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Re: Laptop Causing Audio Interference

ef37a wrote: There also seems to be no reports of any other problems from people with earth free supplies so I say again, why make most of them with an earth?

Dave.

CYA and fear of lawyers :frown:
by FolderolMon Aug 01, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Laptop Causing Audio Interference Replies: 8 Views: 4208

Desiderata with musical backing

Anyone got any thoughts on this?

I know the vocal recording is poor, and I intend to re-record it (crap mic and 'difficult' environment).

Desiderata
by FolderolMon Aug 01, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Desiderata with musical backing Replies: 0 Views: 2704

Re: Cleaning up the mains - noisy fridges

hi, i had a friend who had this problem, we simply did the 'unplug the bugger' trick and that worked. btw, i'm not an electrical maven but i always assumed that it was an issue with the sudden current draw causing a voltage drop, not a 'spike' per se. have i got it backwards? cheers, d Exactly - si...
by FolderolSun Jul 31, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Cleaning up the mains - noisy fridges Replies: 20 Views: 8087

Re: USB extension cable

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A perfect example of design by committee. So full of compromises it isn't actually best at anything!
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by FolderolSun Jul 31, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: USB extension cable Replies: 10 Views: 5781

Re: Introducing myself

Oh come on! It's high time the English became cool about one of their national forms of dance. Done well, it is great to watch, even better to participate in, and Cotswold morris tunes in particular are the hidden gems of our musical culture. +1 We should stop apologising for our culture. Is it rea...
by FolderolSun Jul 31, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Introducing myself Replies: 24 Views: 7184

Re: Cleaning up the mains - noisy fridges

You could of course turn the fridge off for the duration? If like my son you work mostly in the wee smalls, nothing will spoil if the door is left shut for hours,but you will have to come up with a foolproof warning system to turn it back on before pitting. Dave Bog standard timer switch on the fri...
by FolderolSat Jul 30, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Cleaning up the mains - noisy fridges Replies: 20 Views: 8087

Re: Advice on Ground power supply?

Hmmm. Only just discovered this thread :frown: 3.5mm to 2 phonos is as cheap as chips, so just get one specifically for this job, and at the phono ends use a craft knife to make a slit in the outer insulation of the cable close to the plug to expose the screening. Carefully pick up the strands with ...
by FolderolWed Jul 27, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Mac Music Topic: Advice on Ground power supply? Replies: 29 Views: 10026

Re: SNR for Professional sound cards

Simply moving the card to a different slot can make a lot of difference. Do you have a graphics card, or on-board graphics? If you have a graphics card then the sound card wants to be as far away from it as possible!
by FolderolWed Jul 27, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: SNR for Professional sound cards Replies: 20 Views: 8279

Re: 96kHz or 192kHz interface?

As Dan said it's all confusingly counter-intuitive, even to those of us that think we've got a bit of a grasp of it! Another factor that muddies things further, is that when people say they can hear the difference between 48k & 96k sampling rate, what they are most likely hearing is the performa...
by FolderolWed Jul 27, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: 96kHz or 192kHz interface? Replies: 74 Views: 27018

Re: Dynamic range of compact cassette - mastering audiobooks

In real terms, assuming the users have a conventional player I wouldn't assume more than 50dB S/N. Dolby is moot, because, again the user probably won't have it, in which case it will simply appear to increase the noise/distortion as the treble content will be unnaturally lifted and compressed. As s...
by FolderolTue Jul 26, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Dynamic range of compact cassette - mastering audiobooks Replies: 11 Views: 6724

Re: What wattege soldering iron is best for soldering XLRs?

ef37a wrote:Always match the plug/socket with its mate. Not only does it stabilize things but it keeps the pins in place..SOME cheap XLRS actually melt!

Dave.

Spot on Dave, I've done that with all plugs and sockets ever since the days of the fully meltable 5pin DIN plug :shock:
by FolderolTue Jul 26, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: What wattege soldering iron is best for soldering XLRs? Replies: 14 Views: 7408

Re: Fitting and cutting a replacement nut

But what I do to smooth the bottom for a better fit is to use a piece of 600 to 800 grit Wet & Dry paper and use the radius of the fret board to help out. I wrap the Wet & Dry paper around the fret board close to the saddle slot, and then carefully run the saddle blank over it a few times t...
by FolderolTue Jul 26, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Fitting and cutting a replacement nut Replies: 34 Views: 69943