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    MS-16 30 to 15ips conversion (or vice versa)

    Welcome! Glad the information here is helpful and congrats on acquiring your new-to-you MS16!
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    Setting up a pair of DBX 150's with an Otari MX5050bqii 4 track

    Just a general comment, and it’s probably already been mentioned, but dbx Type I and Type II noise reduction processing can get wonky with harmonic distortion. So if the signal on tape is saturating the tape and you’re getting harmonic distortion, that can cause the dbx processing to mistrack...
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    Studer 928 Story...

    Hi. Thanks for sharing your impressions! What size is your frame and what modules are loaded? Share some pics of it here? What serial number and manufacture date? Headroom is a bit low?? It’s +6dBu nominal, and I think can handle +23dBu cleanly, and that’s without the optional input...
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    Tascam 488 MKII replacment parts

    It is also ALWAYS worthwhile to contact Tascam Parts by phone and ask if they have what you are looking for. Many times they have the part I need and it’s cheaper than other online vendors…always try there first.
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    Tascam 488 MKII replacment parts

    Does it otherwise operate normally? Does it do it with all cassettes? Since the cassette shell on a Philips format Compact Cassette acts as the majority of the tape path (guides, rollers, etc), sometimes a cassette can be noisy…clicking, etc. obviously if it does it with all cassettes that’s...
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    Tascam 244 recent purchase/new project

    I can’t really recall how I ended up with three. I think I got a screamin deal on two together that were somebody else’s failed attempt to make one good one out of two disasters…they gave up and wanted out. Yeah…that’s right…that’s how I got two of them. And before that I got another in a trade...
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    TASCAM 238 ......is this machine about to have problems?

    Only have time for short reply. The caps on the servo board are surface mount originally, and the PCB material isn’t glass fiber…easy to lift traces when desoldering etc. complete and utter PITA speaking from directly related experience. I recapped the servo board in the last 238 I owned hoping...
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    Tascam 244 recent purchase/new project

    I have three of them. All non-functional. Hoping to one day make one really good unit out of the three. They are a bit dense inside, especially the rec/play and monitor boards…all the wiring, but it’s not bad. The 424 series used to be my favorite Tascam 4-track Portastudio, but then I worked on...
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    Setting up a pair of DBX 150's with an Otari MX5050bqii 4 track

    My advice: slow down. You’re intermixing calibrating the dbx unit and calibrating the Otari. Decide which one you want to do right now and stick with that…one at a time. And be aware you absolutely cannot calibrate the Otari without a calibration tape. There is a process: 1. Calibrate meters...
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    Tascam m320 for hybrid setup

    FYI @Sav2319 I replied in some detail to your post on this same subject over in the analog equipment forum.
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    Setting up a pair of DBX 150's with an Otari MX5050bqii 4 track

    Yeah I think you’ve got it right. The direct outs on the console go to the “from console outputs” jacks, and the inputs on the console that you want sourced to the tape machine outputs connect to the “to console inputs” jacks. Hope that helps.
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    Setting up a pair of DBX 150's with an Otari MX5050bqii 4 track

    The Mackie is the mixer on the left, your Otari is the bottom tape machine, and your two dbx units are the bottom two in the pic. Does that help?
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    Setting up a pair of DBX 150's with an Otari MX5050bqii 4 track

    you’re not putting the inputs and outputs of the dbx units on the patchbay are you?
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    Setting up a pair of DBX 150's with an Otari MX5050bqii 4 track

    No need for the 10k tone. Just use the 1k tone. Look on page 2 of the linked manual under the Quick Set Up section. There’s a nice little procedure for the level calibration.
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    Tascam M350 outputs?

    Hi, yes absolutely you can purchase pre-made RCA to 1/4” snakes or cables, you an also make your own, or buy adapters to convert RCA plugs to 1/4”, etc. You can Google RCA TS (or TRS) snake for some examples.
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    M3500 signal out? Help

    Hi. How is the M-3500 incorporated into the signal path? Your description at the end of your post doesn’t seem to include the console.
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    Setting up a pair of DBX 150's with an Otari MX5050bqii 4 track

    Got it. This one, yes? https://dbxpro.com/en/product_documents/150-owners-manualpdf If yes, you’ve got the right idea. If you didn’t have the manual, you do now. It has some really good straight-forward instructions for connections. But yes, one of your two dbx 150 units will encode and decode...
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    Setting up a pair of DBX 150's with an Otari MX5050bqii 4 track

    Hi there. Are your dbx units the “150” model or the “150X”
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    The Fun Never Ends With My 388 Misadventures

    I don’t think you have control to do that, but you can always ask a forum moderator to delete it. Anybody know for sure? I’m kind of hoping not, because there’s valuable information in here about how to prepare before taking things apart with units like the 388, and some steps to take if you...
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