Latest gear you have abandoned

Recording Techniques, People Skills, Gear, Recording Spaces, Computers, and DIY

Moderators: drumsound, tomb

junkstar
re-cappin' neve
Posts: 655
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:16 pm
Location: new york
Contact:

Latest gear you have abandoned

Post by junkstar » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:37 am

Inspired by the 'latest you have acquired' thread....

I bought a Tapco Link.Firewire 4x6 and it was nothing short of a total hassle. I still do much better when I stick to old fashioned recording... running cables from device to device, than trying to place everything (recording, tracking) within a computer.

User avatar
woodhenge
pushin' record
Posts: 285
Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 11:28 am
Location: Hangin' with Jake and Elwood @Bob's Country Bunker, Indiana

Post by woodhenge » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:25 am

I just ditched a pristine Roland VS-2480 & Presonus V-Fire interface 'cause Presonus stopped supporting the V-Fire while they were still selling it!!! Won't be buying their stuff again, that's for sure. What a waste...
insert witty comment here...

User avatar
losthighway
dead but not forgotten
Posts: 2154
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:02 pm
Contact:

Post by losthighway » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:12 am

Blue Babybottle. It was shrill, harsh. One time it got dropped and ever since it developed the subtlest distortion in the high end that some people claimed not to hear. Made me want to cut my ears out.

It has since been replaced by an AT 4047 and it will not be missed.

User avatar
Snarl 12/8
ghost haunting audio students
Posts: 3421
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:01 pm
Location: Right Cheer
Contact:

Post by Snarl 12/8 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:49 am

Alesis Studio 32 Mixer. How much should I sell this for?

I replaced it with a Ramsa DA7. What a fucking truckload of mixer for $450.

I also had to replace my MOTU 24i with a 2408 so that I could go digitally into my computer from the DA7. I've been surprised by how much equipment and workflow I've had to juggle around to get the DA7 up and running. But it's been totally worth it.

Ramsa DA7 = $450
Getting to mix with faders again = Priceless

Edit: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention my Mac G4 with Cubase. I couldn't get the 2408 to work right on the Mac/Cubase combo so I had to pull out my old Windows 2000 box and run reaper. Like I said, major switchover.
Carl Keil

Almost forgot: Please steal my drum tracks. and more.

User avatar
calaverasgrandes
ghost haunting audio students
Posts: 3233
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:23 pm
Location: Oakland
Contact:

Post by calaverasgrandes » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:01 pm

You should upgrade to Win XP if you can.
Almost all of my driver issues and stability problems went away with XP sp2.
I have had a crashless DAW on an ASUS A8R MVP motherboard running a couple of 160 gig hard drives and Win XP SP2.
Mostly Sonar 7.

Though these days I am moving more towards Logic on a Mac.

The last two pieces of gear I ditched were a Ramsa WRS4112 that had one channel go bad, then the whole board wen south.
I checked the power supply, then tried pulling channels etc and finally just gave up. I never liked how it sounded. Too dull.
I also ditched a Tascam 80-8. Just chucked it in the free zone of the warehouse complex I lived in.
The machine was just getting more and more unreliable. Since I was doing just fine on my DAW I was not interested in spending several hundred to repair/maintain an 8 track reel to reel. Especially since tape was so pricey!
I wish I still had it sometimes, but then, it was not a very pro deck to begin with!
??????? wrote: "everything sounds best right before it blows up."

User avatar
acjetnut
pushin' record
Posts: 241
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:06 pm
Location: NYC

Post by acjetnut » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:32 pm

...

User avatar
Ryan Silva
tinnitus
Posts: 1229
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2004 6:46 pm
Location: San Francisco

Post by Ryan Silva » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:27 pm

Focusrite TwinTrak, sounded good for awhile, but then it started to slowly die.

Not sure what i'm going to do with it, might not even be worth fixing.

Until I figure it out it sits in storage.
"Writing good songs is hard. recording is easy. "

MoreSpaceEcho

User avatar
Scodiddly
cryogenically thawing
Posts: 3616
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:38 am
Location: Mundelein, IL, USA
Contact:

Post by Scodiddly » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:29 pm

Presonus Inspire 1394. Got a great deal on it second hand from a co-worker, and might use it now and then for home recordings. But the headphone output can't drive *@#@#$ Sony headphones without the bottom end dropping out (this is not subtle, folks), and the 1/4" input has inverted polarity (wtf?).

User avatar
Wainwright
gettin' sounds
Posts: 109
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: SF North Bay - CA

Post by Wainwright » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:20 pm

RND Portico 5012 pre ( decent pre but not worth the bank ) sold it and got a Distressor.
((( Sucking in Stereo )))

User avatar
Snarl 12/8
ghost haunting audio students
Posts: 3421
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:01 pm
Location: Right Cheer
Contact:

Post by Snarl 12/8 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:06 pm

calaverasgrandes wrote:You should upgrade to Win XP if you can.
So far no probs with win2k.
Carl Keil

Almost forgot: Please steal my drum tracks. and more.

User avatar
calaverasgrandes
ghost haunting audio students
Posts: 3233
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:23 pm
Location: Oakland
Contact:

Post by calaverasgrandes » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:28 pm

believe me I clung to 2k far longer than was reasonable.
There were a bunch of things that went away with xp.
I crash a lot less.
Drivers seem to work better, the restore point feature is awesome and motu/sonar seems happier with xp.
but if it aint broke...
??????? wrote: "everything sounds best right before it blows up."

moley
audio school
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:04 am

Post by moley » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:21 am

Blofeld.

Ghastly little box.

I just couldn't get a decent sound out of it, but then perhaps that's just my programming skills.... People seem to love this thing, I really can't see why.

Ho hum.

Future One
alignin' 24-trk
Posts: 52
Joined: Mon May 11, 2009 2:29 pm

Post by Future One » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:53 am

M Audio BX-10 Subwoofer

After 8 months of use it has started causing my left HR824 monitor play at a lower volume than the right. It also cuts out all the time and I have to wiggle the phase switch to get it working again.

Not to mention its loose, flabby sound.

What a piece of crap!

User avatar
calaverasgrandes
ghost haunting audio students
Posts: 3233
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:23 pm
Location: Oakland
Contact:

Post by calaverasgrandes » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:48 am

moledog wrote:Blofeld.

Ghastly little box.

I just couldn't get a decent sound out of it, but then perhaps that's just my programming skills.... People seem to love this thing, I really can't see why.

Ho hum.
so is it just chucked in the recycle bin?
seriously tho, wavetable synths are kind of hard to grok.I've used the vst of the waldorf ppg for a few years and only recently started being able to do anything but use presets.
??????? wrote: "everything sounds best right before it blows up."

User avatar
dubh dubh dubh
gettin' sounds
Posts: 101
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:12 pm
Location: poetland, ore-gun
Contact:

Post by dubh dubh dubh » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:11 am

ah! wavetable!! I had a ppg 2.3 & prk back in tha day... and the possibilities now are just waaay beyond, maaaaaa. :lol: Seriously deep posibilities abound, but the concepts n' stuff are pretty strange.

How about next piece i'm getting rid of-- painstakingly built, mathematically correct '2d skyline'- type diffusors... jayzus, well, I'll chalk this one up to prototyping. Here's a free tip: don't try to ceiling screw-mount 40lb wooden giant's causeway-looking yokies by yourself. Especially without moving the G_D_ mac outta the way first... and when that finely tuned, highly functional artwork starts to descend towards the open mac at 10m/sec(2), try to avoid having a 2 lb claw-hammer jutting from the one shelf in the proximity. *Fk sakes...* HAH, there's a reason the brand-name +$200 ones are made out of STYROFOAM.

So, version 1-- bonfire. Version 2- repurposed, cast-off expanded polystyrene. Easy to build yer own battery powered foam cutter (a 'd' guitar string, coupla wood scraps, some electrical tape.), works a treat, cost ya maybe ?3 to make one.
http://tinyurl.com/fbookDUBH and

I mix/engineer/produce/reduce & make gear heinously misbehave in delightful ways.

parkinson's:it's not just for grannie anymore.
http://www.michaeljfox.org/living.cfm

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 37 guests