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Building a D.I.Y. Binaural Microphone Headset

April 28, 2008

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Pro stuff is pricy, but you can build your own. See the following links for inspiration. Instructions, Parts Lists, and More: Homemade Binaural Mics: http://www.phonography.org.uk/homemade-binaural-microphones.html Art Simon’s “Stealth” Instructions: http://art.simon.tripod.com/stealth.html Another set of instructions: http://www.minidisc.org/homemade_mics.html Yet another set of instructions: http://webpages.charter.net/tidmarsh/binmic/ Wind noise mitigation: http://www.michaeloster.com/windtest2.htm http://www.quietamerican.org/links.html http://www.rockscallop.org/how/183/183mount01.html http://members.aol.com/MicDIYers/main.htm Recording samples and advice: Hear some examples: […]

Ok, that’s it. I’m building a tiny tube amp.

April 24, 2008

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Ridiculously overpriced DIY and affordable tiny tube amp, that is. Two reasons: The DRRI is WAY TOO GODDAMNED LOUD at 22ish watts RMS (into an 8ohm Jensen 2×12 cab with Webers), even for just recording in the basement. (Perfect in a power trio club gig, though!) 1950’s era NOS Brimar 6v6s sound fat, grindy, and […]

DIY, part one: GE gas dryer repair

March 1, 2008

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Our dryer stopped heating earlier this week; the electric parts (switches, blower, and belt motor) still work. A service call was going to cost at least $125, and probably more. As far as we could tell, the only option was to go to an appliance store and spend close to $400 on the cheapest gas […]