Passive balanced line mixer

Passive balanced line mixer

To kick off 2014, I am streamlining my live gigging rig. The 2 keyboards (Roland Fantom G7 and Korg Kronos 73) will remain the same, but I am completely changing my stage monitoring setup. For several years I have used a small Soundcraft Compact 10 mixer feeding into...
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...
Monitor Controller update 2

Monitor Controller update 2

Another update. Construction is now complete. I installed a heatsink on the regulator in the volume control board, that issue is now solved. I picked up a new voltage regulator board for the PSU from the kit supplier Conrad. Installed that and power is now working...