Monthly Archives: September 2014

Visualization of what’s on your hard drive

I was introduced to “Disk Inventory X” that displays a visual representation of what’s on your hard drives. Within minutes I identified HUGE files that were plugging up my laptop. The worst culprit is parallels… but I already knew that

Posted in Computer Interface, Data, Repair, Tricks

Ward-Beck Systems Dinner Box 4 – Ready to be soldered – dB-4

Here is the prototype for the dinner Ward-Beck Systems Dinner Box 4 – Ready to be soldered – dB-4 The parts can be quickly ordered here and assembly the simplest DIY project out there. Soldering and tests to follow!

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Dynamics, Effects, Mechanical, Patching, Rack Mount, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Rolling Stone Helios

Someone sent me this link about a new studio opening in Calgary. and one of the consoles going in is the Rolling stones mobile console. I thought you would enjoy some “Before pictures”

Posted in Console

DB-4 first PCB

got my prototype back and there were some tweaks needed. So many lessons to learn about PCB

Posted in APKaudio

2014 bookshelf

Posted in reference

Vibrato on every note….

Posted in Music

Moving a patchbay

  A couple of weekends ago I helped move a patchbay out of a studio and down two sets of stairs… It was like “moving a washing machine down the stairs with a sofa attached”

Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Patching

Avid crash

I was given an AVID pen, it crashed when the tip fell out

Posted in APKaudio

Wilma – 2006

I once closed a downtown Saskatoon street to have a console delivered from Florida….

Posted in Awesome

McDSP ultimate Compressor and Eq

Today I had the good fortune of meeting with Derek Heimlich of McDSP. Derek introduced me to a solution to a grief I’ve always had with software plugins. After his introduction and chat about this product, I blurted out that “Software

Posted in Awesome, Dynamics, Effects, Filters, Mixing, New Gear, Studio, Tools, Tricks, Upgrade

Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOXES” dB-4

Well after some time away, I’ve gotten back to the Dinner Box The dinner box is a PCB that users can solder EDAC connectors that mate with Ward-Beck Systems Auxiliary modules. With a standardized 5 PIN XLR power connector, users

Posted in APKaudio, Casses, Design, Effects, Projects

Husky Technician box review

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/husky-technician-box/842778 It did not last 3 weeks… do not invest in this product Both latches broke after putting up with other nonsensical deficiencies. The inside compartments do not work nicely and are very bulky, the lining in the box takes

Posted in Casses, WTF?

Will it fit… Tannoy Speakers

Picked up a set of Tannoy System-12s for the lab I was worried they wouldn’t fit… They are 140 Litres each! I’m excited to hear them in action! one had to go in the front seat…

Posted in Amplifier, Monitoring, New Gear

The History of Sound at the Movies

A fantastic and very thorough history of sound recording and playback systems in theatres

Posted in Explanations, Mixing, Monitoring, Resources

48 TB….

https://www.lacie.com/ca/products/product.htm?id=10622

Posted in Awesome, Casses, Data

This mastering bundle LOOKs amazing: http://synthblitz.altervista.org/va-raxs.html

Posted in Awesome
  • 100A 3-Phase Temporary Power Distro's
    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
  • (7) Genelec 8240A PM Powered speaker
  • NEVE 8816 Summing mixer
    Neve 8816 summing mixer includes quality D-SUB breakouts
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