Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dan Dugan Override issue

I had an interesting bug with a Dugan the other day. Almost lost my mics to air, but when bypassed at the channel insert… I got to air (although I did get skunked on a mic slipping). I recreated the

Posted in APKaudio, Mixing

Tape to USB

Posted in Tape, WTF?

Down the drain!

I’ve warned many guest to watch the pack when they go to the washroom. And, they giggle. Today a colleague showed me this. It must have been REALLY in there for the wire to snap… and once it snapped it

Posted in Microphones, wireless, WTF?

idle Idlers on tape decks

sometimes, there’s no hope for a tape… no matter what condition it’s in. After a few hours in the oven, this 499 is pretty much toast. If it were on an A80 or ATR it would play, but a machine

Posted in APKaudio

Hammond B3 Wiring Diagram

I wish the author of this drawing signed it or put his name in the comments so I could thank him

Posted in APKaudio

500 series Dimension D

Very cool

Posted in New Gear

Wurli nightmare…

Quite possibly the WORST place a bobby pin could fall inside a Wurli

Posted in APKaudio, Keyboard, Repair, Tools, Tricks, WTF?

m1208 direct out mod

Posted in APKaudio

EASY CUT CABLE TIES This Is So Easy It’s not rocket science but the clever addition of a simple niche to the cable tie design! The Easy_to_Cut cable tie makes snipping off a tie easier and safer. Been there; done that – the

Posted in APKaudio

WBS 880651 – 8 track monitor return section and overdub feature

Posted in Console, Monitoring, Recording, WBS

Consolidating Hard drives

Practicing what I preach. Moving (14) drives into long term storage. Pulled all the backups out of the safety deposite box, and moved their contents move forward onto a 3TB hard drive. Once it’s all checked for redundancies I will

Posted in APKaudio, Apple, Data, Mechanical, Science, Tricks, Truth

A place to share –

Register Now! Spring cleaning is around the corner and I’m here to help find homes for orphans and floating things I’m finding around my shops and basement. I’ve got some great friends selling things I really believe in and want

Posted in APKaudio

Channel 13

Since the beginning of this console build: 13 has had every problem. and it continues to this day. I think consoles should be like elevators and be 25, 33… 49 channels

Posted in APKaudio, WBS

Plessey needed

anyone have this Plessey? I need (3) for a console refurb.

Posted in Console, Mechanical, WTB

Micro Delays

I’m sure I’m not the only one to do this: In an effort to avoid feedback and improve intelligibility, I push it back. It’s like giving the mic 2.5 feet extra away from the driver. its un-noticeable to the audience

Posted in APKaudio, Console, Mixing, Monitoring, Tricks

Show up to work

I show up to work and there’s a new console. It’s amazing how fast things can change when you look away for a few days. Not the biggest proponent of digital desks, but this desk vs the M7CL it replaced

Posted in APKaudio, Console

Hold ALT and Click

A helpful trick for the multiple interface user

Posted in Apple, AVID, Mixing, Truth

Studer A820 – 1″ 8 track

A definite dream machine… when it’s working For sale on eBay now

Posted in Tape

2006 – Microphone Case

Les Fabian and I designed this case for a store front and his brother Don built it for us, I wonder what happened to it when Larry and Moe bought it…

Posted in Casses, Microphones, Music Store

2008 – Microphone Stand Cart

I knew I had some pictures of this cart somewhere… it eventually got painted and looked much better but as my grandfather always said “Functionality first” It was nice for medium sized stands, clips and round basses. Cost me about

Posted in APKaudio
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    All 3 are 100A 3-phase panels. They stack and interlock. One has wheels on the bottom for easy storage. 5-foot Cam-Tails as input. 2 near-complete CamTee sets included. Originally made for supplying a large amount of Food-Trucks and other festival vendors. 2 panels are identical with: 6 dbl 30A 1 dbl 20A 1 single 20A […]
  • Telefunken U47 - Mint condition
    Mint Condition Telefunken U47 Tube microphone. Amazing condition. $20,000 USD I have never seen a specimen in this museum condition ever.
  • Neve 1D005 Pre-amps
    1D005 pre-amps in boutique audio rack. powered and ready to love it's like a micro 1073 Inductor-based EQ, transformer input
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  • NEVE 8816 Summing mixer
    Neve 8816 summing mixer includes quality D-SUB breakouts
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