Audio and Video

VGA to SCART adapters

Some time ago I saw  The ultimate VGA to SCART adapter project at Hackaday with description: Accurate recreation of vintage arcades is becoming increasingly difficult. CRT monitors are rare nowadays and, even if you find one, it will probably not support the 15.7Khz horizontal frequency used by many old arcades. A good alternative is a

Modular synthesis on the web

The modular synthesizer is a type of synthesizer consisting of separate specialized modules. The modules are typically connected together with patch cords in different ways as needed to generate needed tones. Typical modules are oscillators (operate on frequency), filters (spectrum), amplifiers/gates (amplitude) and Envelope generators (dynamic control). The earliest commercial modular synthesizers were developed, in

2in1 Wireless and Wired Microphone

I got a very cheap wired/wireless mic  from Wish.com. I plan was to have a cheap “disposable” microphone for uses where I don’t want risking the more expensive microphone. Basically the product looks OK. The construction is plastic, but till feels acceptable for the price (less than 10 Euros on sale). If I get this

Friday Fun: Studio 188 zero budget movies

This is how you remake a Hollywood blockbuster with zero budget (or almost). Studio 188 is a group of people that are creating low cost movie trailers. They say they have have is imagination. They have made several quite funny versions of well known movie trailers and posted the results to YouTube to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX3q2gub8M8NVVu4bCNIQ2g  

Microphone hardware hacking with a hammer

I have had for a long time an AKG D60 S microphone. The AKG D60S is advertised as an unidirectional semiprofessional dynamic microphone with smooth frequency response, a rugged all-metal body, an on/off switch, and removable wire-mesh grill.  It was proven to be a decent semiprofessional all-round microphone with hypercardioid polar pattern. Hypercardioid microphones are

Photographer Reveals The Behind-The-Scenes Of His Instagram-Worthy Photos (18 Pics) | Bored Panda

https://www.boredpanda.com/photography-reality-behind-the-scenes-calob-castellon/ We are mesmerized by the beauty and quality of some Instagram photographs. And it often leaves us wondering if all these people have personal professional photographers and a free pass to a fancy studio. It appears that is not always the case… This article probes that quite unexpected everyday places can create an out-of-this-world

Audio over CAT5

Here are some links on transporting audio signals over twisted pair wiring: Digital PreSonus eliminates the snake with a single CAT5 cable #105 – Audinate AVIO Dante Audio Adapter: First Look & Review   Analog #89 – SoundTools CAT Box Snake & SuperCAT CAT5e Review Using Cat5 cable for analog, AES3 and ClearCom signals with

Audio and video trends for 2019

Here are some audio and video trends for 2019: The global Hi-Fi Systems market was valued at million US$ in 2018 and is expected to grow. EISA Awards has selected Hi-Fi product category winners, but I did not see anything really fancy new innovations that would excite me there. The Hi-Fi speaker market has seen considerable