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Re: ableton

Postby Frank Eleveld » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:08 am

Hi Lana,

The DIY links thread is - unfortunately - not the right place to ask for Ableton guides. This thread is merely a reference for Do-It-Yourselfers who are looking for part sources, (electronic) tinkering projects and background information on various sources related to building kit for the home studio.

Try posting your question in the Music & Recording Technology section or in the PC or Mac forums, depending on the version you're using.

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Re: The DIY Links thread

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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Gary_W » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:25 am

In terms of building DIY stomp boxes for guitar, I've enjoyed http://www.madbeanpedals.com/

He used to have loads of PCB's so you could build clones of many 'boutique' style pedals. For this reason I have clones of the ZVex fuzz factory, Catslinbread Dirty Little Secret and D*A*M meathead on my board.

The range of boards now is smaller, but the circuits are still there on the forum so it's w great resource. Boards cheap, good quality and take about 2 weeks to the UK (or have done on the 3 occasions I've ordered....).

http://www.freestompboxes.org/ is another fantastic place for circuit discussion :)

As to components, I've had brilliant service from http://doctortweek.co.uk/

He's got a great range of parts aimed at guitar pedal builders (plenty of generic stuff too), significantly cheaper than I can get them round here. Delivery is quick and he's a nice guy.
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby zenguitar » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:47 pm

Gary_W wrote:
As to components, I've had brilliant service from http://doctortweek.co.uk/

He's got a great range of parts aimed at guitar pedal builders (plenty of generic stuff too), significantly cheaper than I can get them round here. Delivery is quick and he's a nice guy.

Dead link I'm afraid, I've searched for Doctor Tweek and the pages found there are dead too.

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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Gary_W » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:28 pm

I don't understand that, Andy... I've just clicked on the link I've put in the thread and it works a treat! I ordered some bits from him a couple of days back and he emailed me yesterday to say they'd shipped so he's certainly there....
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby zenguitar » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:42 pm

I've just followed your link again and it's working fine for me now too. Must have been an issue with the site host or something.

It's now safely bookmarked, and thanks :)

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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Gary_W » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:40 pm

Excellent - my wife tells me a package has arrived this morning and (unless someone is sending me unsolicited gifts) I recon it'll be the bits from Steve to finish my 'King of Tone Clone' so as I can discover whether the fuss is justified ;)

The chap from Madbean has emailed me this morning to say he's shipped my PCBs as well so he'll be getting another little order from me soon - a phaser, an Octaver and (yet another) overdrive are on the cards.
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:41 pm

Gary_W wrote:As to components, I've had brilliant service from http://doctortweek.co.uk/

He's got a great range of parts aimed at guitar pedal builders (plenty of generic stuff too), significantly cheaper than I can get them round here. Delivery is quick and he's a nice guy.

I've also had great service from Doctor Tweek, and although his parts aren't quite the cheapest around the delivery costs are reasonable for small orders and he's quick off the mark in sending stuff to you 8-)


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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby _ Six _ » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 pm

I found this flash based site for learning engineering concepts. Engineering GOLD!

http://www.fourier-series.com/
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:44 am

Now that IS good Six 8-)


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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby huiping » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:10 am

Troubleshooting and Repair of Audio Equipment
http://repairfaq.ece.drexel.edu/sam/audiofaq.htm

PCB protype
http://pcb.hqew.net/?s=544864

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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby ManFromGlass » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:40 pm

My first starter kit from DIYRE arrived and I am so excited! I haven't soldered for years. I also just ordered a new soldering iron - prices have seriously jumped since I was a kid.
With the help of this forum and some perseverance i eventually hope to build the 1176 bluestripe kit. I have no background in electronics but some kits look like they are made for people like me. I am so stoked about the possibilities!
Yaaaaaaaaa! :ugeek:
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:05 pm

The very best of luck with your build! DIYRE are a great company 8-)

What did you get as your starter?


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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:07 pm

From DIYRE I got their super simple re-amp box. I've always wanted to run tracks through some of the nastier guitar pedals I've been collecting. Plug ins are good but I like to turn knobs too and I'm hoping there will be some random and unpredictable results.

I am slowly being lured to 500 series kits. After the initial chassis purchase it seems like these kits are a very affordable way to get some cool effects etc. Anybody have any suggestions about going down this road?
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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:50 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:From DIYRE I got their super simple re-amp box. I've always wanted to run tracks through some of the nastier guitar pedals I've been collecting. Plug ins are good but I like to turn knobs too and I'm hoping there will be some random and unpredictable results.

I am slowly being lured to 500 series kits. After the initial chassis purchase it seems like these kits are a very affordable way to get some cool effects etc. Anybody have any suggestions about going down this road?

Good choice on the re-amp box - VERY useful!

As for 500 series, like modular I've regularly thought long and hard about getting involved, but like modular it can get VERY expensive overall.

Having said that, I've almost been tempted, just to build and use the superbly-priced DIYRE Colour kits ;)

http://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/collections/colour

Just remembered that Matt reviewed the Mk.1 version for SOS here: www.soundonsound.com/reviews/diyre-colour


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Re: The DIY Links thread

Postby Mixedup » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:16 pm

The big attraction of the 500 series, as far as DIY goes, is that you don't have to build the PSU and case every time... so it eventually ends up cheaper and less hassle. There are loads of schematics and kits too. CAPI, JLM and Sound Skulptor are all worth checking out. Audio Maintenance Limted and Serpent used to but I've not checked on them lately... all really depends what you plan on building.
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