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Beyerdynamic M-160 – Ribbon Mics – Microphones.

I’m thinking I might need a pair of these for drum recording. I don’t understand how ProAudioStar is selling them at this price, but they look like the place to get them from if I follow through.

beyerdynamic M 160

M 160

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Gyraf Audio – Do-It-Yourself Circuits.

G1176

I’d like to build the 1176 and Pultec from here…maybe more…maybe someday.

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Zaph|Audio – ZRT – Revelator Tower.

ZRT

and one more for the drawing board.

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Studio 101 Monitorcopyright 2009 ©.

studio101 intro  link: Studio 101 Monitorcopyright 2009 ©

because I need another project to think about…right??

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Abus Dangereux | Indy Rock Culture Since 1987.

Shipping News - glossy magazine cover from across the pond

I need to dust off my High School French and figure out what is being said here, but it’s pretty damned cool that an album I helped bring into existence has got these guys onto a glossy magazine cover.

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What if?

What if I made all the stuff that I had floating around in my head and outfitted a real high quality studio with my own creations? It would be so much cheaper than buying things from other companies. We’re talking about thousands of dollars per unit which actually contain hundreds of dollars in parts. If I did the homework and made things to fit my ideal machine, not some R&D department’s view of what the customer wants, then I’d have one hell of a studio on my hands and potentially a new business opportunity. Every electronics designer and audio equipment company had to start that way. Someone made something and someone else liked it and asked for one. If I made good stuff then it could be a viable business opportunity, and I don’t have it in me to make something that isn’t good.

So here’s my list of products in just the mastering studio ideas that are floating around in my head. The circuits can be researched from existing units and designed to incorporate my twist on the functionality of the unit. Then of course, I’ll take over the world.

  • Passive Summing Mixer
    • 16 channels summed down to 2
    • L-C-R as switches allowing mono inputs from a DAW or stereo sub-mixes to 2 channels
    • Switchable make-up gain from a tube amplifier or a low noise 990-based twin discrete amplifier
  • Equalizers
    • Pultec-style with a mid circuit added and tube gain stage
    • EMI-style with iron transformers for color
    • Precision 6-band with 990’s for transparency and surgical corrections
  • Compressors/Limiters
    • Vari-μ styled tube compressor
    • Optical and VCA limiter/compressor
    • Precision compressor/limiter for transparent gain control
  • Mastering Console and Monitor Controller
    • Input/Output selection
    • Mid-Side Processing
    • Processing Order/Re-order capabilities
    • Switchable Transformerless or Transformer-choice network before output
    • Monitor switching with level calibration and dimming pad

And to think….this stuff is just what I’m thinking about in one section of what I’d like to build. There are still recording things like preamps, eqs, and compressors. After that you can get into all the effects and synthesis projects. I really just need to win the lottery and setup a laboratory to see this all through.

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The Amity, Raven, and Aurora.

Amity, Raven, Aurora

 

It makes my head hurt to read this, but I’d love to build an amp like this along with a self-designed set of speakers. When will I ever have the money and time to do all this stuff?
It’s be nice to have this setup for recording playback.

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The John Hardy Company 990 Discrete Op-Amp

I feel like designing a mic pre today. I really wish I had the resources to follow-through on all of the ideas that I stumble upon.

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