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    Default DIY - Do It Yourself Gear and Equipment Modifications

    Links to all the DIY gear projects and modding threads on Recording Review.

    Microphones
    Microphone Modding

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    Accessories (Mic related)
    http://forum.recordingreview.com/f12...k-mount-34005/

    Acoustics (panels, baffles, traps)
    Before and after acoustically treating my 3500 sq ft studio.
    http://forum.recordingreview.com/f73...ruction-38165/
    http://forum.recordingreview.com/f66...s-traps-31578/
    DIY Bass Traps
    abbey road gobo specs.pdf - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage


    Monitoring (stands, decoupling)
    http://forum.recordingreview.com/f66...nspired-31441/

    Furniture (desks, Racks)
    World's Cheapest Strongest Recording Equipment Rack

    Guitar
    Dual Output Guitar Mimics Doubling

    Effects (pedals, rack gear, toys)

    Drums
    My DIY drum triggering stuff

    This post will be updated regularly. Let me know what links should go here.
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    Default Re: DIY - Do It Yourself Gear and Equipment Modifications

    First one that came to mind. this is the DIY shock mount thread from the tut section.

    http://forum.recordingreview.com/f12...k-mount-34005/
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    Very handy, thanks.....................
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    Default Re: DIY - Do It Yourself Gear and Equipment Modifications

    Not my thread, but I think this deserves to be here: http://forum.recordingreview.com/f73...ruction-38165/

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    Default Re: DIY - Do It Yourself Gear and Equipment Modifications

    Added a bunch more stuff today.
    Originally Posted by brandondrury
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    I'm interested with the DIY trigger, . Do you guys have tried or have seen using trigger on drums in a live concert. I am inclined of doing so , so that I can capture midi in live concert. will this be okay?
    take a listen to my entries >>> sept , oct , nov

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    Originally Posted by dbths1987
    I'm interested with the DIY trigger, . Do you guys have tried or have seen using trigger on drums in a live concert. I am inclined of doing so , so that I can capture midi in live concert. will this be okay?
    Yes, using the clip-on triggers will be just like using moongel or a damper ring. There are lots of people who use triggers live not just for recording but to sample-blend too.

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    Originally Posted by Mackanov
    Yes, using the clip-on triggers will be just like using moongel or a damper ring. There are lots of people who use triggers live not just for recording but to sample-blend too.
    Ah ok thanks Mackanov. .. Are they also using modules like that of teh edrums and send the stereo output to a mixer? Thanks I will try this and make a good construction on the DIY trigger.
    take a listen to my entries >>> sept , oct , nov

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    Originally Posted by dbths1987
    Ah ok thanks Mackanov. .. Are they also using modules like that of teh edrums and send the stereo output to a mixer? Thanks I will try this and make a good construction on the DIY trigger.
    No problem man. Feel free to ask me anything you need at that thread (to keep this one clean) and I'll help you in any way I can.

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    I'm just about ready to start the soldering stage of my DIY 1176 clone.

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    Originally Posted by sparqee
    I'm just about ready to start the soldering stage of my DIY 1176 clone.

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    Sweet! Let us know how it goes!

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    Originally Posted by sparqee
    I'm just about ready to start the soldering stage of my DIY 1176 clone.

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    Looks like a fun project. Please post some clips, if you have time.

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    Default Re: DIY - Do It Yourself Gear and Equipment Modifications

    Originally Posted by sparqee
    I'm just about ready to start the soldering stage of my DIY 1176 clone.

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    Thats cool.... What module are you using?
    take a listen to my entries >>> sept , oct , nov

    in science you have to "MIX it PROPERLY"
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    Default Re: DIY - Do It Yourself Gear and Equipment Modifications

    Originally Posted by dbths1987
    Thats cool.... What module are you using?
    I'm building MNAT's rev.D LN. I'm taking my time with a focus on learning more about audio hardware. We'll see if I decide whether building future projects is worth my time or not. <shrug>
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    Default Re: DIY - Do It Yourself Gear and Equipment Modifications

    To toot my own horn, here's a great DIY capacitor replacement tutorial:
    http://forum.recordingreview.com/f12...ur-gear-33273/
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    Default Re: DIY - Do It Yourself Gear and Equipment Modifications

    Originally Posted by sparqee
    I'm building MNAT's rev.D LN. I'm taking my time with a focus on learning more about audio hardware. We'll see if I decide whether building future projects is worth my time or not. <shrug>
    How's the progression with your 1176 clone? I'm thinking about building something like that. Any huge benefit in building vs buying one (from a quality stand point)? Thanks!

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    I'm still waiting for a couple of parts that have been back ordered. The parts list has been a challenge. The main board is well documented but I had to dig around to find the info for the two boards that connect to the buttons and the BOM didn't cover the components for the two smaller boards from MNATS so.... <sigh> All I can say is you have to have patience and be persistent because even though the DIY community is a helpful one (for the most part) they also tend to be a bit scattered in their ability to organize complete and detailed information. You have to build your knowledge base by collecting scraps of information that are scattered around various forums and be able to weed out those bits that seem to apply to your project but don't.

    As far as quality; if you know a lot about electronics then you have the opportunity to create your own custom mods (e.g. building a stereo linked 1176 in a single case, or using a knob to control ratio, etc.). I really think the only true advantage to DIY is that it's cheaper and it's a challenging (hopefully fun) project. Be prepared for the journey and try not to think too hard about the music you could be making instead of all that time spent head scratching and soldering.
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    Originally Posted by sparqee
    All I can say is you have to have patience and be persistent because even though the DIY community is a helpful one (for the most part) they also tend to be a bit scattered in their ability to organize complete and detailed information. You have to build your knowledge base by collecting scraps of information that are scattered around various forums and be able to weed out those bits that seem to apply to your project but don't.
    I couldn't agree with you more. After reading your post, I got stuck in a world of DIY project sites for 3 hours. I went to school in Milwaukee for bio medical electronics, and have my General Class Amateur radio license (thanks to my father/DTV inventor at PBS here in Mke). Having said that, I'm very interested, and love electronic projects. I think mixing music production and electronics would fill a void I've been missing (other than building RF transmitters etc.). Hope your project comes out smooth. Maybe you could share the schematics once you complete it?!?!

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    Originally Posted by RAREstudios
    Hope your project comes out smooth. Maybe you could share the schematics once you complete it?!?!
    If you're interested in building an 1176 then I recommend the following sites:
    Building The DIY 1176LN Revision D
    Hairball Audio

    There are plenty of schematics at the MNATs site.

    With a background in electronics you'll probably have a much easier time of it. The reason I chose this particular project was:
    1: I want an 1176
    2: It seems to be the best documented compressor project
    3: The Hairball case & hardware kit is fabulous
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    bumping and moving this thread to the new DIY subforum.
    Lots of good links here.
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