Autumn 2015 + Winter 2016

  • No new DIY builds so far. It does take quite some time and funds, and that’s pretty much what I didn’t have at my disposal the last few months.
  • Lots of Psychonaut live mixing in venues large and small all over the country. Lots of fun!
  • A visual selection of recent work where I provided the audio:

Astamorris (rec+mix)

BabyDry (mix)

Louie – Seriously (mix)

Murphy Munro (rec+mix)


Summer recordings

Made a few live recordings this summer that turned out great:

The Dead Beat Society – These indie youngsters from Mechelen recorded their very first EP at Moonbeat, I think the mix suits their style very much despite the fact that everything was recorded live.

Deat Beat Society Moon Sessions EP

Denis Clement Quintet – this Ghent-based jazz quintet wanted to record a new demo in the pianist’s living room. A sweaty day, but the sweat paid off well.Denis Clement Quintet



Studer 169 EQ Build

Next in my modest assembly line: a 500 series Studer 169 EQ, created by GroupDIY member audiox. Got the idea from browsing the GroupDIY forum and decided to do the  full-on mojo build with Discrete Opamps and Transformer balanced input.

This is what the finished pair looks like:

studer duo finished

Since the frontpanel had an extra hole provisioned for an LED I had to swap the DPDT switch on the build plans with a 3DPT switch. The LED takes voltage from the nearest 16+ rail point i could “hook” into and returns to an unused solder pad nearby that returns to ground.


Although the potmeters provide a means to attach a frontpanel to the PCB I decided to go for something a little more sturdy and mounted the PCB on L-brackets.


First mounting of the front panel. The switch I used first didn’t really fit the frontpanel’s hole, so a little rework needed to be done.

Mounted the frontpanel…jup, something's not quite right..

My initial, unmodified build:

Studer 169 EQ PCB fully populated

List of materials/sources:

I love the sound of the hi/lo shelf on these!