Hey all I was just crazing thru Sylvia Massey's site, as I've been researching her recording techniques the past couple days, very interesting interviews w her, but anyway I saw this on a side bar, and I thought it was cool. Probably gonna make one as a "try to learn to solder again" project. STUDIO TIP MAKE YOUR OWN "PHONE MIC" The best way to get that telephone effect on a vocal is to use a real telephone! Buy an old telephone from a thrift store. Take apart the handset and replace the wire to the mouthpiece mic (the carbon button) with a length of mic cable. Keep the male end of the mic cable attached to the cable. Solder in a 1.5v small battery on one side of the cable. Reassemble the handset and plug your telephone mic into a line level and you are good to go!