Has anyone here made the Gyraf SSL clone?

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Post by Jed » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:04 am

You might check out Ptownkid's custom meters. They are pretty sweet looking. And reasonably priced.

http://www.prodigy-pro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24228

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Post by inverseroom » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:25 am

Jed wrote:You might check out Ptownkid's custom meters. They are pretty sweet looking. And reasonably priced.

http://www.prodigy-pro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24228
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Post by Electricide » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:11 am

b3groover wrote:If you create a BM, John, please post it. I'd like to do it along with you.

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Post by b3groover » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:49 pm

inverseroom wrote:
Jed wrote:You might check out Ptownkid's custom meters. They are pretty sweet looking. And reasonably priced.

http://www.prodigy-pro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24228
HELL YEAH

I emailed him. Those are NICE.
Dang. Those are bad-ass. Okay, I need to get this party started. I've got three of these things to make.

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Post by matta » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:26 pm

Hey Guys,

I've built around 6-7 of these over 3 years and I have NEVER had a problem with any of them, other than the hum issues that are inherent and I posted the solution has been posted over on the Prodigy.

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Also bear in mind that the originals were designed around the now defunct DBX VCA's the newer THAT ones have changes that need ot be made, and I would honestly say spent a bit more and get the PRE-TRIMMED VCA's, the 2181's.

Here is a chart I made to indicate the changes to help you out with your builds.

Matt's GSSL MOD's

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Post by inverseroom » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:07 pm

THANK you, that is SUPER helpful. Any chance you could give me a direct link to the hum solution? That thread is SOOO long...

I will go with the pre-trimmed VCA for sure...

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Post by idylldon » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:17 pm

I've built two with the sidechain boards and love 'em to death. I highly recommend the build.

Here are a couple of pics of one I built in an old tube reverb enclosure (I like to recycle old enclosures when possible).

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Post by b3groover » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:36 pm

Don, that is really nice looking. I love the meter. Great work!
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Post by b3groover » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:14 pm

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Post by fazeka » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:30 pm

I think the issue with the confusion re: 160 pages and all the revisions is because this project is an early Gyraf project created back in the days of the recording.org site. It has the most history, so of course it's going to have a massive thread. Early on, lots of people would ask stupid/redundant questions, so I'm sure that contributed to it. Also, I haven't looked at that thread for a while, but I doubt all of it's due to the complexity of it. Most are just talking about stupid little things, like knobs, meters, etc. or not being careful in checking their work, also some of that thread I think talks about sidechain options, too. Which reminds me...

The other versions I think are mainly with different sidechain options, I think there are two main ones. These sidechains are optional, but very handy to have as it basically is a highpass filter.

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Post by fazeka » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:37 pm

Yeah, but I would worry about building the basic one first before delving into that, especially if you've yet to build one at all.


It's kinda like learning to play Hammond on a B-3 first rather than on an M-3... you can do it, but it's kinda intimidating...

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b3groover wrote:Have you guys seen this?

http://www.prodigy-pro.com/forum/viewto ... 17&start=0

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Post by b3groover » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:42 pm

Nice analogy! :D Ya, I'll build the regular one first. I have three sets of boards so I could always build the other one after I get to know the first.

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Post by fazeka » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:55 pm

Ya, that way you can see if you even like it or not to begin with.

BTW, you guys kick ass on "Pumpkin Pie". Dude! Seriously.

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Post by b3groover » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:56 pm

Thanks! Just last night I found a band on YouTube that is covering one of our songs. They are in Germany! That blew my mind.

Hope I can get this SSL done relatively quickly so I can use it on the next CD.
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Post by Tabnetic » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:24 am

idylldon wrote:
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that's beautiful...


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