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by Matt C.
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Akai M8/Roberts DIY Preamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

I spent some time working on/modifying these units a few years ago. I ended up deciding I was better off removing (almost) all the existing components and using it as a blank slate for building a preamp, rather than just doing minimum modifications to the existing circuit. In stock form, there's a l...
by Matt C.
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk about analog console workflow
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

good point, although I'm not sure I have enough space for a console big enough to do that. One thing I always wonder about workflow with a split console: I'm in the habit of sending the tape machine healthy levels of everything, then building a rough mix in the monitor/tape return section while trac...
by Matt C.
Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk about analog console workflow
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

Let's talk about analog console workflow

Been thinking about the workflow and ergonomics of analog consoles lately since I've been thinking about upgrading. Right now I've got a Tascam m520 that I've been working on for about 7 years, and while I like some things about it, I've never been happy with the workflow it seems to force on me. As...
by Matt C.
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam ms-16: tape lifter failing and recapping
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

bad capacitors seem like a likely culprit. When I had a similar issue with my MS-16 it was just a mechanical/lubrication issue. since you already addressed that I'd wager that it's the caps.
by Matt C.
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Simple Console Workflow for Private Studio
Replies: 12
Views: 2379

Work with the ramsa until you find what you're missing. Could be workflow....could be headroom ....could be something else. +1. For me, it took a few years of regularly working on an analog board (Tascam M520, which I still have) to get a good sense of what I really wanted from an ideal console. St...
by Matt C.
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FT/FS Otari MX-80 2" 24-trk
Replies: 5
Views: 716

location?
by Matt C.
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Otari MX5050 BQII owner's/service manual
Replies: 0
Views: 677

Otari MX5050 BQII owner's/service manual

trying to find the service manual for this seemingly less common variant of the MX5050. It's a 1/4" 4 track. If anyone has a digital copy they can send my way (or a hard copy they wanna sell me), let me know. I imagine it's similar enough to the other versions of the MX5050 that I could figure thing...
by Matt C.
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Vocal mic / pre - recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 2548

in that price range I'd go for a good dynamic mic, it'll sound nice on vocals and lots of other stuff too. SM7b, Beyer M88, Sennheiser MD421 are my personal favorites.
by Matt C.
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 440

there's one for sale in Minneapolis (it's not mine, just found the craigslist ad)

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/ ... 09231.html
by Matt C.
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Odds & Ends - Neotek, Sony C48 case, AGFA 1/2" tape
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

bump. c48 case is gone, neotek card is gone, tape is still available
by Matt C.
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Odds & Ends - Neotek, Sony C48 case, AGFA 1/2" tape
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Odds & Ends - Neotek, Sony C48 case, AGFA 1/2" tape

Cleaning out the studio, found some clutter that could actually be useful to someone. I'm willing to let any of this stuff go for the price of shipping. PM me if you wanna see pictures. Thanks for looking. GONE Neotek Series 1 channel extender card, used for servicing channels while still connected ...
by Matt C.
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: choosing an oscilloscope
Replies: 27
Views: 6762

I've got a Tektronix 2215. works great, got it for maybe $100 on Ebay. Pretty standard 2 channel scope, 60 MHz bandwidth I think, which is sort of overkill for analog stuff. I wish I could find a place to get it serviced/calibrated but it seems to be accurate enough for my needs at the moment. Tektr...
by Matt C.
Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need tape transfer for vinyl pressing help I am lost???
Replies: 13
Views: 2938

according to his website, Salt Mastering does analog tape mastering with no digital delay processing. I've never used him though. Golden Mastering accepts analog tape, not sure whether it's a truly no-digital-processing thing though. I've used them a couple times (sending digital masters) and had gr...
by Matt C.
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Roberts 770x Mic and Line Inputs
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Sounds like it could be an issue with the jacks or some associated switch/plug (maybe the 4-pin DIN plug). As far as I can tell all the inputs end up using the same basic circuitry but the line and mic inputs go through some switches and plugs to get there so that's where I'd start looking for a bro...
by Matt C.
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should a Beyer m500 be able to handle a 100 watt Marshall?
Replies: 15
Views: 4313

one other thing to consider about repairing these mics, not everyone will replace the ribbon with the same style originally used in the mic. When I bought a couple of these they had been re-ribboned using a more "traditional" corrugation pattern. One of the reasons I had mine re-done at Samar audio ...