to this rig now by reinstall...
by williamsongs
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a PC power supply issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

Update for anyone interested: 1. If I lived in Portland, I'd be delivering beer to Carl, for the win. 2. Not a PC problem at all. MOTU hardware and drivers basically suck for PC. Suspicious of a clocking glitch as Carl suggested, I first tried clocking to a Digidesign sync unit I have laying here, a...
by williamsongs
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a PC power supply issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

I want to thank you guys for spending some quality Sunday time with me pulling teeth. I'm beginning to suspect, via this thread, that the 828 interface is bad. Not sure if it's relevant, but when tracking and the glitch happens, the DAW actually draws a waveform of the glitch on each track. As if th...
by williamsongs
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a PC power supply issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

Carl, I didn't see your post before I replied. I initially thought the sound was a clocking glitch too. How did you resolve your problem? To be clear, I am using 2 more devices than the MOTU. I have a Presonus Digimax for more in/out connected via lightpipe. I have an ART Digital MPA for DI use conn...
by williamsongs
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a PC power supply issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

Hmm, those are good questions. Some of the diagnosing has been inhibited by not taking everything offline to move cards around and such, and by not having a second system to try things with - but here's what I can answer: This problem has always existed with this system. Unfortunately the whole thin...
by williamsongs
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a PC power supply issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

Thanks man, so yeah... been trying a lot of stuff over the last year or so. Here's what I know of what you suggested to try: It does ruin all tracks when it happens. Sounds like digital crap, for sure "dzzt" Task manager doesn't show any changes that I can see, but it's hard to tell, because we only...
by williamsongs
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a PC power supply issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

Is this a PC power supply issue?

OK, help... I'm probably out of my league technically, but anyway: PC based DAW system using Cubase and a MOTU 828mk2. The issue is that during recording and playback, with complete randomness, there are futzy glitch tone bursts of about 5ms. When recording, they are not noticed realtime, because of...
by williamsongs
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Space Echo gurus...
Replies: 16
Views: 4663

You guys are freakin' awesome. This was exactly the type of answer I was hoping to tease out of the TOMB. I can't wait to smash an 8-track cassette and pull out it's juicy innards and feed them to my hungry space echo. Lubricated tape seems to be the clear answer to the problem I'm having. Thanks ev...
by williamsongs
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Space Echo gurus...
Replies: 16
Views: 4663

Space Echo gurus...

My beloved RE-301 is just back from the shop with a new pinch roller, lubed up motor, tape path/tension adjusted and so forth. But the same problem that brought me to take it in has occurred after only 4 hours of use. The tape sticks to one specific head, so much so that it stops the roller from rol...