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Re: 24/44 wav to MP3 - How?

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and compiling an app, try this:

http://lame.sourceforge.net/

The ultimate in cross-platform too :)
by FolderolSat Nov 19, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: 24/44 wav to MP3 - How? Replies: 28 Views: 7528

Re: Reel to Reel service?

Which two tracks are the problem? If it's the outside ones then head wear may have resulted in 'tramlines' which stop the tape seating snugly on the edges. If you are not sure (and it can be quite hard to see sometimes) run a fingernail lightly up the head and see if you can feel a ridge.
by FolderolSat Nov 19, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Reel to Reel service? Replies: 7 Views: 5278

Re: Running in an amp...?

Well, I think it's been pretty well covered, but I'll add my 2d's worth. Assuming this amp is less than about 10 years old: All the resistors will be metal film or wire wound. Both are extremely stable with negligible drift. Capacitors that are 'dry' types will be polycarbonate/polyester etc. and ag...
by FolderolThu Nov 17, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Running in an amp...? Replies: 9 Views: 4796

Re: Noiseless dimmer switch?

That will have been one of the IES/Rosco reverse phase control jobbies using an IGBT as the switching device. There are also very good sine wave dimmers available now, but at a certain amount of price premium (If you have to ask you cannot afford it, popular with opera houses however)...... If you ...
by FolderolWed Nov 16, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Noiseless dimmer switch? Replies: 12 Views: 9408

Re: Project Ukulele

Very nicely done, and keeping to the minimalist technology I see ;)
by FolderolWed Nov 16, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Project Ukulele Replies: 739 Views: 1026885

Re: Painting a scratchplate--what paint?

An alternative - which I've not used on guitars but on lots of other things - is to make a replacement out of transparent acrylic sheet about 3mm thick. After cutting edges, cut-outs etc. smooth with progressively finer grades of sandpaper, then finish with metal polish soaked in cardboard. Paint th...
by FolderolWed Nov 16, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Painting a scratchplate--what paint? Replies: 10 Views: 9501

Re: I'm curious - who avoids using pens/felts on their CDs in case they cause future problems?

Never used to write on CDs, because of the risk of damage to the top reflective layer (damn stupid place to put it). However, have no qualms about writing on DVDs as they are significantly better protected.
by FolderolWed Nov 16, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Windows Music Topic: I'm curious - who avoids using pens/felts on their CDs in case they cause future problems? Replies: 9 Views: 4877

Re: Comments? Not me singing you'll be pleased to hear.

shufflebeat wrote:For the record, she won.

Wayhay! I'd better get a pint or seven out of this.

Munchies Grassy Ass, chaps.

Glad to hear it.

... now, about those crates of beer :D
by FolderolWed Nov 16, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Comments? Not me singing you'll be pleased to hear. Replies: 15 Views: 5578

Re: Noiseless dimmer switch?

DMX.... hmmmm (just pondering noise bleed experienced when a lampy ran his feed alongside my stage multicore.... till i moved it, and him...... unpolitely.... ) might not be an issue on one lamp and low voltage maybe??? He was probably using standard thyristor dimmers which shovel out enough [ ****...
by FolderolTue Nov 15, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Noiseless dimmer switch? Replies: 12 Views: 9408

Re: Noiseless dimmer switch?

grab wrote:Get a cheapo LED PAR36 with built-in DMX and built-in controls.

Rats!
I hate it when someone comes up with a dramatically simpler idea :roll::tongue:
by FolderolTue Nov 15, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Noiseless dimmer switch? Replies: 12 Views: 9408

Re: Help Me Build My Pedalboard

Frisonic wrote:The ones on my board are solder tags (ref RG87U) purchased from Maplin Electronics

So it's not just me that uses then for everything then :lol:
by FolderolTue Nov 15, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Technology Topic: Help Me Build My Pedalboard Replies: 12 Views: 7545

Re: Noiseless dimmer switch?

Change to 12V LED lighting, and use a DC dimmer. Not cheap initially, but long lasting.

Speak extremely nicely to a D.I.Y. bod and they might make it for you!
by FolderolMon Nov 14, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: DIY Electronics & Studio Design Topic: Noiseless dimmer switch? Replies: 12 Views: 9408