Pictures of your setup


I used to have a fairly big setup as well. It was a nightmare for me. I do better with just a few pieces. I am cutting back to the Model Samples, Toraiz SP 16, Novation Monostation and iPad. (And my DJ gear)


So some stuff has happened since Jan 26th… Over the summer we had a power outage and when the power came back on the resulting surge blew my Tascam FW1082 (a google search says it was likely some caps that got roasted). Me being me, I jumped on Ebay and had another console at the house within a few days, this one with a proper, OEM Tascam PSU. Welp… We lost power again back in January. This time I remembered to hit the power switch on the console so when power came back all would be good.

All was not good.

Over the next few weeks I noticed the OS complaining that it lost the sound source (it’s in my bedroom and I have music playing 24/7 for ambiance). Kill the message and it worked just fine. About two weeks ago we lost power intermittently ranging from a split second to a few seconds, then last Monday power was out for about 8hrs. After that, the console would literally die. It would stay on for a while but eventually die, shutting off completely. Now I have two dead consoles so I had to fish out my old Tascam US428. Before the second 1082 died, I noticed my submixer acting wonky. It’s an older Behringer Xenyx 2222FX mixer and now the mutes engage at random, the meter doesn’t work half the time, there are channels that simply don’t work and all types of crap happening. None of this was going on before I packed it so we could move across country.

I’m going to pull each piece apart to see what I can do. Hopefully the 1082’s are nothing more than bad caps, I can do that myself. The Behringer I may have to take in for service.


Damn. That suuuucks. I narrowly escaped something similar this past year. Our car who has some dementia peed on a power strip causing a small electrical fire. My SP-16’s power source was plugged into the strip but not the SP16. Also my laptop was fully plugged in. Thankfully the strip did its job and the fuse blew (or w/e) but it melted the strip and the vinyl cover to the chair it was on. Scary shit.