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by Derrick
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power
Replies: 32
Views: 41492

Again, it was Wes Dooley of AEA in a Mix Magazine article... not me saying that. He's pretty reputable though and the article wasn't out of line so just sayin.
by Derrick
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Scorred an RCA 77-DX Ribbon for $450!
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Well guys, that was all I needed to read... Thanks! :^: What does Clarence charge for a re-ribbon these days (ballpark anyhow)?
by Derrick
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Scorred an RCA 77-DX Ribbon for $450!
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Who would be better to do a re-ribboning... Clarence Kane at ENAK, Steve Sank who now carries on his father's legacy, or Wes Dooley at AES? I heard that Sank had some major problems a few years back and people were accusing him of being a crook. Any insight?
by Derrick
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Scorred an RCA 77-DX Ribbon for $450!
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Yea, but surprisingly, the ribbon sounds like it might be in good shape. The wav file demonstrated a nice frequency range... I will have to do more tests after some preliminary servicing though of course. That will include spraying the switch, replacing the cord, and checking it is wired for proper ...
by Derrick
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power
Replies: 32
Views: 41492

But I read in Mix Magazine where Wes Dooley said if DC through a winding magnetizes the core material of the output transformer and it becomes less linear. So are we really out of the water with the phantom used with ribbon mics issue? Also, I was reading someones educated guess that: "DC can't get ...
by Derrick
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Scorred an RCA 77-DX Ribbon for $450!
Replies: 14
Views: 3140

Scorred an RCA 77-DX Ribbon for $450!

... in TV gray finish. Looks like it's all there except for one of the thumbscrews. All I should have to do is replace the cracking cable, get the missing thumbscrew, bend the cable tension clamp back, and give it a good clean (inside electronics and outside cosmetics). Then I can give the ribbon a ...
by Derrick
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RCA 77-D parts available? Considering purchase!
Replies: 2
Views: 809

RCA 77-D parts available? Considering purchase!

Hi, can you get parts for the old RCA 77-DX ribbon mics? I have a chance to buy one that has what looks like some issues with the case. Heard wav sample of mic and it sounds fine although even if it didn't, I could re-ribbon it I guess... If I can get if for cheap enough, it might be my one and only...
by Derrick
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which Handheld Digital Recorder To Get?
Replies: 26
Views: 4615

crow wrote: I also used it to record the birth of my son ... it ran for 9+ hours without complaining... PS if anyone needs screams for a horror movie soundtrack, let me know . . .
Yikes, I'm so glad I don't have to pee sitting down.
by Derrick
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can anybody ID this mic?
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Do I spy two Roberts/Aki tube pre-amps behind the bass player!?!? :shock:
by Derrick
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which Handheld Digital Recorder To Get?
Replies: 26
Views: 4615

I'm down with that.
by Derrick
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which Handheld Digital Recorder To Get?
Replies: 26
Views: 4615

Lyman, that makes sense. Crow, I looked at the ZOOM H4N and now I'm drooling... this means I have to decide between getting something that is either affordable so I don't have to worry too much or something more expensive that I have to worry about but has basically all the features I could want. Wh...
by Derrick
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which Handheld Digital Recorder To Get?
Replies: 26
Views: 4615

Hm.... the DR-680 is too expensive for what I need. I see Tascam has a few models of small recorders like the DR-07. Some look like they are sold for guitarists and others for field recording... I don't understand what the diff is?
by Derrick
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which Handheld Digital Recorder To Get?
Replies: 26
Views: 4615

Which Handheld Digital Recorder To Get?

Hi, I was thinking of getting a handheld digital recorder and noticed that Zoom, Tascam, etc. make them. Thing is Tascam makes a few models and I'm not sure what to choose. My uses are for recording my band at shows, and in practice. I want to be able to plug mics/line inputs. It would be great to d...
by Derrick
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: This IS '79 (funny recording video)
Replies: 26
Views: 7118

Underwhelming.