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Ward-Beck – D/A-DA – (24) Ch AESDigital to (120) +4dB Analog

Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Casses, Computer Interface, Console, Digital, Mixing, New Gear, Patching, Projects, Rack Mount, Repair, Studio, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Designing a network for school

Assigning IPs and all! 

Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Computer Interface, Data, Mechanical, School, Tools, Transport

Sunlight

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Cable, Console, Design, History, Monitoring, ORANGE, Patching, Photography, Projects, Repair, Resources, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Macbook Charger Double Wrap

I had no idea…

Posted in Apple, Cable, Design, Mechanical, Tricks

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

Sound guy xmas Idea – CN37 Light guided Connector Assembly

Got a Call from Christopher today.  “I do a lot of EDACs” I said.    He said “what you really want is the CB37 Light Director Board“ And he was right.

Posted in Awesome, Cable, Computer Interface, Data, Design, Repair, Tools, Tricks, Truth, Upgrade, WTB, xmas

Working from home tonight

Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Computer Interface, Filters, Microphones

Moving stuff across the country

I most certainly had a busy “reading week”.  It started with finishing up a job My brother Mike started.  Moving 7 pallets of equipment from my moms garage in Saskatoon.    Followed by great visits with Family and friends.  I’m

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Cable, Casses, Console, Design, Effects, HVR, Location, Mixing, ORANGE, Patching, Portable, Projects, Rack Mount, Recording, Repair, Studio, Tape, WBS, WBSps.ca

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

An electrical lesson…

So a client taught me a valuable lesson this week: Never solder (tin) the copper on an electrical cable.  The more whiskers of copper making surface contact the better.  Maximize surface contact!

Posted in Cable, Explanations, Mechanical, Power

APKaudio STUDIO/BROADCAST/THEATRE/TOURING/REMOTE MICROPHONE CABLE KIT CALCULATOR

I’ve been building cables for over 15 years now and I’ve finally created a small calculator to estimate the costs of making an XLR cable. In the process, I am now offering cable construction services to help pay for going

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Cable, Microphones

The making of Wilma – Part 1

Quickly Uploaded some pictures of the fabrication of Wilma Here is the start of wiring up the channel buckets

Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Design, Mechanical, Science, WBS, WBSps.ca

Peggy Sue… Past the point of no return

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Awesome, Cable, Casses, Console, Design, Effects, Filters, New Gear, Patching, Portable, Projects, Repair, Studio, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Mobile Patching system

Working on the mobile patching system.

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Cable, Casses, Design, Effects, Mechanical, ORANGE, Patching, Portable, Projects, Rack Mount, Recording, Tools, Upgrade

Combing Cables

a few years back I designed my own cable comb while doing a console build. I asked around if something excisted for my application to no avail… BEHOLD someone came up with an amazing product that does what I needed

Posted in Awesome, Cable, Design, Macgyvered, Mechanical, New Gear, Patching, Repair

Using a POD 2 switcher

I wanted to add some components to my home listening system, so a switcher was needed. I’ve decided to use a POD 2 switcher… the POD-2 is a (6) Stereo input – stereo switcher that has the ability to sum

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Cable, Computer Interface, Design, ORANGE, Patching, Projects, Rack Mount, Records, Tools, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

A Social Experiment

I’ve been thinking about a social experiment. I often take calls from people looking for services, I’ve met a lot of great people in this industry and I do stand by their great work and contributions.   So instead of

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Cable, Casses, Computer Interface, Design, Location, Macgyvered, Mechanical, Mixing, Monitoring, New Gear, ORANGE, Patching, Tools, Truth, Upgrade, Vinyl

Sound guy Xmas idea #3 – New patch cables

Just avoid Planet Waves:

Posted in Cable, WTF?

How to properly wire in a dolby encoder / decoder

Posted in Cable, Design, Effects, Tape

Making Yamaha to Digi crossover snakes

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

Posted in Cable, Patching
  • 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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