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by Magnetic Services
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need a 2-or-4 channel interface for my Tascam 424mkiii
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

I think you have two seperate issues here. Am I correct in saying that you want... A: Cleaner recordings B: An audio interface for your computer with either two or four inputs Better to tackle A before B. The high bias tape would probably help, but there is no escape from hiss in the tape world, esp...
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: monitors around $500
Replies: 14
Views: 3986

...Plus you get to earn cool points by telling everyone (EVERYONE) your cones are made from kevlar and the tweeter domes are silk.
by Magnetic Services
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: monitors around $500
Replies: 14
Views: 3986

My approach when monitor shopping was to go for the biggest woofer size for the lowest price (I don't like using a sub and I don't know why). I ended up getting a pair of these puppies.... http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/StudiophileCX8.html ...For around 400 from a sweetwater sale. Normally ov...
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The most awesome portable 4-track setup. Help me pleez.
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

It may actually be more worth it to get pres not strictly to have new pres, but rather to have phase switches, pads, etc.
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The most awesome portable 4-track setup. Help me pleez.
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

I did see a nice 6 channel rolls phantom supply somewhere under 200 after I posted that; I think that might be what I go with. A nice set of pres would be cool but I'm not really interested in spending over 200 on any unit in the rack.
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The most awesome portable 4-track setup. Help me pleez.
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

something simple like these would be great, if only they had rack ears...

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ProMix/

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Phantom2Pro/
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The most awesome portable 4-track setup. Help me pleez.
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

The most awesome portable 4-track setup. Help me pleez.

since my half-inch machine and board are going to be out of commission for a while (re-capping, re-lapping, etc; plus I am moving in a month), I thought I'd put together an awesome portable 4-track setup. The stuff I already have: Portastudio 424mk III in ecellent condish. Power conditioner 2 channe...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What tape should I use? (First time recorder)
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

That said, Purposely abusing shitty tapes can result in some awesome sounds.
by Magnetic Services
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What tape should I use? (First time recorder)
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

http://tapeworld.com/product_detail~id~133~title~SM60+Audio%20Cassettes%20High-Bias%20Type%20II~brandname~~producttype~Audio%20Cassettes%20High-Bias%20Type%20II.htm TDK sm60. High Bias, Type II. That's the important part, cuz the manual cites those two stats. Lots of folks here can tell you more abo...
by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Jazz III users
Replies: 1
Views: 633

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by Magnetic Services
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I made a Reflect Shield
Replies: 16
Views: 4292

seems heavy. Has that been a problem at all? I suppose if the shield is mounted as close to the vertical part of the stand as possible, it might not be too bad.
by Magnetic Services
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mics and Frequency Response Charts
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Also keep in mind that the polar pattern of a given mic varies by frequency. I'm guessing they usually stick around 1k, but I have seen polar pattern diagrams with a thick line representing a midrange frequency in addition to secondary lines (dotted, dashed, etc) representing higher or lower frequen...
by Magnetic Services
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SOUNDCRAFT MAGNETICS SERIES 20 TWO TRACK 1/2" TAPE RECO
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Reading your posts is like listening to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw-KkswasUc
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 38 noise. NOT tape hiss. Pleez halp!
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

From what I'm hearing, the caps on the output amp are likely, but, tape isn't supposed to shed that much, your tape needs baking or replacing before you use it. Don't use tape that sheds. The card for your repro head sounds like it's dead too, so it needs a lot of repair. Maybe nothing major. Recap...
by Magnetic Services
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: demystifying (or further convoluting) the silly words we use
Replies: 18
Views: 6438

He he he...Husker Du as produced by Albert Camus. But in all seriousness, I've gotten that response, to which I'll say something like, "Eh, it [the track in question] is just sort of there . What do you think it should sound like?". Whenever possible, I'll try to get them to point to specific examp...