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by Looter
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : ANALOG DELAY (NOT TAPE)
Topic: Changing the delay time on a BBD
Replies: 6
Views: 14014

Aren't BBD chips just a series of capacitors? I think the only way to do it would be to connect two chips together in series.. I also have only rudimentery knowlege of electronics.
by Looter
Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : TAPE DELAY
Topic: roland TANGLED tape delay (re-501)
Replies: 9
Views: 13437

roland TANGLED tape delay (re-501)

Get a 1/4" splicing block and some old 8-track carts.
by Looter
Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: RECORDING MACHINES (ANALOG TAPE, HD MULTITRACKERS, ADAT, ..)
Topic: Cleaning old taperecorders??
Replies: 6
Views: 10670

Cleaning old taperecorders??

Get the 244. If one of these units has problems, 90% of the time it's just a worn belt that needs to be replaced. The heads should still have some life in them if they've been properly maintained.
by Looter
Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:50 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : TAPE DELAY : ROLAND (SPACE ECHO, 101, 301, ..)
Topic: risks when buying a space echo on ebay ?
Replies: 3
Views: 10748

risks when buying a space echo on ebay ?

I would say don't buy vintage gear on ebay if you cyan't solder. I've received a couple things that were damaged during shipping. Sometimes it's just as simple as a connector that worked itself loose inside the unit when it was jostled around by the people who load the big brown trucks. maybe you'l...
by Looter
Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:35 am
Forum: RECORDING MACHINES (ANALOG TAPE, HD MULTITRACKERS, ADAT, ..)
Topic: Tape Type for a Tascam 244?
Replies: 17
Views: 27347

Tape Type for a Tascam 244?

I would not reccomend using any cassette shorter than a C-30 (thirty min. tape). Because, in actuality, when recording on a portastudio & at double speed, you only really have seven and a half minutes of recording time with a C-30. <BR> <BR>In other words, the normal running time of a casse...
by Looter
Sun Jun 13, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : TAPE DELAY
Topic: Monacor Echo Chamber
Replies: 12
Views: 16704

Monacor Echo Chamber

by Looter
Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: MIXING DESKS
Topic: Seck mixer model 1882
Replies: 20
Views: 33820

Seck mixer model 1882

I use small "y-cable" RCA type splitters sold just about anywhere consumer electronics are sold. These allow you to distribute an effects send to two different inputs or an effect return to a pair of channel inputs. <BR> <BR>Cheers, <BR> <BR>Looter
by Looter
Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : DRUMS
Topic: Ratchet or guiro?
Replies: 2
Views: 9440

Ratchet or guiro?

Maybe its a ratchet knife like what the rude bwoys used to carry in their waist.. <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":)"> <BR> <BR>Actually, I think it's hand toy percussion insturments like the "hit scrape", it has another name but thats what I was taugh...
by Looter
Sat May 22, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: INSTRUMENTS : DRUMS
Topic: A reggae acoustic drumkit - QUESTIONS
Replies: 7
Views: 17040

A reggae acoustic drumkit - QUESTIONS

Whats up? No reggae drummers out there to shed some light on this for us? I'd also like to know the best way to explain/teach one drop to a drummer.
by Looter
Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:25 am
Forum: BEGINNERS QUESTIONS
Topic: Guitarist looking for dub songs that use alot of guitar...
Replies: 13
Views: 14873

Guitarist looking for dub songs that use alot of guitar...

Haha, this is the problem with getting a bunch of musicians into a single unit that will play reggae. The guitarist wants to play songs fearuring guit. key players want to do tunes w/ keyboard leads, etc. But dub isn't like that. No one person is really featured. If anything, it's the rhythm sectio...
by Looter
Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : TAPE DELAY
Topic: roland TANGLED tape delay (re-501)
Replies: 9
Views: 13437

roland TANGLED tape delay (re-501)

Older 456 is known to suffer badly from "tape shed", sitcky binders in the tape come off as it ages and breaks down. One way to fix it is to bake your tapes in an oven set to low heat, of course. <BR> <BR>I've never tried any AMPEX tape loops in my echo chambers but my experience has been that most...
by Looter
Sat Jan 31, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : REVERB : SPRING REVERB
Topic: great british spring
Replies: 21
Views: 40816

great british spring

Spud: What's the auction titled? I searched all over ebay but couldnt find it.
by Looter
Sat Dec 27, 2003 6:39 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : OTHER
Topic: what is that instrument?
Replies: 6
Views: 16024

what is that instrument?

Sounds like a sample from a 70s cartoon??
by Looter
Sat Dec 27, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : TAPE DELAY
Topic: roland TANGLED tape delay (re-501)
Replies: 9
Views: 13437

roland TANGLED tape delay (re-501)

Go find a 8-track cassette and pry off the shell. The tape used in these is silicone "lubricated" for long life. Right now I'm using Leonard Bernstine live in concert to load my tape echos! :D
by Looter
Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:44 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : TAPE DELAY
Topic: guyatone em 78 echo chamber
Replies: 3
Views: 4440

guyatone em 78 echo chamber

I don't have experience w/ this machine. I guess I was making the assumption that it's a tape loop type when it maybe is a cart type?
by Looter
Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:04 am
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : TAPE DELAY
Topic: guyatone em 78 echo chamber
Replies: 3
Views: 4440

guyatone em 78 echo chamber

Do you have a 1/4 inch splicing block? As this will help greatly when making the new loop.
by Looter
Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:20 am
Forum: RECORDING MACHINES (ANALOG TAPE, HD MULTITRACKERS, ADAT, ..)
Topic: Tape Type for a Tascam 244?
Replies: 17
Views: 27347

Tape Type for a Tascam 244?

PS: The head design for portastudios is also made with with more space in between each track pickup to reduce crosstalk. It will play cassettes recorded on normal decks, like Mike mentioned with one side of the cassette playing in reverse.
by Looter
Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:09 am
Forum: RECORDING MACHINES (ANALOG TAPE, HD MULTITRACKERS, ADAT, ..)
Topic: Tape Type for a Tascam 244?
Replies: 17
Views: 27347

Tape Type for a Tascam 244?

Tascam portastudios are biased to use "type II" high-bias tapes. If you use a "regular" type one cassette the sound quality will suffer greatly. <BR> <BR>I use Maxell XLII C-90s in my 246, allthough TASCAM now says not to exceed a 60 min cassette because the longer the cassette, the thinner the tap...
by Looter
Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: EFFECTS : DELAY : TAPE DELAY : ROLAND (SPACE ECHO, 101, 301, ..)
Topic: roland 201 and 301: same spring?
Replies: 4
Views: 10270

roland 201 and 301: same spring?

from what I've read the springs are probably the same but the electronics feeding the tank and picking up the reverb signal may have been refined. <BR> <BR>See: <A HREF="http://www.foi.hr/~rlogozar/mbsn1/AnalogSynthsRolandTapeEchoes.html" TARGET="_top">http://www.foi.hr/~rlogozar/mbsn1/AnalogSynthsR...
by Looter
Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:18 am
Forum: RECORDING MACHINES (ANALOG TAPE, HD MULTITRACKERS, ADAT, ..)
Topic: manual for tascam 244
Replies: 17
Views: 27050

manual for tascam 244

i think the email you need is: <A>parts@tascam.com</A> <BR> <BR>tascam can provide you with a photocopied version of their older manuals for nominal fee. [Edit: I'm not sure if TASCAM is providing support for their discontinued models at this time. But I guess you can always try. A friend of mine sa...