Originally Posted by Kendoji
Oh that's a shame! Does it still work, so you can test if it fixes the hum issue before you send it back?
And about your earlier post, I also think my transformer hum varies in severity at different times of day, though I can't be sure I'm not imagining it. Think I need to send another note to Decware as I didn't get a response to my email last week.
I emailed the vendor pictures of the damage inside and he said it looks like I could fix it to try it out it by bolting down and reconnecting a this-n-that inside. No, those are not the exact technical terms. So anyway I should be able to give it a try tonight.
Originally Posted by mwindham08
Are any of you all actually using the Lucid modes?
The Taboo sounds so good playing regular stereo I never use them.
Here's my thought on the lucid modes. Most of the time, I keep them both off, and am perfectly happy with the sound. I'm thankful that I'm using balanced cables, because using the SE outputs you must have old lucid on. I don't mind the sound with old lucid on, but generally prefer it off. Also for the occasional binaural recording...well, I have been told by a recording engineer that crossfeed is "kryptonite" to binaural recordings. So that's something to keep in mind with either lucid mode.
I haven't actually been able to try the Taboo yet with speakers, but when I do - I will like to try old lucid as it was designed for speakers. Good to have a switch.
Now the new lucid mode- yes it is at times bizarre, and for most recordings I leave it off too. However, with certain recordings I have found I really like it. It is usually stuff that is very well recorded in the first place, and small scale stuff, just a couple instruments and a couple vocals, stuff like that. It can add a nice spaciousness to the performance, and move things around so it gives you a new window into the performance. Even other recordings where the overall performance sounds "off" it's sometimes a fun tool to look at the recording from another direction. For example, you may very clearly hear exactly what a rhythm guitarist is doing, where it is usually buried in the mix. So I like it. Not for everything but I really like having it.