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by pmh
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Headphone Amplifiers
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Headphone Amplifiers

Another thread has got me thinking about older equipment, and some newer equipment, that doesn't come with a headphone socket. I do have amplification, including a Peavey Keyboard amp and a Marshall stereo rack system with two 2 x 12 Marshall cabinets. This was OK once upon a time, but has been pack...
by pmh
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What to get....
Replies: 17
Views: 2224

Re: What to get....

The Evolver certainly looks interesting. Despite my many visits to Dave's site, I hadn't seen this before. It's lack of headphone socket could be a problem, especially for lounge work. This is something I'll have to check for on my shortlist before making a final decision. I don't play in a band, ju...
by pmh
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What to get....
Replies: 17
Views: 2224

What to get....

I appreciate there will be many threads around the "What would you buy with $1,000" theme, and didn't want to start another, but I got a bit of a surprise at work last week when I got an unexpected relocation allowance of £600 ($900) for moving a few miles further down the road. I had been consideri...
by pmh
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Minibrute Vs. Microbrute
Replies: 29
Views: 64707

Re: Minibrute Vs. Microbrute

D'oh, you do all realise you're just making this worse! :biggrin:

Just when I think I've decided, more info appears, and then I can't make my mind up again.

Hmm, shall have to watch a few more YouTube videos.

Kind regards,



Phil
by pmh
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: safety synth storing
Replies: 16
Views: 6180

Re: safety synth storing

Yes and especially don't store a Polysix vertically (I've seen the battery leak down onto the voice board). Also don't store synths in flight cases unless it has brand new foam... Yet another interesting point. There have been a few debates on the shooting forums regarding the foam in some gun case...
by pmh
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: safety synth storing
Replies: 16
Views: 6180

Re: safety synth storing

If you are putting synths into storage and they have rechargeable batteries or AA cells in them don't forget to consider battery leakage damage. A very good point indeed. I have had equipment, luckily nothing special, damaged in the past due to leaking batteries. Whilst tidying up a cupboard contai...
by pmh
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: safety synth storing
Replies: 16
Views: 6180

Re: safety synth storing

On the theme of storage, what do people use for covers? Dedicated logo'd covers command silly prices, so I use generic ones. However, these tend to be quite opaque, and some ultraviolet fading can still take place of some plastics, so I also cover the covers with black bin bags folded in half. Looks...
by pmh
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: safety synth storing
Replies: 16
Views: 6180

Re: safety synth storing

I buy these 6' tall x 4' wide size tier shelving units from Home Depot for $100: http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-48-in-W-x-72-in-H-x-18-in-D-Decorative-Wire-Chrome-Finish-Commercial-Shelving-Unit-6T60184872C/100655787 In my photo, I've taken shelves from another unit: http://i59.tinypic.com/syukvl.j...
by pmh
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: safety synth storing
Replies: 16
Views: 6180

Re: safety synth storing

I have to do the same, as I have so many all over the house. A studenty type of approach would be long shelves and breeze blocks. Think they are referred to as concrete blocks in the US. This should allow a compact shelf type storage, taking up the minimum amount of space. Not too unsightly, but not...
by pmh
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: buying my first set of monitors
Replies: 17
Views: 2224

Re: buying my first set of monitors

This has been an interesting thread to follow. Monitors only really came onto my radar when I saw a pair set up at my local music shop. My set up is home use only, not recording anything at present, so have been using headphones. That said, my enthusiasm for synths has worn off on my music teacher (...
by pmh
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sine waves
Replies: 17
Views: 3942

Re: Sine waves

That said, this isn't really a reason to leave them out, as I doubt any significant cost savings are made by exclusion. You think? I was under the impression that sine generation typically requires an entirely different kind of oscillator, at which point you're adding more hardware just to have som...
by pmh
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sine waves
Replies: 17
Views: 3942

Re: Sine waves

I would've thought, like many of the other thread contributors, that they give such a bland sound only the purists would use them. That said, this isn't really a reason to leave them out, as I doubt any significant cost savings are made by exclusion. Shame really, as it was sort of tradition: Sine, ...
by pmh
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Minibrute Vs. Microbrute
Replies: 29
Views: 64707

Re: Minibrute Vs. Microbrute

Good to hear it arrived, and I am sure the evenings will fly by. I've just been given a relocation allowance from work, so I am now giving some thought as to what to treat myself to. The mini and micro are high up the list, but I won't get both. One you've had time to run them side by side, I would ...
by pmh
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is Phase Modulation?
Replies: 12
Views: 5919

Re: What is Phase Modulation?

Phase modulation is basically the addition of an information wave to the carrier wave, by altering the phase angle between them, to give a resultant wave. I touch on this to some extent through work, with regards to ac power transmissions, as the resultant ac power curve changes as the current chang...
by pmh
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 3126

Re: Effects

I have a Behringer mixing desk, and compact mixer, and the sound quality is excellent, so it would be interesting to hear more about this pedal. :lol: No the sound quality is not excellent. You should try pretty much any other functional mixing desk available, you'll find it sounds better. Perhaps ...