Saturday, April 19, 2008

I'm Such a Nerd

When I was a kid I was a nerd. Everyone knows that. I was picked on in elementary school. No biggie.

In my 20s I was a geek. And I was damn proud. Dot-coms were all the rage and suddenly it became cool to be a geek. Everyone was a geek.

In my 30s I'm back to being a nerd.

(Google your way around if you don't know the difference between a geek and a nerd.)

So in all my nerdy glory... well, let me back up a bit.

I like music. I like recording music and playing with that kinda stuff. However, the necessary equipment is expensive. Very expensive.

So what's a nerd to do? Build your own!

So last night I put the finishing touches on my headphone amplifier. Cost me all of $8 or so to build.

Tonight I'm going to work on my microphone preamp. That is, an amp that brings the mic to line level so it can go into a mixer. I've played with a couple of mic preamp circuits that I didn't like so I'm going ultra-nerd, grabbing my calcuator, and throwing down some mad algebra to design my own mic preamp circuit.

I'm such a nerd. But that's why you love me.

Hey SMGSI Dave, everything ok? Earthquake, that is....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am simply a dork and do not get all this circuit business, but if you wanna talk aboat suaghin let me know!! Could "L" be Lacey?