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Other Everyday Uses for Studio Gear
Old 15th January 2007
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Other Everyday Uses for Studio Gear

Hi, I always Hand-D-Mag my slacks before an engagement...Keeps the Press! Also degaussing sweaters does wonders for dog fur static cling.We all know certain EV mics make excellent hammers, and high-end consoles make great busy-boxes for when you have to play Day care provider...Please share your warranty voiding secrets.
Old 15th January 2007
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Less heating bill when you are in Scotland.

That's why I'm sticking to analog gear. Plug-ins are just...




...cold.


You know...


b.
Old 15th January 2007
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Pull the capsule from an old Reslosound ribbon mic and fill the body with salt.
Looks great on the dinner table.
Old 15th January 2007
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A Blackface ADAT or DA88 makes a very solid doorstop.
Old 15th January 2007
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Quote:
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A Blackface ADAT or DA88 makes a very solid doorstop.


Hmm, and I thought it didn't get any better for a doorstop than a Alesis compressor!

Other uses? Well...

I use my Commodore 64 to play some vintage computer games when I'm not making Sid music with it, and am bored (you can play Pong on a Kurzweil K2000 also if you're ever in a rut)

My main studio computer gets double duty as a computer for photography work as of recent.

And I use my studio monitors to listen to vinyl normally as they are the best thing I have in the house that's working well.

And of course, when I was in Boston... who needed a heater?

Oh, and I can use my Minimoog to call my cat... she likes high pitched noises.
Old 15th January 2007
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When I was younger, a friend of mine always used the pitch changer in my SPX-90 to crank call people as Satan (-12 semitones with ~25% feedback did the trick). heh

-Synth80s
Old 15th January 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Barish View Post
Less heating bill when you are in Scotland.

That's why I'm sticking to analog gear. Plug-ins are just...




...cold.


You know...


b.


same as nyc
this is the time of year
when the control room is
cozy


be well

- jack
Old 15th January 2007
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An SM57 makes for both a great hammer and weapon.
Old 15th January 2007
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-As i helped a friend who learned in the SAE to track some bass, we put the pizza box on the neve to keep it warm...took some pics, of course and made sure we didn't get caught.
-Used a 800 $ floor tom as a wastebasket (top drumhead off)
-Used a 1973 Orange amp as a door stop - the thing had a serious hum anyway.
-Used a Manley vox/eq como as a paperweight for some months because the VU was broken
-the drummer in the band i was in the 90s had a empty SM58 shell for his...supplies.
-we filled a Jack Daniels bottle with concrete and glued a mic clamp on top to use as a kick micstand - does that count?
Old 15th January 2007
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my SSL heats my whole house (easily)
i use my dbmax to de-ess katie melua's new cd (just to listen to it)
my 02R + drawmer wordclock is now my home-cinema preamp
my mackie's 824 will soon be just computer speakers

wim
Old 15th January 2007
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Originally Posted by themaidsroom View Post
same as nyc
this is the time of year
when the control room is
cozy


be well

- jack
Have you tried the sde3000 delay? Now that's true analog "warmth".
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