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From the Trenches: Luke’s Subkick Design

A few months ago, I got a letter from a reader who decided to build his own subkick. Your design looks and sounds great. I’m sure many people will benefit from your samples and step-by-step instructions. Thanks for writing, Luke! There was definitely a bit of a learning curve when it came to actually using the subkick. … Continue reading

Oh, That’s My Buss Compressor – Video Demo

So, in the last post you saw a bunch of pictures of the circuitry inside my SB4000, and I blabbed about a few of its features. Obviously, I’m really proud of this unit. In this post, you’ll get to hear what it sounds like and watch my arm go in and out of frame while I … Continue reading

Oh, That’s My Buss Compressor – Sidechain Filtering

In case anyone has been wondering what that the hell my header graphic is, it’s taken from my SB4000’s circuit board. This versatile stereo compressor is a do-it-yourself project modeled after (and enhanced from) Solid State Logic’s G Series center compressor, who’s presence on countless hits has rendered it legendary. Yes, sure, one could just … Continue reading

Building Bass Traps

The first time I set foot in our control room, I immediately noticed the wacky room response – particularly in the sub-200Hz range. It’s a rectangular room constructed from Wenger panels. I ran some tests in Room EQ Wizard; it was clear we’d need to treat the low end. So I decided to build some … Continue reading

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