Video: DIY parallel high-shelf EQ/filter prototype

This is a demonstration of a parallel high-shelf eq/filter that I designed after finding out about the Kush Audio Clariphonic. I’m going to make an API500 module from that and insert it on my main/center microphone. Check out the video, but stay tuned for schematics on this blog later on.

Link to the music used in the demo.

DIY piezo preamp with hi-pass filter

In my post about cymbals reverb with the help of piezo mics, I explained the technique of using a piezo transducer (also called contact mic) in order to get beautiful, musical stereo reverbs from drum cymbals. I showed the DIY ilski PB-1 (“PiezoBanana-1”) preamp, which I will explain thoroughly in this post.
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DIY Cymbal Reverb with Piezos

Lately I’ve been craving for more natural or real-world production methods in my music. What I mean by that is something like physical production. Plate or spring reverbs are one example: letting phenomena of the physical world influence recordings and tracks.

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