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Using a crossfader in a passive circuit

I'm trying to build a really simple passive summing circuit for combining two line-level stereo audio sources (iPod + laptop or iPod + iPod), and I really want to be able to fade between the sources. ...
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DIY Portable Anechoic Chamber

I would like to perform some measurements of the microphones (i.e. frequency response, SNR, etc.). First and best option would be to use the Anechoic Chamber- obviously this is not an option because ...
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Building a Rycote windshield out of spare parts

excuse me if this question is quite long. A few days ago I was lucky enough to find a used and cheap Rycote windshieldkit 1 and also some spare parts for a second windshield. All I need right now is ...
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How to find or build an amplifier circuit for 5W 6 Ohm Speakers [closed]

I am looking to build a portable bluetooth speaker from two 2" 5 watt 6 ohm speaker drivers that I got from an iHome IH9 alarm clock/speaker dock. I understand that "6 ohm" is just the nominal ...
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over my head: looking for an inexpensive way to mic both my flute and violin for live performance with mic'd acoustic group?

The more I look at microphones and amplifiers and PA systems and pickups (oh my) the more I am realizing that I have no idea what I am doing. (sorry the question is so long, it's kind of a stream of ...
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DIY Christmas SFX - any ideas?

I'm putting together a guide on how you can make your own Christmas SFX using common household objects. I've got a list of ideas going already, but I'm still looking for ideas for making various ...
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DIY Aquaphone material selection

First I would like to say that I really love this place. As a sounddesign student, social sounddesign has been invaluable and a great inspiration! Thanks to all of you for that! Now, on with the ...
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What is everyone doing for contact mics?

I just read an article, that I wish that I bookmarked, but he was talking about doing contact mics on pipes and things like that. The shit sounded amazing. Completely otherworldly, and it was just ...
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DIY mics for field/fx recording?

Oohlala - first question ever on SSD! So: I'm wondering if anyone here has experience building and using diy electret mics for field recording purposes? I am thinking of building one of these: ...
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How to display video via audio from a computer

Is there a sound which will create a stable image on a normal television? I ask this because I want to fool a television into playing audio. The problem is that it will not play audio at all without a ...
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I want to add line out jacks to a digital piano with built-in speakers

I have a Casio Privia PX575r Stereo Piano. Both the left & right channels have their own onboard [LF]woofer AND [HF]tweeter. On each L & R stereo channel I intend to install an onboard 'line ...
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Trying to build a cone for omni mics to make them directional

Hey everyone, i'm currently working on a project where I make a small object move towards a sound source. The object will be on a rail and only moves in 1 dimension (left or right). At the moment i'm ...
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plug in creation

Any people out there developing their own plug ins for bespoke use? What tools are you using? Theres something about just using xcode which is un appealing :P, and although I would prefer to develop ...
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DIY Foley Stage / Pits

Hello SSD World, I'm currently in the process of putting together a plan to build my own foley stage w/ corresponding pits to live under the surfaces. I'm wondering if anyone has any plans lying ...
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Can you fit two microphones in a Rycote Zepplin for MS Setup?

Hi, I'm wondering if it's possible to fit a MS pair of Microphones (cardiod/shotgun + figure8) inside of a Rycote Windshield Kit. After purchasing a Stereo System, and hoping it could be doubled for ...
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DIY - Countryman B3 wired for Senn g2…how to mod to xlr?

Im trying to make the things I have work for a new purpose. I want to try and take my 2 Countryman B3's which are already wired to work with Sennheiser G2 units and make an adapter cable that way I ...
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Mid Side monitoring on PCM-D50

Hi, I've been recording M/S since a year or two and am very happy with my setup so far. My MKH's feed into a SQN4iia and i record on my PCM-D50. Unfortunately, the D50 doesn't have a MS matrix so i ...
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DIY sound booth…is it worth it?

Hello all, so my room is terrible for sound, and i am thinking about building a sound booth something similar to this http://youtu.be/6UzkFmfTzhk . Basically i need a sound booth to record sfx at ...
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DIY Zeppelin/Blimp

Hi I have designed a low cost blimp (not yet constructed one) and it uses PVC pipes and a mesh...but i need some info. regarding the extendable pole...a friend suggested an outdoor umbrella's ...
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Making my own furry windscreen

So I've seen things about making your windscreens and such. Usually they pertain to constructing a zeppelin or something. I have a shotgun mic with a foam windscreen on it, but it just isn't cutting ...
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Can you use an MBOX or other Audio Interface without a computer? Also, make your own portable recorder or mixer or both?

Can you use audio interfaces as mixers if you connect them to a USB portable power device? And say recording into a portable recorder ie. zoom H4n? Has anyone had any success with this or tried ...
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DIY Studio Furniture Computer Iso box

By the end of the summer, I should be moving most of my "studio" out of my house and into a place not in my house that I can actually call a studio. Yay! progress. I plan on making one of the ...
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Binaural Dummy Head [DIY]

I want to build myself a dummy head. I found a tutorial: http://digdagga.com/dummy/ using these silicone ears: http://www.binauralears.com/. Has anyone tried it? Or has other easier/cheaper options? ...
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Guitar pickups as a “microphone”

I've been thinking about this a lot, since I saw this video link text in fact. As far as I can tell, there's nothing going on with the strings -- he's muting them with his left hand -- which means ...
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A Patchbay for Anyone Who Is Broke.

I picked this idea up from some blog or another. Go to your work and nab a few of those cantilevered paperclips (the ones that really, really hurt when you stick your finger in and let it close). ...
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DIY MIDI knob Controller

What would it take for me to build something similar to the mockup below?
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So I dropped my recorder in a wheelbarrow full of water…

(I should get a gold medal just for the title alone!) So anyway, I'm out recording the deluge of rain we're getting in Los Angeles last night and I tripped over something and half-submerged my Tascam ...
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CAT5 UTP for Audio?

It is possible to get good performance when sending line level or mic level balanced signals down a lengthy piece of CAT5 UTP? I assume that 4 wires would be used... hot wrapped around ground, and ...
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How do you make fairly portable Foley surfaces?

I want to start practicing foley walking, since it's been a while since i did it.... (And being able to do it for short projects wouldn't hurt either) I was thinking of using suitcases, but they ...
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Polymer Film Microphone

Just picked up some polymer film transducers. Haven't hooked them up yet, but I'm told they make great contact mics. It's the same stuff used in many guitar pickups. Hopefully I'll have some time to ...
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DIY contact microphone

Hi! Using a contact microphone for field recordings seems to be popular and there's loads of tutorials for building one on the web. I bought the parts and am thinking of the adapter and ...
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Really weird DIY shotgun mic (old, yes, but I just found it again…)

Anyone ever seen one of these or played with one before? Its been floating around for quite some time now. I found it a few years ago and just stumbled upon it a few days ago. I'd imagine if you ...