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Commodordion!

I think you guys will appreciate this! Very creative person made a new musical instrument. The Commodordion! A working accordion made from a Commodore computer. And he plays very well too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBCYvoC4muc
by DC-ChoppahMon Oct 24, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Commodordion! Replies: 11 Views: 464

Re: Using cassette tape as an effect on individual tracks

You can experiment with your tape deck. Put your finger on the rubber wheel to slow it down while recording the wet track. That's how the flanger came about! Or get some magnets and bring them near the heads. Our use a cassette tape with defects and stuff. Much more fun than a plugin and you won't s...
by DC-ChoppahSun Oct 02, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Using cassette tape as an effect on individual tracks Replies: 24 Views: 938

Re: Parallel Compression with inverted polarity?

I've always felt that upward compression on a track (vocal or lead instrument) makes her sound close to you - right near your ear. So it gives you a dimension of near/close in the mix. You can bring her to the front. I think we are used to hearing the details only when the source is close. Expansion...
by DC-ChoppahThu Sep 29, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Parallel Compression with inverted polarity? Replies: 12 Views: 615

Re: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil?

Definitely NOT snake oil. But it's complicated, and at best subtle. The purpose of bridge pins, as Wonks described earlier in the topic, is to fix the ball end in place. The bridge and/or the bridge pin are grooved to provide a path for the string itself. All that is required is that the bridge pin...
by DC-ChoppahWed Aug 24, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil? Replies: 50 Views: 919

Re: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil?

Good catch Drew. The pins are on the other side of the bridge too. Isn't all the reflection happening at the bridge anyway?
by DC-ChoppahTue Aug 23, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil? Replies: 50 Views: 919

Re: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil?

I've swapped cheap plastic bridge pins and old wooden pins for decent bone ones and haven't noticed any difference apart from looking nicer and fitting better. The bridge pin is just there to push the ball-end forward so that it pulls against the underside of the saddle block and then to keep it in...
by DC-ChoppahMon Aug 22, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil? Replies: 50 Views: 919

Re: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil?

adrian_k wrote: Mon Aug 22, 2022 6:49 am You could do your own experiment for a tenner or so with brass bridge pins. A lot cheaper than those Martin ones.

I have tried other heavier pins, but never found any change to the sound.
by DC-ChoppahMon Aug 22, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil? Replies: 50 Views: 919

Re: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil?

resistorman wrote: Mon Aug 22, 2022 5:24 am This is "pinning" my Skeptometer :D

Thank you for your reaction.
by DC-ChoppahMon Aug 22, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil? Replies: 50 Views: 919

Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUg1KmnblNE https://www.martinguitar.com/gear-accessories/luxe-by-martin/18APP0004.html Your thoughts on this is appreciated. Can replacing the bridge pins with metal make any difference in the sound of the acoustic guitar? What about the sustain? If so, wouldn't any ...
by DC-ChoppahMon Aug 22, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Metal Bridge Pins for Acoustic Guitar?!? Snake oil? Replies: 50 Views: 919

Re: Multiple sound interfaces VS a big USB mixer?

The RME solution that the Elf is describing is so good. Clean, small, simple, and the software (TotalMix) can configure any monitor mix. This is really unique and totally in a different class than any other solution. Putting together a mix of interfaces will work. But ask yourself if you would rathe...
by DC-ChoppahMon Aug 22, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Multiple sound interfaces VS a big USB mixer? Replies: 28 Views: 765

Re: Hi, new to home recording & looking for advice

I just find myself listening to the drums and trying to hear the other parts.
by DC-ChoppahSat Jul 16, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Hi, new to home recording & looking for advice Replies: 6 Views: 293