The Sound Skulptor products are slowly crafted with care, precision and many listening sessions in real conditions in our recording studio.
The products are proposed in kit form, to minimize cost as far as possible. They are also available built and tested for the non technicians.
Every effort has been done in the design to make the building process easy. Complex hook-up wiring has been completely avoided by the use of PCB components (potentiometers, switches, transformers ...) and flat cable connections.
Anybody that is capable of doing a clean solder joint, carefully following our step by step Construction Guides and using a digital multimeter should be able to successfully build these kits. Check our D.I.Y. page.
In the case you would fail to build one of our kits, we propose a repair service that will fix it for you.
If you are not confident enough in your DIY skills, there is an option of choosing fully assembled kits.
The MP 5.12 is a mic preamplifier based on one discrete Op-Amp, one Cinemag input transformer and one Cinemag output transformer.
The MP566 is a dual-triode vacuum tube circuit preamplifier based on a design that has been used in several famous devices from the 50's, which has been adapted to the '500' format of API*.
The MP573 is a two stages, single ended class A microphone preamp, based on the design that was originally used in the Neve 1290/1073 modules, that has been adapted to the '500' format of API.
The MP 599 is a mic preamplifier based on one SK99 discrete Op-Amp, one Lundahl input transformer and one Lundahl output transformer.
The EQ573 is an equalizer based on the design that was originally used in the Neve 1073 and 1084 modules, that has been adapted to the '500' format of API*.
The EQP501 is a passive equalizer based on the classic PULTEC EQP 1A, adapted to the '500' format of API*. It is made of an all passive section followed by a gain make up stage based on a Discrete Op-Amp (DOA).
The CP5176 is a FET compressor based on the design that was originally used in the 1176 compressor, which has been adapted to the '500' format of API*.
The LA502 is a soft knee, electro-optical compressor based on the LA2A/LA3A design, which we have adapted to the '500' series format.
The TS500 Tape Simulator is the successor or the Stereo Tape Simulator. It has been adapted to the API* 500 format with a number of enhancements.