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    Check out "ductless split" air conditioners....

    Check out "ductless split" air conditioners. Companies like LG and Mitsubishi make these, and they put the compressor outside the house, and you only have a fan to be concerned with (turn the fan...
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    Hi Lynn, I'd suggest adding a single sample...

    Hi Lynn, I'd suggest adding a single sample timing spike at the start of one of the tracks. This will make it easier to line up all the mixed tracks side by side when it's all done, and do some...
  3. Thread: gating drums?

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    I used to gate toms...now I just do automation...

    I used to gate toms...now I just do automation moves around them and draw mutes. I don't like the bleed sound coming from the spot mics (especially cymball bleed), and tend to use my room mic sound...
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    I'm not sure why you'd say it won't sound like a...

    I'm not sure why you'd say it won't sound like a Neve. It won't be exact, because some of the parts aren't exactly the same (polystyrene caps for one), but it should be damn close. I built some Neve...
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    I think the way to do it is to walk around each...

    I think the way to do it is to walk around each room while clapping your hands. Find a few spots where the combination of direct reflected sound and diffuse reflected sound is pleasant, and mark them...
  6. Thread: checking phase

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    I can see that happening...let me guess; you've...

    I can see that happening...let me guess; you've been recording for a long time, grew up on analog, and just got good at placing the drum mics such that the phase anomalies were well distributed...
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    One thing to note is that the 'phase' button on a...

    One thing to note is that the 'phase' button on a mixer is actually just a polarity switch, which lets you toggle between 0 and 180 degrees of phase lag. Phase, however can vary between 0 and 360...
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    Yes it's a Neve design...not the same layout, not...

    Yes it's a Neve design...not the same layout, not exactly the same transformers (but about as close as you can get), definitely not all the same caps (but it's a kit, so if you want to be a stickler...
  9. I'll bet it's more psycho acoustics than the...

    I'll bet it's more psycho acoustics than the monitor's emitted sounds.

    The flickering images on a monitor are a pretty compelling visual stimulus, which detracts from our ability to focus entirely...
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    Well, there is some truth that an external power...

    Well, there is some truth that an external power supply will keep the radiated fields well away from the sensitive circuitry. I used external power supplies on all the equipment that I have...
  11. Thread: Outboard verb

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    You've got to check out the R880 if you ever get...

    You've got to check out the R880 if you ever get a chance....it's one of the best digital verbs on the market. If you think the SRV330 plates are good, the 880 will absolutely blow you away. I'm...
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    Mr G, the problem is that the wet and dry mix is...

    Mr G, the problem is that the wet and dry mix is done after the analog to digital conversion, so any dry sound present in your aux return (i.e. 50% of the output in the default setup) will result in...
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    DISCLAIMER:I'm not a technical expert, but I'll...

    DISCLAIMER:I'm not a technical expert, but I'll give this one a shot.

    Basically, the 'class' of an amplifier describes the overall manner in which the amp works.

    Class A amps are always working...
  14. Thread: Outboard verb

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    Well, you probably wont find an R880 for...

    Well, you probably wont find an R880 for $800...more like $1500-$2000. But if you did, it would be a far far better purchase than a TC 2000.

    Sure, it's old technology, but I've openend mine up,...
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    Tascam DA30mkII and Roland SRV3030

    Doing a little spring cleaning....

    I've got a Tascam DA30mkII that I am no longer in need of (bought it for one project). I'm not sure of the hours (there's no hour counter on it), but it's gotten...
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    Reverbs I like include: - Lexicon PCM-91,...

    Reverbs I like include:
    - Lexicon PCM-91, PCM-70, and even though it's not really a reverb, the PCM-80 has great verbs in it too
    -Roland R-880 (sweet, poor mans 480L), SRV-330, SRV2000
    -TC M3000,...
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    I'm confused...how can it be 'the equivalent of...

    I'm confused...how can it be 'the equivalent of an RCA44', and not be an RCA 44? Is it wes dooley's AEA mic?

    Curious....

    Kris
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    Repairs....how long is TOO long?

    Hi Everyone,

    I've been waiting for a refurb job to be completed on my RCA77D for quite some time now (6.5 months). The job was originally quoted at 4 weeks. Everytime I get in contact with the...
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    A year ago I would have agreed with this, but...

    A year ago I would have agreed with this, but over the last week I've been tracking lots of acoustic guitars with my Neve 1272's, and KM184's, and I think they sound great. I used to use my Great...
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    They should really be left standing straight up, for the best imaging. Most speakers have far worse vertical dispersion than they do horizontal dispersion, and by putting them on their sides you are...
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    If you want high resolution sound without messing...

    If you want high resolution sound without messing up the dynamics, then whatever you do don't run a limiter. If I were you, I'd think about a high quality outboard converter. That way you can run...
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    I spelled it incorrectly...it's Oktava. Check...

    I spelled it incorrectly...it's Oktava.

    Check out www.oktava.com for a US based dealer who does matching. I'm not sure where you'd get 'em in Europe.

    Since you're in Austria, perhaps the...
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    I think Dan gave some great advice...look at...

    I think Dan gave some great advice...look at replacing the 460's (which are pretty bright mics).

    Do be aware though, that the newer KM184's sound much brighter than the older KM84's...perhaps a...
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    I've used D112's, M421's (original and mk 11),...

    I've used D112's, M421's (original and mk 11), beyer M88's, and sm57s.

    I coming back to the M88's and 421's, with my preference being for the M88's. They sound a little beefier than the 421's, and...
  25. Thread: RETRACTION

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    I totally agree Dan....for the studio, scopes are...

    I totally agree Dan....for the studio, scopes are an awesome tool. I've got a 100Mhz Tektronics that's only about 4 inches deep, and weighs about 3 pounds.

    You can use it for aligning tape decks,...
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