Something to complain about...

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Member Since: Feb 25, 2004

Well for one, the Berhinger B2 condenser mics are sSWEEEET.

However, I must say my computer fans are WAY TOO DAMN LOUD. Something I never considered.

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Freeleance Producer/Engineer/Gtr
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Since: Aug 11, 2002


Apr 21, 2004 08:28 pm

haha... yeah. those condensors can really bring things out that you've learned to ignore.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
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Since: May 10, 2002


Apr 21, 2004 10:06 pm

Yes welcome to the world of mouse farts and ant sneezes! Get used to listening to the "room" prior to recording. Like el musico said you will hear a ton of stuff that is normally "filtered" out in the brain. Funny how a condensor and a set of cans bring it out!

bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Apr 22, 2004 01:02 am

yeah, computer fans and natural, crappy sounding room reverb, that I still can't hear when speaking/singing normally. But there it is.

Idiot.
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Since: Apr 22, 2004


Apr 22, 2004 05:18 am

The computer fan thing is SO bloody annoying, and can be a pain to filter out of a recording too...
I just recently got myself a new puter with an uber-quiet fan with a little adjustey knob so you can slow down/speed the the fan.
Haven't had a chance to try it out with a condenser or anything yet but I bet it'll help!

Has anybody here tried insulating their computer somehow?
I never really thought about it but there must be some way to just stick your computer away in a box and seal it up somehow...

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Since: Jul 13, 2002


Apr 22, 2004 01:39 pm

Seems easy enough, provided that there is cooling air available to the PC. One thing I can think of would be to have the actual tower on the other side of a wall, with a small hole drilled for your wires. Seems like that would work pretty well...if you don't mind drilling holes!

The fat one always watches us.
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Since: Nov 08, 2002


Apr 22, 2004 01:45 pm

try a little of that spongy shipping material, stuck to the inside of your case (not touching anything). you dont want to block airflow in your system at all, over heating is a big problem and potential disaster. you could also remove the fan assy and wd-40 the hell out of it then replace and see if that does the trick.

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Apr 27, 2004 07:35 pm

Try having 4 drives screaming all at once, now that is noise. And yes you can also insulate the fans with vibratioin damping kits available at most computer stores. I have put them in the new studio box and they make a huge differance.

As well as controlling the fan speed, that works well also. And the studio foam on the inside works great too. dB has his in a rack mount case and the thing is almost quite enough you cant hear a thing. But moving it to another room or covering it with a box of sorts can make getting at cd roms a pain in the arse.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
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Since: May 10, 2002


Apr 27, 2004 10:45 pm

I'm redicent to share this as it could be misconstrued as braging. I had the great fortune to have a friend give me a five foot tall enclosed rack. You know industrial grade. Front and rear door, casters... I packed the side walls with R9 and finished the inner walls off with peg board. Shelved the unit with slide pull outs for turntable and Tascam control surface. Huge difference in deci-bells. However I still have to use a pannel or two if I am doing low volume accoustic instruments for blocking.

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Apr 29, 2004 07:28 pm

Walt, I have seen them for cheap at Ax-Man surplus several times. And now am seriously thinking about it. It would solve some of my noise problems, but could ultimately limit my access to the rack gear I tweak frequantly. And my only reason for going that route would be to get everything into one rack. And as with you Walt, I need access to my turntable more often then not.

OK, nuff o that. I gotta go reply to Will in another thread about this TesseracT he posted about. This kid (18) is absolutely awsome.

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