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by dino
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: dbx 160 distortion?
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

How old is the unit in question?

Have you tried a different source? (Preamp)

Does it happen only when both compressors are in the chain?
by dino
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3870
Views: 825198

True P-Solo
The regular one, not the ribbon version
Before that an SM7b
by dino
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seeking Sennheiser MD211 opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Happy to add some useful if obscure knowledge to the discussion.
As the OP said, they are not a very well known model.
I acquired a pair many years ago but just recently downloaded the manual.
It was two years late for the OP but I figured I might as well put the info out there.
olduncledino
by dino
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Seeking Sennheiser MD211 opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Did you ever find a set? If you do, be sure to download and read the PDF of the manual. There is an XLR "U" and a tuchel "N" version that are wired differently. If you find the latter, be extra sure to make, or repair your adapters correctly. The output of the Sennheiser MD211N microphone is: PIN1PO...
by dino
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: grounding issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

[quote="christiannokes"]And the buzz gets 10 times worse when I touch the microphone[/quote]

Really? That's a grounding issue.
Different mic and cable? Same result?

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by dino
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: grounding issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Calm down bro... It's just a mystery to be solved. "Serious sizzle buzz" - Do you mean something other than the usual 60 cycle line hum? Like an RF thing? Being intermittent may be the important clue. Any pattern or usual time o day for it? It probably does have something to do with grounding, but a...
by dino
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studio Junk Drawer?
Replies: 18
Views: 5923

Junk piled in a back room for me. Which unfortunately also describes my home studio. Nearly all of my stuff probably belongs in a junk drawer. At least compared to you guys. As far as useful stuff, did anyone mention one of those crank thingies for guitar strings? I have one with a snazzy string cut...
by dino
Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Whirlwind in-line pads not working properly with sytek?
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

Try measuring with and without mics connected to the other channels. If you see a significant voltage difference, it means that all inputs share one inadequate power supply. ...d
by dino
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3870
Views: 825198

A couple of Telefunken M80 microphones.
Bought them for PA
Already like them for recording.
Just a nice sounding mic.
Humbly suggest that for the home recordest, they would be a better purchase than any equally priced Cheap Chinese condenser. IMHO
dino
by dino
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Utility Microphones
Replies: 31
Views: 6612

With so many good product choices out there and working within a typically miniscule home recording budget, I finally ended up with a Royer 121, a Soundelux U195, and an EV RE20. All I can say is I have never had reason to second guess the decision.
dino
by dino
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The death of the mic preamp...
Replies: 30
Views: 6165

It was just playful conjecture? Cost effectiveness is a relative term. Studios paid a quarter of a million bucks for the Mitsubishi digital multi-tracks back in the eighties. That would be considerably more in today?s money. A 64 input ProTools system today would cost considerably less and give far ...
by dino
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Washington, DC Practice Space Ideas?
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

The DC area will always present a special set of problems for musicians looking for a place to practice and record. Even with the downturn of real estate values, this is still a prohibitively expensive area to rent, lease, or buy a space. As an example, my little, tiny house would only fetch $40 to ...
by dino
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The death of the mic preamp...
Replies: 30
Views: 6165

Would this be possible?

Free floating diaphragm Would not require a center contact, or any physical or electrical contact, making it have far less mass than current electrically connected designs. Scanning laser and optical sensor (CCD/CMOS type of device?) measures the ever changing position of the capsule surface. The sc...
by dino
Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Which is better: OK mic + Great pre / Great mic + OK pre
Replies: 18
Views: 4408

I saw an ad somewhere recently, for a packaged price for a Bock 195 and a Daking Mic Pre One. Seemed like a great deal. You should look into it.
dino
by dino
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 238 rocks.
Replies: 98
Views: 85914

[quote="richierichie"]I picked up a 234 last year and love it. You can push the tape soooo much harder than a standard 4-track.[/quote] That was my observation also. I used to hump the damn thing all over hell and back, just having a ball recording friends. Once you figure out how much to push it to...