mxl 990 mod

MXL 990 Microphone Mods

Depending on who you ask, the MXL 990 is either awful or amazing. I have mixed feelings about these mics. Despite their shortcomings, no one can argue that they are immensely popular. They come at a price point which puts them in the hands of many thousands of musicians, singers, producers and engineers. They’ve helped …

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Best Mic Mods of 2021

It all started out as experiments with microphone parts, diy microphone kits and k47 capsules, and turned into the mic mod shop! Here are some of the best mics to modify from work I’ve done over the past year. Read on to see how we customize a microphone. MXL 990 MXL 990s are everywhere. Mechanically, …

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CineMag is In The House!

From the beginning of my transformer mic build experiments, I had wanted to use a transformer which was as close to the original BV-107 found in the Neumann KM84 as possible. That’s because my BFM (Big F’n Microphone) board is a modern recreation of the KM84 circuit but adapted to LDC capsules. CineMag makes a …

diy studio desk

DIY Studio Desk

I had always wanted an Argosy-Like desk with angled racks right at the desktop level. I resisted because the dimensions and layout weren’t quite exactly what I wanted and well… the price. Occasionally I would consider doing a DIY studio desk, begin the design and get too busy to follow through. So I just stuck …