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Jim Feeley

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About Jim Feeley

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  • Birthday January 1

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    Northern California
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    sound, journalism, producing

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  1. Jim Feeley

    NAB 2018 Products update

    A $120US (or so) Sennheiser ME2 that's notoriously mediocre vs a $350US (or so) Sennheiser MKE2 that's pretty nice. I didn't watch than that. Plus what Karl says. Sigh.
  2. Jim Feeley

    Behringer tried to sue Dave Smith Instruments, forum posters

    I think "reverse engineering" is supposed to mean more than "let's reverse the red and blue switches." That price difference sure is something. But you look at what companies like Teenage Engineering, Korg, Novation, and a bunch of others are doing--making what seems to me innovative, or at least not totally derivative stuff and still making a buck or two--well it seems like Behringer could innovate more and still find a market. I'll drop this now so we don't become a target...
  3. Jim Feeley

    Behringer tried to sue Dave Smith Instruments, forum posters

    Ya, I have two pieces of Behringer kit. I got them a dozen years ago because a guy owed me some money and wanted to barter to settle. Don't use either (a small mixer and a cable tester), feel weird having them, should probably just trash them. I'm willing to live with lots of business shenanigans. But past a certain point, I don't want to support companies that act in ways I don't like. Am I a hypocrite? Yep, but there you go.
  4. Peripheral to our concerns. But interesting (<-- note the extremely ambiguous and arguably neutral word choice): Behringer tried to sue Dave Smith Instruments, forum posters Peter Kirn - June 19, 2018 In addition to sending a cease-and-desist letter to a popular Chinese music gear site, court filings reveal Behringer tried to sue rival manufacturer Dave Smith Instruments – and unnamed GearSlutz users. And they lost. We’re seeing the tail end of those filings now, as Dave Smith Instruments file to recover their six-figure legal costs from MUSIC GROUP, in effect for MUSIC GROUP having filed what the courts found to be a lawsuit without grounds. Rest of the article, links to some legal documents, etc here: http://cdm.link/2018/06/behringer-have-sued-dave-smith-instruments-forum-posters-for-defamation/
  5. How to Tell a Loved One They’re Coiling Cables Wrong Coiling cables is an everyday part of live shows. When done incorrectly, however, it can be heartbreaking to watch a loved one, or often time a band mate, make the same mistakes over and over again. Know that you are not alone and help is available. https://thehardtimes.net/hardstyle/how-to-tell-a-loved-one-theyre-coiling-cables-wrong/
  6. Jim Feeley

    Advice for a novice

    I've had a 416 for, I don't know, 18 years or something. Not as long as a lot of people here, but a while. However, I've used it once or twice in the last 3-4 years; it's pretty much tertiary backup for me... It mostly has sentimental value. So I'm curious: 1) How many people here regularly use a 416 these days? 2) How many people here have used one at least a few times in the last two years? 3) How many people here would buy a 416 new today? What about used?
  7. Jim Feeley

    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    New Mexico Commuter bush?
  8. Jim Feeley

    Zoom F8n.

    This article and quote? https://www.soundonsound.com/people/tom-elmhirst-recording-adele-rolling-deep ""I recorded all Adele's vocals with my Rode Classic 2, going through my UA 6176 mic pre, and never went back to them. The vocals in the final version are all from the demo." I don't see any mention of Focusrite in the article (just looked via a text search). Looks like that Rode mic sells for about $2000US and that UA pre/compressor is about $2500US; fairly pricey stuff. I haven't read the whole article and may have missed something. But I do get your point...
  9. Jim Feeley

    Something is up with the HTTPS version of the site…

    That's Jeff's new design for this place: Body = Microphone Mind = Headphone Spirit = Preamps Guide = Spelling error. To our detriment, this place is rather heavily guy'd. And while we do debate issues of body and mind, our real arguments are reserved for matters of spirit: http://jwsoundgroup.net/index.php?/topic/31366-zoom-f8n/&amp;page=2&amp;tab=comments#comment-348329
  10. Jim Feeley

    Pictures up load problem

    Been busy?
  11. Jim Feeley

    Certified Genius: The Guitars of Chet Atkins

    A true Country Gentleman :-)
  12. Jim Feeley

    Pictures up load problem

    I didn't have any problem uploading a picture a couple days ago in the Magliner thread. It was a PNG file; about 200K or so is my guess. So like Jeff says, try a different format or more compression to get the size down.
  13. Fun performance of a really nice and touching song. Cool that your tools are part of it Glenn!
  14. Jim Feeley

    Am I Magliner-worthy? Is magliner me-worthy?

    Thanks Phil for connecting me with another local mixer who had a cart she was using less and less. I ended up buying this from her for a very reasonable price. Fewer hooks and such than the Magliner I babysat for a few years, but I dig the pink felt (uh...maybe...). I'll make a couple small changes, but nothing significant. This cart did, however, require some maintenance: I pumped up the tires from 20psi to 40psi. 😜 I think I'm the fourth owner; Magliners and cockroaches will outlive us all.
  15. There's a valuable divergence in the recent/current Reaper thread. It starts here in this post from Bernie: Phil responds: The rest of the thread is good too. I'd like the discussion to continue in its own thread/post so it doesn't get lost. Interesting stuff... So it looks like Phil's talking about this: More info from QSC: https://www.qsc.com/live-sound/products/touchmix-mixers/ Phil, is that right? If so, what do you think of the virtual sliders? NBD once you're used to them? A bit of a drag, but consider the upsides you mention above, worth the hassle? Something else? Anyone else heading that direction for music/FOHish gigs?