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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby person man » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:21 pm

you're all gunna laugh I know....

But you can use weed wacker line of different guages for the strings of a double bass (doodle bass). there are some great/good/not-so-good home-made folk instrument tips and instructions here.

he's even got some sound clips of his doodle bass. Not bad either.

http://www.ehhs.cmich.edu/~dhavlena/
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Skotchy » Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:17 am

Hello i'm new to the world of DIY synths, currently taking a course on analog electronics at university. I have looked out much of the links, but i can't seem to find an appropriate 1. I'm looking for a diy site or even book, which discusses how to build the main parts of a synthesizer, such as the vca, oscialltor filter section etc, in real detail, step by step, ideally it will also send a package with all the components. i've been in paia but the book their is does not concern the main components of a analog synthesizer. Thanks
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby forumuser729356 » Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:55 am

Skotchy wrote:Hello i'm new to the world of DIY synths, currently taking a course on analog electronics at university. I have looked out much of the links, but i can't seem to find an appropriate 1. I'm looking for a diy site or even book, which discusses how to build the main parts of a synthesizer, such as the vca, oscialltor filter section etc, in real detail, step by step, ideally it will also send a package with all the components. i've been in paia but the book their is does not concern the main components of a analog synthesizer. Thanks
Any of these work for you?
http://www.tellun.com/motm/diy/diy.html
http://www.musicfromouterspace.com/analogsynth/SOUNDLABMINISYNTH/soundlab.html
http://www.wiseguysynth.com/larry/links.htm
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby DJ_Finsletown » Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:25 pm

Hi,

Does anyone have any links to articles about creating your own cables? I want to be able to make all types of standard audio cables.

Any help much appreciated.

D

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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Scottdru » Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:03 pm

Hi DJ. Actually, there's a great guide to cabling here. I'm surprised this link hadn't been posted in this thread yet.
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Jim Y » Mon May 09, 2005 8:26 pm

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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Martin Walker » Tue May 17, 2005 1:48 pm

Here's a batch from me, to prove I've still got my soldering iron and remember how to use it ;)

A handy one for MIDI info: www.hinton.demon.co.uk/midi/promidi.html

Well-known to the guitar community no doubt, but lots of useful DIY guitar wiring tips, potting pickups, links to homebrew valve amp info, electrical safety tips, and lots more: www.guitarnuts.com/index.php

Tomi Engdahl's Electronics Pages are well worth a read: www.tkk.fi/Misc/Electronics

Here's a huge list of electronic links: www.epanorama.net/index.php

If you want some projects by and for audio fanatics, try: www.diyaudio.com

Even more extreme, here's a huge selection of forums dedicated to various aspects of audio design, including one for esoteric DIY cables: www.audioasylum.com/index.html

Enjoy!


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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby loverocker » Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:41 pm

Is it OK to plug one's own site? I started Amp Maker this summer after so much frustration that RS/Maplin/etc are scaling down the high-voltage stuff.

Amp Maker - for valve amp builders (amp kits from £129, cabinets, components, etc)

The first amp kit (the SE-5a) has an online build guide that might be useful to builders of other amps, too. See
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Ynnhoj » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:44 pm

Hi, I'm making a MIDI controller for a project at university and I'm having real trouble finding anyone who supplies linear faders, be they analogue or digital, that don't cost too much. I'm planning to include about 20 on my controller and so far the only ones I've found give a nice digital output, but cost over £12 each which I can't afford. I hope somebody can point me in the right direction or indeed shed light upon the feasability of making my own analogue faders. Thanks.
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby default » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:17 pm

Doctronics Educational Publishing: This will get you started if you know absolutely nothing... (like me :blush: )
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby GaryG » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:57 pm

not a massive amount of detailed info but lots of audio projects here:

http://www.fivefish.net/diy/
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Frank Eleveld » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:26 pm

I just noted the URL for http://www.backlights.co.uk is now referring to http://www.midi-rakete.de

It might be useful updating your bookmarks...
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby forumuser695516 » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:36 pm

For those interested in making their own custom Midi controllers.. Doepfer can give you a big head start now.. As they offer some bare midi boards which are ideal for this. There are even quite a few cool examples posted on the site. Well worth a look..
http://www.doepfer.de/home_e.htm Go to 'Products' and look in the 'OEM/DIY' section.
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Frank Eleveld » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:48 pm

Mic Pres

Borbely Audio
Dantimax
JLM Audio (already mentioned above)
K&K Audio
PAiA
Peter C's homepage
Seventh Circle Audio (also already mentioned)

Line stages
Dantimax
GoldPoint

Work in progress, more to come...
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Jim Y » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:10 pm

Fun!
http://www.musicfromouterspace.com/analogsynth/YOUR_FIRST_SYNTH/YOUR_FIRST_SYNTH.html

For those newbies who're ready to move on from kit assembly and don't want (who does?) yet another electronic dice project, I think the above will satisfy the urge for something that makes noises but is still pretty simple with easily got parts.
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Matt Downing » Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:11 pm

Here's a site with an enormous list of links to different DIY pages. There are a few audio-related ones, a few good general electronics ones and lots of amusing other stuff. My favourite is "How to make a cricket bat from networking gear".

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/diy_projects/

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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Frank Eleveld » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:20 pm

From HeadWize-forum fame, here's a link to Sijosae's gallery containing as many as 70 homebrew projects, including headphone amps, voltage rail splitters, nifty little things like headphone plugs with integrated volume control, etc.

What this guy can do on a piece of matrixboard is downright awesome, it's neater than some PCB designs I've seen... Inspirational stuff...
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Frank Eleveld » Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:53 pm

A contribution by Koed: a very useful web site on how to make your own printed circuit boards using Eagle Lite, a laser printer and some patience. The process is concisely described and pictures are included, providing visual support.
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Purusha » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:03 pm

Custom DIY racks link :bouncy:
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