Microphone Modders

Where do you go to get your mics modded? The engineers listed here will turn your assembly-line mic into a handcrafted musical instrument, revealing depth and clarity more common to high-end mics… at a fraction of the cost.

Advanced Audio / Dave Thomas

Based in Summerland, British Columbia, Dave does circuit and capsule mods to numerous vintage AKG and Neumann mics, as well as recent Chinese clones of vintage designs.

Audio Upgrades / Jim Williams

Based in Carlsbad, CA, Jim does audio circuit design and modification for numerous vintage European mics, contemporary standards, and Asian imports.

Fox Audio Research / Brian Fox

Based in Toronto, Brian provides a series of mods to common Chinese condensers to replicate the sonic signatures of vintage AKG and Neumann microphones.

Hamptone / Scott Hampton

Based in Portland, OR, Scott offers vintage mic restoration services to customers of his tube mic power supplies.

Marik / Mark Fouxman

Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Marik provides custom mods for a wide variety of ribbon and condenser microphones, both vintage and contemporary.

The Mic Shop / Bill Bradley

Based in Franklin, TN, Bill restores vintage microphones.

OktavaMod / Michael Joly

Based in Springfield, MA, Michael provides mods to most Oktava microphones as well as recent Chinese ribbon mics.

Talking Dog Transducer Co. / Stephen Sank

Based in Tucson, AZ, Stephen is a second-generation ribbon expert, offering repairs and upgrades primarily for vintage ribbon microphones.

Terry Setter

Based in Olympia, WA, Terry performs custom mods to a variety of Chinese and Russian microphones.

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