In addition to being a recording veteran, Hillary does audio installation and minor repairs and has wired rooms for Sound On Sound, Legacy Recording Studios, The Mars Volta, Future Shock/Alex Newport, Paul Gold/Salt Mastering, All Mobile Video and various others. She also maintains sound systems for NYC venues Home Sweet Home, Niagara and several others.

Hillary has some serious organization chops and can help you with your project from start to finish, including equipment purchases, wiring shemes, layouts, acoustics and also budgets.

Wiring an Elco snake at Future Shock

Timelapse GoPro video of wiring a 16-channel Elco snake for the new console at Future Shock Studio.

Building a custom mastering console for Paul Gold/Salt Mastering

Paul Gold at Salt Mastering designed a new console for himself and I helped him build it, including stuffing circuit boards, building tureted patchbays, and all the power & audio wiring on the console itself.
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Building the Big Brother truck for All Mobile Video

We started with this empty shell of a truck.
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Then somewhere along the way got to this point.

With the help of all of this stuff.
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I make them pretty.
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Dust and dirt are bad.

Oh dust and dirt, why do you have to exist? To keep us clean? To make us cough? To make us think there’s something wrong with our electronics?
All of the above, I suppose.

Just a friendly reminder to open up your power amps/receivers/anything with vents that circulate air (or should circulate air) and clean them out regularly.
You can get a can of compressed air from the Shack or any electronics store, or if you’re serious, you should invest $50 in a DataVac electric duster.

fans collect thee dust

volume pots collect thee dust

If you’re having issues with your signal dropping out, the volume/gain pots probably could stand to be cleaned and excercised. DeOxit is great stuff…

Vinyl Record & Vinyl Control DJs… Attention!

No sound coming out when you plug your cartridge in to the tone arm on your turntable?
Only hearing one side?
Poor calibration in Serato/Traktor?

Don’t blow into the tone arms, please. The little bit of saliva does not help any humidity situation that may already exist.

Could be oxidation. This video is great… I don’t have and have never used a Dremel doing this but you get the idea…

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