Category The Compound Studio

Random Percussion Stuff

A list of odds and ends I've picked up over the years. This list is far from complete.Read More

LP CP Traditional Bongos

Dig the hep bongo Daddy-o.

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Luis Conte Congas

I have a Quinto and a Conga – just trying to track down a matching Tumba.

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For some time I've been thinking if I were to stumble on an autoharp, I'd buy one. I wondered if I could do something interesting with them - like run it through a bunch of weird effects and actually get a cool sound out of it.Read More

DOD FX90 analogue delay

The very first delay I owned was the first of the series FX90. I loved that thing until I seduced by the perfectly clean sounds of digital delays. Then I couldn’t get rid of this thing fast enough and replace it with a fancy rack unit. Not long after that I kicked myself because I missed some of the character an analogue delay brings to the table.

Recently I tracked one of these guys down for a fair price (under $100) and added it to my arsenal.

Input impedance = 500 k Ohms
Output impedance = 4.7 k Ohms
Gain = 0 dB
Band Width = 30 Hz to 25 kHz (dry), 30 Hz to 1.3 kHz (delay)

Notable IC chips: one MN3005 4096-stage BBD chip driven by a MN3101 clock generator/driver CMOS chip; one NE570N compander; and one misc op amp tied into the Mix control (early models always used a TL0...

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Line 6 Echo Pro

I bought a Line 6 DL4 pedal, which I thought was pretty cool. I used that on a few songs and was always frustrated the delay was in stompbox form. I don't really have a good place in the studio for these things. Come to find out, Line 6 made a rack mount version called the Echo Pro. It's the same guts with a few extra features - including patch saving.Read More

MAM VF-11 – 11-band analog vocoder

The VF-11 is an 11-band analog vocoder from German company MAM (Music And More). Read More

Mackie Onyx 1640

16-channel/4-bus small-format analog mixer. I’m using this as my overflow/sidecar to the 32 channel mixer.

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KRK 10s Subwoofer

I added the KRK 10s subwoofer to the studio. I heard of people being happy with this subwoofer paired with the Adam A7 monitors. They go well together. It didn't take me very long to get the two in line with each other.Read More Modular Synthesizer

I'm in love with this little modular synth.Read More