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Software. MIDI. Free TASCAM Semi-Pro Tape recorder Schematics and Manuals - from and Patchbays explained - Part 3. Patchbays explained - Part 3 In part 1 and part 2 we explored what patchbays are and the different ways in which they can be configured.

Patchbays explained - Part 3

In this final instalment we are going to look at the ways various items of equipment can be integrated into a patchbay. As discussed in part 2, patchbays can be configured to automatically send the signal from the top row to the bottom row. This is so the patchbay can be set up to route commonly linked equipment to each other so you don’t need to manually patch them in together.

This means that you have to plan your patchbay so that the outputs are on the top row and the inputs are on the bottom. TOS = Top, Output, Send. Insert Points Insert points are usually located in one continuous block on a patchbay. SOS Reviews: Soundcards-Software-Synthesizers-Recorders-Microphones-Audio Interfaces-Music Computers and more! Studio Stories: Sound Techniques. People + Opinion : Industry / Music Biz In the summer of 1965, a new recording studio opened its doors in London's soon-to-be hip district of Chelsea.

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For a decade to come, this bijou ex-dairy would produce some of the finest British recordings of the era. Patchbays explained - Part 2. Patchbays explained - Part 2 In part 1 We went through what a patchbay was and what types there are.

Patchbays explained - Part 2

Now we are going to concentrate on how they work and how to configure them for certain tasks. Configuring your patchbay There are 4 ways most patchbays can be configured to work; open, normalled, half-normalled and parallel. The option you choose for your patchbay will depend on the equipment you have and how you like to work, but there are certain rules you will need to follow – more on that later. Different patchbays are configured in different ways – some will have switches to flip between the different modes, some require you to take out each module and reverse it and some need to have jumpers soldered in place.

Open This is the default setting and basically means no signal will flow through the patchbay without inserting a patch cord. Normalled This is where patchbays start getting clever. There can be problems with normalling though. Home Recording Studio Equipment Superstore. Home Recording Studio setup configurations - page 2. Information and ideas about audio history. (update at close of article) I was flipping thru a pile of old DB magazines and the above image caught my eye.

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Let’s see here… clockwise from top left we see a U87, an SM58, RE20, MD441, KM8(x), RE16, SM81, MD421, and then… wtf is that thing? In this collection of classic 70s mics, I recognized, and in fact often-use, all except that last little fella. On the table-of-contents page, I was told that this is an Audio Technica 813. Well, if at least SOMEONE, sometime, thought that it could stand in that lineup, I had to learn more… Music Production in a Home Recording Studio. Intro Hey everyone, as you're no doubt aware, MakeTunes for the most part is full of interesting musicians and producers, who all take part in sharing their original tunes and feedback, and generally understanding the concept of this community.

Music Production in a Home Recording Studio

The Problem Of course, there are some who insist on uploading the occasional copyright commercial song, or even spamming our site. This annoys everyone, not just me, so I decided I should take a few more steps towards ridding our community of these items more quickly. Gear & Hardware. Shop zZounds and Double Your Dollars Daily Drawing! Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo DSP Card at zZounds. The UAD-2 SOLO Core DSP Accelerator gives home and project studios a simple, powerful entry point into the award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform on Mac or PC.

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Published three times a year Sweetwater's ProGear Directory is packed to the gills with music technology and pro audio equipment, including guitars, keyboards, mics, computers, and more! Sweetwave Audio. My Account Login. Spirit Live. Mixing in larger venues requires more than just extra inputs and outputs - you need effective means of controlling the way that signals are routed, along with facilities such as grouping and mutes that make it easy to deal with all those channels.

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The Spirit Live 42, in frame sizes from 12 to 40 channels, is designed for just these situations. Soundcraft's UltraMic Plus preamp give a 66dB gain range, making it capable of handling a wide range of input signals. The EQ on mono channels is a 4-band configuration with two swept mids, with six aux sends. It has full mute group facilities with four mute groups controlled from the master section. Tape Recorder Alignment.

Tape Recorder Alignment by Curt Taipale Alignment of a professional grade reel-to-reel tape recorder is a piece of cake.

Tape Recorder Alignment

Once you understand the procedure, the process is fairly routine. Even most semi-pro machines made today are reasonably easy to align. By comparison, consumer grade machines are usually a nightmare worth paying someone else to do. Why bother with alignment in the first place? An Exchange of Standards Routine alignment of the record and playback electronics of a tape machine is basically an exchange of standards. TAPE RECORDER ALIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS from BASE/ Reel-to-Reel Record Head Alignment. On the AKAI GX-280D, the recording head has three adjustment screws, meaning both the height and the azimuth can be adjusted.

Reel-to-Reel Record Head Alignment

The azimuth is how much the angle between the head gap and the tape varies from 90 degrees. You want zero azimuth angle, that is the head gap and the tape should be perpendicular to each other. You typically play with all three screws for height adjustment and just the one screw that's off to the side for azimuth. In the following, we are going to focus on the azimuth adjustment. When the azimuth is not zero, the left and right channels are out of phase and the best way to visualize out of phase left and right channels is to do a phase analysis and display the so-called Lissajous curve. What you want to do is record a tone with the recording head, play the recorded signal and feed it (via the headphone jack or the audio line-out) to the audio editing software for phase analysis.

The Practitioners Guide - Analog Tape Machine Alignment. Teac/Tascam 80-8 deck help please. I just picked up another Teac-Tascam 80-8 deck and 48 1/2" tapes (Ampex, AGFA, Maxell, etc.) for $100. The heads look like it's never been used since the studio converted to all digital a long time ago. This is my second 80-8 deck. The first one I have works like a dream. I aligned it with MRL (Magnetic Reference Laboratory) tape (cost me $150 for the 1/2" version @15ips) and aligned the heads and calibrated all 8 plug in boards for the Ampex 409 tape using a Tektronix dual trace scope, a Leader audio function generator, a digital frequency counter (to adjust speed) and a Leader RMS voltmeter and Fluke digital RMS voltmeter. Owners Manual, Service Manual, Schematics, Free Download.