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I Luv DIY Gear
Old 5th September 2009
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I Luv DIY Gear

I recently just bought a DIY 2U dual 1176 limiter and I love what it does.

I'm ignorant because I haven't ever had the chance to hear the real thing, but it uses UTC and Cinemag trannies and sounds...like what a standard compression plugin wants to sound like, pumping clean and juicy.

I was viewing the Steve & Dave's Pultec work and got to thinking...I have to say that if a person goes through the grindstone to make a DIY version of something and get it right. To me, that's better than an original. It's re-capped, works like brand new, and is mechanically as well as aesthetically is the original...But it's you, your studio's sound.

Doing so is a real challenge, even more so than making the original because you have to work at getting original parts.

Market or not, I think the DIY endeavor deserves a lot of kudos. I think I'd be more interested in finding good DIY people than shopping eBay and refurbing.

If you have something made DIY, it's original, and it's your original, not THE original. To me in a number of ways it's more special. It's like having the original with the rock n' roll past winking at you as you use it.

Peace,
-soupking
Old 5th September 2009
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I recently just bought a DIY 2U dual 1176 limiter and I love what it does.

I'm ignorant because I haven't ever had the chance to hear the real thing, but it uses UTC and Cinemag trannies and sounds...like what a standard compression plugin wants to sound like, pumping clean and juicy.

I was viewing the Steve & Dave's Pultec work and got to thinking...I have to say that if a person goes through the grindstone to make a DIY version of something and get it right. To me, that's better than an original. It's re-capped, works like brand new, and is mechanically as well as aesthetically is the original...But it's you, your studio's sound.

Doing so is a real challenge, even more so than making the original because you have to work at getting original parts.

Market or not, I think the DIY endeavor deserves a lot of kudos. I think I'd be more interested in finding good DIY people than shopping eBay and refurbing.

If you have something made DIY, it's original, and it's your original, not THE original. To me in a number of ways it's more special. It's like having the original with the rock n' roll past winking at you as you use it.

Peace,
-soupking
i agree diy rocks
Old 5th September 2009
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making something is always way cooler than buying it assembled. it invokes such pride!

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