Gyraf G1176 Construction

Gyraf G1176 Construction

I wanted to build a couple of G1176 but I ended up with 4 because I wanted to have some to use in the mixing process. It is a fairly simple project and the wiring takes about the same time as the rest of the work. For more details visit: http://mnats.net/1176.html and...
Alesis HR 16 Drum Machine

Alesis HR 16 Drum Machine

The Alesis HR-16 is a drum machine that was first introduced in 1987. It was designed to provide musicians with an affordable and easy-to-use solution for creating drum patterns and beats for their music. I bought mine in 1988. So it is old! The HR-16 features 16-bit...
Roland SRV 2000 Digital Reverb

Roland SRV 2000 Digital Reverb

I bought my first Roland SRV 2000 in 1986. The price when it hit the market was app. 20.000 Dkr. or 3.000 US$. I bought the next for 500 US$ and the third for 100 US$. These units are highly underestimated. They deliver excellent reverb on drums including gated...
64 bit mastering

64 bit mastering

When I’m sixty-four…In-house mastering is done in a 64-bit environment for maximum detail and clarity. Eq’s and comps are primarily Linear Phase types for zero phase distortion and ultra-high precision. Sometimes I even use my ears… Of course,...
Tape Restoration

Tape Restoration

Curing sticky tape problems by baking! In the ’80s some tape manufacturers made magnetic tapes of sonic good quality but poor physical quality! I have restored a lot of Ampex 456 tapes from this period in my ‘oven’ which is a hairdryer and a...
Bad Capacitors

Bad Capacitors

Bad caps are like the Plague. It happens to most electrolytic capacitors. Especially the cheap ones. You can almost always see on that capacitor if it is bad. Look at the top. It should be flat and plane. If it is bulgy or you see some brown fluid it is on its way to...