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by jajjguy
Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: various cheeses
Replies: 69
Views: 8090

Re: various cheeses

We've been experimenting with unpasurized and otherwise funky Quebecois cheeses. The wildest one had ashes in it -- kind of a cross between a bleu and brie but way wilder. hellz yeah! you've got a fantastic cheese place in your town, the fromagerie hamel, in that outdoor market in the north part of...
by jajjguy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: ?? for Greenlander and other Metric Halo or Tracktion users
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: ?? for Greenlander and other Metric Halo or Tracktion us

I've had no trouble with my 2882 when using my AKG 414, which has a sensitivity of about 12 mv/Pa. I have had trouble when using my AKG C1000s, which has a sensitivity of about 7 mv/Pa. So check the sensitivity of your mics. My sources have been acoustic instruments, miced at medium distance, 1-3 fe...
by jajjguy
Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: various cheeses
Replies: 69
Views: 8090

Re: various cheeses

reblochon.
soft, super creamy, but nice and stinky too. (i like stinky cheeses.)
by jajjguy
Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Need help choosing new A/D firewire
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: Need help choosing new A/D firewire

Metric Halo has two excellent boxes for this. The 2882 is an 8-channel firewire interface. The ULN2 is a 2-channel Firewire interface with really excellent mic pres. I have them both, with a Mac running DP.
by jajjguy
Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: homemade bass trap question
Replies: 22
Views: 2336

Re: homemade bass trap question

Trodden, The drawing in your post is of a resonator absorber. The board with the fiberglass indeed fastens to the boxframe. The whole box vibrates in response to sound at a certain frequency. The frequency is defined by the volume of air inside the box (and to some extent the stiffness of the wood, ...
by jajjguy
Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: another "i have this much to spend" thing.
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Re: another "i have this much to spend" thing.

if it were me, i'd want to record more than 2 tracks at once, so i'd look for a card or interface box.
by jajjguy
Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Electrostatics as monitoring option?
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Electrostatics as monitoring option?

Mostly, electrostatics lack low end. But the mids and high can be super gorgeous, lifelike and even. Not familiar with the Acoustats - i know some electrostatics are actually hybrids and have a cone woofer. If these do not, i suggest checking the low end on something else. But these could be really ...
by jajjguy
Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: So what exactly DOES "balanced" vs "unbalance
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: So what exactly DOES "balanced" vs "unbal

I seem to remember the manual for my MIO describing how to make a cable that would be best for plugging unbalanced things into the balanced inputs. Looked like more trouble than it was worth, for me, but you may want to look it up and try it.
by jajjguy
Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: So what exactly DOES "balanced" vs "unbalance
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: So what exactly DOES "balanced" vs "unbal

I've never had a cable not work with my Mobile IO. But with guitars i've always used normal TS cables with fine results. I don't use TRS cables unless whatever's at the other end is balanced. The balanced-ness of the 1/4" inputs is great for when you need to use them for mics. Then you can get a pla...
by jajjguy
Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: homemade bass trap question
Replies: 22
Views: 2336

Re: homemade bass trap question

You guys are talking about two totally different types of absorption. Fiberglass and rockwool are porous absorbers. They pretty much absorb everything evenly down to a cutoff frequency. The limitation here is that they don't do much at low frequencies unless the stuff is really thick. Plywood and th...
by jajjguy
Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Dynamics Condensors.. what's a boy to do?
Replies: 19
Views: 2127

Re: Dynamics Condensors.. what's a boy to do?

Do you know what mic the condensor was? They vary quite a lot... Also, maybe your mic technique could use a little work. You usually can't "eat" a condensor like you can a dynamic, but get a few inches back and things change a lot. Lastly, you might end up liking dynamic mics better for your singing...
by jajjguy
Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Looking for suggestions on recording an acoustic ensemble
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Looking for suggestions on recording an acoustic ensembl

I'd bring your SE mics, use them as a stereo pair in the middle of the room, and mic everything else close with the crappy mics in their collection. If all goes well, the stereo pair will be the main sound, with the close mics just in there for presence and balance. You'll get a good sense of the sp...
by jajjguy
Sun Aug 15, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Looking for suggestions for small, versatile mic collection
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Looking for suggestions for small, versatile mic collect

Think hard about a getting a small diaphragm omni condensor mic, like Earthworks QTC or TC30, or Avenson/Stapes. It's great to have a pair, but I find I use my QTC mics most often as close mics on acoustic instruments, so having a single mic would be useful too. Anyone will tell you they're accurate...
by jajjguy
Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: To buy - budget preamp or wait for a mixing board?
Replies: 14
Views: 1918

Re: To buy - budget preamp or wait for a mixing board?

I agree with everyone who said to get a small board. You'll use it for lots of other things than the mic pres.

The cheapest preamp I know of that will actually be an improvement over the ones in the Mackie is the Symetrix 202 (or 302?).
by jajjguy
Thu Aug 12, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Concrete Walls...good sound insulation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Concrete Walls...good sound insulation?

Marko nailed it. Concrete, even lightweight cinder block, is very good for sound insulation. But if there are other ways for the sound to travel besides through the concrete, it will. Bigtoe, sound absorption is something different. The chart you'd want for this case would be for sound transmission ...