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by Matt C.
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tell me about speaker stands
Replies: 17
Views: 1677

Re: Tell me about speaker stands

I built my own stands as well with the pvc pipe filled with sand on wooden bases, mo pads on the top. followed this guys design - https://www.gearslutz.com/board/studio-building-acoustics/684196-diy-monitor-stands-pvc-pipe.html I built some of these too, theyworked well. heavy but not too crazy.
by Matt C.
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Monitors - Hanging Instead of Stands
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Monitors - Hanging Instead of Stands

suspended isn't necessarily the only option, I'm just brainstorming ideas for getting them off the meter bridge. I read elsewhere that hanging them with wire can cause problems because the wire can resonate, but I don't know how much of a problem that would be in practice.
by Matt C.
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Monitors - Hanging Instead of Stands
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Monitors - Hanging Instead of Stands

Anyone here hanging their monitors from the ceiling instead of using floor stands? Any issues to watch out for? I'd like to try getting my monitors off my console's meter bridge, but I don't want to sacrifice the floor space that stands would eat up.
by Matt C.
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: K&M stands?
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

Re: K&M stands?

frans_13 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:09 am
Sandbags or weights from a gym.
This too! I found a 10 lb. gym weight sitting around in my alley the other day, it has now been recruited to stabilize my kick drum mic stand. Very useful
by Matt C.
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Shure M67 Line Output Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Shure M67 Line Output Questions

I don't remember very clearly, but I had one of these things and never added a resistor to the line output. I think the user manual is available online.
by Matt C.
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: K&M stands?
Replies: 16
Views: 1682

Re: K&M stands?

I have the same stand Nick does, I like it. Never had issues with it sagging or falling down etc. I've had it for probably 8 years, it's help up pretty well. I did have to replace some small part on it, but from what I remember replacement parts are cheap and easy to come by.
by Matt C.
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrical engineering education/knowledge
Replies: 14
Views: 1347

Re: electrical engineering education/knowledge

I took an electronics class at a local trade school a few years ago. It was expensive and I'm not sure it was worth it from a financial perspective. It did give me an excellent understanding of the fundamentals, much more than the sporadic independent studying I was trying to do before. I think if y...
by Matt C.
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyer Mic repair
Replies: 19
Views: 2199

Re: Beyer Mic repair

I recall Beyer not wanting m88s used on bass drum,which is sad,cause its my fave kick mic. FWIW I asked about this when I got mine repaired because it died while being used on kick drum. The guys at United Sound Services said using it on kick drum should not be a problem, BUT mine is the newer TG v...
by Matt C.
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyer Mic repair
Replies: 19
Views: 2199

Re: Beyer Mic repair

I have no idea about DIY repair, but I had a dead M88 that I got fixed by this place:
http://unitedsoundservicesllc.com/

It cost about $180, I forget exactly what the deal was but probably just replacing the whole diaphragm.
by Matt C.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Billing for small amounts of studio time
Replies: 22
Views: 2344

Re: Billing for small amounts of studio time

Thanks, I guess it does just come down to being super explicit about this stuff up front. Most of the projects I work on are relatively small/low budget things, so I'm more inclined to expect to be paid for this stuff. also it's easy to set up a paypal account so people can just pay you that way, wi...
by Matt C.
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Billing for small amounts of studio time
Replies: 22
Views: 2344

Billing for small amounts of studio time

I've been running into a common problem in the studio and I'm wondering how others here deal with it. After "completing" a project and getting paid by the band, it's pretty common for them to contact me a week later with some little thing they want - either minor mix revisions, sending them stems fo...
by Matt C.
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TASCAM MS 16 - need assistance
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: TASCAM MS 16 - need assistance

I owned one for about 7 years and did some maintenance on it. What are you wondering about? The manual is very helpful but doesn't cover everything.
by Matt C.
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MARIK mod on Cascade Vin-Jet ribbon
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: MARIK mod on Cascade Vin-Jet ribbon

Krackle wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:17 am
There's an M88 used in my area
buy that
by Matt C.
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: home recording techniques
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: home recording techniques

try using really "bad"/unusual mic placement for everything. and yeah turn the gain on the recorder up way too high.
by Matt C.
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Alesis HD24XR, MOTU, Lynx
Replies: 0
Views: 479

FS: Alesis HD24XR, MOTU, Lynx

Everything in good working condition, prices include shipping in the lower 48. Pictures on request. Alesis HD24XR - $625 - This unit can be used as a standalone recorder, or as converters feeding a DAW if you have the proper computer interface. This is the version with the nicer sounding converters ...