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Re: Soundcraft Spirit Folio 10-2 mixer - need resistor values

sounds like a plan! Showing my ignorance, but when you say 'meter out the rails'... do you mean check for any continuity between the +15v, 0v, -15v rails from the power input or something else?
by RionZTue Mar 05, 2024 8:21 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Soundcraft Spirit Folio 10-2 mixer - need resistor values Replies: 19 Views: 447

Re: Soundcraft Spirit Folio 10-2 mixer - need resistor values

sorry about that! Not being in any way experienced in these matters, I didn't think the revision number would be that crucial. I've emailed support at soundcraft website (info@soundtech.co.uk), in the hope that I can get the right schematic. As far as I can tell, it's not to be found anywhere online...
by RionZTue Mar 05, 2024 5:22 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Soundcraft Spirit Folio 10-2 mixer - need resistor values Replies: 19 Views: 447

Re: Soundcraft Spirit Folio 10-2 mixer - need resistor values

Fantastic responses all... thank you so much! Looks like my hope of 'just' replacing 3 resistors was a little naive then... :cry: The schematic I linked was the closest thing I could find online, it would be great if I could find the exact one... don't suppose anyone can suggest a source online that...
by RionZTue Mar 05, 2024 1:51 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Soundcraft Spirit Folio 10-2 mixer - need resistor values Replies: 19 Views: 447

Soundcraft Spirit Folio 10-2 mixer - need resistor values

Hey all... I just acquired one of these: https://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/small-but-perfectly-formed/10492 a nice little 1990s mixer. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. The problem seems to be with the master side, basically, there's a very low level distorted output in the left channel and nothing i...
by RionZTue Mar 05, 2024 12:18 am
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Soundcraft Spirit Folio 10-2 mixer - need resistor values Replies: 19 Views: 447

Re: Bending | String under or on

Up and down sides to both in my experience. I find the low frets on my Gibson tend to encourage me to slide more in my playing, e.g instead of doing a hammer-on/off i'd slide up or down to the note. Also, it just feels more "slick" moving up and down the neck as you hardly notice the frets...
by RionZSun Oct 24, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Bending | String under or on Replies: 16 Views: 1013

Re: Bending | String under or on

I have very low actions on my guitars, so there's no over or under for me; all the strings just get pushed sideways next to each other. Same for me... I actually have incredibly low frets (like paper matches from a matchbook laid across the finger board is one apt description I saw somewhere). It's...
by RionZSun Oct 24, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Bending | String under or on Replies: 16 Views: 1013

Re: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics

Various mic setups can be successful for narration. Recently I've been using a DPA 2006C omni mic in upright position. it's covered by a heavy blanket on a higher stand, so no room sound at all, and I'm very close to the mic. https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=XZkavEXZk8RkrYROVXF92QHN7IMT9SwWi...
by RionZFri Oct 22, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics Replies: 27 Views: 1517

Re: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics

I am glad you have found a solution RionZ but would like to point out that the M99 is hardly a 'typical' dynamic microphone? It is actually designed to mimic to some degree the characteristics of capacitor mics it is also a hypercardiod whereas most dynamics are just cardiod. I cannot find a price ...
by RionZFri Oct 22, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics Replies: 27 Views: 1517

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

Ok so here goes... gulp... It turns out my "rode" cable had fallen onto a small DC power supply behind my desk! My apologies to all... However... I did learn something interesting about shielding/grounding, my thanks for that. It turns out both cables are electrically continuous between pi...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 1057

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

MOF wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:56 pm The reason I asked why you’d changed microphones is because Dynamic v Condenser for voiceovers was discussed in this thread

https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... hp?t=79653

Thanks for the link.. interesting thread. Have added my 2 cents' worth :)
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 1057

Re: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics

Just to say... I was using a Rode NT1a for audiobook narration for about a couple of years, before switching to a Beyerdynamic M99. I also had the same debate (with myself!) about whether or not it would/should pick up less extraneous noise, however there was another factor in my decision to go dyna...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: overcoming dull, boxy, harsh sound of cheap dynamic mics Replies: 27 Views: 1517

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

I didn't really mean to malign Rode as a company! As far as the Rode NT1a goes, it's a fantastic mic at that price point. And, given the price, I wouldn't expect a top-notch cable to be thrown in to the bundle. Furthermore, I should point out that as far as the NT1a mic is concerned, there was no au...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 1057

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

recently I switched from a Rode NT1a condenser to a Beyerdynamic M99 dynamic mic Why have you changed microphones, has the NT1a gone to microphone heaven? No the NT1a is still good! I decided to change to a dynamic specifically for audio voiceover narration work - the dynamic picks up less extraneo...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 1057

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

Thanks Hugh for a very informative reply, Not too sure about the internal "lay length" of each cable - hard to tell without dissecting them. As for chassis ground to pin 1, I can confirm both cables are wired that way. The equipment is a Focusrite Forte. Again, I haven't dismantled the int...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 1057

Re: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

Actually I'm going to qualify what I said about Stageline cables... the ones I have were bought about 15 - 20 years ago as far as I can remember!

Whether or not they're still decent... I guess I'll find out next time I need to buy some cables :)
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 1057

Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic

Hey folks... made interesting discovery this evening. I do a lot of spoken word recording, which ends up getting anywhere from 6 to 12db added in post production, and so am acutely aware of any background hiss or line noise now matter how small. Just recently I switched from a Rode NT1a condenser to...
by RionZThu Oct 21, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Rode cable... noise with a dynamic mic Replies: 14 Views: 1057

Proper Bitrate analysis

Hey folks... Looking for a definitive answer on this one as it can be a cause of much confusion... I've been making some direct (loopback) recordings of HD music streams from Amazon HD music. Just out of interest, I thought I would try to test if they truly are "HD". I've been recording in...
by RionZMon Oct 11, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: Proper Bitrate analysis Replies: 0 Views: 134

Re: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces...

Having pondered a bit, I think I'll aim for the RME in the long run... if only for the German build quality and continued driver support - other than that, the Quantum does all the same things. This is more of a long-term goal really... A big part of what got me into looking for a better interface w...
by RionZTue Oct 05, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces... Replies: 17 Views: 1103

Re: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces...

Hang on a minute... just had another look at the quantum... actually it does everything the RME does...

Oh dear..

seems I'm in a Quantum quandry!
by RionZTue Oct 05, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces... Replies: 17 Views: 1103

Re: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces...

Well folks... in the end it's the RME fireface 802 that wins out for me... plenty of anologue i/o, word clock both in and out, plus the ADAT and low latency capability... and being USB helps in my setup. Yes, it's at least double the price of the Quantum, but also gives me more than double the funct...
by RionZTue Oct 05, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces... Replies: 17 Views: 1103

Re: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces...

If the Presonus fits your requirements and your budget don't write it off. It might not give you quite the lifespan that RME's legendary support does, but it might be the right tool for you at the moment. Certainly a contender, great bit of kit for the money. I also like that it has MIDI in/outs to...
by RionZSun Oct 03, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces... Replies: 17 Views: 1103

Re: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces...

From what I've gleaned, while it is possible to use the firewire>usb converters on PC, it's a bit of a gamble whether it works and certainly sounds a bit unstable in practice. Great suggestion about the RME digiface USB... I've actually looked at these many times in the past since I have an old Mack...
by RionZSun Oct 03, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces... Replies: 17 Views: 1103

Re: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces...

Thanks guys, reading around a bit it certainly seems it's more to with well-written divers than what i/o protocol is used. Seeing some old RME's with firewire at low prices, but they're no use to me... unless anyone knows of a way they can be used via usb/thunderbolt? Other than that, the RME stuff ...
by RionZSun Oct 03, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces... Replies: 17 Views: 1103

Thunderbolt 3 interfaces...

Hey folks... I've just got my hands on NI Guitar Rig Pro 6. Very nice indeed, but has me wondering about latency... Using Cubase, my native ASIO driver for my Focusrite Forte is comfortable (i.e. doesn't spit) at 10ms buffer length (for some reason it's expressed this way, rather than samples)... wh...
by RionZSat Oct 02, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear + Techniques Topic: Thunderbolt 3 interfaces... Replies: 17 Views: 1103

Re: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer

If you find an IMG Stageline ST400 or ST800 for a sensible price then snap it up. I've just discovered that they're based on the Hypex Ucd modules which are extremely high quality and you can buy a whole amp for less than the modules cost for the DIY'er. Unfortunately they appear to have been recen...
by RionZThu May 20, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer Replies: 20 Views: 904

Re: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer

Not been easy trying to source a transformer with the right specs.... this is the closest I can find: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001175590204.html?gps-id=pcStoreJustForYou&scm=1007.23125.137358.0&scm_id=1007.23125.137358.0&scm-url=1007.23125.137358.0&pvid=32932b47-1324-452e-b1c...
by RionZThu May 20, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer Replies: 20 Views: 904

Re: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer

That's pretty normal, and no obvious problems there. To a diode test transistors look like back-to-back diodes. However, what is the reading right across the outside legs? LEFT group, Left to right - Tip35C - (left leg negative): 886, (reversed): 554 smaller unmarked - 546 / 610 Tip36C - 600 / 836 ...
by RionZWed May 19, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer Replies: 20 Views: 904

Re: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer

forumuser931182 wrote:http://www.hifiengine.com appears to have a schematic for Samson Servo 200 but not sure if it’s the same as you already have.

Unfortunately same schematics, nice site though!
by RionZWed May 19, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer Replies: 20 Views: 904

Re: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer

I would also suggest you measure across the output transistors to make sure they haven’t blown - normally the thing that goes with power amps. It would be very sad if your new transformer fried itself straight away. Yes - I don't want to go buying a new transformer without knowing what caused it to...
by RionZWed May 19, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer Replies: 20 Views: 904

Re: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer

I found a schematic: https://www.audioservicemanuals.com/s/samson-audio/samson-audio-servo/4224838-samson-servo-200-300-600-schematics" target="phpbbpopup It's a bit fuzzy, but seems to be talking about AC48v and AC16V - just to confuse matters further! on the pcb board itself it says 36VA...
by RionZTue May 18, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics + Studio Design Topic: Problems with an old Samson Servo200 amp - question about transformer Replies: 20 Views: 904