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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed May 27, 2020 4:34 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:That sounds really useful (boring as all heck but that's kind of the point, isn't it?). Do they have a name so's I can search one out for myself?

Something like this: Image


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rolson-60515-Telescopic-Inspection-Mirror/dp/B008H06O46
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby The Elf » Wed May 27, 2020 5:06 pm

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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Martin Walker » Wed May 27, 2020 5:51 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
ConcertinaChap wrote:That sounds really useful (boring as all heck but that's kind of the point, isn't it?). Do they have a name so's I can search one out for myself?

Something like this: Image


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rolson-60515-Telescopic-Inspection-Mirror/dp/B008H06O46

Ooh - just £5.20? I'm ordering one of those ;)


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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed May 27, 2020 6:12 pm

Martin Walker wrote:

Ooh - just £5.20? I'm ordering one of those ;)

I think I completed the purchase before the page finished loading :thumbup:
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby The Elf » Wed May 27, 2020 6:16 pm

One significant problem with those miror sticks (at least it is with mine) is that the powerful light is so blinding that it can be hard to see anything in the mirror! A bit of careful positioning is required...
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby zenguitar » Wed May 27, 2020 6:17 pm

That would also be an upgrade to my old small mirror on extending stick, ideal for having a look around inside guitars.

I nearly passed as I placed an Amazon order earlier in the afternoon, but then I realised it was the perfect opportunity to extract some revenge for the nasty way they applied Prime. So now I have a second order for free delivery tomorrow before I cancel Prime.

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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed May 27, 2020 6:21 pm

The Elf wrote:One significant problem with those miror sticks (at least it is with mine) is that the powerful light is so blinding that it can be hard to see anything in the mirror! A bit of careful positioning is required...

It can't be harder, nor require more careful positioning, than some of the poses I've had to adopt and the weird things I've had to do with my joints over the last 3 days while wiring the place up!

On a related note, I thought I had enough MIDI cables to stretch to the moon and back, and I think I was right. Got all the basics covered, but strongly leaning towards buying a second MIDI patchbay and quite a few more cables.

Also, I feel a big shoutout is due to whoever designed the DIN socket. I've got MIDI cables here approaching 30 years old and every single one worked just fine, which is more than I can say for a number of the older jack leads!

I love USB MIDI when in the DAW but it sucks for peer-peer use :angel:
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed May 27, 2020 6:25 pm

zenguitar wrote:I nearly passed as I placed an Amazon order earlier in the afternoon, but then I realised it was the perfect opportunity to extract some revenge for the nasty way they applied Prime. So now I have a second order for free delivery tomorrow before I cancel Prime.

Nothing tastes quite as good first thing in the morning as the revenge wreaked on a multinational conglomerate as a package hits the doormat. Nice one Andy! :thumbup:
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby zenguitar » Thu May 28, 2020 3:08 pm

Very successful outcome. Although both packages were delivered overnight to the Exeter depot, their systems weren't smart enough to realise that they had two packages for the same recipient at the same address. So I received two deliveries from different couriers.

However, I have reflected on Amazon Prime and decided not to cancel today.

The USB 3 powered hub came with a USB 3 to USB 3 cable, but as a Mac user I need a USB C to USB 3 cable. So back to Amazon to order something suitable. It will be delivered free tomorrow and then I will cancel Prime.

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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Martin Walker » Thu May 28, 2020 3:14 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:Also, I feel a big shoutout is due to whoever designed the DIN socket. I've got MIDI cables here approaching 30 years old and every single one worked just fine, which is more than I can say for a number of the older jack leads!

I love USB MIDI when in the DAW but it sucks for peer-peer use :angel:

And so say all of us - I do my best to avoid USB MIDI, as not all USB MIDI drivers are created equal, whereas DIN MIDI still works every time, and it never creates ground loops (assuming the cables are wired correctly).

There's also such a positive firm feeling when you push in a DIN plug, whereas USB B plugs/sockets in particular always strike me as waiting to fall out when you're not looking ;)


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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby MOF » Thu May 28, 2020 4:50 pm

whereas USB B plugs/sockets in particular always strike me as waiting to fall out when you're not looking ;)
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu May 28, 2020 5:58 pm

Like Dr Who's Weeping Angels, they can only move when you're not looking!

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Maybe it's the Weeping Angels that are pulling them out...
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby BillB » Thu May 28, 2020 6:16 pm

jaminem wrote:
BillB wrote:
jaminem wrote:Glasses cleaning cloth
Robot toy
Dog treats
Booze

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Dog not allowed in my 'studio' (hairy mutley). She mopes on the landing instead.

you miserable bugger :lolno:

But she loves me when I'm done making noises. :wave:
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby shufflebeat » Thu May 28, 2020 7:26 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
ConcertinaChap wrote:That sounds really useful (boring as all heck but that's kind of the point, isn't it?). Do they have a name so's I can search one out for myself?

Something like this: Image


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rolson-60515-Telescopic-Inspection-Mirror/dp/B008H06O46

On first inspection I thought that was a Kindle on and extending handle which I thought would be a great idea but better just to get your reading glasses fixed.

The "three prong grabber" cable is also excellent help when fitting acoustic pickups of all persuasions to retrieve cables and pull internal endpin jacks through. The "two chopsticks glued" tool has now been superceded.
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby ConcertinaChap » Thu May 28, 2020 8:12 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:[Something like this:

That'll do nicely, Hugh. Thanks. Inspection looks like the key word.

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