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by frans_13
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What version of MacOS are you using & Why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2505

Re: What version of MacOS are you using & Why?

The studio has a few older macs to record and edit. G4s, mostly running 10.6.8 and some even 10.4.11 using them like tape machines. They have to run absolutely stable, no matter whatsoever. The mix room has a Mac Pro 4.1 or something with 10.10 and Logic from that time. The office has a mini with 10...
by frans_13
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Always been curious about this preamp
Replies: 15
Views: 2979

Re: Always been curious about this preamp

Thes old broadcast modules can be funny to interface with modern gear, so better have a good tech around to ask for details. These danner things come in a large number and if you need specs and info, this is the place: http://audio.kubarth.com/rundfunk/index.cgi Of course it's german. If you had let...
by frans_13
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Computers/Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 2773

Re: Computers/Mac

First, whatever works, works. No matter if it's a PC or a Mac or HAL or something you stole from the ship when these aliens took you for a joyride. What is your priority? Staying current and being able to swap projects with other places? Get a new machine, get all the stuff around it ...and keep you...
by frans_13
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Prodipe D12 copy???
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: Prodipe D12 copy???

Their distribution is kinda based in France. A year ago or so ago i tried to find out more...and found not much at all. It's available as part of a drum mic package and on it's own, not very expensive. I would be surprised if it is similar to the D12 because that capsule is elaborate and expensive t...
by frans_13
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Since we're talking headphones
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

Re: Since we're talking headphones

I got two dozend headphones in the studio (and broke a few dozends more over the decades) and it's very personal which to get, frequency distribution and fit/the size and shape of your head and whatnot. So skip "opinions" and go try a few, sit for an hour, read a book listening to music and see whic...
by frans_13
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: K&M stands?
Replies: 16
Views: 2316

Re: K&M stands?

Sandbags or weights from a gym. The other way would be to look out for vintage mic stands from the 60s or 50s that are veeery heavy and can be had for cheap (or in exchange for a shiny new stand) from schools, city halls, ballrooms, you get the idea.
by frans_13
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beyer Mic repair
Replies: 19
Views: 3367

Re: Beyer Mic repair

As far as i know, the capsule of the M88 is available as a spare part ... or at least used to be. I saw it on the german spare parts website and in the UK at polar audio - where it's gone now. It's a moving coil mic, so if the capsule's damaged it might get tricky to actually repair it. The M88 does...
by frans_13
Tue May 03, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: A rhyming/writing thing
Replies: 10
Views: 4372

I never had trouble with my rhyming dictionary. Guess my clients value my ability to rhyme even in power outages.
by frans_13
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Substitute microphone cartridges?
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

The box full of brokens mics came back from Shure Germany, after they concluded it's the capsules and what it would cost. I wouldn't just put 'anything' in, the cheap 10$ capsules are close to useless, but there exist capsules out there that are said to fit. So I'm going to buy a few different ones ...
by frans_13
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Substitute microphone cartridges?
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

No, that's not the exact one, but similar. As it was written before, it's not about getting the mic 100% back in shape, but make it work rather than throwing it away. There's not flat fee repair in Germany for Shure mics, as far as I know.
by frans_13
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Substitute microphone cartridges?
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

Substitute microphone cartridges?

Hello, a friend of mine with a PA company has a box full of damaged and dead SM58, 57s, and Beta 58s. In the USA it's easier to get mic cartridges to get them going again, in europe it's nearly the price of a new mic, so doesn't make that much sense. I have seen a few cartridges from china that clai...
by frans_13
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: phantom powered piezo buffer, 10meg input Z?
Replies: 26
Views: 10264

After some searching I went with the Cortado and adjusted it to my needs. It does a good job, is super easy to build and I got a few mails of good advice from ZeppelinDesign labs. To make it work with the high peaks from my DDrum trigger (which I don't use for sound replacing but as a snare shell co...
by frans_13
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: book: Martin Hannett, pleasures of the unknown
Replies: 0
Views: 442

book: Martin Hannett, pleasures of the unknown

Hello, anybody want to trade my Martin Hannett, pleasures of the unknown book (good condition) for something else? Located in Bavaria, Germany
by frans_13
Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Default recording chains, etc.; lazinessossity
Replies: 11
Views: 3758

I also have a few channels / combinations that give me quick/good results - if it works on soundcheck, it's faster/ more time for fun and experimenting. Doing my shootouts on off days and trying combinations I don't think will work...and learning a lot when they work despite what it thought. In my h...
by frans_13
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB - broken Beyerdynamic M380 or TG-x50 or Opus 65
Replies: 4
Views: 983

another bump