Category: Effects

Summer sale! Cleaning out the shop…  more to follow                       WBS-L – 10-060 : PPM Meter Driver WBS-L – 14-260 : Mic-Preamp and HP Filter WBS-L – 4-109 : Amplifier …

Spring Cleaning – leads to… Read More »

There is something important to point out in this picture.  Note the shoes protecting the back window?  I got that trick from a bass player in Saskatoon. 

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 …

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

I was lucky enough to get to visit the new Atmos mix room at Deluxe Toronto.  This was the deadest big room I’ve ever been in.  It was impressive to hear the system.  Being a part of the AES gave …

Dolby atmos Read More »

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

This would be a dream for the test bench.  Simple, robust effective analysis tools!   I would be happy with an old system one… but this would be on the shelf in a heartbeat.  The APx515 is a high performance …

sound guy Xmas idea: APx515 2-Channel Audio Analyzer Read More »

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 …

Moving stuff across the country Read More »

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!

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 …

McDSP ultimate Compressor and Eq Read More »

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 …

Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOXES” dB-4 Read More »

Helping a client with a Mic and Mod SSL Bus Compressor.  A kit was brought to me 99.9% completed.  With a few tweaks it’s ready to rock.  I replaced the supplied THAT 2180b VCA chips with some NOS THAT 270001-01 …

Mic and Mod SSL Bus Compressor Read More »

All things considered the build is going well. The leads from the supplied output transformer could have been longer… and if anyone knows a good way to remove paint for grounding posts let me know :-)

I know now we can fit two of the 2′ cubes and the “little” white one in the car. Major kudos to HHB Canada for being just the coolest company around.  The future and present is in those walls.

Loading up the studio on the last night  got some AA stickers with numbers to follow!  Most of this stuff is for sale with the exception of a few things… Rack 1 http://audioaholics.com/item/267 http://audioaholics.com/item/137 http://audioaholics.com/item/36 Rack 2 http://audioaholics.com/item/99   http://audioaholics.com/item/49 http://audioaholics.com/item/139 …

4 racks of gear loaded up for sale Read More »

  With the exception of one little thing, these turned out great!  Cheers to Dave P and Jack C for doing some great work on this project  

Working on the mobile patching system.

Really like the build so far, but Black PCBs suck.  VERY hard to see the traces.    

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