Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #160 on: July 18, 2015, 10:41:53 PM »
also i want to use it on a 9vdc set just like a normal effect pedal
is this possible? if so i would love to get some help on this  I'm a bit lost


dribro

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #161 on: February 21, 2016, 09:39:10 PM »
It took a while to finish these... They're done and sounding good!
Thanks Ian and Marek.

dribro

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #162 on: February 21, 2016, 09:39:54 PM »
Front.

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #163 on: April 01, 2018, 09:59:05 PM »
Hello everyone!!

I would like to know if this project is still alive.
Are there still PCBs and frontpanels being made??
Thanks for your time.

Martin

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #164 on: April 03, 2018, 11:14:05 AM »
Hi,

To be honest I'm not sure if Marek is still offering these.  The PCB traces are available here if you can etch your own:

http://irfrench.tumblr.com/downloads

I've not spoken to Marek for quite some time - I hope he is well!

Ian.
 :)

dmp

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #165 on: April 03, 2018, 02:11:27 PM »

Hi,

To be honest I'm not sure if Marek is still offering these.  The PCB traces are available here if you can etch your own:

http://irfrench.tumblr.com/downloads

I've not spoken to Marek for quite some time - I hope he is well!

Ian.
 :)

Too bad, this is an awesome projects and his boards were beautiful. I built a pair and for heavy parallel compression on drums they are pretty great

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #166 on: April 04, 2018, 06:54:30 AM »
Too bad, this is an awesome projects and his boards were beautiful. I built a pair and for heavy parallel compression on drums they are pretty great

Thanks - this means a lot.

Assuming that Marek is no longer producing these (or with his say so) I'm happy for someone else to take up the role.   Would be nice to see some more appear in the wild.

Ian.
 :)

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #167 on: April 04, 2018, 09:52:24 AM »

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #168 on: April 04, 2018, 09:57:56 AM »
Sad news I'm afraid, Marek Passed away last year.

http://www.forge-electronics.co.uk/index.php/workshop/isolation-milled-pcbs


Oh no.  That is really really sad.  He was  such a friendly and open person.

I'm genuinely saddened to hear that.


Ian.


Eliani

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #169 on: June 18, 2019, 03:37:55 PM »
Hey Guys,

so because I couldn't find anyone that would sell me a level-loc PCB I took it upon myself to start from scratch. I took your schematics and re-did a PCB design in eagle, since I quit making my own PCB's, except on rare occasions, I did a two layer design, so I could just send some gerber files to my main manufacturer and get some made for me.

So I've got this one on order...
There are some errors on the board, with misplaced tnames and stuff, but all in all a quick turn around.

To irfrench, I would like to thank you for your effort in this project, I'm about to change a few things like bringing back the input tranformers, going for a true line-level option and reverse engineering the original, so I guess I'll have to add a new topic for this one somewhere in the near future.

« Last Edit: June 24, 2019, 05:45:25 AM by Eliani »
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Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #170 on: June 19, 2019, 05:02:48 AM »
To irfrench, I would like to thank you for your effort in this project, I'm about to change a few things like bringing back the input tranformers, going for a true line-level option and reverse engineering the original, so I guess I'll have to add a new topic for this one somewhere in the near future.

Hi!

This is really exciting!  I'm glad the project is still alive and evolving!  I'm excited to see the results.  :)

Ian

Eliani

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #171 on: June 24, 2019, 05:44:44 AM »
Always lovely to receive prototype pcb's

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Eliani

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #172 on: July 26, 2019, 05:00:08 PM »
So I've got this one working!

It was an almost inhouse, built from stocked parts project. And the few items I didn't have laying around I got from Farnell for almost nothing, and free delivery...

Now about the level-loc... I have to admit I made a small error populating the board, and I fried the tl074 too. It took me the better part of today to figure out that it was busted, but I've gained some experience in searching for problems along the way. I've never own an original Level-Lock, but I did have a 4 channel preamp with a limiter funtion, but that did not behave like this one does... I've only tried it on a mono drum track and I'l have to get used to the way it works, but it sounds awsome!! from clean, to smashed and bleading simbals to dry dead punched akward gated stuff!! I love this!!

I'll have to build myself a second one for stereo purposes, matching components would be the first priority in this case. I'll need to figure out the front-panel, but I can always move stuff around and order a new batch of boards...




when I get this thing sorted, I'll be willing to order more for you guys, if you guys ar at all interested!!
I guess I'll have to open a new thread for this project if it starts to deviate to much from the original design by Irfrench...
« Last Edit: July 28, 2019, 07:08:51 AM by Eliani »
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Eliani

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #173 on: July 28, 2019, 07:14:44 AM »
And it's always nice to have your own laser cutter to do quick front-panel tests.

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Gianni

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #174 on: August 13, 2019, 08:28:32 AM »
Great work! This looks excellent!
I would be interested in a pair if you are selling PCBs.

Gianni

manulaudic

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #175 on: November 05, 2019, 12:35:01 AM »
Looks great ! i would be interested in a pcb as well !
manu

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #176 on: November 06, 2019, 11:18:42 AM »
I've got a pair of the first batch. one works and one doesn't. still haven't figured out whats wrong with the non-functioning unit. The one that works is great. I'm just using it to crush some mono bass and mono drums. If the new PCBs turn out well I may pick up a pair and try again.

Winetree

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #177 on: November 06, 2019, 12:45:42 PM »
I have some of the originals. Non labeled. I gave up on them
These new ones seem better designed and labeled.
I'd be interested in 4 PSBs.

electrisizer

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #178 on: November 06, 2019, 01:51:49 PM »
Im in for two... Nico to havem Back thanks  :)

SKJGProject

Re: 500 series Level-Loc project
« Reply #179 on: November 08, 2019, 03:51:30 PM »
In for two as well!
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