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Title: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: Doc B. on March 14, 2011, 02:12:18 PM
UPDATED LINKS ON 5/12/14

For many years many people have asked, cajoled, hounded and begged me to put the old issues of VALVE magazine which I started in 1994 into an archive. At long last I have pulled together the first 6 years worth of issues that were published in print.

Please note: There is not even the slightest hint of a suggestion of tech support for the material covered in these articles. This material is here for historical purposes only and I take no responsibility for what may be myriad technical errors - including my own. I was learning back then, just like you guys. It is unlikely that I will be able to spend much time answering questions so I will suggest that this forum may be used for discussion of the various articles amongst the participants.

Complete VALVE archive download

https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/Complete-VALVE-Collection.zip (https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/Complete-VALVE-Collection.zip)


VALVE 1994

https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1994.zip (https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1994.zip)



VALVE 1995

https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1995.zip (https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1995.zip)



VALVE 1996

https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1996.zip (https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1996.zip)



VALVE 1997

https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1997.zip (https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1997.zip)



VALVE 1998

https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1998.zip (https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1998.zip)



VALVE 1999

https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1999.zip (https://s3.amazonaws.com/VALVE_Archive/VALVE_1999.zip)


Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: Jim R. on March 14, 2011, 03:40:46 PM
Dan,!

-- Jim


Very cool!  Thanks for doing this
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: Doc B. on March 14, 2011, 03:50:51 PM
Hey Jim,

You are welcome, and thanks to all the folks who subscribed back in the day. Some of those guys went on to become my dearest friends and business associates (in that order). Sorry to say that an awful lot of it is scans from old printed newsletters. Apologies in advance if it is not easily read by OCR software. When we started all I could afford was a crummy hand held scanner for images, a really early generation inkjet printer and a tired photocopy machine I bought for $50. Man, it was primitive back in the 20th century! Since then I think we've gone through at least three more scanners, five or six printers and four digital cameras.
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: Jim R. on March 14, 2011, 03:57:39 PM
Dan,

I'll see what I can OCR, and the rest I can get somebody to type up for me.  Of course this won't happen overnight, but when it's done, if you want plain text versions, I'll be glad to give you copies.

-- Jim
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: John Roman on March 14, 2011, 04:59:06 PM
Just started reading through some of the Valve articles. What an enjoyable read. Seems like you were having one hell of a good time. Really great stuff, thanks for posting it!
John Roman
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: ironbut on March 14, 2011, 05:14:01 PM
Very cool Doc!
I meant to ask you about this when I was visiting but totally forgot.
Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: Paul Joppa on March 14, 2011, 06:20:12 PM
Historical note - volume 2 number 3 describes the World Audio SE integrated amp, which for many of us was our first taste of SET sound.

Note also volume 3 number 1, with Dave Dintenfass' article on the prototype of what became the original S.E.X. amp.

Yes, we were ignorant but having a blast in those days!!!
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: johnsonad on March 15, 2011, 05:32:18 PM
Thanks Dan!  What a gift of fun reading!
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: pro_crip on March 16, 2011, 01:03:42 AM
Thanks doc, I already took advantage in getting the Buddhafied FM3 article.


Rich
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: dbishopbliss on March 16, 2011, 05:59:49 AM
I remember an article about the "Buddhafied Foreplay".  Is that article in this collection?  I don't see a reference to it.
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: Grainger49 on March 16, 2011, 06:08:12 AM
There is just some really good reading in there.

Thanks for the large effort, I know it was ponderous.
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: JC on March 16, 2011, 07:13:53 AM
I would like to add my hearty "thanks!" for the effort, Doc.  I was a subscriber to the paper version back in the day, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  So many of them have been misplaced over the years, that it is a genuine treat to have them available again!
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: pro_crip on March 16, 2011, 08:58:48 AM
Here's the link to the FM3 article: http://www.bottlehead.com/VALVEarchive/1999/va011999.pdf (http://www.bottlehead.com/VALVEarchive/1999/va011999.pdf) . There's another link in my Rebuilding an FM3 thread for another write up.  Thanks for listening.


Rich
Title: Thank you posting this!!
Post by: Frank Mena on March 22, 2011, 04:49:25 AM
Another heart-felt thanks to Doc for posting the old Valve magazine issues!

Cheers
Frank M
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: pboser on March 25, 2011, 11:23:26 AM
These are great!  I'm trying to fill the gaps of the old ones I lost, read too much, or whatever.
Thanks Doc!

FYI - I found that the Nov and Dec 1995 issues give me a broken link message.  It seems to be consistent on both Internet Explorer and Chrome. 

Thanks again for the effort - great reading!!!

Pete
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: booangler on May 12, 2011, 11:52:55 AM
I never knew this magazine existed. This is going to be great fun. Thanks Dan.
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: paba on June 01, 2011, 04:35:42 PM
Thanks Doc,

I had missed the valve when it came out so when the CD of back issues came out I jumped on it and read for days beginning to end...

Doc I recall there was a volume 7 on the web site (valvediy.com) at one point with articles that ran up to 2004. Lucky I printed those. And who knows maybe there was a handful of articles after that that never got published. I think I would pay a few bucks per unpublished article downloaded right off your website.

cheers
paba
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: paba on June 01, 2011, 05:14:05 PM


Never mind, some are still here:
http://web.archive.org/web/20040723101114/http://www.valvediy.com/articles.html

Articles like: 6021 Parafeed Line Stage, Leapfrog, Stop The racket, Lamont are missing...

cheers
paba
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: 220plombier on April 23, 2014, 01:15:07 AM
Hi Dan,

As I miss a few issues, do you expect to set new links to access Valve archives ?
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: Doc B. on April 23, 2014, 05:10:37 AM
We are working on a new repository for the files this week.
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: aragorn723 on May 09, 2014, 09:18:35 AM
Is anyone else having trouble with the links above?  Only the valvediy website link works for me.  Thanks!

Dave
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: Doc B. on May 09, 2014, 09:40:17 AM
Still working on this. Stand by.
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: Doc B. on May 12, 2014, 01:06:32 PM
OK, the new links are in the first post in this thread -

http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php?topic=1642.msg11989#msg11989 (http://bottlehead.com/smf/index.php?topic=1642.msg11989#msg11989)
Title: Re: VALVE magazine issues linked here
Post by: 220plombier on May 19, 2014, 02:39:22 AM

Hi Dan,

Nice work, and thanks a lot.
Unfortunately, November 1997 issue seems to be lost again...  :(