Do you really think I can build this [compressor, preamp, eq]?

Build your own pro audio gear – it’s not rocket surgery.


Drip Electronics STA-LEVEL Compressor

A review of the Drip Electronics Sta-Level tube compressor.


Dangerous ST-DAC Review (Monitor ST DA Converter)

A very positive review of the Dangerous ST_DAC DA Converter for the Monitor ST controller.

DAW interface options at the dawn of Thunderbolt

Upgrading your project studio DAW interface to 96KHz

The author goes on a search for the best way to get 18 channels of 96KHz audio into and out of a laptop using Avid ProTools 9. There is a requirement to use outboard gear and digital conversion that primarily rests outside of the interface itself – the main goal is to find something that delivers and sends 1s and 0s to and from the computer.

Comparing Gene Lawson’s L251 microphone capsule to Tim Campbell’s CT12 capsule

A comparison between the Lawson L251 capsule and Tim Campbell’s CT-12 capsule on the Lawson Microphones L251 amp body.


Royer 121 Microphones and Customer Service

An overview on studio recording uses for Royer 121 ribbon microphones, along with a description of their sound and Royer’s customer service.

oktava mc-012 mics

Oktava Mods: The Morals of Modding MC-012 Microphones

The morals of modding Okatva MC-012 Microphones.

Lawson L47c Single Pattern Cardioid Tube Microphone (6072)

An overview of the Lawson L47c Cardioid Tube Microphone.


Zack’s DIY Princeton Reverb Part IV: Chassis Wiring

Zack tackles the wiring of his Princeton Reverb clone in artful fashion.

Princeton Reverb Wiring

Zack’s DIY Princeton Reverb Build: Part III

Part III of a new amp builder’s quest to build a Princeton Reverb clone/replica using new parts and the original AA1164 schematic, with minor updates.


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