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by Marc Alan Goodman
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fostex B-16 - Converting power from 220V to 110V
Replies: 3
Views: 963

If the power transformer has taps for 110V as well as 220V then you shouldn't have a problem. Usually there's some sort of switch, or in the worst case you'll need to resolder a pair of jumpers on the transformer. However if the transformer doesn't have two sets of primaries you'll need an external ...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Toy/Mini-Amps
Replies: 21
Views: 4906

I used to have a little battery powered fender twin I loved, and I've used those tiny marshal stacks on records a few times. It's a very particular sound :) Nowadays I've been using a squire bullet for essentially the same purpose (blended in to help harshen up a guitar tone a bit).
by Marc Alan Goodman
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Repairing a mystery Sennheiser MD421
Replies: 15
Views: 6639

If the connector is stubby and all black it's prob a relatively recent one. Sennheiser should be able to fix it, though they charge almost the price of a new mic to do it, so you might not want to go that route. MD421s are a total nightmare to work on. I've had more luck destroying than fixing them....
by Marc Alan Goodman
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What to do in my mountain recording trip situation
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

You can definitely capture the drums with just one or two mics (maybe an overhead and a inside kick mic). I'd prob go with the fathead directly over the kit between the kick pedal and snare, and the beta57 on kick. Ev664 is pretty cool on a guitar amp. 2200 would prob work best as a room, though in ...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Marquee Moon Drums
Replies: 28
Views: 9894

Mark wrote:I listened on headphones and I'm sure I heard crashes on both the left and right sides.

I'll have to listen again to confirm that later today (aftter I've been to bed).
I'm working off memory here, it could easily be three mics. My point is mainly that it sounds like as few as possible.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: exposed insulation... am i crazy?
Replies: 14
Views: 4735

I've used the ultratouch (or an equivalent) for some bass traps before and it worked just fine. MUCH MUCH MUCH nicer to work with than fiberglass... You'll still have a week of blue snot though if you don't wear a mask. Old people's sweaty jeans snot. Just getting over a rash of it myself actually...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY M49/M50
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

Looks pretty cool to me. M49 is one hell of a mic. I see what Jim's saying about their claming you can build a M50 with it. No way you can get a similarly spec'd spherical omni aluminum capsule, unless somebody over at Group DIY started building one, and even then I'd be pretty suspicious. Capsules ...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need advice on Glensound / AM22 EQ repair and power supply.
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

I thought most Glensound stuff ran at -15V, but since those were from weird EMI broadcast desks I'm not confident how it would be powered. I've seen a couple people try to pawn them off for ridiculous prices too since they say EMI on them.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lucid ADA8824 as an addition to protools LE with an 002?
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

That was my exact setup back in 2005 or 6. It sounded great. The Lucid converters killed the 002, and clocking to the Lucid seemed to improve the 002 as well.

It was a good rig. Sturdy and it sounded good.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Marquee Moon Drums
Replies: 28
Views: 9894

I can only tell you what I hear when I listen to the record: very few mics. 3 sounds plausible, and it could be Glynn, though I don't particularly remember the drums being stereo. To me it sounds like just one overhead and one mic on the kick.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Paying too much attention to the man behind the curtain...
Replies: 18
Views: 5288

The only reason to do it is because you love it and think your own personal aesthetic is valid. Being confident is hard, but you wouldn't even be bothering if somewhere inside you didn't think you had a handle on it. You're absolutely right that you can second guess any record into mud. Someone once...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Langevin AM-5116-B pair: same as Electrodyne 201A tube pre
Replies: 2
Views: 2248

You're seriously making me wish I had some loose cash right now Doug.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gear manuals... any favs?
Replies: 17
Views: 3972

And how could we forget this classic hit of the 50's? http://www.crossenstreams.com/federal_am864/Federal-AM-864-U-Manual.pdf Not only does it have subsections labeled "Operation in Arctic Climates", "Operation in Tropical Climates" and "Operation in Desert Climates", but it contains this hidden gem...
by Marc Alan Goodman
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sta Level
Replies: 15
Views: 4465

Marc Alan Goodman wrote:We finally have a retro next to our original in the studio this week, however we've been too damn busy to give them a comparative listen. I'm hoping to get a chance early next week some time, and I'll let you all know if I do.
And... we never had time to directly compare them. c'est la vie.
by Marc Alan Goodman
Fri May 24, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: connecting a Lucid AD9624 to my MacBook pro
Replies: 1
Views: 675

You need some sort of interface to get digital ins for your macbookPro. What era is the computer? The interface you choose will depend on what ports the macbook has available. Anyway, I'd try to find one with AES, as TOSlink is limited to 48k. Not that you really need to run any higher, but the Luci...