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Old 23rd October 2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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We will have round table discussions, builders workshops, and seminars for audio builders at all levels. If you have been designing your or audio gear, building kits, or just wondering if you should learn to solder this event is for you.

Peterson Goodwyn: Founded DIY.RE diyrecordingequipment.com in 2010 and started selling the LINE2AMP Re-amplifier kit, designed specifically to introduce beginners to the world of DIY. Today he sells over 20 pro audio products and has pioneered the 500 series Colour format adopted by other manufacturers.

Bob Hertig: Co-Founded U-Turn Audio in 2012 and raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter. They sold 5,000 inex*pen*sive, all-​​analog turntable last year and are projected to double their sales in 2015.

John W. Snyder: Currently in his second year as a PhD student at Boston University and works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the Owner/Chief Engineer at Electronic Audio Experiments, a small-batch manufacturer of stompboxes and tube amps.

Tony Norton: Founded Analog Craftsman in 2008 where he is designing, modifying, and building modular analog synthesizer modules including circuits and user interfaces for original products.

Michael Blackmer: Michael's experience in product and circuit design may be overshadowed by his experience with DBX, Electric Lady, Earthworks Audio and as an acoustician and repair tech.

Patrick Grenham: Started repairing tube amps out of necessity and gradually figured out what the Hell he was doing. Aside from maintaining the analog equipment the Soul Shop, Grenham does some tech work on tube recording gear and custom builds amplifiers and recording gear on a limited basis for outside players and engineers.

Builders Classes:
In these classes you will be provided with tools and materials so you can will take home what you build. We expect that many will successfully complete the projects within the class time but we can't guarantee this.

Distortion Pedal Assembly Class: Build a DOD250 with John Snyder. Advanced Registration Required

Passive Re-Amplifier Assembly Class: Build the L2A with Peterson Goodwyn from DIY.RE

DIY Roundtable: All the panelists and a few special guests will have a round table discussion about the current state of DIY Audio.

Distortion Theory Class: John Snyder will explain the basic and advanced topics in stompbox style distortion

Moving from Concept to Production: Peterson Goodwyn, Bob Hertig and Tony Norton

Riffing with Circuit Design: Michael Blackmer will be talking about his approach to circuit design

The Essentials: Monte Mcguire will provide a survey of input and output circuits, power supplies, and enclosures used for stage, studio, and professional audio equipment, with the goal of identifying typical problems and their solutions.
Skinning the 5 Watt Cat: Grenham will walk you through the circuit of a classic low wattage Valco amplifier and explain the various functions, schematic symbols and circuit topology. He will demonstrate basic diferences between the Valco amp and its contemporary; Fender's tweed champ.

Schedule: (This schedule is subject to change as we strive to add more panel topics and panelists)
10:30 to 11: Registration
11 to 11:30 Keynote and Introductions
11:30 to 12:30: Riffing with Circuit Design
12:30 to 1:30: Skinning the 5 Watt Cat
1:30 to 2: Lunch
2 to 3: Distortion Theory Class
3 to 4: Moving from Concept to Production
4 to 5: The Essentials: Interface circuits, enclosures, and power supplies.

Builders Classes
11:30 to 1:30 Passive Re-Amplifier Assembly Class
3:00 to 5:00: Distortion Pedal Assembly Class

For Tickets:
Audio Builders Workshop Tickets, Cambridge | Eventbrite
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Good to see something like this finally hit the Boston area. I'll spread the word to my minions..
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