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by Rodgre
Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anything redeeming about an old Tapco 6200A?
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Anything redeeming about an old Tapco 6200A?

I'm curious about the electronics in early-80's budget boards like the 8-channel Tapco 6200A. One Google search tells me that the 6200B has transformers in the pres, but the 6200A does not. Other than the lack of iron, is there anything special about these things that's worth canibalizing? Not that ...
by Rodgre
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: in search of: a rack philosophy...
Replies: 27
Views: 4341

Over the years, I have developed a sort of philosophy with the racks. I have made each rack semi-modular in one crucial way, and that's made life much easier. All of our racks at Tremolo Lounge are separate standalone racks with wheels. What I did was to very neatly wire all of the units to a patchb...
by Rodgre
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Roland RS-09 synth Service Manual/Schematic?
Replies: 1
Views: 1944

Roland RS-09 synth Service Manual/Schematic?

I'm still on the lookout for a schematic or a service manual for the old Roland RS-09 Organ/String synth.

Does anyone have any leads?

I would especially like to have a look at the Ensemble chorus circuit.

Thank you

Roger
by Rodgre
Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Okay to use WD40 in a mixer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

That makes me think.... I often will use compressed air to blow dust out of faders and the general innards of electronic stuff, and I usually use De-Oxit or Pro Gold to clean and protect connections/pots. Is denatured alcohol on it's own good to use for cleaning this stuff? Is it just as well to use...
by Rodgre
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: yamaha ns-a635a
Replies: 5
Views: 7404

Are you talking about these?

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I heard that small guitar amps sounded really good on them and that you could use them to drive in a nail, if you had to.

Got to love Photoshop..... hee hee.

Roger
by Rodgre
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PT LE/M-powered and midi
Replies: 5
Views: 956

I have no problem with using external midi interfaces with PTLE. I'm currently using an M-Audio Axiom 25 and a Behringer BCF2000 control surface, which has MIDI in and out as well.

Roger
by Rodgre
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: no curmudgeons allowed--the big studio pets thread
Replies: 29
Views: 7155

MSE, your story reminds me of the long-lost studio cat we used to have at Tremolo Lounge. His name was Jefferdog and he had such a great facial expression that you'd think he was part human. One session I did for an art-indie-rock male/female duo called Mecca Normal back in the early 90's had the tw...
by Rodgre
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: no curmudgeons allowed--the big studio pets thread
Replies: 29
Views: 7155

junkshop wrote:This is molly.

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"Now boys, I think we should nudge the tempo up just a little. I don't know what it is, but it's just no making my tail wag yet."

Molly, the producer.
by Rodgre
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: no curmudgeons allowed--the big studio pets thread
Replies: 29
Views: 7155

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/18/92906328_a649303b89.jpg "Let's see here.... the U-87 is going to the 1073, then to the 1176... Hmmmmmm" Mr. Henry loves the patchbay. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/38/74234728_ffcc1d4868_m.jpg Henry trying to be cool and hang like the rock stars. http://farm1.stat...
by Rodgre
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alesis micro-limiter
Replies: 25
Views: 9973

Parallel Drum bus compression, and not squashed into oblivion.

Bass guitar.

Vocals.

Any kind of bus compression (vocal submixes? Acoustic guitars ? la ELO)

I hope it comes with the 1/8" 9VAC adapter!

Roger
by Rodgre
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Lame sexist Mackie advertisement
Replies: 127
Views: 27650

nowhere near as bad as some of the Dean Markley ads from the 80s. *cues up 20 year old image of a naked sweaty nymph, her legs covered in satin sheets and boobs partially obscured by shadow, awaiting the return of her favourite Dean Markley customer* I think that was Dean guitars... not Dean Markle...
by Rodgre
Tue May 27, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Stuff to do in Toronto
Replies: 8
Views: 2228

Toronto rocks! Bloor Street is a very cool place to hang out. You can just walk down the street. Many great bars and restaurants. There are a few clubs too. Queen Street is also good, though that is more commercial. Lots of stores and some bars and restaurants, but more big and trendy stuff. There a...
by Rodgre
Tue May 27, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looks like Headgear Recording has one of these...
Replies: 29
Views: 9381

Tremolo Lounge has my Mr. Henry. http://www.tremolo.com/images/bree_photos/henryguitars.jpg Enjoying the woodstove: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/152232793_34c8101da6.jpg Helping me out on some vocal comping: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/36/74266685_bf6b1d3252.jpg "What, you mean you have to ...
by Rodgre
Wed May 21, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MIDI Cable extension trick
Replies: 4
Views: 3977

MIDI Cable extension trick

I wanted to share a couple of little cheats that I've used to make MIDI extension cables for the studio. Knowing that the standard MIDI cable is only transmitting on three of the five pins in a DIN plug, I've taken a few short (3') Hosa MIDI cables, cut them in half and wired a male XLR to one and a...
by Rodgre
Sat May 17, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Songs that sound like other songs
Replies: 63
Views: 17944

And of course Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven is a Place On Earth." Not so much staggeringly identical as much as they're remarkably similar harmonically and chordally. That'd be Desmond Child recycling himself to make a few extra million bucks. Mutt Lange does the sa...