How I got started in ColdFusion

How I got started in ColdFusion

  I’m following the suggestion to make 1st Aug “How I got started in ColdFusion” day (How I got started in ColdFusion Day). To set some context, I was employed at The Daily Express (I was there for 14 years) and moved into some web based applications...
Getting WordPress MU to work with IIS7

Getting WordPress MU to work with IIS7

The deployment of this and a couple of other blogs I am currently working on was delayed as I struggled with the “broken image” issue most people have been encountering when deploying a multi-site WordPress 3.1 blog to a Windows IIS7 based web-server....
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...
Monitor Controller update

Monitor Controller update

Quick update: I’ve now finished assembling the unit. Several hours with a CorelDraw template, a centre punch and a variety of drill bits in my pillar drill resulted in a case with all the holes prepared. The wrinkly appearance of the front panel is purely down...
Construction time again…

Construction time again…

I’ve finally made a start on building a passive monitor controller. I’ve had a good look at the various options available on the market and decided that I can build the kind of spec I’m looking for much cheaper than I can buy one. It will have 4...
Self built MIDI controller

Self built MIDI controller

I’ve spent the last few months building a new MIDI control surface specifically for controlling EQ plugins. It was an idea I had last year. I actually pitched the idea to Novation, along with a mocked up image of what it could look like as I thought their rotary...
DIY Cubase keyboard control surface

DIY Cubase keyboard control surface

  I have had this one planned for a while… I was just waiting for something suitable to turn up on eBay and last week I managed to snag a used EPOS keyboard for £5… woohoo! It’s a USB keyboard and is the TM_KMR128A made by Tipro (product info). All...
FiveFish SC-1 completed

FiveFish SC-1 completed

I finally found some time to finish the internal wiring of the preamp. Next job will be tests and VU meter calibration. I only need the meters to give a useful indication rather than accurate metering… more important is that they are both closely matched to each...
FiveFish SC-1 update 5

FiveFish SC-1 update 5

Having finished the PCB builds and then had a little break I have now made a start on the metalwork. Today I have drilled the front panel. First of all I sellotaped a full scale print out of the front panel design with cross hairs on each hole position and used a...
FiveFish SC-1 update 4

FiveFish SC-1 update 4

It’s been a little while since the last update, things have been busy round here which has meant a little bit of a delay in the build. I finished off the build of the rest of the boards at the weekend: 2 VU module boards, one DI board and one SC-1 preamp board....