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by floid
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk substance
Replies: 38
Views: 4053

Re: Let's talk substance

I grind community coffee and do the French press thing. Was doing two carafes a day up until recently, when I quit smoking. Now down to half a carafe (~ 12 ozs) and don't always finish it. Think the most amazing part is that I don't start drinking it until about an hour and a half after I wake up. I...
by floid
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk substance
Replies: 38
Views: 4053

Re: Let's talk substance

There's a parasitic fungus that infects male cicadas right as they emerge from their 17 years underground, eating away at their internal organs until their entire ass falls off. It causes them to become hypersexualized and prone to female mimicry. Researchers have recently discovered that it produce...
by floid
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: When you love a LIMITER
Replies: 24
Views: 2709

Re: When you love a LIMITER

I'm reminded of the studio we all went to around town in the late 90's, who insisted you couldn't properly record loud rock without a triggered bass drum sound because a real kick was "too inconsistent". SCOFF! I say! Lol and a few short years later those kick sounds felt relentless and mechanical....
by floid
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3891
Views: 840769

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

My Rat ii is probably the best $50 I ever spent.
by floid
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yahoo auctions
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: Yahoo auctions

Huh. What v^3 said tho. I keep an eye on most of the sites markjazzbassist mentions, but nothing has turned up for a while now. I'm a longtime Guyatone junky (the brand and my immersion in making music are inextricably linked), and this reverb deluxe clone I recently acquired has got me jonesing. Th...
by floid
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yahoo auctions
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Yahoo auctions

Anyone stateside do any buying on Yahoo auctions? My GAS has become a little esoteric and I'm trying to figure out how to use some of the proxy sites but having no luck. I register, try to place a bid, and it gets kicked.
by floid
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Sounding Snare Sound EVER
Replies: 200
Views: 56938

Re: Best Sounding Snare Sound EVER

"I ain't fartin' on no snare drum."
by floid
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 424
Views: 116711

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

A y-cable like you've made is fine for splitting an output, but it's a bad idea to use one for summing outputs. A basic summing matrix uses three resistors of the same value joined in a Y shape. The two top points are the inputs, the center of the Y is the output, and the bottom point is ground. 10K...
by floid
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )
Replies: 424
Views: 116711

Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

shedshrine wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:09 pm
For modern use, cut off one end of an RCA cable, tie the two hot wires together
Using an appropriate network of summing resistors?
by floid
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pls help me reduce noise from my system! inter - connecting unbalanced to balanced
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Pls help me reduce noise from my system! inter - connecting unbalanced to balanced

Have you tried starting with the simplest chain and then methodically adding to it until you find the hum?
Synth > pedals > di maintains an unbalanced path.
by floid
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Older Mac Pro vs. Modern Computer and External Temperatures
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Older Mac Pro vs. Modern Computer and External Temperatures

A vent would likely make a better AC return path. Enough to offset those 10-15 degrees? I dunno.
by floid
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Hard Rock Psychedelic Afrobeat
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Re: Hard Rock Psychedelic Afrobeat

New one came in the mail last night. Good stuff. Spun side 2 several times.
by floid
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 8 Different dynamic mics as overheads
Replies: 22
Views: 2080

Re: 8 Different dynamic mics as overheads

PICARD: That is remarkable. Why don't you play something?  NELLA: You start and I'll jump in.  PICARD: What shall we play?  NELLA: What were you working on before I came in?  PICARD: Bach, the third Brandenburg.  NELLA: Perfect. Go ahead.  (Picard starts, but gets lost when she joins in)  PICARD: I'...
by floid
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 8 Different dynamic mics as overheads
Replies: 22
Views: 2080

Re: 8 Different dynamic mics as overheads

ST:TNG episode 162, "Inheritance"
In which Data realizes he has not actually met his mother upon hearing her give a second violin recital.
by floid
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 8 Different dynamic mics as overheads
Replies: 22
Views: 2080

Re: 8 Different dynamic mics as overheads

What we need here is a bot drummer.