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by Phiz
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Most awesomest mic for AROUND a grand
Replies: 20
Views: 4710

Last time I got to demo a bunch of microphones, I ended up drooling over a Charter Oak SA538. If I ever drop $1000 on a microphone, that will probably be the one.
by Phiz
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: cables and snakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: Embracing and extending.. looking for suppliers or ideas

I'm guessing a connector half way through might screw up the shielding and/ or cause reflections but it sure would be nice to plug and play this way. At audio frequencies and lengths of 100s of feet or less, you will not have a problem with a mid-point connector. If you were putting radio frequency...
by Phiz
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Trying to learn how to use a multimeter in the SF Bay Area..
Replies: 6
Views: 1492

Re: Trying to learn how to use a multimeter in the SF Bay Ar

I've done internet searches and found loads of tutorials, but they all seem to assume one has a basic knowledge of electronic theory and application which I do not have. So I'm lost from the first sentence. Perhaps you shouldn't be looking for assistance on how to use a meter, but instead should be...
by Phiz
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: my linux idea for recording Audio
Replies: 5
Views: 1170

I don't know the details of crossover, but I'm guessing you'll run into problems with getting the audio drivers working between the OS and win apps and if do get the drivers working throughput/latency may be an issue. But I'd be quite happy if you proved me wrong. There have been OSes designed prima...
by Phiz
Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam MS-16: AQ-65 Auto Locator DIY repair help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Anyone can learn to replace filter caps if they are willing to put a few hours into some soldering/desoldering practice. It is a skill worth obtaining.
by Phiz
Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what brand/model of patch cable...
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

I use Canare Star Quad for mic cables, but it seems like a bit of overkill for line level signals. If you are getting interference in a balanced line level signal, you probably should be looking into solutions other than cables.
by Phiz
Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Treating a small crowded room
Replies: 9
Views: 2950

Looks nice, but how did it end up acoustically?
by Phiz
Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: New albums this summer--what are you waiting for?
Replies: 15
Views: 3408

7/10 Jason Isabell
by Phiz
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Balanced cables and transmission loss
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

I've seen people on here argue that you should shoot for 20 feet for a microphone cable. However lots of people, especially in live sound work, often route mic level signals for hundreds of feet. Give the impedances of modern equipment, the worst you will experience by going to long is a very slight...
by Phiz
Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Super Noob Recording Session, I need some help dudes.
Replies: 17
Views: 3044

The sooner you start recording stuff and the more time you spend doing it the better your demo will turn out. So start recording practice sessions. Record yourself doodling around. Record your dog. When you are just getting started, a few more days of experience can make a world of difference. Much ...
by Phiz
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ubuntu
Replies: 6
Views: 2310

I'm a Ubuntu fan, however I tried to install Ubuntu Studio on a free partition on my WinXP box, and it got the Grub configuration wrong. I haven't messed around with it much, but so far it only wants to boot WinXP. As for multimedia/codec issues, get the Automatrix script. It adds all the stuff that...
by Phiz
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Just Bought a Dell 400SC
Replies: 15
Views: 3920

Some 400SCs were sold with 3.0GHz chips. However, a louder fan was included in the 3.0GHz model. Thus the 2.8GHz model was most popular for recording as it was the fastest model with the quieter fan.

So be careful with your cooling if you move up to a faster processor....
by Phiz
Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Producer for Americana / Pop / Country Rock Group
Replies: 13
Views: 2787

Ex-Wilco member Jay Bennett? He would appear to fit all your criteria.
by Phiz
Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: D.I.y. guitar cabs
Replies: 9
Views: 1940

You don't want high Q, if it is high Q there will only be a few notes it chugs on, and the rest of the notes will be relatively quiet.
by Phiz
Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: D.I.y. guitar cabs
Replies: 9
Views: 1940

floid wrote:so with a high Q you'd get get a heavy woof every time you chugged that F#, with low Q most notes you chug would woof just a little?
Correct.