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Velcome to ze "Tips 'n' Tricks" bit - Here's a variety of tips from all areas of studio, midi & live work. The emphasis here is not just about tricks to get sounds, but also ideas to save money or time.

But surely YOU have soom real cool tips to share with your comrades in arms of the music world?! - Feel free to add your own money-saving or technique tips!

Check out some of the Tips below, or add your own & hey!... don't forget, there are plenty of FX-Tips in the Articles section too!

   


262 - how to setup a turntable cartridge        

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Date: 07-Dec-04


how to setup a square cartridges for noobs (stanton sort of 'square' shape):

get a small compact mirror or a bit of mirror glass which should be the same thickness as a vinyl OR the same thickness as a vinyl AND your slipmat COMBINED - the thickness is imprtant so make sure it's right and adjust this if required with printing paper to get the height exactly right so the top surface of the mirror is exactly near as dammit the same hight as the top of a bit of vinyl when placed on your platter-mat

attach the cartridge to arm - lower needle onto mirror surface gently

check vertical alignment is 100% by viewing the cartridge from front-on - look at the mirror image and the original together - are the two lines parallel ? - good if not use spacers or you've tightened it wrong or something - it has to be as near to perfect vertical as possible

next angle of rake - now look at cart from sideways on

check mirror image again - is lower longways cart edge parallel with it's mirror image? - if not adjust arm height or again, use spacers to raise/lower cart until the cart edge is parallel with the mirror-image reflection.

after that adjust weight and tracking - always set your weight to ZERO first and calibrate - set it so the arm floats and is like a see-saw balanced right perfect so it's floating around - set your weight display to '0' - now adjust weight to recommended weight

adjust tracking after that

making sure the needle sits right by setting the cart parallel with the disc surface horizontaly & verticaly will give you a more defined bass-end and other improvements in stereo image.


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