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by blakbeltjonez
Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Printed Circuit Boards
Replies: 13
Views: 2457

thanks for the GC tips, nclayton.... i have had trouble with the GC stuff, very erratic results. if you need tiny drill bits cheap you can get various sizes (3/64 on down) from welding supply shops - just ask for welding tip cleaners and you get an aluminum pen-type tube with screw-off top of about ...
by blakbeltjonez
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What was your best garage sale/thrift store/pawn shop find?
Replies: 134
Views: 50198

Re: pawn shop

wkrbee wrote:KorgMS-20 $50 from the recycler-traded a Tascam P01 for an ARP 2600
i hate you. diediediediedie!
by blakbeltjonez
Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What was your best garage sale/thrift store/pawn shop find?
Replies: 134
Views: 50198

douglas baldwin wrote:Just this very morning I bought a conga (actually a tumba, the higher drum) for $25.
dB
the tumba is the lower of the three conga drums - the middle is a conga, and the higher one is the quinto...
by blakbeltjonez
Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What was your best garage sale/thrift store/pawn shop find?
Replies: 134
Views: 50198

most of this is synth stuff: 1994, $30 Yamaha CS-15 analog synth, at a guitar store.... they couldn't get it to make a noise, all the knobs and switches and sliders confused them so i took it off thier hands.... i still have it, the portamento is actng kinda funky though. about the same time i had a...
by blakbeltjonez
Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: latest vintage key plugins vs. real things
Replies: 51
Views: 6536

i thought the early Steppenwolf stuff was done on a Lowrey organ with a Leslie.... i recall seeing that somewhere. Yeah, but my favorite b3 recordings are in mono (or more accurately, panned hard to one side in the stereo field). I was listening to Steppenwolf, and the guy may not be a Jimmy Smith, ...
by blakbeltjonez
Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: will this damage my amp?
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: will this damage my amp?

I have been putting a patch cable from the second input of my Bassman's Normal channel into the first input of the Bass channel when I want extra gain. I have only done this for short periods of time to get that sound for recordings. Now we are starting to play live and I want that tone on stage. I...
by blakbeltjonez
Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How do I use a sampler?
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

I would think twice about the old hardware-based samplers from Akai, Yamaha, Roland, Casio, etc., because the memory is incredibly tiny -- you're storing to floppy disk, if you can imagine that. My Casio FZ-20m, which was one of the s900's competitors, has 29 seconds of mono recording time at most....
by blakbeltjonez
Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: yamaha pm 3000 channel strips... worth to rack?
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

the PM3k is a somewhat reviled console as far as sonics go.... thin, kinda crappy EQ...not anything like the all-discrete/inductor EQ/transformer input PM1000, or the later high performance op-amp/inductor EQ/transformer input of the PM2000.
by blakbeltjonez
Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: George Benson's neve console on NY craigslist!
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

isn't the 8128 the model that has some sort of wierd routing that's apparantly a nightmare for maintenance? i can't remember now...
by blakbeltjonez
Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Auxiliary sends and Inserts on an analog desk
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

well, your inserts are mono no matter how you slice it - tip is usually send, ring return back to the channel and the sleeve is the common ground. the dBx has two non-independent channels, so you would use an insert cable for each channel. bear in mind you probably wouldn't want to send two differen...
by blakbeltjonez
Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Lexicon PCM-41 digital delay
Replies: 0
Views: 372

FS: Lexicon PCM-41 digital delay

in very good condition, i'll take Paypal or money order - buyer pays whatever the actual shipping costs are. $275 firm, i will try to post a couple of pictures as soon as i figure out how i can do that....[/img]
by blakbeltjonez
Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: RNC 1773 aka Really Nice Compressor
Replies: 0
Views: 409

FS: RNC 1773 aka Really Nice Compressor

RNC in excellent condition, with 110v adaptor - $150, will take Paypal or money order, etc.

you can contact me via PM, but if possible please use my email

crs_h@hotmail.com

since i check it more frequently
by blakbeltjonez
Mon May 15, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Akai S5000 Sampler Hard Drive question
Replies: 2
Views: 814

i'd get another external SCSI if i were you and back up immediately. i'm sure you can copy to the drive somehow, or if not then load the programs and then save to the new drive. my use of ak.sys is quite limited, all i can tell you is that it's slow and i have found it to be somewhat unreliable. i'd...
by blakbeltjonez
Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Affordable Comps
Replies: 28
Views: 5168

i rarely hear anything about the dbx 164. i love that box. i've been told that it is just the stereo version of the 163, but mine sounds a bit smoother than the 163s that i have used. anyway, it's dirt cheap and sounds quite nice on bass and kick when they benefit from a slow attack. yep, i have on...
by blakbeltjonez
Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mackie monitors, a ranting review
Replies: 24
Views: 4494

Joel, I totally concur with you. Supposedly these are the flattest powered nearfields on the market too. What seems to be strange to me on most powered monitors (Genelecs specifically come to mind) is how whatever hype and tearing mid-range you might have in a mix is completely subdued and sucked i...