The Shure M67 Mic Preamp

The Shure M67 is a great vintage mic preamp that has an interesting history—presumably used to record the Woodstock festival, and used at countless churches and VFW halls from the late 60s through the 80s. It also has a rich history in the hardware-mod space.…

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First MIDI Handshake

So while the ideas are still flowing around the physical layout of the controller, it’s becoming pretty clear that a robust center channel approach with lightweight fader banks will be the way to go. So much to determine still.…

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First Paper Prototype

There were some really good alternative layout ideas on the ReasonTalk forum, so I took a page from Geremix and Selig (two members of that site), and tried a new layout (for only the center section)–one with appropriate desired dimensions.…

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Paper Mockups

I find that I can’t really get the gist of a product idea unless I lay it out on a table and actually see it in person. It helps me see the sizing of things, are buttons too big/small, is there enough space, etc.…

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Overview

The idea of this project came about from a general frustration of using this really amazing music creation software called Propellerhead Reason. It’s one of those programs, like I imagine Photoshop or Excel is for some, that becomes such an indispensable tool, that it feels like a extension of your brain, and the way you think.…

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