We got reviewed in Tape Op!

We were excited and honored that our 990 & 2001 mod kits were reviewed in the May/June 2021 issue of Tape Op magazine. I have personally been a Tape Op subscriber for over 10 years, and in fact–it’s the only recording magazine that I still read on a regular basis. So it was a huge honor that Scott McChane (the gear reviews editor there) purchased a couple of our kits a few months ago and chose to review them in the magazine. And even better–it was a very positive review! If you don’t receive print issues, you can read the full review on their website by clicking here.

Looking to buy a new mic for modification?


If you’re looking to buy a new mic that is compatible with our 990 mod kit, look no further than the CAD GXL2200 or GXL2200BP. (more…)

Do you really need a $1k to $3k mic to get started?

Linked below is a great blog post about choosing mics for your studio. He even includes a nice nod to our mod kits (under the heading “Here’s where the fun comes in!”): (more…)

Another 990 Mod Kit Review

Here’s another customer review of our 990 Mod Kit. This guy even paints the mic, and it looks really sharp! (more…)

Review of our 990 Mod Kit

Here’s a nice customer review of our 990 Mod Kit that we came across on YouTube: (more…)

Balanced Rewire Mod for Pyle PDMIC78 and PDMIC58

In recent years, several clones of the Shure SM57 and SM58 have hit the market, appealing to budget-minded live sound and recording enthusiasts. The Pyle PDMIC58 and PDMIC78 are two of the cheapest and most popular of these mics. They look almost identical to their Shure counterparts, sound quite decent (particularly the PDMIC78), and sell for around $10 or $12 each. You heard me right: ten or twelve bucks. Man, I really wish these had been around 20+ years ago when I was a poor, struggling college student trying to build up a mic collection for my band’s PA system and recording rig. I could have really gotten some mileage out of them. But I digress. Being a ten or twelve-dollar mic, they have a few shortcomings: (more…)