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Re: Make strings last longer

I find that storing each of my basses in their case / bag when not in use makes the strings last much longer than when an instrument is left on a stand in the open air.

John
by jjlonbassWed Jul 26, 2023 9:41 am
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Make strings last longer Replies: 27 Views: 647

Re: Restoring a vintage Sony/MCI Console

I agree that it's a bad idea to re-use IDC connectors - I'm sure that you really don't want to take the whole thing apart again when they become unreliable.

John
by jjlonbassTue Jun 27, 2023 10:10 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Restoring a vintage Sony/MCI Console Replies: 33 Views: 1365

Re: Roland TR-606 hum when LEDs are on ...

voltage across c105 : volmeter dc 5.81v This looks a bit lower than I'd expect. What DC voltages do you measure across D40 (or C103, they should be the same thing) R235 R236 (R2 in your diagram) You say that you replaced Q42, what type of transistor did you replace it with? Did you replace Q41? If ...
by jjlonbassThu May 04, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Roland TR-606 hum when LEDs are on ... Replies: 25 Views: 810

Re: USB C

That's because there is yet another standard that uses USB-C connectors namely DisplayPort 2.0 and upwards. This transports DisplayPort video data via USB-C cables - this is what your Steam Deck provides. This differs from Thunderbolt in that only either DisplayPort or USB are transported and not PC...
by jjlonbassFri Apr 07, 2023 9:44 am
Forum: Windows Music Topic: USB C Replies: 30 Views: 1004

Re: USB C

When I bought a hub for my Steam Deck I was told that USB-C and Thunderbolt are the same thing. I'll admit I was confused, but the hub he sold me works, so... Recent Thunderbolt devices use USB-C connector but Thunderbolt is not USB, although, confusingly it's likely to be compatible. Yes that's wh...
by jjlonbassThu Apr 06, 2023 3:34 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: USB C Replies: 30 Views: 1004

Re: PC upgrade for Cubase Pro 12

The Core i7 name was first used for the higher end of the Nehalem range of 45nm processors released at the end of 2008.

John
by jjlonbassWed Mar 22, 2023 12:44 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: PC upgrade for Cubase Pro 12 Replies: 12 Views: 737

Re: SanDisk Ultra 64Gb for pennys

They're both RAM. An SD card is static RAM -- it keeps the data when the power is off, and RAM for a PC or Mac is dynamic RAM, or DRAM, which loses the data when the power is off. DRAM might be better called 'forgettory' than memory, as it needs refreshed constantly to remember the data. It is, tho...
by jjlonbassMon Feb 20, 2023 5:17 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: SanDisk Ultra 64Gb for pennys Replies: 9 Views: 473

Re: Smart Plugs in the studio - good idea?

Yes, a remote handset is a digital device and modern types are almost certain to contain a microcontroller running some software, but it doesn't necessarily follow that a remote is likely to fail. It is possible for such systems to be reliable and a remote handset being a very simple system helps wi...
by jjlonbassFri Jan 13, 2023 11:10 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Smart Plugs in the studio - good idea? Replies: 57 Views: 1237

Re: Smart Plugs in the studio - good idea?

I'm not familiar with remote handsets for smart plugs, but the ubiquitous TV remote is, in effect, listening at all times. When no remote button is pressed, the remote's microcontroller will be in a very low power "sleep" mode where it is waiting for an interrupt from a button to wake it u...
by jjlonbassFri Jan 13, 2023 8:39 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Smart Plugs in the studio - good idea? Replies: 57 Views: 1237

Re: Smart Plugs in the studio - good idea?

Perhaps, but your remote control handset is most definitely a digital system - it will probably contain a low power microcontroller of some description.

John
by jjlonbassThu Jan 12, 2023 10:51 am
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Smart Plugs in the studio - good idea? Replies: 57 Views: 1237

Re: Behringer UMC1820 vs Presonus Quantum 2626

Anyway, what would be your thought regarding the whole CPU usage/DMA thing please? It's a topic thats really outside my area of competency I'm afraid. Hopefully someone who really knows this stuff can advise. USB host controllers (the part that is in the PC, Mac or whatever) have used DMA since the...
by jjlonbassMon Jan 09, 2023 11:55 am
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Behringer UMC1820 vs Presonus Quantum 2626 Replies: 13 Views: 1251

Re: Behringer 2600 Oscillator "Leakage" - VCF Gain too Low

Apparently Joe Zawinul had a similar issue with his ARP 2600 when he first got hold of one. I suppose that means I'm in good company :oops:

John
by jjlonbassTue Nov 22, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Keyboards & Synthesis Topic: Behringer 2600 Oscillator "Leakage" - VCF Gain too Low Replies: 10 Views: 1117