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by klangtone
Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Clarinet Mic Selection?
Replies: 24
Views: 3366

I've had some success with a ribbon on the keys and an omni down by the bell, mixed together.

Roy
by klangtone
Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cell phone hash
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Makes you wonder how these GSM phones make it through FCC testing, right? That's a very annoying form of interference that happens to recordists and regular old consumers when they are using any sort of stereo system. Start recommending that your musician friends buy CDMA phones. Full disclaimer: I ...
by klangtone
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Otari MKII: crackle on channel 24?
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

The more brute force method would be splice together a special cable that goes from whatever connector you have on the source audio to alligator clips. With the alligator clips, you can clamp on to the edge connector pads that correspond to the input of the circuit. It's not going to be the best con...
by klangtone
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: San Diego recording space to share
Replies: 0
Views: 619

San Diego recording space to share

Hola, My roommate/studio partner is moving out next month so there is an opportunity for a like-minded individual to move into The Habitat and share in the recording goodness. $925/month gets you your very own bedroom and bathroom as well as weekday rights to recording in the studio. Check out the s...
by klangtone
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the talkback
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

There's always the classic fake accidental pushing of the talk back while saying something obnoxious about the recording musician. heh

Obviously only to be done when you're on the best of terms with your clients. :-)

Roy
by klangtone
Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When you mix OTB where do you send the final 2 mix?
Replies: 8
Views: 1628

I mix to a Lavry AD-10 which goes to a Tascam HD-P2. After being recorded to the Tascam, I connect it with firewire to the computer and transfer a file over. I could just go back through my Apogee AD-16X, but my philosophy is that the Apogee's have a somewhat colored sound for tracking, but when it ...
by klangtone
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My design: Digitally Configurable Audio Routing Patchbay
Replies: 10
Views: 3831

cool project, Aaron. I'm wondering if the performance might be improved by getting rid of the diff line receivers and balanced line drivers, and doubling the crosspoint switches to route diff pairs throughout the unit. I'm just thinking that the less the signal has to go through, the better. And sin...
by klangtone
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording Drums With One Mic
Replies: 16
Views: 5208

Yeah, I'd go with one mic, find the sweet spot, compress it judiciously, eq it to taste. I've gotten some pretty rad drums that way.

Roy
by klangtone
Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Switch from Vegas to Sonar (?) what do you think(?)
Replies: 26
Views: 4780

I'm not saying you shouldn't switch, but Vegas 9 does let you move audio at the sample level (basically the only audio upgrade to Vegas 9).

Roy
by klangtone
Fri May 08, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 38 or 388 owners - what's required for maintenance?
Replies: 15
Views: 6527

Buy some spare fuses for it because that's the first thing to check when something goes funky. Also, one day a belt on the back may get loose and fall off. It happened to two 388 owners I know. and you will find this useful: http://www.thehabitat.info/Tascam388_TrackSheet.pdf go forth and conquer. Roy
by klangtone
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Please Help Tascam 38 won't play or record
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Oh you know what... I mistook your machine for the Tascam 388. my bad...

I guess my suggestion was still somewhat valid anyhow.
Maybe some of the caps are going bad. Might be worth replacing some of the big electrolytics that should be hanging off the main DC power rails.

Roy
by klangtone
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Please Help Tascam 38 won't play or record
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

First thing to check on that machine are the fuses. Sounds like you could have one or more that are going resistive on you. So instead of just checking continuity on them, measure their resistances to see if one is reading an unusually high value. Just an educated guess...

Roy
by klangtone
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: close sounding dry drums!
Replies: 15
Views: 3517

You say the room is dry and in my experience that usually takes care of most of the job of getting a dry drum sound. So maybe it's not as dry as you think it is or maybe the largeness of the room is playing against you. I would put the drums in one of the corners and then close off the rest of the o...
by klangtone
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Where does hiss come from in a mixer?
Replies: 10
Views: 2268

All circuits have noise, my friends. Even a resistor just sitting there can be a source of noise (although very very small). Any gain stage is going to have a noise floor associated with it. And noise that exists at the input of the gain stage will be amplified more and more as you turn the gain up....
by klangtone
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fun With Creating A Space!
Replies: 34
Views: 7853

Before you do anything, I would go get a book like Home Recording Studio, Build it Like the Pros. It's going to give you some useful info about getting isolation between your control room and tracking room (assuming you care about such things). It also will give you some ideas about what's important...