Archive for DIY Gear

My New Custom U87s

A few months ago I ordered a pair of U87 clone PCBs offered by poctop over on GroupDIY. I’ve never tried making a microphone before so I was excited for a new challenge. As with all of my DIY projects, my work on these was sporadic….

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Help Me Beta Test

So in preparation for some upcoming posts, I needed a web-based MP3 player that allows everyone to switch between two similar audio files on-demand. I tried to find something pre-made, but nothing seemed to do exactly what I wanted, so like any good computer geek…

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How to Get Started in DIY

I did this video awhile ago with the guys at Puremix.net talking about my hands-down favorite compressor, the 1176 and my interests in building clones for myself. The thing I get the most emails about from this video is people looking to get started in DIY but…

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Finished Studer 169 EQ

Finally wrapped this project up, only a year and a half after I started them, DIY takes time that’s for sure.

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Updated the Rack

Had some time this week to finally wrap up my Studio 169 EQs and a Sontec/GML 8200 EQ clone. They both sound fantastic.

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Jensamp-51X

It’s always fun to do a quick kit build. I ordered two of silent:arts’ Jensamp 51X and knocked them out in a couple hours this Thanksgiving afternoon. Here’s a few pics as I built them. I’m taking into the studio tomorrow and giving them a…

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LA-2A Response Sweeps

Here’s my measured response of my new Dual LA-2A unit. I wanted to find out what the effect of the 1M response control has on the unit. This control traditionally on the rear of the unit, because it’s was primarily designed as a broadcast limiter…

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The Newest Project

Here’s my newest set of projects, 16 channels of API 312 preamps. The plan is to do them in sets of 4, each with little different flavors. The first ones are pretty straight forward 312s, with the ML2520 opamp and Altran transformers. The 2nd set…

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Quick Jensen DI

Made this up quick today, I bought the transformer 2nd hand a while ago and just forgot about it. Took about 2 hours total, will have to A/B it with the Bo Hansen DI.

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Installed the 2nd S800 EQ

This one sounds even better than the first 4 channels I finished, for whatever reason they have much more headroom. I’m thinking though that I’ll keep the other ones as they are, when they distort they do some really funky stuff.

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A Bunch of Neves

4 channels of Carnhill goodness!!

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Studer 169 EQ w/mods

I wanted to make a version of audiox’s Studer 169 EQ but without going +/-15db. All the info is here: http://www.prodigy-pro.com/diy/index.php?topic=33996.0 I’m finalizing my front panel for this, here’s the complete sweeps:

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