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If you’ve been digging around the internet in search of recording tips, tricks and wisdom, you’ve certainly run across the “analog controversy”. It is, of course, as silly as most internet controversies. That said, you may have awoken in the middle of the night, sitting at your computer with a shopping cart full of exotic analog gear. In a cold sweat, and without sudden movements, you swiftly close your browser but the thought remains: “what is it that so many people love about analog gear?”
In this episode, Vadim talks to the founder of DIY Recording Equipment – a small company that’s helping to change the landscape of analog gear and DIY by taking classic (and twists on classic) analog circuits and packaging them in neat DIY assembly kits.
This approach cuts down on cost for the company, which leads to quality at a reduced price for recording enthusiasts – and that’s before you even get to the part of how much fun DIY circuitry can be.
In this episode, you will learn:
- How Peterson became interested in analog gear and the DIY spirit and eventually went on to found DIYRE
- Why analog gear is so expensive
- The zen of DIY and why cost and sound quality alone don’t tell the whole story
- Peterson’s take on “analog vs. digital” – including a beautiful visual analogy (which Vadim is a huge sucker for)
- Peterson’s take on the accessibility of DIY music equipment to the electronics beginner (like Vadim)
- Whether there is a quality difference between DIY gear and factory-assembled gear
- What analog equipment is actually doing to your signal and why it makes a difference
- A good place to start if you’re on the fence about DIY
- And more!
Where to find Peterson and DIY Recording Equipment