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Offline voltronic

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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2020, 07:36:30 PM »
Remember the aerosol spray cleaner for mixer faders that had graphite powder in it?  Pretty sure that stuff was all kinds of toxic.
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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2020, 08:39:12 PM »
I guess worldwide there's not so much live music going to be happening for a while.  (Though my jazz musician nephew living in Tokyo seems still to be getting plenty of gigs, which not only surprises me but alarms me).  Well, rather than decommissioning, maybe now's the time to walk or drive to a park, if that's permitted where you are, or out into the countryside, and record some birdsong or whatever to bring home and help to bring the wide open spaces into your house.

A couple of days ago our Prime Minister was holding an outdoor press conference.  You could hardly hear what he was saying due to magpies singing away nearby, trying to go live nationwide.  It made a strange contrast with the politicians solemn words and warnings.

And of course now's the time to hit the 'play' button.  Recording can be an almost compulsive thing, whereby you record tons of stuff, but rarely actually play it.

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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2020, 09:34:34 PM »
And of course now's the time to hit the 'play' button.  Recording can be an almost compulsive thing, whereby you record tons of stuff, but rarely actually play it.
Nature walks are definitely an option. Nobody around to look at you funny for your giant Rycote Zeppelin or whatever!?
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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2020, 12:24:40 AM »
I've picked a hell of a time to get into taping! I have three pairs of mics and two decks ready to go when (if?) this is all over. Stay safe!
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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2020, 03:50:26 AM »
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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2020, 10:18:50 AM »

I'm spending my downtime transferring DATs for a person I've never met.

I cleared out my main gear bag and got everything nice and tidy.Batteries stored properly and cables all wrapped. My GFs 12 year old asked me how long it would be if I attached all my cables end to end. My GF just laughed and laughed
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