Post Your Ghetto DIY Builds
Old 22nd November 2012
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If I were Presonus, Focusrite, etc I would certainly be combing through this thread for new engineers. This thread is great.

Makes me miss my friend who used to do all this crazy stuff. He once made a 5watt tube amp out of a Sponge Bob lunch box and would make his own Reverb pedals lol.

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Old 22nd November 2012
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BTW, this part of the supply can give me 240 volts, 360 volts, 6.3 volts and 12 volts.
Let's just make sure it doesn't give YOU 240 volts, 360 volts, 6.3 volts and 12 volts.
Old 22nd November 2012
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Let's just make sure it doesn't give YOU 240 volts, 360 volts, 6.3 volts and 12 volts.
I've only been sent to the hospital one time because of these projects. I had a high voltage aluminum cap overheat and explode purple aluminum gas directly into my face. The parametic told my wife that my pulse was so irratic that they couldnt measure it. Fun stuff.
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Old 23rd November 2012
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If I were Presonus, Focusrite, etc I would certainly be combing through this thread for new engineers. This thread is great.

Makes me miss my friend who used to do all this crazy stuff. He once made a 5watt tube amp out of a Sponge Bob lunch box and would make his own Reverb pedals lol.

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Lol!
Maybe one of us cats currently IS an engineer for one of those companies...

and @ rvwainscott; I am in awe, sir. Massive street cred, that. Perhaps a face shield might be in order for certain procedures like first time power-ups? For that, my standard procedure is to duck under the bench and flip on the potential firework with a sharpie. Not that I question your methods; as Andy says, total respect.
Old 25th November 2012
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Lol!

my standard procedure is to duck under the bench and flip on the potential firework with a sharpie.
I asked my Dad why he didn't have anything to sit on at his workstation one time, and he said it was so nothing hot would end up in his lap. But I never saw him duck under the bench and power anything up with a sharpie.
Old 26th November 2012
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Those eyes seem to follow me around the room...
brilliant! lunchbox for real.
Old 27th November 2012
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These are all really awesome! Much respect to you DIYers!
Old 14th December 2012
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Cool talkbox

Old 29th December 2012
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The flowerpot pop filter



Old 29th December 2012
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I've seen coat hangers and pantyhose but the flowerpot pop filter wins!

I'm gonna take this as a direct challenge now that we've moved into lawn and garden. Perhaps a garden gnome headphone amp or something. Hmmmm. . . .
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Old 29th December 2012
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This is great!
Old 29th December 2012
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@thejinn. That is too lol . That was some serious "outside" thinking.
Old 29th December 2012
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How about a power supply with phantom power led indicators in a Peanuts Lunchbox? I didn't want to spend any money on a project box.



That's very clever and looks great! I dare say way too nice for Ghetto. Maybe, middle-class neighborhood
Old 6th January 2013
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The firewood multilevel guitar neck rest

I needed a guitar cradle to hold my axe while doing some repairs.
A piece of nice round firewood, multitool, sander, foam, leftover paint and tape did the job :-). Works on all my electric guitars and basses, and can be moved all over the neck for good work position as it multilevels :-)
Beer is optional but recommended for coming up with this stuff

Old 27th January 2013
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This is my last build: Studer Eq (Audiox mastering version).

Great sound, measuring it with fuzzmeasure stays flat up to 35khz and the noise floor is about -128dbs @50hz.

If you're thinking this isn't so Ghetto take a look at the back plate :D
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Old 27th January 2013
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Ooops, Double post, sorry

Last edited by cheaperaudio; 30th January 2013 at 08:20 AM.. Reason: I posted the same twice, sorry
Old 29th January 2013
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Love theses. I need to start a build.
Old 29th January 2013
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This is my last build: Studer Eq (Audiox mastering version).

Great sound, measuring it with fuzzmeasure stays flat up to 35khz and the noise floor is about -128dbs @50hz.

If you're thinking this isn't so Ghetto take a look at the back plate :D
Yep, that's pretty neat ;-)
Old 29th January 2013
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I cant believe i just found this!!, Its official, CUEBISM has started the single coolest thread ever on slutz!!!!
At last! My dream has come true.
Old 30th January 2013
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Yep, that's pretty neat ;-)
Thanks

Actually I was surprised with the results.

These were my first home etched boards (I etched a few psus and little things earlier but mainly easier boards with wide traces) I used no fancy caps, chinesse resistors, 5532 & 34's I had lying around, you know, a weekend build.

But I think it didn't compromise the sound quality, actually, I installed it yesterday in a local studio for trials, the owner liked it, maybe they'll buy it.

Here you got some specs
Old 30th January 2013
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I used no fancy caps, chinesse resistors, 5532 & 34's I had lying around
Heresy!



Where's the spanish inquisition when you need it...?
Old 31st January 2013
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Lol

They look busy stealing babies around here
Old 31st January 2013
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Heresy!

Where's the spanish inquisition when you need it...?
Wow.

Monty Python was right; I WAS expecting the SI, and lo and behold, there it ISN'T!
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Old 31st January 2013
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How about a power supply with phantom power led indicators in a Peanuts Lunchbox? I didn't want to spend any money on a project box.
Major cool points! I think I'd pay extra for that.
Old 1st February 2013
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Well

I built this a few weeks ago, I recycled an old (and alone) speaker that was lying in my bench installing it a LM386 based crappy amp and a jack for the input.





I use a jack with a multimeter probe and some kind of pincer in the other side of the cable



Soooooo crappy, when volume turned down it gets FM and I can hear the local radio, it's noisy too, but portable (9v. battery, I get TONS of them with mid charge from wireless mics in my dayjob) But it makes the job for fast signal tracing and comparing channels of a stereo unit, not a surgical tool of course, but really useful.
Old 2nd February 2013
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Just finished building a custom XLR Patchbay.
It was a pain in the you know what, but at the end of it, well worth it!
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Old 6th February 2013
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Just finished another Studer Eq, this time 3 bands, with 3 low freqs, 4 high freqs and 7 for the mids, low & High shelving goes up to +/- 15 dbs and mids up to 12. Rotary switches for everything.

I like it way more than the 2 band, love how it brings "that" out of the main vocal in the mixes

Old 18th February 2013
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here you go
Old 19th February 2013
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Arduino goes ghetto!

Love it!

...@ cheaperaudio: I am loving those builds!
After seeing the simple layout of your eq's, I need to build one myself...
time to up my ghetto game!

PS cheaper audio -- you need to resize your images to something like 600 x 400 or thereabouts, so we can appreciate the full glory of your builds.

Last edited by Boschen; 19th February 2013 at 12:18 AM.. Reason: full glory, baby
Old 28th February 2013
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Thanks Boschen

I'll try to get a resizing app for my phone, sorry for the big pics they can be quite annoying. ..

Here is a pic of what had me busy lately. Top to bottom:

Optical compressor based in Urei La-IV, nice in snare and bass, funny with some voices too.

3 band eq based in Studer 169, I showed it here before...

Mic pre based In SSL9K, clean and transparent, nice, but not as amazing as other pres with more character, quite usable anyway, if you run it to the optical comp with the threshold full up (no compression), the signal gets a nice tone I think due to the out rransformer in the comp.

DIY is the worst drug ever, and I know every drug out there :D




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