Has Anyone Ever Built a Piece of Equipment and Used It?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by dexters lab, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. dexters lab

    dexters lab Guest

    i seen this and got the idea of asking that question :

    ^^^so has anyone built anything? how did it turn out?
  2. boheme6

    boheme6 Guest

    lots have...

  3. kinetic

    kinetic Guest

    Built my commercial studio with my cabinet maker partner to our acoustic consultant's specs - used that place for over 10 years

    Built mosfet power amps that were used at home, in the studio and by my colleagues - still in service

    Built a hi fi preamp - still in service

    Built discreet active (phantom powered) DI boxes based on a circuit published in the US publication dB magazine - don't know if they are still in existence, but the DIs are!

    Built a headphone distribution system - as far as I know, still in service

    Built all my computer systems, and many others for colleagues - still in service

    Built various effects in the '80s mostly based on Craig Anderton's designs, inclduing distortion boxes, flangers and compressors (all mainly for use with instruments)

    Built some bradband diffusers that work well and about to build some bass traps

    Lots of people build their own things with great success - get your hands dirty!
  4. dexters lab

    dexters lab Guest

    boheme6 thank you for the link

    you helped me just re-discover a hobbie of mine from when i was a kid

    Kinetic - "get your hands dirty!"

    ^^^thats the plan thank you
  5. boheme6

    boheme6 Guest

    Yeah, I've recently discovered DIY for audio..
    started small - guitar stompboxes (with great results).. going to move up to tube amps and pro-audio gear next.

    The SSL compressor and 1176 are supposedly not too difficult if you aren't a complete novice..

    If you want to see some really sweet DIY
    check out..

    on the second link - check out the 'storm tide flanger' and the ' la2a style compressor'... he does some NICE stuff.
  6. dexters lab

    dexters lab Guest

    hey thanks for that link to gearslutz :)

    i've signed up to the other board you gave me,im the idiot running around asking silly questions :oops:

    just reading this stuff has got me all excited

    thanks again
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