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by puffpastry
Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's the best deal in a 2 ch. AD/DA unit these days?
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

BTW I think your black lion stuff rules..and is such a great and helpful thing to our community.. Thank you. That's very kind of you to say. do you have a recommendation for a 2 channel AD DA that isnt ultra expensive? is there one that you can mod? I've been searching for something like this for q...
by puffpastry
Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's the best deal in a 2 ch. AD/DA unit these days?
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

What kind of amounts of crosstalk are people measuring? It's fairly complex, because we're talking about two entirely different types of signals, and the subsequent effects that they have when bleeding across channels (or within a channel). Really, it's beyond the scope of our simple (and admittedl...
by puffpastry
Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's the best deal in a 2 ch. AD/DA unit these days?
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

how does that happen? (in dumbass terms please) I'll do my best to keep it simple, but I'm assuming you know ohm's law. It typically happens like this: The digital circuit pulls current from a power supply that is also shared with an analog circuit. The current draw causes the supply to move with e...
by puffpastry
Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What's the best deal in a 2 ch. AD/DA unit these days?
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

Maybe 'RME'.... I haven't listen to them but I hear they do very well. I don't think so. They're really more of a 'mid-grade' converter. They sport the same crappy 4580-based line stage as a Behringer console, and their clock jitter is higher than the Apogee. the guy told me that the lynx aurora he...
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Black Lion Audio is looking for intern
Replies: 3
Views: 1818

Black Lion Audio is looking for intern

Hello all-- We've got tons of stuff on our hands these days, and we're having a hard time keeping up. We're looking for someone here in Chicago to join us. We'd prefer it if you have a working knowledge of audio equipment as well as a grasp of electronic components. The position is part time to star...
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: MOTU 828mk2 w/Black Lion Modification
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Ooh...that sounds like a winner to me. My wife has been eyeing one for her project studio. PM sent
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pre amps!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3857

I'd love to give a review on my Black Lion Modded SMPro PR8 but they still have it! Ahem...well, yes...sorry about that. These are pretty labor intensive modifications, and lately they end up taking a bit longer than we initially predicted they would. But trust me--you'll be quite pleased with it w...
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: MOTU 828mk2 w/Black Lion Modification
Replies: 2
Views: 604

FS: MOTU 828mk2 w/Black Lion Modification

I have a spare 828mk2 that's been sitting around here taking up space. It has the full analog and clock modifications. It has a couple of scratches on the rack ears, and one small scratch on the faceplate, but it's in otherwise great physical condition. The mic preamps are extra fast and transparent...
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Digi 002 Rack
Replies: 3
Views: 850

In the past I have had countless clocking problems with the OO2. Everything is configured correctly but sometimes I still get little clicks as if my clocking was out of sync. This is more common than you'd think, and it can be caused by all sorts of things. I'd suggest looking into updating your fi...
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Germanium Vs. Motu pres
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

And most GOOD vintage designs are maybe only 3db noisier than the average modern pre,
Really? I would have thought it was much higher than that, especially given the thermal behavior of all those old resistors.
by puffpastry
Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Germanium Vs. Motu pres
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

The germanium to me sounded like it got way more room in the sound (not particularly a sound that I want) and more noise along with a darker, less defined sound It's likely that the operating bandwidth of that germanium transistor circuit is much lower than that of the opamp used in the MOTU. That ...
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: anyone know how many amps the 3630 PS is?
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

will you still be selling the kits? do you have any more available? even the bare bones one with just the IC's and instructions? No more kits, sorry. I'm pondering whether or not we'll do the bare-bones thing. I hate to dump this on you just as you were looking for a compressor. PM me, and I'll see...
by puffpastry
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: anyone know how many amps the 3630 PS is?
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Why did you decide to discontinue it??? Much of the work we've started taking on is far too involved for us to keep the 3630 modification around. We simply don't have the time and the manpower. The 3630 modification is something I still love dearly--I think it's a fantastic deal for the money, and ...
by puffpastry
Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: anyone know how many amps the 3630 PS is?
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

The 3630 mod is no more. We've discontinued it.

Matt
BLA
by puffpastry
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cat5 as mic cable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

I use teflon coated Cat5 wire for all kinds of audio work, and I've been doing it for three years now with no problems whatsoever. I've even built a few great sounding speaker cables out of the stuff. I'd say give it a try, and see what you think it sounds like.