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by FireAlarmPoet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: wooden shaker boxes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: wooden shaker boxes?

I had an idea once to create an album using only wood and wood instruments, without by processing or effects, so in essence it'd be a hnw of trees falling, lumber work, clackers etc.

The cover would be a defaced copy of one of The Carpenters' LPs
by FireAlarmPoet
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: post dream gear
Replies: 99
Views: 18673

Re: post dream gear

Even better: combine Buzz and Meat boxes into one unit, call it the Cone Shredder per MKULTRA's suggestion .

That or release the schematics.
by FireAlarmPoet
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Your recent purchases:
Replies: 1384
Views: 245613

Re: Your recent purchases:

Part of the haul this weekend from two swap meets, one of them I only found out about a day or two prior: gear.jpg Swap 1: The car show was mostly for stocking up on useful utilities e.g. shrink tubing, which isn't pictured, and the springs which were a nice surprise. Also not pictured: lots of litt...
by FireAlarmPoet
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Noise
Topic: TYRANNIC HORIZON
Replies: 65
Views: 10126

Re: TYRANNIC HORIZON

That's a really good promo photo.
by FireAlarmPoet
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I've officially Left the board
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: I've officially Left the board

Harley Davidson for Wisconsin is petty accurate.
by FireAlarmPoet
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: noise videos
Replies: 14
Views: 3596

Re: noise videos

eh, why not:
by FireAlarmPoet
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 7368

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

Hmmm, interesting. I heard about unity gain before but never paid it any mind. I did some more research after reading your reply and found this: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/archive/index.php/t-249646.html Meter readings going over 0dB make no sense on a digital peak reading meter. At 0dBFS, all the bi...
by FireAlarmPoet
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 7368

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

So, a bit of an update here, if for nothing else than to indulge myself: I ultimately didn't put any more effort into fixing the H4 and decided to just keep it for the built in mic function e.g. for field recordings, for reasons which will become apparent below. I eventually did invest in the H4N Pr...
by FireAlarmPoet
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 7368

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

No, both outputs. Happens regardless of the source.
by FireAlarmPoet
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 7368

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

Yes.
by FireAlarmPoet
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 7368

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

Did another teardown with no luck; found a dead earwig underneath a piece of tape, that was lovely. I'm not positive, but maybe the power supply killed it? I read an AC voltage of 20v coming out of it (9v is what the Zoom takes) but of course it worked fine for years so maybe it shit itself? But the...
by FireAlarmPoet
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 7368

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

Okay, because I'm an asshole I just tore my H4 apart, cleaned & reseated the dodgy switches & connectors and put it back together. Hahaha, I'm not going to lie, I was kind of hoping to goad you into looking at your own H4 and come up with a solid fix. I may still do another tear-down/reseating to s...
by FireAlarmPoet
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 7368

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

As I said, I tried RCA line out; it doesn't matter if it's line out, phone, aux; cd player, tape deck, cable, mixer, it's all the same result. The only constant factor is the Zoom itself. This is more and more looking like a future investment in the H4N or something comparable. I mean I could hillbi...
by FireAlarmPoet
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Troubleshooting Zoom H4
Replies: 41
Views: 7368

Re: Troubleshooting Zoom H4

The malformed recordings, how were the tapes transferred to the H4? Tape machine's headphone output to H4 1/4" input? If you play the tape in your stereo, and record with on board microphones at the H4, do the malformations not occur? Yes I said before, the sample was taken from the headphone out o...