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by Nate Dort
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Tascam FW-1884 interface / control surface
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

FS: Tascam FW-1884 interface / control surface

I'm selling my Tascam FW-1884 interface/control surface. It has served me well for the past 5 years or so. 8 channel firewire interface and control surface with moving touch-sensitive faders. Totally awesome for mixing in the box. Zero-latency input monitoring makes tracking easy. I've been using it...
by Nate Dort
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Dumb Pots/Knobs Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: Dumb Pots/Knobs Question

is the difference in shaft diameter only based on whether the shaft is plain or knurled? Nope. There are two common plain shaft diameters: 6mm and .25 in. .125" are also out there, but less common. From what I've seen, knurled shafts tend to all be about the same diameter (6mm), but sometimes they ...
by Nate Dort
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: API 312 clone PCB sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

I've got a 25VA Antek power transformer in my 4-channel 312 rack and it's plenty of juice. I've seen people get away with 20VA, no problem. You'd need about 20VDC after rectification to get an LM317 to produce a stable 18VDC. 20/1.414 = 14VAC, plus a few volts for the full-wave rectification diodes,...
by Nate Dort
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Portable synchronized mutli-channel playback
Replies: 14
Views: 2488

The easiest way to do this is to set up a giant induction loop around the performance area and hand out a bunch of IEMs to everybody. Discussion here: http://jwsoundgroup.net/index.php?/topi ... -neckloop/

You should be able to rent everything you need for this.
by Nate Dort
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: KRK V8 series one - anyone using them? HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 1892

Re: there must be someone using these!

BUMP - I could really use some "crowdsourced" info about these! The noise in question sounds like a softer version of the noise you would get if you put your lips together in a trumpet embrochure and blow through them (sometimes called a raspberry), and seems to be localized in the area of the XLR ...
by Nate Dort
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Homemade summing box?
Replies: 9
Views: 2913

rockstudio wrote:I built a passive summing box that had output transformers. For some reason the device had a buzz, so I put it away and haven't fixed it yet.
Probably not enough drive current to push the transformer.
by Nate Dort
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Homemade summing box?
Replies: 9
Views: 2913

Re: Homemade summing box?

Has anybody tried this? Tons of gear "sums" signals together like this internally. It's called passive summing. It's a perfectly fine way to do it, assuming there's some sort of makeup gain available afterwards if you need it. An even better way to do it is to add an active summing stage so you've ...
by Nate Dort
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: API 312 clone PCB sources?
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

I have no affiliation or first-hand experience with these:

http://www.whistlerockaudio.com/cart/
by Nate Dort
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PTC Resettable fuses?
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Curious as to why you would want to replace a glass fuse with a PTC in the first place? Hard to access? Are you having to replace it all the time? There are much better solutions for both of those. Speaking with a few years of experience designing 12VDC power systems filled with PTC fuses, they usua...
by Nate Dort
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hamptone JFET Wire Type/Brand
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Any wire should work and it doesn't have to be 22 AWG. Do you have a chunk of old mic cable? Strip it down and use the two interior conductors. Just make sure to twist them together. Even a chunk of lamp cord or speaker wire would work in a pinch. Or the interior conductors out of an IEC power cabl...
by Nate Dort
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Hamptone JFET Wire Type/Brand
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Any wire should work and it doesn't have to be 22 AWG. Do you have a chunk of old mic cable? Strip it down and use the two interior conductors. Just make sure to twist them together. Even a chunk of lamp cord or speaker wire would work in a pinch. Or the interior conductors out of an IEC power cable.
by Nate Dort
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Repair?
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Are you sure it's not the preamp? Strange that both mics would make the same noise. They're not sharing a common power supply or something are they?
by Nate Dort
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: replacement 7-pin male jack for GT66
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

The green insert from a Switchcraft A7M connector should fit.
by Nate Dort
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sourcing the correct sized enclosure
Replies: 4
Views: 1297

The dimensions you quoted are external dimensions. You won't fit that edcor in there. I just measured a 125B I have here.

When I built my NYD reamp boxes, I used metal single-gang electrical boxes from the hardware store, and a metal single-gang cover to close it up.
by Nate Dort
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS:BLUE Mouse and Yamaha PM1000 2ch Rack
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

I should also mention that all 7 of the original NPN transistors in each channel were replaced with MPSA18 transistors for lower noise.