Don’t Throw Away That Amp!
It might be January for you, but I’m writing this in October, still recovering from the AES show and already thinking about NAMM. Simultaneously...
In business vernacular, my business is not the desirable model: too many different products are serviced, the chief cook and bottle washer are easily...
Room to Move
Even with the best monitors, achieving an ideal mix is a challenge. Assuming that your hearing is decent and you have well-recorded tracks to...
The Time Tunnel
My first encounter with the EMT-156 dates back to 1982, when I was wrapping up a project with Bay Area band The Mutants (as...
My Piece de Resistance!
UNDERSTANDING AC/DC, SERIES/PARALLEL, RESISTANCE AND IMPEDANCE We interface equipment every day, assuming and hoping that the relationship between source
A SPIKED JOINT
What exactly is a solder joint? Prior to soldering, most components are to the printed circuit board (PCB) by their legs, which are also...
What’s Up Wit’ DAT?
Technology is not perfect. One aspect of technical perfection can be accomplished by balancing a healthy skepticism with a talent to extract the most
MY OTHER LIFE ONLINE
Dear Eddie, Hi there! I have a Panasonic SV-3700 that is driving me crazy. Call it Machine A. Sometimes the transport won't move, but...
Neutrik Minilyzer ML1
HANDHELD AUDIO ANALYZER Have you been avoiding the plunge into the world of geekdom? Neutrik has solved that problem by packing an arsenal of...
GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR SSHDR-1 AND R.ED SYSTEMS Soundscape's R.Ed and SSHDR-1 PC-based workstations are intuitive and robust, and - as all number
Caps AND Op Amps
ANALOG MAINTENANCE AND UPGRADE CONSIDERATIONS I get plenty of e-mail regarding "modifications and upgrades" to recording consoles and other pieces of
Analog Tape 101
PART TWO, RECORDER DEBUGGING AND ALIGNMENT In Part One of this series, I made some assumptions: Machines are older while users and technicians are...
Analog Tape 101: PART ONE
Since 1995 I've focused on the repair of digital tape machines-4mm, 8mm and S-VHS-but it wasn't always that way. Recently, three projects jolted me...