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  1. Pi in the sky...

    Pi in the sky...
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    Faders vs. glass screen - hahahaha - Rick Dees...

    Faders vs. glass screen - hahahaha - Rick Dees has refused to evolve beyond the big, round knobs from the good old days of the classic broadcast console. I grew up doing on-air work on those things....
  3. So, since inquiring minds want to know, do you...

    So, since inquiring minds want to know, do you get to stay in the Nashville area, or is the new studio up North?
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    Hahahaha - two of my four 4060s came from Rich! ...

    Hahahaha - two of my four 4060s came from Rich! We bought/sold/loaned/traded a number of times.

    Yes, I too miss him regularly.
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    Yes and yes. I have four of the DPA 4060s (the...

    Yes and yes. I have four of the DPA 4060s (the 4061 is a lower sensitivity version). I love them. Hanging under the bridge of a cello or upright bass, inside the grand with the lid closed,...
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    Was it an iPhone 4 or an iPhone 4S? The 4S is...

    Was it an iPhone 4 or an iPhone 4S? The 4S is the dual-processor unit that is considerably more powerful.
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    Well, we've had 4g LTE in the Birmingham area for...

    Well, we've had 4g LTE in the Birmingham area for several years now. The potential speed increase is nil downtown, since everyone is streaming all kinds of stuff around the clock and slowing it way...
  8. "Yeah, I'm tired of that," he said as he ducked...

    "Yeah, I'm tired of that," he said as he ducked and ran.
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    A couple of days ago, I got a call (on my land...

    A couple of days ago, I got a call (on my land line) from a cell phone. It was crystal-clear, as if it was coming from a land line. Turns out that it was an iPhone 4. I've spoken to this caller...
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    Yeah, I love the BG8 (I have two of them). What...

    Yeah, I love the BG8 (I have two of them). What huge bang for the buck, eh? I was going with only battery-powered gear on my reply simply for the "light and fast" part of the scenario.

    When I go...
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    Forgot to add - you can link two of the 680s...

    Forgot to add - you can link two of the 680s together and have 12 linked tracks for bargain-basement prices. One machine's transport controls will run both machines.

    The only reason I don't have...
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    Yeah, our good friend Rich Mays told me about the...

    Yeah, our good friend Rich Mays told me about the 680 a couple of years back. It was what he ran for backup, with the computer rig being the main tracking target. I was shocked when I heard the...
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    Bare bones - my Sound Devices 722 and my Schoeps...

    Bare bones - my Sound Devices 722 and my Schoeps CMC6/MK5 pair. The 722 has transformers on the inputs to keep the RFI out, and it writes to both the CF card and the internal hard drive.

    A bit...
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    snip: According to the manufacturer, the chip...

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    According to the manufacturer, the chip influences the efficiency of current flow and signal transmission on a subatomic level in accordance with the principles of quantum physics.
    ...
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    What is this "tape" of which they speak?

    What is this "tape" of which they speak?
  16. Hahahaha - sure they do. They need to light the...

    Hahahaha - sure they do. They need to light the football stadium for night games.

    Otherwise...
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    I'm a holdout. I still have a land line, and one...

    I'm a holdout. I still have a land line, and one of the phones is an old Bell Labs desk phone I keep for power outages. Using that phone gives by far the clearest call you'll ever make. All the...
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    My wife has a Blackberry, and the phone part of...

    My wife has a Blackberry, and the phone part of it does sound pretty darned good. Heck, I don't care if it has "Timex" branded on it, as long as the phone sounds better than the Androids and...
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    I don't think the manufacturers care. TV...

    I don't think the manufacturers care. TV ownership for the Millennials is way down - they get their video fix from their devices via You Tube, Netflix, Hulu, etc. They don't talk to each other,...
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    I have an old Motorola Razr flip phone in the...

    I have an old Motorola Razr flip phone in the closet I keep for a backup. I've pulled the SIMM card from my Samsung phone and put in in the Razr - it works perfectly, and the sound is so clean and...
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    Need Smartphone Advice

    As in, "which one of them (if any) actually sound good on a phone call?"

    Really - my plain old dumb phone sounds great, both sending and receiving, but the few smartphones I've demoed all sound...
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    There's this knob the newbie/cheep engineers love...

    There's this knob the newbie/cheep engineers love to turn. It's called "suck." I can't explain why they love it so much, but they do.
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    Todd and I are worlds apart on what we record -...

    Todd and I are worlds apart on what we record - mine is all choral/orchestral - but I've always had to run the Compressor Max plug on the production CD or they'll bring it back. "It sounds great,...
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    Duh - just kind of skipped right over that in the...

    Duh - just kind of skipped right over that in the original post.

    Man, these senior moment previews are depressing.
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    You listen to any of Todd's recent stuff?

    You listen to any of Todd's recent stuff?
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