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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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TDM – Time Division Multiplexing

Posted in Design, Digital, Explanations, Patching, Projects, Resources, Science

A design on the board

Doing a design for a school project.

Posted in Design

JL Sub-Woofer

Took a look inside a JL subwoofer… quite the coil and suspension system.  http://www.jlaudio.ca/home-audio-powered-subwoofers-fathom JL audio dominates the Car stereo market in terms of driver quality.  The salesman said the best line “We learned a lot from our 12 Volt

Posted in Casses, Design, Monitoring

Super cool Philips console

From the sale:   Up for sale is a rare 1970’s Philips LDC25 console. The console features 24 transformer balanced mic/line inputs, great sounding 3 band EQ, 2 aux sends per channel and 4 transformer balanced output busses. 16 of

Posted in Console, Design, Monitoring

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

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

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

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

Dinner Box – M461

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Mixing, New Gear, Recording, Repair, Tricks, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOX” – dB-4

Working on the new Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOXES”    dB-4 Because there’s real Meat in it… Because sometimes I skip lunch… Because they don’t serve lunch at 4AM… Because I eat lunch for breakfast… It’s a backplate to simply wire

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Power, Projects, Rack Mount, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Herman Miller Chair repair

My Old Herman Miller wheels were really ruining my floor.  This is something you don’t really think about until it’s too late… I ordered hardwood floor safe wheels for my chair.  I really recommend them for any surface… the soft

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Mechanical, New Gear, Repair, Studio, Tricks, Upgrade

Passive HP/LP Filter calculator – More fun with Excel

To better understand the behavior of a Passive Resistor Inductor / Resistor Capacitor I built another excel calculator…. ly

Posted in APKaudio, Data, Design, Explanations, Filters, Projects, reference, Resources, School, Science, Truth

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

Ampex MM800

Such a nice looking transport! read the leasing info too… very cool! 

Posted in Design, History, Tape

RLC calculator for components in series

I’ve been calculating a lot of components in series lately for an ECR255 class. I’ve also had to graph them on impedance diagrams and a power triangle. In an effort to better understand the math I made a calculator for

Posted in APKaudio, Computer Interface, Data, Design, Explanations, Filters, New Gear, ORANGE, Power, Projects, reference, Resources, Tools, Tricks, Truth

Making a game show trigger system

I got a text from a friend asking about designing a game show system that triggers sounds… he caught me JUST as I was walking out of a digital systems class… lucky for him I’m getting better at learning about

Posted in APKaudio, Computer Interface, Design

schadow switch mounting information

In the 70’s and into the 90’s WBS used a Schadow switch in almost every product they built. Different buttons required different offsets so “GOLDEN RULES” of design were made up so each engineer was on the same page. I

Posted in Design, Explanations, History, Mechanical, reference, Resources, Truth, WBS, WBSps.ca

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

you must visualize…

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