The DIY ethic is running deep in the audio and recording business once again as a variety of manufacturers now provide kits to build everything from preamps to compressors to microphones to ???.
It’s a great way to not only learn how your gear ticks, but also get some great sounding gear at a very reasonable price as well.
Engineer and educator Owen Curtin has been on top of this trend, creating the successful Audio Builders Workshops that happen every 3 months or so in Boston.
Owen is my guest on the latest podcast, where he describes how the workshops came about, some upcoming themes, and some trends in DIY gear.
On the intro I talk about a new source of royalties for backup and session musicians, and some big changes that are coming to your wireless audio gear (you could be breaking the law if you’re not careful).