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Re: Waveulator ME Saturator Construction Information

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2023 5:30 pm
by mediatechnology
Updated assembly instructions 102823. Final copy: ... 2823_1.pdf

Re: Waveulator ME Saturator Construction Information

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2023 5:48 am
by mediatechnology
I've been getting asked a lot of questions about what's required to wire up a Waveulator and thought a picture would be helpful.


The power supply is a TDK CUT-35FF/A enclosed version.

The meter is a Pico Compressor GR20 running on the TDK's 5V supply. The full scale is 10 dB peak reduction. The orange/blue pair hanging off to the side are for a power LED. The GR20 board is out of production and I don't have the layout. I'll be working on a similar meter and hope to have some boards soon.

The two coiled harnesses at the top are for the customer's "Process" switch (aka Bypass) and a European-coded AC power harness for their own IEC connector. My IEC harness and bypass switch are in the picture.

To the left are the audio leads for termination to XLRs.

I use headers for connection the the Phoenix connectors to keep things tidy.

The leads for the Gain pot are made a little longer than the rest so it can be placed at the right hand side of the controls. The normal flow is Threshold, Ratio/Hardness and then Gain.

I'll try to get some BOMs posted for the parts required to rack it.

Re: Waveulator ME Saturator Construction Information

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2023 5:45 pm
by mediatechnology
Several years ago Doug sent me some drum tracks to Waveulate. I just stumbled upon them and decided to process them with the new unit.

The first sample is unprocessed the second has about 7 dB of brickwall peak limiting. The makeup gain was manually adjusted to be close to the original peak level using a K-meter plugin.

Drum sample, unprocessed, then processed: ... miting.wav