Photos by Philip Hotz
After a year on my key chain, my Lacie WhizKey is unreadable :-( Could anyone recommend a solid replacement?
The cap that came supplied had no locking mechanism, it was lost thus making the contacts exposed to the environment. Cleaning the contacts has brought the device back in the past but I it’s now beyond repair. What a disappointment, it looks so good.
I’ve been reading a bunch of books on sales and marketing lately and one book that is really sticking out for me is Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith. Selling a services is a hard game and recording time, technical services, mixing etc is hyper competitive and this read WILL help anyone selling the intangible. This book would have done me well several years ago but will do me justice for the future.
All that time I spend on Reddit finally paid off with this life pro tips.
Thought I’d share how it saved me from pulling out the vacuum
I’m repairing a Yamaha PG-1 guitar pre-amp and am in need of a reverb tank
The model # I have is 1BB3C1B
1 – Type 1
B – Input Impedance 150 Ohm
B – Output Impedance 2,250 Ohm
3 – decayLong (2.75 to 4.0s)
C – Input Insulated/Output Grounded
1 – No Lock
B – Horizontal Open Side Down
The spring had come apart inside and the other spring must have broken in the past and was removed.
let me know if you have something similar!
Dave got his hands a little dirty in the cleaning of a clients T1202A. Very good little task out of the way. While it was in I snapped a few pics for the archive :-) I would have named it a T1202C as it has C revision Modules…
I’m looking to invest in a mobile acoustic measurement software and am looking for opinions.
I’ve been playing with the Spectrafoo Demo and I must say it’s very impressive
http://mhsecure.com/metric_halo/products/software/spectrafoo.html and it’s very competitively priced. The Main thing appealing to me about foo is the “Transfer Function Measurement System” I became familiar with while using a SIM system… This to me is the most valuable feature.
There has been talks of 12 channel consoles being made so designs are moving from paper to cad… I’ve been dreaming up a new design of side panel that can lay flay or be stood upright using a support. The idea is to put them on an island in either upright or flat positions. The faders would be flat in the mix position, and angled in the upright position. The back interconnect would be all edacs.
One of my first ground up restores. This was a console with 12 Mic pre-amps, direct outs, summing and a monitor. It had a “Red Light” on the meter bridge… so I added a switch that said “POTRL” that “Put on the Red Light” and so it became “Roxanne” It’s still in use today but could use some tweaks I’ve learned from experience. We’re working on a very similar project right now, so It’s very cool to look back and learn.
The biggest lesson: it’s hard to put a value on a labour of love and curiosity, but bill accordingly.