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We've been cooking

about the only thing I can do in the kitchen... I've finally listed the AMI transformer upgrade for the venerable classic SM57 and 58...

revisiting the past... the ELA M 251

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to hear a microphone shootout at a local studio, where for the first time I got to hear a production...

more tests... word getting around

Had a great time today at JT Studios here in Louisiana, I was honored to get the Signal Art Baseline Edition 47 added last-minute to a...

getting tested...

bout time we got tested... ;) For those who haven't yet heard of this up and coming service/company, please do yourself a favor and check...

why I do what I do...

I haven't written a blog post in a while, and its certainly not for lack of being busy. I've been both building and fixing mics, working...

...we don't need no stinking badges!

except, we did... and finally got them. we now have badges to fit our 60mm bodies, which means U47, U48, and Fet47 will have a new thick...

the nerd diaries...

I tell people, you really have to love doing this stuff, and thankfully I do. Some days are not as exciting as building/testing/burning...

We're back...

and as one of the few people who actually does read and go through and follow up on all the literature picked up at the show, I certainly...

... just saying thanks

This month has been crazier than I thought, with 4 new U47's going out to artists, studios, churches, and even an old friend who has...

....its that time again

Despite being a personally exhausting experience between all the walking and hotel beds, the NAMM show in Anaheim always seems to...

Re-Visiting the Re-Amp

Special thanks to Glenn Fricker from SpectreMediaGroup for sending us this shot. So, it's time to talk about re-amping a little bit......

We are wired!

and not just on caffeine... up top, is our rustic large-spool wire rack, stocked with ground wire, Techflex sleeving, instrument cable,...

nerd level ten... being well insulated

you know when you start measuring the insulation qualities of different materials, wire, and capsule mounts, that you have an OCD...

tubes are not the only parts we clean

here a batch of NOS polystyrene's for the U47 are being de-scaled manually with an X-a cto blade, as the wire leads are not stiff enough...

happy new year's!

hope everyone had a great 2018, and 2019 is already looking like I'll be making a good few M49's and U47's.

on testing and grading tubes

People have often asked me how I test or grade the tubes I use in my mics, and it really varies from tube to tube. The tube that goes in...

on cables...

If anyone was interested to know, this is how I test the cables I make. As some may know, depending on which mic you buy, I may make as...