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Articles Tagged Diy

  • Monday, May 19, 2014
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 05/19/14 12:07 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   OK, you live in an apartment or have some neighbors with sensitive ears so you can’t crank up that Marshall to get your sound. What you really need is an isolation box to keep the level from waking up the baby next door. Here’s a pretty good video on how to make a guitar amp isolation box, with some caveats. The layering technique that’s described definitely works, but I’d replace the acoustic… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurementRemoteSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    tech tip
    PSW Staff 04/16/14 03:36 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I want to start repairing and making some of my own cables. However, I came upon a term I’m sure is such common knowledge that my question really shows my ignorance. That said, here goes: what is “tinning”? I know it’s part of the soldering process, but can you explain why it’s important, etc? A: Thanks for the question! While it’s indeed common knowledge, there’s no reason for you to know what tinning is unless… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectSignal

  • Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    church sound
    Mike Sokol 04/01/14 03:27 PM,
    Provided by HOW To Church Sound Workshops.   Few things can affect the quality of a sound as loudspeakers being out of polarity. You can lose bass response, cancel out vocals and cause general phase mayhem in a sound system. There are many ways to determine polarity; however, here’s a very inexpensive and easy solution to test for proper wiring inside loudspeaker cabinets before installing them, and without running any audio signal through them. See Thumper, below. It’s my trusted… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectLoudspeakerMeasurementSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 02/18/14 12:01 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   “Should we do this A/V/L install ourselves or hire a contractor?” is a question I’m asked all the time. Too often, the question is decided based on dollars. On paper, it looks like hiring a contractor is a more expensive option, but this is rarely the case when all factors are considered. The illusion of cost-savings comes from the fact that most churches (and many companies) don’t factor in the cost of labor… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerInstallationSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013
    recording
    Jon Tidey 06/20/13 04:08 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   This week one of my neighbors left his unwanted Ikea bed frame in the alley. Among the parts of the bed was a set of SULTAN LADE slatted base. In other words: 20 3/4-in pine boards for free. Keep an eye out for these because they can be used for a ton of simple DIY projects. With these, I decided to make some super simple diffusors to cover up the bare… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMeasurementSignalStudio

  • Monday, April 15, 2013
    recording
    Jon Tidey 04/15/13 03:59 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Last month I finally found the time to finish one of the DIY projects I’ve had on the go for months: turning a Sony Walkman into a nasty distortion box. The concept is simple. Remove the mechanical guts, replace jacks and overload the Walkman amplifier to create distortion. It’s not a tape distortion, but I can do that in a different project. Any portable cassette player will work. I like the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoAmplifierAnalogProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, April 04, 2013
    subwoofer
    Jeff Berryman 04/04/13 10:22 AM,
    It’s pretty easy to build a big woofer box. Making one that sounds good is not so easy. Making one that sounds good AND goes really loud is much more difficult. Add touring requirements to the mix—easy stacking, easy flying, moderate weight, good shape for truck pack—and it’s easy to see why there aren’t many good concert woofers available. This note describes how I try to solve these problems in my designs. Requirements Here’s what I think is an appropriate… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogSlideshowStudy HallLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 03/15/13 12:28 PM,
    Headphone extensions have been the bane of many a sound engineer’s existence. The cables on in-ear monitors (IEMs) are never long enough to get from the musician’s head to the personal mixer, which means we need to provide some sort of extension cable. In the past, I’ve tried buying 1/4-inch headphone extensions and used 1/4-inch to 1/8-inch adapters, but those cheap, off-the-shelf adapters are very stiff and the adapters don’t always work. We’ve also tried making our own. I found… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMicrophoneMonitoringSystem

  • Wednesday, March 06, 2013
    psw recording
    Jon Tidey 03/06/13 03:13 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   This little box has been so helpful and it didn’t really cost anything to make. It’s a box that takes one stereo signal and splits it into two, or vice versa. While the design is not perfect, it’s invaluable for me and my one-room studio. Parts: —A box (I used a Hammond box, I think, but an Altoids tin would work just fine) —Three unswitched TRS (tip/ring/sleeve) stereo 1/4-inch jacks —Wire… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogInterconnectLoudspeakerSignalStudio

  • Friday, January 18, 2013
    image
    Jeffrey A. Forsburg 01/18/13 06:01 PM,
    Building a floor monitor wedge is something that many of us attempt (or at least want to attempt) at one time or another. There is great satisfaction in designing and building a wedge. I design loudspeakers for a company, but really enjoy taking other manufacturer’s boxes apart to examine the inner construction and see how they actually put glue to wood to make the design work. Even though some wedges are surprisingly simple in design and work just fine, other… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallEducationLoudspeakerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystem