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by The Scum
Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: ubertar and other DIY instrument makers...
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: ubertar and other DIY instrument makers...

While you're going to Radio Shack, look for the little suction-cup telephone pickups. They're made so you can suction them to the back of a telephone handset, and pick up both sides of the conversation. They're usually a little black cylinder with an attached cable and a mini-plug. Handy for all sor...
by The Scum
Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Speck M72 vs. Ghost
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

Re: Speck M72 vs. Ghost

One thing to be aware of with the Speck M72 is that a lot of them son't have mic preamps on all of the input chanels. Depending on how you'll use it, and what sort of preamps you already have, that may make a difference. They're nice desks, fairly transparent, but the routing can be a little odd...t...
by The Scum
Mon Jul 05, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: wrigley's ribbon mic
Replies: 23
Views: 2880

Re: wrigley's ribbon mic

Are those hard drive magnets? As for gears, Allelectronics.com has some small plastic ones that might work. I used a piece of that corrugated cardboard that is missing one surcace, leaving the texture exposed. I pressed the foil into the ridges using bamboo skewers, adding one at a time, walking dow...
by The Scum
Thu Jul 01, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: anti-static bags
Replies: 16
Views: 1599

Re: anti-static bags

There are a couple of kinds of antistatic bags around. The pink ones are insulators, more or less. The black ones (Intel CPU's shipped in 'em) do indeed have a linear resistance per area. I seem to remember it was something like 150 ohms per inch...I built a ribbon controller for a synth with one a ...
by The Scum
Sat May 01, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Can you explain what transformers do?
Replies: 24
Views: 2432

Re: Can you explain what transformers do?

Why are they so beneficial in an audio path? They're a fairly simple way to solve a range of connection problems. They're a single component with some reasonably simple, easy to understand basic properties, and they solve a variety of problems...problems that otherwise require a whole slew of other...
by The Scum
Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:49 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Basic Electronics Help
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: Basic Electronics Help

I just got a flier from Antique Audio supply, and they had some multicaps listed.

Check http://www.tubesandmore.com/ . It'll help if you know the original manufacturer of the cap.

Byron Jacquot
by The Scum
Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: AMR board problems
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: AMR board problems

A few things to try: What is the hum/buzz like? If it's pure 60 Hz, it could be EMF from the transformer in the power supply, so place the power supply reasonably far from the console. If it's 120 Hz, you might have dry caps in the power supply, letting ripple onto the supply rails. The spurious osc...
by The Scum
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Denver - Rockin'? Or utterly lame?
Replies: 22
Views: 1902

Re: Denver - Rockin'? Or utterly lame?

I moved to Denver two years ago, having lived in Wyoming, and on both coasts. From one perspective, it's where the midwest ends, and from the other it's where the west begins. They're jumbled up together...liberals and conservatives, hicks and yuppies, sheep ranchers and hi tech folk... Denver feels...
by The Scum
Thu Feb 26, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Elco Connector adapters
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Elco Connector adapters

straigntened large paper clip (or jeweler's screwdriver) = pin extraction tool. I've used both with success as pin removal tools. The only time I had trouble was on a rather old connector, where the plastic was brittle before I began, and it crumbled as I worked. The $8 for a new piece was worth it ...
by The Scum
Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Insert vs. in-line
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: Insert vs. in-line

On my board, the tape interfacing (buss outputs and tape return inputs) is all balanced at +4 (and that matches my recorder, so it's an wasy deal). The insert points and channel direct outputs are all unbalanced (you don't get into balanced insert points until you go WAY upmarket), and with a nomina...
by The Scum
Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: consoles:allen & heath sys8/soundcraft 600
Replies: 21
Views: 2539

Re: consoles:allen & heath sys8/soundcraft 600

I've got a 600, and it does me well. Your search through the archives should find a couple of longish posts about it from me. 600's tie very well to 16 tracks...it might be overkill for a 4 or 8 track, but it'd leave room to grow. With any console of thais age/quality, it's worthwhile to check out w...
by The Scum
Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: This #%^ Computer
Topic: Smpte genrator & reader sync for windows xp--does it exi
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Re: Smpte genrator & reader sync for windows xp--does it

What exactly are you looking for? What sorts of machines, with what acting as master? Generating SMPTE isn't too hard. There's a VST plugin that generates SMPTE. You can download the Cubase SX demo, and grab the DLL from it, if you can run VST plugs. Good SMPTE chasing by the DAW is another story. T...
by The Scum
Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:55 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: API Lunchbox question
Replies: 3
Views: 824

Re: API Lunchbox question

One thing to mention, though it probably won't do your stress level any good: There are lunchboxes out there that don't have 48V, made for EQs or compressors (or preamps, just missing the phantom). They have the same power supply board, it just doesn't have the components for the 48V supply stuffed....
by The Scum
Fri Oct 17, 2003 10:25 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: Off-Topic / Off-Color / Off-the-Cuff
Topic: Help! What was that product?
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Re: Help! What was that product?

Sounds like the Tama Tension Watch. Also known in other industries (I've seen them used to fabricate silkscreens) as a "tensiometer."

Byron Jacquot
by The Scum
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:49 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: what cheap outboard gear can you not mix without?
Replies: 17
Views: 2305

Re: what cheap outboard gear can you not mix without?

Another vote for the DBX 163x. When it fits something, it's great. When it doesn't fit, you don't waste much time fiddling with it.