The Living Thing / Notebooks : Cheap music gear

With special attention paid to building sound systems for small mountain villages in Daerah Sunda.

See also raspberry pi and friends, audio software, sample libraries, mutant sound design.

Speakers

You know, for playing audio loudly? I miss having ready access to a selection of portable sound systems for musical mayhem.

Cheap soundcards

Cheap microphone hacks

Cheap earphones

IEEE has a review of various options including cheap Chinese imports such as DQSM D2 (US $168), the Tennmak Crazy Cello ($50), and the LKER i8 ($37),

All provide good, if not perfect, sound at low cost.

Cheap snakes

Can I turn a CAT5 cable into a multicore? CAT5 is freely available second hand and easily replaceable. Real multicore is expensive, hard to fix and hard to find in Indonesia.

Cheap DIs that are not terrible

*sucks air through teeth*

Cheap retail hacks