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by Matt C.
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: let's talk spring reverbs
Replies: 70
Views: 22662

if i get a wild hair was going to build a blend circuit with a little cheap preamp circuit i had laying around to blend it. how complicated does this circuit need to be? in my extreme ignorance about electronics, i was hoping it was as simple as adding a 500k pot with the input of each tank hooked ...
by Matt C.
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: let's talk spring reverbs
Replies: 70
Views: 22662

what are youguys driving/receivingyour accutronics with? They arent exactlly line level, and I am sure they aare an odd impedance as well. I am interestedin going this route as accutronics are super cheap and after all are the springs in most spring reverbs. my plan (i haven't actually set this up ...
by Matt C.
Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: let's talk spring reverbs
Replies: 70
Views: 22662

i am using an accutronics reverb tank pulled from an old polytone and WOW!!! how cool and boingy that tone is. needs a bit of tweaking to make it multipurpose, but that boing of the spring is hard for digital to copy. rich i'm about to buy an accutronics reverb tank and try this. i'm considering sc...
by Matt C.
Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3878
Views: 830124

pair of Cascade Fat Head II mics with MS bar. (thank you craigslist)
Furman HDS-6/HR-6 headphone system
beat up old Silvertone guitar

fun week.
by Matt C.
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 'Shitty Is Pretty : Anatomy Of A Funk 45'
Replies: 48
Views: 42004

is that really all you have to do to setup a DIY spring reverb? or am i missing something? do those $30 spring tanks (accutronics) come with usable inputs and outputs already built in? it looks like that's the case on their product info page but it's not super specific. i thought the engineering sec...
by Matt C.
Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for help with a Helmholtz Slat/Slot Resonator
Replies: 7
Views: 3786

(previous post edited to contain actual calculations.)
by Matt C.
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for help with a Helmholtz Slat/Slot Resonator
Replies: 7
Views: 3786

i guess a little bit of sound scattering is what i was hoping for, i know this sort of thing won't be as effective as a real QRD diffusor (in fact i'm wondering whether i should just build one of those instead). but it seems like making the front slats completely uniform would be just as bad (at hig...
by Matt C.
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for help with a Helmholtz Slat/Slot Resonator
Replies: 7
Views: 3786

thanks for the information. when you say "slot length", do you mean the vertical height of the gap between boards, or the front to back depth, or the actual horizontal length across the whole box? here are some quick diagrams illustrating my questions (sorry, but my graphic design skills do not exte...
by Matt C.
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for help with a Helmholtz Slat/Slot Resonator
Replies: 7
Views: 3786

Looking for help with a Helmholtz Slat/Slot Resonator

so i am thinking about building a big (maybe 6'w by 5'h by 8"d) helmholtz slat resonator to put in my live room directly behind where drums are usually set up. i am intending to build two or three seperate standalone boxes instead of one big one, with angled fronts so the depth of the cavity varies ...
by Matt C.
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gear Reality Check, Please
Replies: 17
Views: 3662

really comes down to what kind of stuff you're predominantly going to be recording. if it remains punk stuff i wouldn't even bother upgrading anything. you have a good tape machine and some good mics (better than mine). well, other than the vague "i want things to sound good" motivation for upgradi...
by Matt C.
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gear Reality Check, Please
Replies: 17
Views: 3662

thanks for the advice everyone. spending some time in a nicer studio with nicer gear sounds like it would be helpful. and i'm glad to hear these potential gear purchases aren't too extravagant this project is a whole different topic, but i do have plans to do some major acoustical treatments in the ...
by Matt C.
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gear Reality Check, Please
Replies: 17
Views: 3662

Gear Reality Check, Please

i have been torturing myself about whether i should drop a bunch of cash on new recording gear, and decided it was worth getting a reality check from some other engineers here. i'm wondering whether some fancy new gear would be justified, or whether i should just be happy with what i have and save m...
by Matt C.
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Another Annoying Request for Budget Monitor Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 4932

i'll throw in my two cents: i've recently been wondering whether i should upgrade my monitors. i currently have a pair of Behringer Truth 2031A monitors, and because of Behringer's poor reputation, and because they are the only monitors i've ever worked on, i assumed i could benefit from upgrading. ...
by Matt C.
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question about long unbalanced line-level runs
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Question about long unbalanced line-level runs

I'm wondering about the possibility for noise/interference/signal loss when running a line level signal (mixer inserts, direct outs to computer, etc) down a long stretch of unbalanced cable. I know the rule about guitar cables being kept under about 25ft, but does the same rule apply to line level s...