Sunday, February 21, 2010

Highly technical language

The following is from the manual for the Behringer 1002B mixer:

DO NOT turn the FX knob on that channel up at all! Your sound system will become haunted with screaming banshees.

Yes, that is the actual text on page 7 of an actual manual included with an actual commercial product :).

-- Badtux the Amused Penguin


  1. Don't cross the streams.
    It would be bad.
    I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?
    Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
    Total protonic reversal.
    That's bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

  2. Yeah, I was thinking of that movie too when I read that paragraph in that mixer manual. Except the mixer is real, and the movie is fiction. Makes me wonder what a screaming banshee infestation of a mixer sounds like ;).

    - Badtux the Easily Amused Penguin

  3. Soooooooo - Didja try it?

  4. No, because I was reading the manual to find out whether it provided proper phantom power. It doesn't -- it only provides 18 volts, not 48 volts -- so I didn't buy it, I bought a different model that provided the full 48 volts. Hmm, phantom power... banshee infestation... anybody get a feeling that musicians are superstitions? ;-).

    - Badtux the Musician Penguin


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