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Guitar Pedal – Balanced in to Low-Z unbalanced ==> HiZ to Balanced out

A client asked for a way to balance a guitar pedal so he could send and return Line Level to his guitar pedals.   He wanted a way to use his pedal collection as effect sends.  We came up with

Posted in Amplifier, Effects, Mixing, Upgrade, WBS

Testing a Sony TC-630 with a period accurate factory test tape

Posted in Amplifier, Awesome, Portable, Recording, Repair, Tape, Upgrade

Anxiety, regret, and satisfaction at the 1/2 way point

Posted in Amplifier, Cable, Computer Interface, Data, Design, Effects, Mixing, Monitoring, New Gear, Patching, Projects, Repair, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Wiring a Ward-Beck D/A convertor rack and Distribution System

Posted in Amplifier, Computer Interface, Rack Mount, WBS, WBSps.ca

Sound guy xmas idea – LA2a

If I’ve learned anything, it’s that: you can never have too many LA2As around the studio.  In addition that, I know that each of the old ones is its own animal.   For more information check out Universal Audio y

Posted in Amplifier, Awesome, Dynamics, Effects, xmas

sound guy xmas!!! Day 1 – Syscomp Curve Tracer

Xmas is around the corner.  Sound guys and gals are the hardest people in the world to shop for… I will be posting a stream of gift ideas! Day 1:  The Syscomp CTR-101 Curve tracer: Key Features -Plots device characteristics

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Posted in Amplifier, Computer Interface, Data, Design, Digital, Location, Portable, Repair, xmas

VW golf – Will it fit?? 14 power amps…

BARELY!!! This was a hairy transport… I feared getting into an accident with this load.   I most certainly would have been taken out.  Also, the weight of them sure dropped the back of the car 3″!   Thanks again

Posted in Amplifier, Awesome, Macgyvered, Power, Projects, Rack Mount, reference, Repair, Truth, Upgrade, WTF?

My first microphone pre-amp design

Doing a school project is the PERFECT excuse to design build a test my first ground up original Microphone pre-amp! I learned these buzzwords from the Kimber cable guy: The imaging is fantastic, totally forward sounding with edge AND detail

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, School

Bought some school Supplies

Doing some research for a school project.  I thought I’d have a benchmark for the project.  This seems like a good starting point. 

Posted in Amplifier, reference

Balancing and un-balancing simulation

Started a project for school… got side tracked and designed a balancing and unbalancing circuit for some modules.

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Design, Mixing, Projects

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

Transistor Man

a whole semester summed up in one drawing   From the Art of Electronics second edition – Paul Horowitz and winfield Hill  

Posted in Amplifier, Awesome, Design, Explanations, Mechanical, reference, Resources, School, Tricks, Truth

Well there’s your problem

Ever hear someone say “there’s something funny going on with that power?” I think electricians are sometime intimidated when they see Orange receptacles. I’ve become sceptical of Orange receptacles without a label on them. Today I had just reason to

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Mechanical, ORANGE, Patching, Power, Tools, Truth

Trick to remember NPN VS PNP

NPN: Not Pointing in PNP: Pointing In

Posted in Amplifier, Awesome, Explanations, Resources, School, Science

Going to re-manufacture some WBS daughter boards

As a part of my school program, I’ve decided to take a shot at re-designing 2 WBS components. First the 4-110 mic pre-amp for the M460 – M461. In the 90s WBS redesigned the card using 5534 but I’m looking

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Design, Filters, History, Mechanical, Microphones, Mixing, Projects, Repair, Revolution Recording, Truth, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

A project I’ve been working on has come… full circle ;-)

Congrats to Kevin Park and the Lacquer channel team for getting the Neumann VMS70 back in the game. A fantastic project to have been a part of! We recapped the entire audio electronics for Kevin before he had lathe aficionado

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Rack Mount, Recording, Records, Repair, Tools, Upgrade, Vinyl

Sound guy xmas idea #23 – Meyer MJF-210 “Texas headphones”

YES!!!  Meyer just announced a new line of wedges.  I’ve had nothing but an AMAZING experience working with the MJF-212 speaker and am excited for this smaller footprint monitor.  I  would have a six pack of these in my arsenal

Posted in Amplifier, Monitoring

Neumann VMS-70 Cutting Lathe Restoration

Boy am I excited to have been a part of a restoration of a Neumann VMS-70 Cutting lathe.  It is currently being setup at Tonronto’s Lacquer Channel  and undergoing calibration.  I have more pictures to post as we’re done a complete

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Recording, Records, Repair, Vinyl

MXR Phase 100 repair and mod

Someone blew it up with the wrong PSU… cost more to fix it than it’s worth.  Moral of the story… Every Guitar player needs a VOODOO LABS PEDAL POWER!!!

Posted in Amplifier, Effects, Guitar, ORANGE, Upgrade

A special Background for a photo shoot

2007 – I had a client who was being featured in a magazine and wanted a special background. This is what we came up with

Posted in Amplifier, HVR
  • 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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