My Recording Studio
See a Schematic of the Studio Recording Setup

The  Recording Studio is equipped with the following gear.

Operating Guides and User Manuals at bottom of page.

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Tiger Paws

Tiger Paws 3:48 (WMA)

Tiger Paws 3:48 (MP3)

 

Work In Progress:

 

Tiger Paws Music Score

 

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So there is a section of 4/4 you think will sound & feel better in 6/8. What do you do?

Equation: Pick the section calculate lengths & starts by 50%, then by 300%. then by 50%.

Don't include any pick-up notes.

 

 

 


 

Reboot Synths

 


EM-U
http://www.emu.com/

Sample Synthesis

Reboot and Battery


Proteus/ 1  32-voice
Proteus FX  32-voice

Proteus 3 World 32 Voice ($125 eBay)
    These are real fine rack mounted synthesizers. Powerful and elegant they support orchestration for most of my compositions. I like having multiple synths from the same family, it insures sound compatibility when layering and for voice substitution when I ask for more than one synth can deliver.

Proteus 1

Proteus FX

EMU Proteus 3 World

 


Alesis
http://www.alesis.com/
MidiVerb4
Dual 1/3 Octave / Precision Equalizer

Midiverb-1
    Alesis

known for their good service and low cost products. My first signal processor was an Alesis Midiverb-1. So when it died I purchased the Alesis MV4. This device is versatile and very powerful. The LCD went out in 2010. Not good. The MV4 can still be used. I have eye strain to see the readings sometimes. I found another working Midiverb-1 ($95 eBay) this 16 bit, preset, effects sound processor only has a 10kHz bandwidth.  This combination provides a edgy sound quality that is useful. The Alesis EQ-230 a 1/3 octave graphic equalizer is a helper used to balance out the monitoring system. I use the Radio Shack SPL meter and prepare a 3d graph of the room sampling 20 to 20,000 Hz in 1' squares in the listening zone. I then use the equalizer to balance out the fundamental and harmonic resonances in the sweet spot. It's a lot of work but worth it. Headphones are fine but not enough for me always.

,MidiVerb 4

Alesis MEQ-230

 

Alesis Midiverb

 

CLX-440

Compressor, Limiter, Expander

Manual

 

Alesis CLX 440 Compressor Limiter Expander

 

Alesis

 

Alesis from Sweetwater

Q49 Midi Controller

It's nice to have a smaller keyboard especially when I'm working on voicing a synth a nearby controller is handy. I got this to update from the Fatar by including mod wheels and velocity sensitive keys. Because I use MIDI not USB, I require the DC transformer (wall wart). The wall wart doesn't come with the keyboard. Multiple emails to Alesis went un answered. They spec the DC volts, amps and barrel connector outside diameter, they do not spec the inside diameter. I'll ended up ordering a 9vDC 500ma transformer on line and splicing in a barrel connector that fit as they used a larger than normal pin. This pin size is normally only used on larger voltage transformers.  The day in the life of a musician trying to work with a vintage system.

 

defunct audio manufacturer

 


 

Radio Shack Sound Pressure Level Meter

 

I use this device to measure the audio resonance of a room related to a tonic note. After locating the speakers measurements are made throughout the room. The results relate to the frequency, room dimensions, room’s surface types and, acoustical properties. I use this SPL dB tool to map out locations in the room where the louder and lowest dB’s (volumes) are. For example; a rectilinear room having surfaces of low absorptivity will result in a very symmetrical x-y-z grid of alternating low and high dB’s.  At this point listening locations can be balanced and re-measured until you get the best results.

 

 

SPL Meter

 


Yamaha
http://www.yamaha.com/

FM Synthesis

FB-01 Doesn't Stink


FB-01  8 voice. No longer supported
    This is the first Yamaha MIDI rack synth I owned. Purchased it at West LA Music in 1986. It is over 25 years old and still functioning! This is a ½ wide shelf unit and not very versatile. But, these older FM synths can have a warm, fat, or fuzz sound that can cut through a mix. These synths can round out the sterile quality of other digital synths by adding a sound quality color to the audio palate. Alone the FB-01 sounds warm fuzzy and somewhat thick but when used in contrast with PCM synths it becomes fuller and richer like a single red brush stroke on a busy oil painting. These FM synths can produce some fat bass.

 

FB-01

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TX81Z  8 voice

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I added this TX81Z FM synthesizer to my lineup in 2012. It is a full width 1U high 8 voice FM synth that has 128 ROM slots and 32 RAM slots. I can't wait to use the Unisyn Patch Editor and Librarian to sculpt some new sounds from this baby. Its a better version of the FB-01. ($135 eBay)

yamaha TX81Z

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TX81Z

 

I replaced the Optimus speakers (Radio Shack) in 2015, when the Crown power amp blew up, with these Yamaha NS-6490 three way crossover speakers.

 

Yamaha NS-6490 3 way crossover speakers three way !00 watt synthmind

 

Yamaha NS-6490 3 way crossover speakers bookcase 

 

http://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/speaker-systems/home-speaker-systems/ns-6490/

These are clear and balanced. All I can say is WOW. Great sound.

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From http://www.barryrudolph.com/greg/fuse.html

by Greg Loskorn

speaker fusing chart

 


Sony Subwoofer  SA W2500

 

I have two of these. The other one is connected to the home theater. Sub woofers are great like a cigar in a non-Freudian way. As in the way a cigar is only great if you are the one smoking it! So are subwoofers great only if it is connected to your sound system. These big subwoofer systems in cars playing a LF bass line;  my first thought is I don't like it cause its some other person's sound system. At least most the kids in the neighborhood won't get run over because they can hear it coming.

Seriously, The Yamaha NS-6490s do emit frequencies well below the stated limits as analogue speakers are our last defense against the ravages of digital sampling. This Sony subwoofer is great in backing up the lowest audio frequencies with the power these body feel frequencies deserve.

 

Sony SA W200 Subwoofer

 

 

 

 

Owner's Record

 

 

 


Korg
http://www.korg.com/

Multi Sampled (PCM) Waveform Synthesis (AI2 synthesis), analog modeling, and analog.

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X5DR  64 voice
NS5R  64 voice
Korg MS2000R Rack Synth 4 voice

Korg MS2000BR Rack Synth 4 voice

Korg MS-20M monophonic

SQ-1 Sequencer.

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1212 I/O

 

    Well, where do I start? Many years ago I had a MiniKorg 700s. This was my first Korg.  More recently, the first time I heard the  X5DR I knew I had to have it..  The Korg MS2000R (rack mountable) is a used virtual analog synthesizer that I obtained in early 2012.

 

Changing the Battery in the X5DR

X5DR

 

Insde a Korg X5DR

 

 

When the NS5R came out I was first in line. Remember I like to have multiple synths from the same family for layering and substitution. If you could only get one synth I would suggest the NS5R. This fully programmable 64 voice polyphonic synth just won't stop giving up new and interesting sounds for your music.

 

Version information boot method; Hold down both PRAM buttons when turning on.

If your LCD gets set so bright or dim it can't be read what do you do? You can't see the screen to navigate through the menu to adjust it!

Press the three bottom buttons simultaneously (MUTE, DISP & EXIT) and turn on.

 

NS5R

 

Virtual Analog Synthesis

 

The Korg MS2000R (rack mountable) is a used virtual analog synthesizer that I obtained in early .2012. Real cool. I like the way this sounds better than the BR. I have been going through this testing each controller. I find the BANK/OCTAVE DOWN and the KEYBOARD switches don't work. I'll test later to see if I can affect these functions via MIDI commands.($300 eBay)

 

Korg MS2000 Service Manual

 

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Korg MS2000R Front View

 

Kors MS2000R Top View

 

Korg MS2000BR

The MS2000BR was added in late 2014 to supplement the first one. 

Korg MS2000BR synthesizer

 

Korg MS2000BR Synthesizer

 

Korg MS-20M + SQ-1

This is a true analog synthesizer. Monophonic. The SQ-1 sequencer is CV and the MS-20M can use Midi note on and off commands. Korg products web page.

Korg SQ-1 Instructions I assembled it in a couple of hours. Lots of nuts. It takes a 12mm nut driver- not in the instructions. I am considering tapping out the mod locations off the motherboard.  When I connected the USB from The Tyan Tiger to the SQ-1 an interesting thing happened. Even with the MS-20M and the SQ-1 turned off the Tyan creates some processor activity or video activity sounds that move through the USB to the mixer. The MS-20M is connected to the Alesis MV-4 with a setting that only takes a little sound to excite it.

 

Korg MS-20M and SQ-1

 

 

Here I have painted white latex paint with a two horsehair brush on to the indents of the pitch controllers of the SQ-1. I think they read a lot better… at least I can now see where they are pointed to because before I could not. This paint shows up well when they are lit-up red or not. A real improvement.   

 

 

 

Listen to the Korg MS20M PURRR.

 

 

 

 

Korg 1212I/O

 

The 1212I/0 . This is a great piece of hardware, Bringing 8 tracks into the computer without the signal to noise ratio as I use the ADAT optical cable. The Korg 1212I/O lives in the Tyan Tiger 100 Pentium Windows 98SE.

 

1212/IO

 

 


Waldorf Micro Q

2000

http://www.waldorfmusic.de

Virtual Analog and Waveform Synthesis

 

Polyphony - 25 voices, 3. Oscillators - 5 oscillators per voice (Pulse with Pulse Width Modulation, Sawtooth, Triangle, Sine, 2 wavetables with 128 waves each and sub-oscillator per alt-wave); Noise generator. Control - MIDI In/Out/Thru (16 parts). ($450 eBay)

 

 

 

Waldorf Microwave XT

1998

Waldorf Microwave 2 Version 2.09 Compiled Wed April 1 15:05:03 GMT 1998.

Waldorf

 

 

Two wavetable oscillators plus noise generator and ring modulator. Oscillator Sync and FM.10-note polyphonic, 8-part multitimbral.256 User Patches, 128 Multi setups. Arpeggiator forms part of patch meaning up to 8 simultaneous arpeggiators can run in multi mode. Arpeggiator and LFOs can sync to MIDI clock. Two filters with a total of 12 filter types.DSP effects -- the first three parts in a multi performance can use their full effects settings, the remainder are limited to chorus. External signal input to filters/effects.65 wavetables plus 32 user wavetables.44 knobs, 9 switches, 2 x 40 character display, shift key, alpha dial. All major parameters have a dedicated MIDI controller numbers. Knobs send MIDI controllers. 5 rack units. ($700 eBay)

 

Waldorf Microwave XT

 


 

Mark of the Unicorn
http://www.motu.com/
MTPAV

Timing is everything.

BUGS, ROM, and Battery

 

    This is an eight port MIDI in/out hub that connects to the computer via a parallel interface cable. The SMPTE, ADAT, video, or audio click coding and sync capabilities are a necessity. With two keyboards and seven MIDI devices this device is working at max, necessitating daisy chaining of some MIDI devices. Acting as my hub controller, my setup needs to be flexible. I can use the tremendous flexibility this device has to offer. I need it. Mark of the Unicorn is on top of the driver issues for all new OS releases. I know this investment will be useable for many years. There is no direct support of the model I have. I have the  model with the RS-232 parallel printer interface. 02/01/2012: I acquired a second MTP AV parallel  Midi hub. With these two devices networked together the rack will be capable of interfacing with 16 MIDI devices. This will be much better and easier to use than dealing all the problems that happen when MIDI devices are daisy chained. 04/01/2012- Ordered ROM chip update from MOTU I will replace the CR2032 batteries at the same time because these won't save any configuration settings. It now looks like I can't network two of these and use W98 as the OS due a W98 limitation. So fine, I could just up grade the computer (dual boot) to XP. But then the Cakewalk won't work. The Pandora's Box scenario that I'm trying to avoid will begin to happen resulting in me having to upgrade everything. I'm trying to stay vintage and limit investment and write off costs. So, I'll tinker at the upgrade but 99% of my effort will be used to reconfigure the MIDI to share MIDI ports between the devices. It will be a little harder to configure and will probably result in some limitations but nothing I can't handle. Without a doubt, I'll end up thoroughly understanding this aspect of these synthesizers.

 

MTPAV PARALLEL

MTPAV PARALLEL

 

The 2408 is not in use. Its a backup.

 

2408 MK1

MOTU 2408 MK 1

 

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Behringer
http://www.behringer.com/EN/Home.aspx
Protector ( no support) MDX 1800
    As the Tascam DA-38 is a digital recorder, its AD converters can't saturate and absorb extra energy like an analog tape recorder can. Instead these AD devices clip and screech making the recording unusable. A dB limiter must be inline between the mixer and the digital tape recorder to prevent this and is an absolute necessity in the digital recording realm. I like to use the limiter to control spikes while allowing a very hot recording. The Protector is an eight channel limiter that is cabled channel for channel with the eight track DA-38.

BEHRINGER PROTECTOR

 


 

Mackie

http://www.mackie.com/

1402-VLZ3  (2012)

This mixer is going to make my recordings clearer, cleaner, more accurate, and provide more versatility and options.

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Mackie 1402-VLZ3

Mackie 1402-VLZ3 mixwr

 


 

Mackie

http://www.mackie.com/

This Mackie 1402VLZ was purchased through EBAY 11/2014. It is very quiet and works well.

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Mackie_1402VLZ_Mixer

 

 

Mackie_1402VLZ_Top_sm

 

 

 


 

Mackie CR-1604

 

Mackie Model CR-1604 Mixer

 

 

Owner's Manual

 


Tascam
http://www.tascam.com/

DA-38

MMC-38 MTC/SMPTE out, MMC control - DA-38

Tascam DA-38 Owners Manual

lightpipewordclock

DA-88 FAQ

Tascam DA-38 Recording Setup Checklist

 

    The DA-38 is an 8 track 16 bit CD quality digital recorder. When linked up with the MMC-38 the recorder can sync up with other devices. I set Cakewalk to external SIMPTE Sync and then can mix my six synths down to two tracks and do this four times without having to bounce tracks. This allows a setup, say for a trap set, where each drum and cymbal has its own mixer channel. If I forward Cakewalk to measure 30 the DA-38 forwards to the same position and vise versa.

Tascam D-A38

The MMC-38 is designed to offer MIDI control over the DA-38. This will convert MMC to DTRS transport commands, and convert tape time (ABS) to MTC and SMPTE time code. This is ideal for giving sequencers, or basic digital consoles transport control over the DA-38, and synchronizing MIDI equipment.

MMC-38

 

 

Tascam MMC-38 Top View

 

The picture below shows settings as 24 FPS and ID#1 and MIDI connection with MMC.

 

Tascam MMC-38 Front View

 

 


 

QSC GX3 Power Amp

 

qsc gx3 power amp

 

http://qsc.com/products/Power_Amplifiers/GX_Series/GX3/

Rear rack brackets This amp, like all power amps, is heavy.

A device this heavy shouldn't be mounted to a front rack only application. So I purchased their rear rack brackets. Not so user friendly. I had to use a 10/32 Tap because the flanges are not threaded. A real disappointment. Building a rear bracket in a cabinet and installing the component is tricky.

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After The Crown DC150 blew out the studio monitors and fried,  I needed a new power amp & mix speakers. This is the one I picked. I hope it will serve me well. It puts out more power than the speakers can handle. So it will never be turned up above the mid mark of 10dB of attenuation.

 


	{\nabla^2 u -\dfrac 1{c_0^2}\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial t^2} + \tau_\sigma^\alpha \dfrac{\partial^\alpha}{\partial t^\alpha}\nabla^2 u	- \dfrac {\tau_\epsilon^\beta}{c_0^2} \dfrac{\partial^{\beta+2} u}{\partial t^{\beta+2}} = 0.}

 

Attenuation expressed in decibels of relative power. A 3dB pad reduces power to one half, 6dB to one fourth, 10dB to one tenth, 20dB to one hundredth, 30dB to one thousandth and so on. For voltage you double the dB's so for example 6dB is half in voltage.

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More Really Great Sound

These are great speakers.

 

JBL G 500

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Crown Audio
http://www.crownaudio.com/
IC150
D150
    I purchased this matched stereo pre-amplifier and power amplifier in 1975. They have been dragged back and forth across the US for over 35 years. They have blown out many sets of speakers. They still work well. What else can be said.  These photo of the IC150 is not my equipment. The Crowns in my rack is much worse for the wear.

 

 

Crown IC-150

 




 


Roland
http://www.rolandus.com/
A-30
    As I am a recording artist and not a performance artist, I am not frustrated by this keyboard's limitations. The A-30 is  1/2 weighted, 76 key keyboard. Very Good Keyboard.

Roland A30

 


Fatar

www.fatar.com

GR49 s/n 4130881

A minimal 49 key keyboard. No after touch, mod wheels, or MIDI in. It is very fast and transmits velocity info. A real keeper. Except the MIDI connector is loose and can't be connected to reliably. Its off line.

 


 


Twelve Tone Systems
http://www.cakewalk.com/
CW- Pro Audio 9
    This program is the main composition application that I use. It is easy to configure and is a powerful composition and arrangement tool.

 


SEK'D
http://pro.magix.com/en/samplitude/overview.459.html
Samplitude Studio 4.0

I bring in the eight tracks from the DA38 to the SCSI hard drive and can process and mix-down to two tracks.

 


Sonic Quest

http://www.squest.com

MIDI QUEST 9  Editor Librarian for all the synths.

 


Apogee
http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/
FC-8.  No longer supported and nearly forgotten by Apogee. This product won awards at NAMM in 1997. I'm guessing it didn't sell like hot cakes and barely a mention on their website. Almost impossible now to find any data on the web about the FC-8 now. It still works great.

S/N 01362 rev b3

This is the interface format converter from the Korg 1212IO to the Tascam, ADAT to TDIF-1 via an ADAT Lightpipe fiber optic jumper (data is ADAT Optical) with Word Clock transport via coax from the DA-38 and through the ADAT Lightpipe to the Korg 1212i/o .

 

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Apogee FC-8

Apogee FC-8

 

While there are lots of possible configurations for my normal setup where I have recorded from the mixer to the DA-38 and are copying music from the DA-38 through the FC-8 through the Korg 1212 i/o to the hard drive on the PC using SEK*D,  I setup the wiring like this block diagram. Then set the Korg 1212i/o Word Clock to "Internal" (using the Korg 1212IO Utility on the PC) and push in the "Word In" button on the DA-38. With the optical connections made, the bottom green light (Lock) on the FC-8 is continuously green. When data is transmitted the top two green lights (ADAT RCV and TDIF RCV) are continuously green.

 

 

Apogee FC-8 Block Diagram

 

 

 

http://www.synthmind.com/lightpipewordclock.htm

 

http://www.synthmind.com/interconnecting_apogee_fc8_and_Korg1212io.htm

 

 

 



Tenma 72-320 Oscilloscope

Link

 

This oscilloscope will do fine for monitoring a mix.

XYZs of Oscilloscope Link to Tektronix

 

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TENMA 72-320 Oscilloscope

 

Connections

CABLE,6',RG59U,BNC MALE TO
RCA MALE

https://www.jameco.com/Jameco/Products/ProdImagT/t683059.jpg

Part no. 683059

Manufacturer

JAMECO VALUEPRO

Manufacturer no.

11X1-02106

JAMECO ELECTRONICS

 

 


 

Digital Music Corp

www.voodoolab.com

MX-28  Midi Patchbay/Merger Plus

I used this to drive an array of synthesizers prior to the MOTU MIDI Timepiece AV. Power supply is 9v 300ma.

Manual

MX-28M


Applied Research and Technology

www.artproaudio.com

Tube MP Studio

 I use this tube pre-amp for DI applications with the Fender Rhodes 73 Stage.

Specifications

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ART TUBE MP STUDIO PRE-AMP

 


STEREO ROCKER SWITCH
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I made this router switch to enable some basic routing functionality for monitoring and recording.  See the Studio Schematic for details.  The switching of any circuit requires moving two DPDT rocker switches, one for each channel. I wired this parallel, without a common ground, to eliminate the potential for ground hum or bucking battery. In the center position, the circuit is dead ended. Pushing up or down directs the source to the destination chosen. This switch saves a lot of hassle getting into the back of the rack and moving cables around all the time. This device introduces no measurable loss, no bandpass filtering, and introduces no noise into the audio spectrum.

 


Fender Rhodes

 

Fender Rhodes Repair Information.

 

The Fender Rhodes Mark 1 Suitcase and Stage 73 Key Electric Pianos

 

I purchased my first Fender Rhodes at Broadway Piano, on Broadway a few blocks south of the Denver Art Museum. I think Joe Onofrio owned the store.  Fender Rhodes Case 73 in 1973. 

I spent my all my spare time, after the main day gig, working my licks. I learned about music theory with the help of this wonderful instrument in my one room apartment and with the help of my elementary orchestral music instructor at night and on weekends at the theatre four blocks away. There I had to do the clean up of the burnt rods and lunch bags, every night,  in that old-town theater in North Denver where I  learned to run a projector, change reels, replace rods and splice film too! 

The quality of this particular piano was very good. Every key was balanced and of equal weight. Wonderful light action produced a mellow vibe thing, yum and restful. Forceful staccato strikes produced a real funky tonal effect. Simply explained as sexy and expressive like man in the machine age. The vibrato effect was pulsing and complex like a Leslie Speaker. Great with rhythmic and funk pieces and expressive with soulful slow pieces. 

I now own two of these, a Stage 73 and a Suitcase 73.


My Computers

See the Tyan TIGER 100 Dual Pentium 2x 400. This computer serves as the Midi controller for the entire system. The 8 audio channels from the Tascam DA-38 are recorded to Ultra Wide SCSI drives via the Korg 1212I/O card and mixed with the Samplitude Studio software. Midi Quest 9 is the voicing librarian.

 


Studio Monitor Series Stereo Headphones

The MDR-V600 Studio Monitor Series stereo headphones are designed and engineered for high end audio applications. Features include a circum-aural ear cup design and a large aura-nomic design. The link to Sony shows that they no longer sell headphones (2015).

If you have one of these Sony MDR-V600 headphones and need new ear muffs, you can get them (in 2012) from Suntekstore in Hong Kong. I purchased two. So, this will be my third and forth set of muffs. I think these head phones will last the rest of my life as long as the structural plastic doesn't break.

 


Batteries

Alesis MV4= CR2325, Holder

 

EMU Proteus/01

EMU Proteus FX

 

Korg X5DR= CR2032? Soldered

Korg NS5R

Korg MS2000R

 

MOTU MTPAV (two)= CR2032, Holder

 

Yamaha FB01= CR2032, Soldered

Yamaha TX81Z

 

Waldorf Micro Q.

 


General MIDI Information

 

Controllers

 

SOME MIDI CHARTS

 

MIDI Implementation Chart

 

Reason MIDI Implementation Chart

 

Waldorf MIDI Implementation Chart

 

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Library of Hard Books and PDFs.

I'm just not going to rip apart the bound books. Here is what I have or have found. All others I have scanned, found on line, or have yet to scan.

 

 

Manufacturer

Equipment/Title

Name

Alesis

MidiVerb 4

Reference Manual

Alesis

Q49

Quickstart Guide

Alesis

Q49

Product Overview

Apogee

FC-8

Operating Guide

Behringer

Protector 8 Channel Recording Limiter

Operating Manual

Cakewalk

Pro Audio 4.5/5.0

User's Guide

Crown

D-150 Dual Channel Power Amp

Instruction Manual

Crown

IC-150 IC Sterio Console

Instruction Manual

Dokorder

Dokorder 7140

Service Manual

E-MU

ProteusFX

Operation Manual

E-MU

Proteus

Operation Manual

E-MU

Proteus

Application Notes

KORG

NS5R

Owner's Manual

Korg

X5DR

Owner's Manual

Korg

SoundLinkDRS 1212 I/O

Owner's Manual

Korg

MS2000R

Program Change List

Korg

MS2000R

Manual

Korg

MS2000R

Easy Start

Mackie

1402-VLZ3

Owners Manual

Mackie

1402-VLZ3

Spec Sheet

Mackie

1402-VLZ3

Hook Up Diagram

Mackie

1402-VLZ3

VLZ3 is Better

MIDI Quest

MIDI Quest V9

n/a

MOTU

Unisyn Patch Editor and Librarian

User's Manual

MOTU

Midi Timepiece AV

User's Guide

Roland

A-30 Keyboard Controller

Owner's Manual

Samsom

MPL 1502 Mixer

Owners Manual

Tascam

DA-38

Owner's Manual

Tascam

Ministudio Porta One

Service Manual

Tascam

Are You Ready For Multitracking

Information Brochure

Tascam

MMC-38

Owners Manual

Waldorf

Micro Q

Owners Manual

Waldorf

Microvave II XT

Owners Manual

Waldorf

Microvave II XT

Controls

Waldorf

Microvave II XT

sysex

Yahmaha

FB-01

Owner's Manual

Yamaha

FB-01

Service_Manual

Yamaha

TX81Z

Service Manual

Yamaha

TX81Z

Product Manual

Yamaha

NS-6490

Owners Manual

QSC

GX300

Owners Manual

JBL

G 500

Owners Manual

 

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Boot Sequence: Korg SoundlinkDRS 1212 I/O

 

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I'm rebuilding the rack here. It's easier to set a rack over when adjusting the equipment in a rack and you are doing it by yourself.  Several components have not been installed here yet. This is the first photo of the Mackie in the rack. The pencil tray and handle at the bottom of the Mackie serves no purpose when the mixer is rack mounted. I tried to remove it. After disassembling the component shell I found out that the entire board must also be disassembled. A much harder and more dangerous task than I will take on. So, I proudly am the owner of a vertical pencil tray and will defend its purpose whenever challenged.

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Midi Equipment Rack\

 

Electric and MIDI wired up.

electric and MIDI

 

With all the audio too

 

Recording Studio Equipment Rack

 

See the Rack before the 2012 rebuild.

 

EQUIPMENT RACK

Dimensions

Eguipment Rack Information

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Rack 3

 

This is a mid-sized equipment rack with 42" rails.

I'm using pre-finished birch plywood, pocket screws, and Baltic birch plywood. The casters are from Harbor Freight. The plan is to build one more of these and a two to three more of the two footers.  The objective is, with these and a table I can set up a more user friendly workspace. A four sided open box isn't strong. Install the equipment in it and it's a five sided box, very strong. I have installed two power strips, in series, for all the equipment.

 

 

 

19" Equipment Rack pre-finished birch plywood

 

Racks 1, 2, & 3

When I get all the racks made and all the the equipment goes into the new racks the carpeted road case rack (Rack-1) gets trashed. It's a second. Not square and leans left.

 

Synthmind equipment racks

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Part of the Rack in action.. The Waldorf's  factory samples

 


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Deeper

O' the joys of vintage gear.

To be able to get to the point where maintenance of vintage gear is possible it takes, luck, care, and MOVs (metal-oxide varistors).

 

All the devices that have user ROM allocation for user settings to be saved in have batteries to retain the information. Usually lithium type coin batteries. Some have battery holders and some are direct soldered. All of these batteries need to be changed out.  The devices with batteries in battery holders are a piece of cake. The devices that require de-soldering and re-soldering are, of course, more difficult and have a higher risk of beflamadoodling which renders them knackered and useless. I'm looking into what it would take to insert a battery holder to eliminate more soldering in the future.

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