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by RodC
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Altec 1589 Pre- Too hot - Pad?
Replies: 15
Views: 2636

Is it overloading the input if so the 1588B or 1588C have adjustable gain. Pin 2 is prob connected straight to ground, this is full gain. If you put a pot in between 2 and ground these preamps become much more usable on loud sources. If you see my 1628a mods on this board there has pretty clear ins...
by RodC
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Altec 1589 Pre- Too hot - Pad?
Replies: 15
Views: 2636

Is it overloading the input if so the 1588B or 1588C have adjustable gain. Pin 2 is prob connected straight to ground, this is full gain. If you put a pot in between 2 and ground these preamps become much more usable on loud sources. If you see my 1628a mods on this board there has pretty clear inst...
by RodC
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Workin On Tube Amps - Safety First!
Replies: 15
Views: 4924

You are always welcome to drop by our place. (as are most TOMB members) and we will help you get started.
by RodC
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: if someone asks you to work for free...
Replies: 18
Views: 4662

joelpatterson wrote:A proverbial lawn? It's got little signs all over it that say things like "a rolling stone gathers no moss"?
Nope, the sign says "Hippies use backdoor, no exceptions!" :)
by RodC
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Silver Solder
Replies: 19
Views: 5148

The Scum wrote:Maybe I'm just grumpy, but how easy it is to work with is a HUGE point in my book.

+1 If it looks like shit, the connection is prob shit, Silver or not. When working on old equipment that has been stored in questionable locations it's tough enough to get lead to flow properly.
by RodC
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 5764

jhharvest wrote:
Which distillery is it? ... And please don't mix it with coke, that would be akin to blasphemy.
Yeah... mix it with Pepsi, then drink a real mans drink - gin :)
by RodC
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: if someone asks you to work for free...
Replies: 18
Views: 4662

Ask them to mow your lawn for free. (Or sub anything else in there)

I have done projects for 0 dollars, but a proverbial lawn was mowed by said client.
by RodC
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a PC power supply issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 2512

That don't sound like a PS issue to me. Does it ruin all tracks? Does it sound like digital crap? Have you watched your task list while recording to see if something pops to the top and sucks up some resources for a bit? Have you tried recording to a different HD? Have you tried different DAW softwa...
by RodC
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: That "Oh Shit" Feeling
Replies: 31
Views: 12521

I learned somewhere around '88 the "oh shit" will just make things worse. Calmer heads will prevail. I used to be on call for a large Ref-Lab and 18 stat lab locations. Nothing like getting called in at 3am with an instrument down that is holding up 50+ employees trying to get results out for 12K + ...
by RodC
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work on Today? 1-8-12
Replies: 34
Views: 6894

Sounds like you are off to a great start. Plan B always seems to be my daily routine. I dont know why I attempt Plan A. Well, some times I need to paint a sign on my forehead that says "Hush my mouth!" In this particular case, in the blink of and eye (how long does that last? if my computer was wat...
by RodC
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work on Today? 1-8-12
Replies: 34
Views: 6894

Nothing today (it is Sunday, after all). Last night, put together a microphone shoot-out that I will try to get some results up for as soon as possible. Ribbons, active ribbon, condensers, dynamic; Audio Technica, Shiny Box, Fat Head, AKG, MXL, Teac, on vocals, electric guitar, and percussion (drum...
by RodC
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work on Today? 1-8-12
Replies: 34
Views: 6894

I worked on screwing up my Youtube channel, real good. I made the mistake of "trying the new channel design," and apparently one feature of the new channel design is that it disables all the Video Manager and Analytics and everything else. So, might as well crank out this CD order and get it ready ...
by RodC
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work on Today? 1-8-12
Replies: 34
Views: 6894

How many hours did you guys put into that, all together? I don't even want to add it up, but I know it's 50 hrs + I think it will be worth it, the preamps have these huge Forest brand input transformers. We added a guitar input for both channels, pretty sweet clean sound. It has 2 channels, in each...
by RodC
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work on Today? 1-8-12
Replies: 34
Views: 6894

Jitters wrote:You're a beast Rod! A f'n BEAST!
tx dude, but Cody and Cam helped me a bunch on this one.
by RodC
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work on Today? 1-8-12
Replies: 34
Views: 6894

I'm putting the finishing touches on a Magnecord PT6-BN. Had this thing on the shelf for a while, dug it out for the holidays. It was in bad shape, looked like it was under water for a while. It's up and going now. Before: http://beyondsanityproductions.com/images/stories/Magnecord/MagnecordBefore2....