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by Suntower
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: PONO Editorial?
Replies: 15
Views: 6638

As I wrote, I really have no dog in this fight. But IMHO, it doesn't matter what the signal is, the battle is lost unless it becomes fashionable to actually -listen- to music again, for long periods of time, as an activity unto itself. Otherwise, how do you convince the listening public to invest in...
by Suntower
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: SM-57 Vocal Neurosis
Replies: 24
Views: 6876

SM-57 Vocal Neurosis

A cry for help. :D I made my first 'home' recordings of my own singing, 34 years ago with an SM-57 and a Mackie board. Every so often, I happen upon some old tapes and ADATs of my younger self and I always come back to a truth that I have been unable to face. Seriously I have always, deep down, pref...
by Suntower
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: PONO Editorial?
Replies: 15
Views: 6638

PONO Editorial?

Call me a hick and a Luddite, but I know very little about PONO... and (gasp) I don't find 16/44.1 a tragedy. But I found the author's enthusiasm intriguing... so this is a sincere (if perhaps 'noob' question) How does this work without decent transducers? Even if the $400 player and media has all t...
by Suntower
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Event Speaker Reconing Seattle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Event Speaker Reconing Seattle?

Well not like it matters, but I think I did figure out the 'magic'. Like many powered monitors these days, it has a power LED on the front. What they did was run the wires for this underneath the speaker mounting ring... so it's basically in contact with the rubber edge of the speaker. My guess is t...
by Suntower
Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Event Speaker Reconing Seattle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Event Speaker Reconing Seattle?

And this is an unbiased review? :D Forgot to mention, no relation, I swear! :-) I did try to get a discount because of the shared name but alas no joy. I just wanted to say 'Thanks' for the recommendation. The guy I spoke with was really old school and gave me some good advice... actually talked hi...
by Suntower
Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Event Speaker Reconing Seattle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Event Speaker Reconing Seattle?

And this is an unbiased review? :D I'm fine either way... Thanks. I'm just trying to get some names at this point. I can hear a slight 'fuzz' in the woofer. Not fried yet, but it's on its way. Anyone else? ---JC Hi, Can someone recommend a speaker reconer in this area? ---JC Morgan Sound has always ...
by Suntower
Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Event Speaker Reconing Seattle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Event Speaker Reconing Seattle?

And this is an unbiased review? :D I'm fine either way... Thanks. I'm just trying to get some names at this point. I can hear a slight 'fuzz' in the woofer. Not fried yet, but it's on its way. Anyone else? ---JC Hi, Can someone recommend a speaker reconer in this area? ---JC Morgan Sound has always ...
by Suntower
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Event Speaker Reconing Seattle?
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Event Speaker Reconing Seattle?

Hi,

I have an Event ASP-8 monitor that has a buzzing woofer. It's probably 6 yrs old.

Can someone recommend a speaker reconer in this area?

TIA,

---JC
by Suntower
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: To Kill A Mockingbird?
Replies: 10
Views: 2976

This Just In: General Franco Still Dead! It's now been 2 months and the little darlings are still squeaking. I contacted the WDFW and the bit... er 'officer' hinted she'd love to make my life miserable if I 'evicted' the birds at this stage. However, my Discovery Channel education continues and it s...
by Suntower
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: To Kill A Mockingbird?
Replies: 10
Views: 2976

In addition to the 'Prairie Home Companion' pathetic humour of the situation, it's actually kinda interesting from an acoustics standpoint. Ya spend all this time/money on walls and floors and trying to prevent 'transfer of energy' and so on which is of no use here. I mean, there's no chapter on 'sm...
by Suntower
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: To Kill A Mockingbird?
Replies: 10
Views: 2976

To Kill A Mockingbird?

Or not? :D One of those things you never consider... My studio is in an older house. I had the roof redone a few years ago, but neglected to redo the 'chicken wire' scuppers that allows airflow under the eaves. Unfortunately, now, each spring, a new set of birds tears into this and sets up a nest in...
by Suntower
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Inexpensive Backlit Computer Keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

FWIW: I took delivery of a CM Storm Trigger and it's the shit. Heavy built like a tank. Nice dim light. Cherry blue switches nice n clicky. Heaven.

$59 @ NewEgg (well, if the rebate comes through)


Never thought I'd spend so much on a keyboard but its --so--- much more pleasant.

---JC
by Suntower
Fri May 31, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Inexpensive Backlit Computer Keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

LOL. I actually bought that one. Twice. Returned it twice. It is absolutely PERFECT in every respect except one... It has the worst action I have ever experienced. And I am the least picky guy I know. But I literally could not tell when I had pressed a key or not. No click, no 'boing', no -nothing- ...
by Suntower
Fri May 31, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Inexpensive Backlit Computer Keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Inexpensive Backlit Computer Keyboard?

Looking around for a decent backlit computer keyboard. Everywhere I ask, people are think it's a stupid request or I'm some kinda gamer. But my studio is dimly lit ('lava lamps') which doesn't seem that unusual (I like it). The only thing that would make it perfect would be if I could see the keys. ...
by Suntower
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Troubles With BSS AR-133 D/I
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Troubles With BSS AR-133 D/I

Sorry for the terminology. I'm not using a battery... it's getting it's power from the mic pre (digimax). Like I said, I got it because -everyone- recommended it... specifically for use with basses of all types. When I use the Proco passive DI it -seems- OK. I'm wondering if the 'pad' just isn't in ...