Alctron HST-11a mod (Apex 460)

Alctron HST-11a mod (Apex 460)

  This is now the 3rd microphone mod I have embarked upon. This time around, I am implementing one of the popular micrphone mods out there, popularly known as the Apex 460 mod. In my case, however, the donor microphone is an Alctron HST-11a, which is identical to the...
Alctron GT-2B modification

Alctron GT-2B modification

  Following on from the MXL 990 mod, I am now starting on modifying an Alctron GT-2B. This is a chinese built tube condenser with the standard format of PSU that allows a stepped nine-position sweep though omni, cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns. For the capsule...
MXL 990 modification pt. 2

MXL 990 modification pt. 2

This is the follow-on article from the previous blog post on the MXL990 modification. The job starts with dismantling the mic by unscrewing the retaining nut on the bottom of the mic body and then unscrewing the main lower body cover. Then unscrewing the 2 bolts that...
MXL 990 modification

MXL 990 modification

I am just about to embark on a set of microphone modifications and builds after having been inspired by the Recording Hacks website. To this end I recently nabbed an MXL990 microphone off eBay for only £40 and thought it would make a suitable candidate for my first...
Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silence

  How it came about Back in the early 90’s I was happily making music with an Atari ST, Roland MT32, Casio CZ-101 and a Roland TR-707. It was quite a powerful system for the time given it’s relatively low cost. As I have always done, I had converted a...