|The Ghost of FM
Joined: 06 Nov 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario
|Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:19 pm Post subject:
| Count the number of buttons and knobs on the 388 and then you'll know the number of possible places you may have gone wrong during the process of recording the track or trying to play it back! That basically means 100's of possibilities!
Then factor in possible mechanical, electrical issues and the possibilities expand even further.
Number one. Have you ever seen the machine work as it should with your own eyes and ears? If yes, then you can probably put it down to user error on your part. If not and if you don't know how to use the unit, you're in a world of trouble.
Tell us what steps you took to make and listen back to this non recording and we'll go from there. Spell it out in point form and perhaps you'll give us a clue?
Did you use fresh new tape?
Did you clean the heads?
Did you thread the tape correctly?
Did you record on the correct side of the tape?
Did you assign and arm the intended track for recording?
Was the VU meter lit for the correct buss you wanted to record onto?
Did the VU meter show movement while recording? Was the level healthy and mostly having the meter show signals of -7 to 0 on the meter?
Did you press the record button and see the solid red light when you recorded?
On playback, did you set the mixer to monitor the tape's output?
Were the faders up and the mixer channel turned on?
On the monitoring section of the board, was it switched to hear the tape and not some other source?
Have you ever used analog equipment such as multi-track recorders and mixers?
Do you understand signal path flow?
Are you a republican or a filthy stoned hippie?
Many questions...which all need to be answered! For real!
I clicked my ignore button and disappeared!