smallbutfine

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2005, 05:33:49 PM »
Hi,
i've been looking at "weak joe" for the first time when i got the incredibly low cost hi quality 1176 pcbs from mnats in lightening speed. A very interesting design as i'm not primarily in vocals but electronic music. his design is very versatile and i'm also interested as i have alot double sided pcb material and his design is originally double sided with ground plane...cool work.

i stuck on this page primarily because i saw this green pots that looked so familiar because i received some equal looking alps ones a week before at a superduper price...without a plan "what"for... :grin:

if there's enough demand, maybe he's willing to make a bunch?
(just a thought)

Martin
"In the past we suffered from crimes, today we suffer from laws."
Tacitus

www.audiomh.de


Flatpicker

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #41 on: April 14, 2005, 06:05:09 PM »
Quote from: "smallbutfine"
...if there's enough demand, maybe he's willing to make a bunch?
If he has the Gerber files, anyone can have them made. If not, I'll layout a version that we can have fabbed, but it'll be a few weeks.

I made a 2-sided layout of the What, but never had boards made. I was just getting ready to send them off, but then I decided to do the Weak instead. It may end up being a hybird with switchable April resistor and attack/release switchable from auto to manual. I'd also like to put a 2-color LED level indcator on there for the input and output signals. All switching will be done with relays.

Problem is, I need to clone myself so that one of me can carry on with the job and family, while the other can focus on my hobbies!

Mendelt

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2005, 10:55:50 AM »
I would be interested in boards for the Weak too. It seems to do everything the What does and more.

A switchable april resistor would be great. But wouldnt a wet/dry control be more usefull?

Flatpicker

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2005, 12:07:21 PM »
Quote from: "Mendelt"
But wouldnt a wet/dry control be more usefull?
Probably, but I hate to put yet another pot on the thing.

tony dB

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2005, 02:45:46 PM »
one can never have to much buttons  :wink:

StephenGiles

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2005, 05:56:13 PM »
Here's my redraw of the Weak Joe:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/StephenGiles/weakjoe.gif

.....a little easier on the eyes! - attack seems to have lost the K!
Stephen
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm!

Flatpicker

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2005, 10:48:19 PM »
Quote from: "tony dB"
one can never have to much buttons  :wink:
Yeah, I guess your right. As long as I can get 2 in a 19" rack, I'll be ok.

tony dB

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2005, 05:53:48 AM »
:grin:

spacelabstudio

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2005, 09:32:43 AM »
Quote from: "Flatpicker"
Quote from: "smallbutfine"
...if there's enough demand, maybe he's willing to make a bunch?
If he has the Gerber files, anyone can have them made. If not, I'll layout a version that we can have fabbed, but it'll be a few weeks.

I made a 2-sided layout of the What, but never had boards made. I was just getting ready to send them off, but then I decided to do the Weak instead. It may end up being a hybird with switchable April resistor and attack/release switchable from auto to manual. I'd also like to put a 2-color LED level indcator on there for the input and output signals. All switching will be done with relays.

Problem is, I need to clone myself so that one of me can carry on with the job and family, while the other can focus on my hobbies!


I've been poking around but haven't found the info, so I'll just ask.  What's the difference between the 'What' compressor and the 'Weak Joe'?  

Thanks,
Chris

pmroz

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2005, 01:12:08 PM »
.
Weak Joe info link from Mendelt, page 2 of this thread


StephenGiles

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #50 on: April 17, 2005, 06:27:20 AM »
Just admiring my redraw!!!!! Now, what type of frame shall I use??
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm!

Flatpicker

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #51 on: April 17, 2005, 09:02:17 AM »
Quote from: "StephenGiles"
Just admiring my redraw!!!!! Now, what type of frame shall I use??
hee hee... Looks good Stephen.  :thumb:

StephenGiles

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #52 on: April 17, 2005, 09:36:05 AM »
Actually a print from my Excel original looks even better, just like a circuit in a book.
Stephen
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm!

ladewd

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #53 on: April 17, 2005, 02:15:16 PM »
What is a good source for the Vactrol?  I did a google search and it didn't reveal any good sources.

CA

pmroz

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2005, 03:15:16 PM »
.
wow...
just came from Newark , searching for VTL5C9... then here.
They have em.
Can't tell your location from header...

Flatpicker

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2005, 07:24:05 PM »
Quote from: "ladewd"
What is a good source for the Vactrol?
Newark in the US; Farnell in Europe.

ladewd

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2005, 12:56:03 AM »
Thanks for the info.

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2005, 01:45:38 PM »
I got on board Fabio's PCB buy, and I wonder if it would be worthwhile getting a meter (or a pair for stereo) in there.  As a newbie, I don't really know how to go about doing this.  Can anybody who knows offer some insight?

Thanks.

smallbutfine

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2005, 10:07:05 PM »
So...
everybody around here seems to go for fabios board because they offer so much options...
i now have five vactrols since friday :grin:
(what should i do? 2 stereo units for my electro equipment and one custom mono for voice?)
I'm thinking about etching the boards myself...2x what (Peterc or mnats first design with mix button?), 2x weak(mnats) and one of fabios design with the first try to build a melcor(!?)  :shock:  :grin:

Seems logical to me...
Is fabio's pcb art available for a try of home etching? Haven't found it by now...
Fabio?
Fabio??
EDITED: hmm..maybe after the groupbuy ended...?  :roll: the pcbs look great indeed but again i ran a bit out of money! :wink:


Kind regards

Martin
"In the past we suffered from crimes, today we suffer from laws."
Tacitus

www.audiomh.de

Bauman

Anyone built a 'What Compressor'?
« Reply #59 on: May 16, 2005, 09:49:59 PM »
Hey!

V2 revision 1 board all stuffed and working :)

Sounds good enough to me with OEP and Melcor (not shown).

Sweeeeet! To be mounted with Neve1272 micpre....

Do you guys still wanna some PDF layout to home etching?!

 :guinness:
Fabio
cheers!
Fabio
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