EARS is excited to roll out the first ever DIY Mash-up Party and YOU are invited to come join the fun. Whether you roll your own gear from a kit, or from scratch, or mod your own gear, we wanna HEAR IT! That's right...we are inviting you to BRING YOUR HOME-BREWED GEAR so we can plug it into the chain and run some SOUND through it. THEN we will invite you to get up and share your personal DIY experience with your fellow audio comrades.
But even if you don't roll your own, this is definitely a great event to learn about building your own audio gear as well as learning first hand about the theory and operation of how many classic audio circuits actually work. There will be loads of information on where to go and how to make your own gear from others who have actually been there and done it. Shirk Studios is definitely the place to be on Tuesday night for some down home audio chivalry and camaraderie.
1) Eric Heiserman's home built CNC drill press, 2) One of Eric's condenser mic capsules, 3) Replica of Revision A Blue Stripe 1176 with panel, knobs, and meter parts from Hairball Audio
One of the most prolific home grown builders in our group is EARS member Eric Heiserman. Eric manufactures condenser mic capsules for U67's, 47's, and C12's in his own home and has created quite a following and demand for his revered mic capsules. Case in point, Eric built his own CNC machine for tooling the capsule frames and spatters and stretches his own mylar diaphragms. Eric will be on hand Tuesday to discuss his DIY experience and show off some of his home built goodies.
Views from inside Shirk Studios
We will also enjoy a fine live performer and vocalist for mic demos featuring EARS own Dave Wheeler who also happens to be a prolific DIY builder. We will be listening to some live shootouts between home built DIY reproductions and some actual vintage originals including the venerable Neumann U67 condenser microphone. Do these home-brewed reproductions sound as good as the original ? You get to decide for yourself !
Among other DIY creations from EARS members, you will get to hear first hand, a home built:
- stereo LA2A limiter
- U47 condenser mic
- U67 condenser mic
- C12 condenser mic
- 1176 Rev D compressor
- API mic pre's
- and much more...
A huge thanks to Steve Shirk for opening up his excellent and spacious recording studio for the event. You can find out more about Shirk Studios at http://www.shirkmusic.com/Main.html
Look forward to seeing you there and don't forget to bring your own DIY project!!!