Front Panel Library Project.
« on: December 12, 2019, 01:31:58 PM »
I am hoping this will be the beginning of a collection of Front Panel/Faceplate files for those who might want to DIY their own panels without having to do the work of digitally re-creating what's already out there. Hoping it will become a pinned thread like the "Technical Documents" part of the forum. I don't have anything to contribute yet, but have a friend working on a file for a Valley People Dynamite, which I will share upon completion.

If you've got vector files of faceplates, please share them!

***NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE***.
For those willing to share things you've created and sell commercially, that is certainly welcome, but for those of us who are taking advantage of the resources provided by others, please be respectful of this and keep it DIY.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2019, 01:26:05 PM by thecr4ne »


gyraf

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 03:17:55 AM »
That's a pretty good idea, that one..!

/Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

ruffrecords

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 03:33:45 AM »
I agree with Jakob. I don't know why someone did not think of this earlier.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

weiss

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2019, 08:50:55 AM »
I had this idea a while back but i figured a lot of people would't want to give away their panels for nothing.
I got about 150 front panel files in my library. Most of them i did on my own which took a lot of time and effort.
If there is enough interest i am willing to share them. I could make a new thread. Where would be the best place to upload?
« Last Edit: December 13, 2019, 09:19:27 AM by weiss »

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2019, 09:33:04 AM »
Thanks for the support!

Of course I don't want to take business away from anyone who's producing panels professionally. But in the spirit of DIY, it would be a nice reference for those who may have access to tools like a laser cutter/etcher, or want to try their hand at screen printing and just want to crank something out with markings on it, even if it's not fully color matched to the original and all that.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2019, 10:00:29 AM by thecr4ne »

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2019, 10:00:07 AM »
Where would be the best place to upload?

Good question. I'm not sure how file hosting works here in the forum, but I do know other threads have a lot of sadly dead links, and consideration should be taken to avoid that for this project.  archive.org maybe, to ensure longevity? I know collections can be uploaded, but I don't know about collaborative management of a single collection. 
« Last Edit: December 13, 2019, 10:15:22 AM by thecr4ne »

weiss

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2019, 11:35:07 AM »
I uploaded all my files for the people who are interested.

I split them into modules (api,neve) & rack gear and then categorized it further.


Here is the link to my front panel collection: LINK


Here are front panel files from the member Rocinante: LINK



Please no commercial usage of the designs.
I can keep this list updated. If you want me to upload your designs, let me know!

Hope this can make things easier  :)
« Last Edit: August 08, 2020, 05:12:35 AM by weiss »

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2019, 11:56:21 AM »
Awesome! Been looking for this all over the web, and the lack of results forced me to better understand fpd and make panel designs myself. Thanks a bunch!

Ricardus

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2019, 12:09:45 PM »
This is a great idea. When there is a more central upload directory I will upload the ONE panel I have made for Bo Hansen DI's.  :-)
Audio mastering for hire..

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2019, 01:24:11 PM »
Whoa! Weiss! Amazing! Thanks so much!

I'd like to reinforce that this is NOT for commercial use. For those willing to share things they've created and sell, that is certainly welcome, but for those of us who are taking advantage of the resources provided by others, please be respectful of this and keep it DIY.  I'll amend the OP to reflect this as well.

Weiss, thank you for offering to upload on behalf of others for now, but I'd like to encourage further discussion of a central collection where this can be managed and curated appropriately. 

(I'm traveling for the holidays so I may be unresponsive for the next 3 weeks, FYI)


Whoops

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2019, 06:40:32 PM »
I uploaded all my files for the people who are interested.

Hello Weiss,
thank you so much for all your work that you shared

Respect

weiss

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2019, 07:46:24 AM »
Hello Weiss,
thank you so much for all your work that you shared

Respect

thanks, i'm glad to be of help.

best

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2019, 10:39:38 PM »
Hello Weiss,
thank you so much for all your work that you shared

Respect

+100

Rocinante

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2019, 01:02:48 PM »
I too have a lot to share. I also have some work others have done that were well done. Weiss how can I share my files?
If there's a harder way to do this, I haven't found it yet.

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2019, 04:16:07 PM »
Well done! Can we add files for commercial made products popular in DIY?
Great to have a single source for these to reference.

We can add to this Library none the less.
If you are curious, you'll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them.
Erno Rubik

weiss

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2019, 07:27:14 PM »
I too have a lot to share. I also have some work others have done that were well done. Weiss how can I share my files?

just send it to me and i'll upload it to the directory if you like or you could upload it yourself somewhere

weiss

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2019, 07:30:12 PM »
Well done! Can we add files for commercial made products popular in DIY?
Great to have a single source for these to reference.

We can add to this Library none the less.

What do you have in mind? I don't see a problem with recreating panels by yourself as long as you don't use it commercially

mross

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2019, 03:06:17 PM »
Fantastic, thank you Weiss!

I have a few things I’ve been working on that I’ll post after the holidays. Wish I had access to my computer :(

I’ll post a link to these after New Years:

Pultec Chassis/Front panel
Ampeg B-15 amp chassis/Cabinet
Rackmount 1073
Fairchild Chassis/Front panel

Cheers,

Michael



sonolink

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2020, 02:16:56 PM »
First of all, sincere thanks to Weiss for sharing his collection of FPDs  :)

Apart from him, did someone else share stuff or is there an actual Collection happening somewhere?

Cheers
Sono
Why sleep when you can mix?
M.P.Stavrou

Ricardus

Re: Front Panel Library Project.
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2020, 04:52:28 PM »
First of all, sincere thanks to Weiss for sharing his collection of FPDs  :)

Apart from him, did someone else share stuff or is there an actual Collection happening somewhere?

Cheers
Sono

 Oooh. I have some different Bo Hansen DI panels to contribute.  These panels are sized to use with the off-the-shelf Hammond 1455N1201 enclosure.
Audio mastering for hire..


 

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