[sdiy] DIY mixer/console

rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk
Wed Dec 1 13:01:06 CET 2021

When I was younger and just getting into electronic music I designed and 
built my own 24-channel mixer with stereo outputs, 4 channel EQ on each 
channel, mic pre-amps, insertion points, pre- and post-fade FX sends, 
aux/tape returns, mute/solo switching etc.  I naively thought it would 
be cheap to do!  It was a pain making the enclosure (from wood!), took 
ages to solder up all the electronics (mostly on veroboard with lots of 
flying leads to the pots and switches!!!), and ended up being waaaaaay 
more expensive than I had imagined.

It also picked up numerous European Short-Wave radio stations at night, 
buzzed every time the heating switched on or off, and always had at 
least 2 channels with intermittent faults due to poor soldering at any 
one time!

It looked pretty cool, and I was happy from an achievement point of view 
(was easily satisfied in those days ;-))  but I was forever opening it 
up to fix stuff, and definitely wouldn't embark on anything like that 


On 2021-11-30 17:43, ColinMuirDorward via Synth-diy wrote:
> Who here has done or tried it?
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