Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sound guy Xmas idea #3 – New patch cables

Just avoid Planet Waves:

Posted in Cable, WTF?

Sound guy xmas idea #2 – Drive-Loc Master Tech Set

Here is a great set of screw and nut drivers every tool kit should have. They are compact lightweight and consistent. I can carry 20 drivers for the same weight as 5 full sized drivers. I really like that they

Posted in Repair, Tools, Upgrade

2 months until xmas… Sound guy xmas gift idea #1

Xmas is around the corner. My family has always complained about buying gifts for a sound guy. In an effort to simplify the search and beat the rush I will be posting some ideas that you may also share in

Posted in New Gear

How to properly wire in a dolby encoder / decoder

Posted in Cable, Design, Effects, Tape

Spiromill – Engraving with a spirograph

I have a project coming up where I needed a special face plate. I came up with the idea of engraving with a spirograph, so I ordered one on eBay and it showed up today! The setup was a little

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Mechanical, New Gear, Projects, Tricks

Big K and the worlds Roundest Object

Posted in Explanations, Science

Making Yamaha to Digi crossover snakes

I had a call for some rush Yamaha digital to Digidesign Digital snakes.

Posted in Cable, Patching


Now that I have a side… here is an isometric view of the side car

Posted in APKaudio, Casses, Upgrade, WBS,

Munchy Crunchy and Intermittent


Posted in APKaudio, New Gear, Repair, Tape

Details are going in for some side cars

I’m working on the details for some 12 channel side car panels. I’ve done a few rough sketches but these are the most accurate dimensions yet. Things are coming together and as I’m drawing I’m realizing how truly brilliant the

Posted in New Gear, reference, Upgrade, WBS,

Schoeps at AES

This looks and probably sounds amazing! from: Studio Vocal Microphone V4 U Studio Vocal Microphone New small-diaphragm capsule architecture, with bevelled collar for controlling the polar response. Warm, clear sonic character with smoothly rolled-off diffuse-field response. Capsule head with

Posted in Microphones, New Gear, Tools

1AM dead caliper battery – improvise

My caliper battery died while working late.  I looked in storage and swore there was one there, no success.  Two AA cells later I was back in the game!  

Posted in Macgyvered, Repair, Tools

Making TT patch cables with Neutrik NP3TT-P-B crimp connectors

I was making some TT patch cables with Neutrik NP3TT-P-B crimp connectors and was told before buying them that the crimping tool to work with them was “too much” Turns out there is a set of jaws for our Paladin tool

Posted in Cable, Tools, Tricks

What every studio needs

Posted in Percussion, Tanda Recording, Tools

20131004 – Pedal board

While I was in Saskatoon I got the chance to build a pedal board for a friend.  He had 8 pedals “floating” around in his life and it was time to tie them down and power them up.  Without the

Posted in APKaudio

Neumann cutting lathe acceleration limiter

Here are some before shots of the Neumann cutting lathe acceleration limiter BSB-74 It’s a really work of art in there, had to share.

Posted in History, Projects, Records, Repair, Upgrade, Vinyl

My cousin needs a new tweeter…

Posted in APKaudio
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