Daking will be joining RSPE at their Analog Gear Showcase.
What was once TapeOp Con has become the PotLuck Audio Convention and it is scheduled for August 3 and 4 at the beautiful Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Tennis and Golf Resort.
This year will focus on the changing economy and technology and how everyone in the production business can keep making enough money to survive!
Daking is going to be there and you should be there too!
Please come and visit us at NAMM January 19-22nd in Anaheim. We will be at Hall A 6945 at the TransAudio Group booth. Hope to see you there!
June 24 and 25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Check out the new Mic Pre 500 as well as the FET III Stereo Compressor!
Come and see us at Musik Messe!
April 6-9 booth 5.1 A-71 or 5.1 A-795
Geoff Daking, with Mark Hornsby, will be at Full Sail University on October 12th to present a recording seminar, including Geoff’s history in the business (From pop drummer to engineer to designer) and the Daking signal processors and amplifiers. Students will be checking out the gear in action and learning recording tips and techniques from a couple of true pros.
Question: How do I test the amount of noise added by a mic preamplifier?
Answer: First you need to terminate the input of the mic pre by connecting pins 2 and 3 together. This can be done with a paperclip inserted into pins 2 and 3 on the microphone input. If you have a microphone plugged into the mic input, then you are hearing the self-noise of the mic AND the noise of the preamp. If you have it connected to nothing then you are hearing an un-terminated connection which is likely to include electro-magnetic and radio interference.
With pins 2 and 3 shorted, you can easily evaluate the noise added by the pre-amplifier either by ear or with your favorite meter.
On Jul 10, 2009, at 11:01 PM, Chris wrote:
Let me start by saying that i purchased your 4 channel mic pre and i LOVE IT!
I was wondering, do the front DI inputs by-pass the mic transformer?
The direct input does not go through the transformer, it goes straight to the preamp.
Guitars have high impedance outputs and would be loaded down by the 1200Ω input of a mic pre. The DI has a very high input impedance, >100kΩ.