DIY Custom Fitted In Ear Monitors

DIY Custom Fitted In Ear Monitors (earphones)

September 2, 2010 | 7 Comments

Have you ever seen those sweet custom-molded earphones and actually looked up how much it costs to have them molded, on top of the price of earphones themselves? I don’t doubt that they’re worth the price, but I certainly can’t afford them. I do, however, have a pair of old Shure generic in ear monitors (IEM) that are in need of new sleeves.

Pirated Vinyl

Can you pirate a vinyl record? Yes, yes you can.

July 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

Sure you can pirate audio, but you can never pirate the soul and grit of vinyl. Or can you? Check out this DIY tutorial on making a playable copy of a vinyl record.



July 18, 2010 | No comments yet

When Motu Released their Moto BPM software, a small contingent of fans were disappointed that Motu didn’t also release a hardware interface that mirrored the software’s computer-generated eye candy. An even smaller contingent went out and did something about it…well one person really.


DIY drum machine made out of a Lego Mindstorm unit

July 7, 2010 | No comments yet

Peter Cocteau over at has posted the software he created for a sample-based drum machine hacked into a Lego Mindstorm NXT unit. Using the NXT brain and some rotary dials, you can program some pretty nice sounding drums. I’m pretty impressed by the sound quality from such a supposedly lo-fi device.

DIY Ikea Speaker Stand

DIY Ikea Speaker Stand

July 4, 2010 | 19 Comments

With Ikea’s wide variety of products and comparatively affordable prices, it’s no wonder that their products are ripe for the “hacking”. Ikea Hacker has a tutorial for making your own speaker stand out of a table leg, and a shelf.