Archive for the ‘Electronics’ Category

Line 6 Guitar

Monday, November 11th, 2013

I have the Line 6 Sonic Port which works with the iPad Lightning cable (or older iPad or USB). It will work with laptop/desktop like a mini TonePort. In my opinion it is better than the iRigHD.

It is a recording interface, not a substitute for a guitar amp.  You could use it and the iPad/MobilePOD as an FX rack. I purchased it when I picked up my line 6 guitar at musicians friend.

The Mobile In runs with their Jammit app as well as MobilePOD.

 

Audio Technica Gooseneck

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

I recently decided to get a cheap mic to plug right into my mixer for announcements, so I wouldn’t have to waste one of my lapel mics for the task, or mess with picking up a hand mic during announcements. I figured most any gooseneck would do, since audio fidelity wasn’t as crucial for that one as the others. It was under $30 new on Amazon.

I forgot about the less sensitive nature of dynamic mics as compared to condenser mics while I was shopping, and accidentally wound up with a dynamic mic. Despite the glowing reviews, it just isn’t going to cut it. With the gain maxed, and the slider all the way at the top, I still have to get within an inch of the thing to be audible. I wanted something I could just talk from nearby without having to lean in. Sound quality is probably fine, and the self-noise is inaudible (dynamic are better than condensers in this regard) but it just isn’t loud enough. So I followed a friend’s advice to buy audio technica gooseneck at guitar center. And I am really satisfied with my audio technica mic.

Allen & Heath Zed 24 Mixer

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The allen & heath zed 24 mixer is a small mixer with 16 mic/line inputs and four stereo line inputs. There are two pre-fader auxiliaries and two post fader auxiliaries. None of the auxiliaries are pre/post switchable.

The USB I/O can send audio to a computer from either a pair of auxiliary sends (1/2 or 3/4) or the main mix. The main mix USB send can be pre or post the main faders. USB audio is sent from a computer to stereo input four. The USB audio I/O can be used for recording, playback, or as an effects send/return with the effect being whatever plug-in you can run on your favorite flavor audio application. The ZED 24 comes packaged with Cakewalk Sonar LE.

The allen & heath zed 24 mixer got some nice 100mm faders, which are a joy to push. This is especially true if you get stuck using a mixer named after a city in Italy or the small mixers made buy the popular USA manufacturers that use shorter faders. The channel EQ is a three-band type. The single sweepable midrange has a range of 120Hz to 4kHz

An important thing to keep in mind is that the ZED 24 sells for less than $700.00. Despite the low price, it’s big enough to do a lot of gigs. It’s also small enough to carry under one arm.

 

Light Ballast

Friday, October 12th, 2012

A lot of homes and buildings use fluorescent lamps. They are brighter than the incandescent ones and can illuminate a room much better. But in order for a fluorescent lamp to work, it will need its own ballast to start it up and supply power to it. If in need of a ballast, there is the advance ballast at www.1000bulbs.com. It may be what you need to keep those fluorescent lights going and keeping the place bright and cheerful.

Erasing Data

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Almost everyone who has a computer have personal data and files stored in the hard drive. There are also times that we have them repaired or upgraded for better performance. Some even buy new computers and sell the old one or donate it. The problem is when the old files are forgotten or not deleted properly. When the computer is to be given away or sensitive data to be erased, there is software that can wipe my hard drive clean of any data. The feeling of forgetting to delete something or that the important data can be retrieved by others is gone and you feel more secure that sensitive information cannot be used by others.

Monitor Stand

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

A lot of homes have televisions in their bedrooms. Watching TV at night has become a habit for a lot of people before going to sleep. Some people place their TV on a small cabinet or drawer. Others put their TV on a monitor stand or cart which is a bit more convenient when you need a way to move the TV or to at least adjust its height. It does not feel so comfortable watching a TV that is too high or too low. Having the option to adjust the height of the television to a comfortable level can help viewing become more enjoyable.

Squier Stratocaster

Friday, June 1st, 2012

The sound of an electronic guitar matched with the right amplifier is breathtaking, you can get carried away by savoring with your ears. Such magic is a great find that a guitarist, or someone who appreciates music can get. Squier Stratocaster offers an incredible array of electronic guitars including top rated and exclusive models at a very reasonable price. Get yours and take a moment to sit down, explore, and play your own electronic guitar that is sure to make you fall in love with music even more.

LED Lights

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

LED light bulbs are becoming popular in its use. They are used in signages, as indicators, signs and there are even LED TVs. It has low level power consumption and low maintenance compared to other light sources. We can see these lights even being used as decorations around the headlights of cars and other vehicles aside from it being used as illumination for the cockpit or dashboard. There are even flashlights that use LEDs. LED lights are increasing in its use and may be a better alternative to a lot of applications.

Guitar Speakers

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Some people just have the talent in playing the guitar. They are so good at it that we like them to play some songs so that we can sing along or just listen to them as they play some tunes. There’s quite a difference in playing just an acoustic guitar and a guitar connected to an amplifier with speaker. It makes the sound fuller and stronger. Different amplifiers are designed for different guitars. Some amplifiers like the Peavey Delta Blues are even made of tubes which is a bit louder than solid state amps. The sound is like that of the blues style of music.

Tanning System

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Some people want to have a great tan. They have different reasons to have a great tan and one would be to show off the new color of their skin. Though they get a new tan, they don’t need to stay under the hot sun just to get a great tan. They go to sunless tanning booths in order to get an even tan all over the body without experiencing the hours of being under the hot sun.