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by MechaGodzilla
Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: any neat ideas for a HUGE ROOM?
Replies: 7
Views: 1830

Re: any neat ideas for a HUGE ROOM?

I'd second opening the door between the two spaces and recording drum ambience with it. The studio I work at has a huge unfinished concrete room, and we've been getting absolutely killer drum room sounds just by opening the door from our iso booth. Very lush, and very useable.
by MechaGodzilla
Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Xserve?
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

Xserve?

Anyone ever use an Apple XServe as a studio computer? The prospect of a 1U rackmount Mac is pretty nifty, if I do say so myself.
by MechaGodzilla
Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Any of you solderheads ever built a PAiA Theremax?
Replies: 15
Views: 2122

Re: Any of you solderheads ever built a PAiA Theremax?

I fried an IC in my Fatman. I have the desktop enclosure, and the too-flexible metal backpanel touched one of the ICs and killed it. Paia diagnosed it and replaced the IC, and added some spacers to keep it from happening again. I don't know if yours still falls under warranty, but Paia's customer s...
by MechaGodzilla
Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Any of you solderheads ever built a PAiA Theremax?
Replies: 15
Views: 2122

Re: Any of you solderheads ever built a PAiA Theremax?

...I have two PAiA kits on the floor next to my machine; a Fatman, and a theremax. I built the fatman a year ago and must've fried an IC, because I could never get the MIDI to work on it... The theremax belonged to a buddy of mine which he never finished. I guess I've had bad luck with PAiA kits, al...
by MechaGodzilla
Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: G4 tower or powerbook
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: WTB: G4 tower or powerbook

Yeah, I just don't know about the minis. I mean, I'm a bit of an apple nerd, and I love it when they make neat-cased machines... but I'm super-skeptic on the laptop optical element. I've never had luck with laptop CD burners. And the one RAM slot is a little bit lame. But then again, it's a 1.4 gHz ...
by MechaGodzilla
Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: G4 tower or powerbook
Replies: 6
Views: 956

WTB: G4 tower or powerbook

Hey all, My trusty iBook has finally bit the dust, and in true TapeOp fashion, I'd rather pick up someone else's leftovers and extras than pay up for a new G5! So, to all those fortunate enough to be upgrading their machines, I would be eternally grateful to buy your old comp. My budget is in the wh...
by MechaGodzilla
Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Belle & Sebastian
Replies: 19
Views: 2798

Re: Belle & Sebastian

Love it. Brilliant.
by MechaGodzilla
Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Should I upgrade my Processor? Mac Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2406

Re: Should I upgrade my Processor? Mac Question

If I remember correctly, most of those processor cards come with a firmware update or something to make them OSX-compatible, but they need to be installed before you load OSX. www.xlr8yourmac.com might have some good info on getting them to work correctly...
by MechaGodzilla
Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB: old school vocoder...
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: WTB: old school vocoder...

Doesn't Paia make a vocoder kit now?
by MechaGodzilla
Fri Jun 04, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)

...How would swapping the 2.2k resistor for a 10k affect the circuit? Sorry for the idiot questions; I'm pretty new to electronics.
by MechaGodzilla
Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)

No, no phantom power. Although one of them did get a blast before I noticed the switch was on...

Think I could've toasted the capsules? My only soldering iron is a 30watt.

A
by MechaGodzilla
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:46 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)

Well, I already found a few stupid mistakes on my "finished" board, so I pulled it apart and stuck it back on the breadboard. ...Problem is, it still doesn't seem to work. Same shit.

Anyway, here's what it looks like now.

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Infinite thanks,
A
by MechaGodzilla
Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)

...Or here's my other worry. The original article made reference to an impedance-matching circuit inside the capsule, but I went ahead and got a different capsule that seemed to meet the requirements since the original wasn't in stock. Here's the capsule I've got - P9925-ND . ...Right? Wrong? Later, A
by MechaGodzilla
Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)

I just got a foot each of 1.5" and 1/4" acrylic from Tap Plastics along with some of those caps, and some plastic xlr connectors. Then I cut some discs out of some scrap plexiglas and glued 'em together, put the black caps on it to cover up my mistakes, and voila! Total cost for the cases was like, ...
by MechaGodzilla
Mon May 31, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Help! (Tape Op Omni Mic problems)

...So I've been working on a pair of those nifty Tape Op Omnis, and I thought I had the circuit built right, but when I go to check 'em with actual recording gear, the output is unusably low. Anyway, I took one of them apart and put it back together on a breadboard, and a curious situation results. ...