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....