Spring Cleaning – leads to…

Summer sale!

Cleaning out the shop…  more to follow


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WBS-L – 10-060 : PPM Meter Driver
WBS-L – 14-260 : Mic-Preamp and HP Filter
WBS-L – 4-109 : Amplifier Card
WBS-L – 8-109 : Amplifier Card
WBS-L – 8200 Rack 1 : 8200 Rack 1
WBS-L – 8200 Rack 2 : 8200 Rack 2
WBS-L – 8200 Rack 3 : 8200 Rack 3 – Front Room
WBS-L – 8200 Rack 4 : 8200 Rack 4 – Front Room
WBS-L – 8200 Rack 5 : 8200 Rack 5 – Front Room
WBS-L – 970029-1 : 12 Fader remote modules
WBS-L – ADC-48 : 48 Point Patchbay to EDAC90
WBS-L – Antoinette : Antoinette
WBS-L – Bryston 4B : Power Amplifier
WBS-L – BS – BIG PPM : Bach and Simpson – Large WBS PPM meter
WBS-L – BS – BIG VU : Bach and Simpson – Large WBS VU meter
WBS-L – BS – BIG VU – 400 : Bach and Simpson – Large WBS VU meter
WBS-L – BS – SMALL PPM : Bach and Simpson – Small WBS PPM meter
WBS-L – BS – SMALL VU : Bach and Simpson – Small WBS VU meter
WBS-L – BS – SMALL VU : Bach and Simpson – Small WBS VU meter
WBS-L – COUNTER : Timer
WBS-L – DMM12 : Tannoy DMM12 Speaker
WBS-L – M124 : Universal Audio Amplifier
WBS-L – M166 : Summing – Summing amplifier
WBS-L – M174 : Intercom Cross Point
WBS-L – M201 : M201 Relay Module
WBS-L – M201 : M201 Relay Module
WBS-L – M201D : M201 Relay Module
WBS-L – M202 : M202 – Logic Latch Relay Module
WBS-L – M202 : M202 – Logic Latch Relay Module
WBS-L – M207 : Phantom Power 24V to 48 V
WBS-L – M207 : Phantom Power 24V to 48 V
WBS-L – M207 : Phantom Power 24V to 48 V
WBS-L – M24A : Broadcast Multi-Track Console
WBS-L – M401 : Stereo Noise Suppressor
WBS-L – M402B : M402B – Equalizer
WBS-L – M404A : Passive HP Low Pass filter
WBS-L – M406B : Compressor / Limiter / De-Esser
WBS-L – M441M : Line input and Microphone pre-amp
WBS-L – M450 : Universal Amplifier
WBS-L – M450B : Universal Audio Amplifier
WBS-L – M450B : Universal Audio Amplifier
WBS-L – M451 : Talkback Conrtole and Dual Microphone Pre-amps
WBS-L – M452 : Tone Generator
WBS-L – M453A : Cue Speaker Amplifier
WBS-L – M453A : Cue Speaker Amplifier
WBS-L – M453A : Cue Speaker Amplifier
WBS-L – M453A : Cue Speaker Amplifier
WBS-L – M455 : Reverb Return Module
WBS-L – M457 : 4 Channel Sub Mixer
WBS-L – M458 : Peak Detector
WBS-L – M461 : Microphone and line Pre-amp
WBS-L – M461 : Microphone and line Pre-amp
WBS-L – M461 : Microphone and line Pre-amp
WBS-L – M461M : Microphone and line Pre-amp
WBS-L – M462 : 3-Band Equalizer – Full Parametric
WBS-L – M462 : 3-Band Equalizer – Full Parametric
WBS-L – M462 : 3-Band Equalizer – Full Parametric
WBS-L – M462A : 3-Band Equalizer – Mid Sweep
WBS-L – M462A : 3-Band Equalizer – Mid Sweep
WBS-L – M462A : 3-Band Equalizer – Mid Sweep
WBS-L – M462A : 3-Band Equalizer – Mid Sweep
WBS-L – M462A : 3-Band Equalizer – Mid Sweep
WBS-L – M462B : 4-Band Equalizer – Full Parametric
WBS-L – M462B : 4-Band Equalizer – Full Parametric
WBS-L – M462B : 4-Band Equalizer – Full Parametric
WBS-L – M463B : M463AB – Submaster Module
WBS-L – M463M : Summing – Sub Group
WBS-L – M464 : High Pass / Low Pass Filter
WBS-L – M464 : High Pass / Low Pass Filter
WBS-L – M464 : High Pass / Low Pass Filter
WBS-L – M466 : Compressor / Limiter / De-Esser
WBS-L – M466 : Compressor / Limiter / De-Esser
WBS-L – M466 : Compressor / Limiter / De-Esser
WBS-L – M466 : Compressor / Limiter / De-Esser
WBS-L – M466M : M466M Meter Module
WBS-L – M467 : VU Meter – Comp tie – Noise Gate
WBS-L – M467 : VU Meter – Comp tie – Noise Gate
WBS-L – M467 : VU Meter – Comp tie – Noise Gate
WBS-L – M467K : VU Meter – Comp tie – Noise Gate with Key
WBS-L – M467K : VU Meter – Comp tie – Noise Gate with Key
WBS-L – M468V : Reverb Return Module
WBS-L – M469C : M1204 Routing module
WBS-L – M470A : Microphone and line Pre-amp
WBS-L – M470A : Microphone and line Pre-amp
WBS-L – M470C : Microphone and line Pre-amp
WBS-L – M470D : Microphone and line Pre-amp
WBS-L – M471 : Stereo Input
WBS-L – M471A : Stereo Input
WBS-L – M472 : 3 Band Equalizer
WBS-L – M473A : Summing – sub Group
WBS-L – M473A : Summing – sub Group
WBS-L – M475 : Monitor – Stereo speaker monitor
WBS-L – M477 : Summing – Master Summing
WBS-L – M479 : Summing – Aux
WBS-L – M479 : Summing – Aux
WBS-L – M487 : Dual Master Module
WBS-L – M490A : Microphone Pre-amp
WBS-L – M490C : Mono line in – Via Transformer
WBS-L – M490E : Stereo Input Module
WBS-L – M490E : Stereo Input Module
WBS-L – M490E : Stereo Input Module
WBS-L – M490F : Stereo Input Module with Aux routing
WBS-L – M495 : Stereo Monitor Module
WBS-L – M495 : Stereo Monitor Module
WBS-L – M497 : Summing Amplifiers
WBS-L – M497 : Summing Amplifiers
WBS-L – M497 : Summing Amplifiers
WBS-L – M497A : M497A – Dual Master Module
WBS-L – M498 : Selector – 8 Stereo
WBS-L – M498A : Selector – 10 Stereo
WBS-L – M499 : Selector – 12 Channel
WBS-L – M499 : Selector – 12 Channel
WBS-L – M520 : ST Series Microphone Pre-amp
WBS-L – M520A : ST Series – Microphone Pre-amp
WBS-L – M520A : ST Series – Microphone Pre-amp
WBS-L – M521A : ST Series – Stereo Line in
WBS-L – M522 : ST Series 3-Band EQ
WBS-L – M522A : ST Series 3-Band EQ
WBS-L – M522A : ST Series 3-Band EQ
WBS-L – M522A : ST Series 3-Band EQ
WBS-L – M523 : ST Series Sub Group
WBS-L – M525 : Monitor Controller
WBS-L – M527 : M527, MASTER MODULE
WBS-L – M528B : Dual Summing Amp
WBS-L – M529 : M529 – Communications Module
WBS-L – M529A : Communications Module and Tone Generator
WBS-L – M562C : Stereo 3-Band Equalizer
WBS-L – M562C : Stereo 3-Band Equalizer
WBS-L – M562C : Stereo 3-Band Equalizer
WBS-L – M604 : M604 – Dual Frequency Oscillator
WBS-L – M605A : Distribution Amplifier
WBS-L – M605A : Distribution Amplifier
WBS-L – M621 : 20 Watt Power Amplifier
WBS-L – M621 : 20 Watt Power Amplifier
WBS-L – M624 : 24 Volt Power Supply
WBS-L – M624 : 24 Volt Power Supply
WBS-L – M624 : 24 Volt Power Supply
WBS-L – M625B : 25V Audio Power Supply
WBS-L – M625B : 25V Audio Power Supply
WBS-L – M625B : 25V Audio Power Supply
WBS-L – M625B : 25V Audio Power Supply
WBS-L – M625B : 25V Audio Power Supply
WBS-L – M648 : 48V Phantom Power Supply
WBS-L – M648 : 48V Phantom Power Supply
WBS-L – M648 : 48V Phantom Power Supply
WBS-L – M701B : Intercom on ramp
WBS-L – M805 : Distribution Amplifier
WBS-L – M805 Rack : M805 Rack
WBS-L – M808 : Logic – Relay Board
WBS-L – M8200 : Remote Controlled Micpre-amp
WBS-L – M8202 : Digital to Analog Converter
WBS-L – M8204 : Distribution Amp
WBS-L – M8205 : Distribution Amplifier
WBS-L – M8205B : Distribution Amp
WBS-L – M8205B : Distribution Amp
WBS-L – M8205B : Distribution Amp
WBS-L – M8245 : 8200 series Power Supply
WBS-L – M8540 : Intercom Power Supply
WBS-L – MF10 : Rack Mount Module Tray
WBS-L – MISC INTERCOM : MISC INTERCOM
WBS-L – PAULINE : MP1, MP2,MP3,MP4 Meter Panels
WBS-L – Peggy Sue : Peggy Sue Mixing Console
WBS-L – PG 1550 : Penny and Giles 1550
WBS-L – PG 1550 : Penny and Giles 1550
WBS-L – PG 1550 : Penny and Giles 1550
WBS-L – PG 1550 : Penny and Giles 1550
WBS-L – PG 4520 ST : ST Series Penny and Giles 4520 Fader
WBS-L – PG 4520 ST : ST Series Penny and Giles 4520 Fader
WBS-L – PG 4520 ST-ereo : ST Series Penny and Giles 4520 Fader Stereo
WBS-L – R1400-870139 : R1400-14 Channel Radio Console
WBS-L – RACK – MF10 : RACK – MF10 – 10 Space Rack
WBS-L – RACK-FX Rack 1 : WBS-FX Rack 1 – Dynamics – EDAC 90 and XLR for Keys
WBS-L – RACK-FX Rack 2 : WBS-FX Rack 2 – Dynamics and Filter – EDAC 90
WBS-L – RACK-FX Rack 3 : WBS-FX Rack 3 – Filters – EDAC 90
WBS-L – RACK-Summing Rack : RACK-Summing Rack
APK – Rhonda : Rhonda
APK – RTO-214-NAB2015 : 2 X 14 Retro Module Rack
APK – RTO-47-NAB2015 : 4 X 7 Retro Module Rack
APK – RTO-47-The Hoser : 4 X 7 Retro Module Rack
WBS – ST12-10-3-F : ST series – 10′ – 1′ tail-Female – LINE IN
WBS – ST12-10-3-M : ST series – 10′ – 1′ tail-Female – DIRECT OUT
WBS – ST12-25-U : ST series – 20′ – USER TERMINATED
WBS – ST12-3-1-F : ST series – 3′ – 1′ tail-Female – INSERT
WBS – ST12-3-1-M : ST series – 3′ – 1′ tail-Male – INSERT
WBS – ST12-30-3-M : ST series – 30′ – 1′ tail-Female – MIC IN
APK – Stan : STan – 12 Channel ST series Console
STUDER – Studer-Phase : Analog Studer-Phase meter
– DBX – 911 – Noise Reduction
– DBX – 911 – Noise Reduction
– DBX – 911 – Noise Reduction
– SKOTEL – SKOTEL “Digital” Metronome
– – Cart Deck
– Alesis – Midiverb 2
– Symetrix – A220 – 20 Watt amplifier
– Behringer – Behringer Edison – Stereo enhancer
– DOLBY – Dolby SDDU-4 – Surround sound decoder
– DOLBY – DOLBY SDEU-4 – Surround sound encoder
– Marantz – PDM 221 – portable field recorder
– Tascam – 122 Cassette Deck
– UREI – UREI METRONOME
– ADC – Digital Patchbay
– APK – EDAC breakout – RACK output
– DBX – 120XP Sub Harmonic Synth
– Clydsdale – Orange Case – Dutchie
– Digidesign – 003 Rack – missing pwr on button – discolored
– Studer – Telephone Hybrid
– Studer – Telephone Hybrid
– Tascam – 122MK2 – 3 head stereo cassette recorder
– BBE – BBE 702 (stereo Sonic Maximizer in 900 series)
– Altec – Altec Lansing Tube Mics 001
– Altec – Altec Lansing Tube Mics 002
– Altec – Altec Lansing Tube Mics 003
– Altec – Altec Lansing Tube Mics 004
– Altec – Altec Lansing Tube Mics 005
– Altec – Altec Lansing Tube Mics 006
– Altec – Altec Lansing Tube Mics 007
– Altec – Altec Lansing Tube Mics 008
– APK – EDAC breakout – XLR
– ASHLY – ASHLEY SC-68 notch filter
– BSS – DPR-402 – Compressor limiter / De-Esser
– BSS – DPR-402 – Compressor limiter / De-Esser
– MOGAMI – (24) Channel 25′ EDAC TO EDAC EXTENSION
– MOGAMI – (24) Channel 6′ EDAC TO EDAC EXTENSION
– MOGAMI – (24) Channel 8′ EDAC TO EDAC Snake – 001
– MOGAMI – (24) Channel 8′ EDAC TO EDAC Snake – 002
– MOGAMI – (24) Channel 8′ EDAC TO EDAC Snake – 003
– MOGAMI – (24) Channel 8′ EDAC TO EDAC Snake – 004
– MOGAMI – (24) Channel 8′ EDAC TO EDAC Snake – 005
– MOGAMI – (24) Channel 8′ EDAC TO EDAC Snake – 006
– MOGAMI – (24) Channel 8′ EDAC TO EDAC Snake – 007
– Shure – Shure SM81
– Yamaha – YAMAHA PB-1
– Yamaha – Yamaha SPX900 Reverb
– AKG – AKG – H99 – Harry – BINAURAL Stereo Microphone
– APK – EDAC breakout – TRS
– DELTA LABS – EFFECTRON II ADM1024
– Tascam – 122MK2 – 3 head stereo cassette recorder
– LEXICON – PCM41
– New Frontiers – DSP-2110-EX S – signal Analyzer
– AUDIO ACCESSORIES – 2RU – 96 point – TT Patchbays – EDAC 56
– SELA – 2880-6F ( field mixing console)
– SPL – Vitalizer ( Classic grey faced)
– TC ELECTRONICS – TC Electronics – FireworX
– TC ELECTRONICS – FINALIZER PLUS
– DBX – DBX 900 – Rack – Wired to EDAC with EDAC snake
– APK – TT Patchbays – EDAC 90 – CUSTOM
– APK – TT Patchbays – EDAC 90 – CUSTOM
– APK – TT Patchbays – EDAC 90 – CUSTOM
– APK – TT Patchbays – EDAC 90 – CUSTOM
– Alesis – Alesis HD24 – 24 Track – with Hard case and mogami snakes

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 a modified Ward-Beck Systems POD-1.  The POD-1 offered op-amp gain adjustment trimmer pots so you are adjusting the gain of the balancing amplifiers.

The un-balanced output impedance is roughly 30Ω and the unbalanced Input Impedance is 47kΩ.  It’s a pretty safe assumption that mopst guitar effects can operate within these ranges.

You could also use this as a re-amp tool and a hyper-transparant Direct Inject box for keyboards and anything unbalanced.

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XLR input Balanced +4dBu differential Receiver to an RCA connector to a 1/4″ TS jack that feeds the pedal then return to the opposite.

 

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Dolby atmos

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 me an incredible experience of A/B-ing the new IMAX mix room at Technicolor and the Atmos room at Deluxe.   In my opinion the ideas of IMAX immersive technologies translate much better.   The guys at IMAX got it right.

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They had a guy from dolby explaining a little about how Atmos renders… very interesting how it translates from room to room.


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sound guy Xmas idea: APx515 2-Channel Audio Analyzer

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. 

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The APx515 is a high performance audio analyzer optimized for production test. APx515 has a typical THD+N of –106 dB, a one million point FFT with 24-bit resolution, and 192K digital I/O. It is a best-in-class instrument for its combination of speed, performance, automation, and ease-of-use.

APx515 is a significant product because it delivers the performance and reliability of Audio Precision at a production-level price.

APx is the fastest audio analyzer in the world, returning 21 audio measurements in as fast as 1.2 seconds. It is also the easiest to use, with one-click measurements, custom reporting and sophisticated automation without any programming. A full API and LabVIEW driver is also provided.

This speed and ease-of-use means test will never be a bottleneck, and production line managers can achieve reliable, consistent results compared to the current low-cost alternatives like a distortion analyzer.

For companies outsourcing their production, requiring APx515 on the production line gives tighter control over production, ensuring manufacturers are meeting their contractual requirements.

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 sorry I did not get the chance to meet with everyone I had planned to visit with.  Things got a little busy in the IT support world and there was so much family to visit!

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Three consoles were packaged and palleted up for shipment across the country.

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Custom made dollies were built for the two large sections of console frames.

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Modules were packed, boxed and palleted.  A small fortune in bubble wrap and pallet wrap were employed. 
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I’m excited to work on these projects again in my “Spare time”

Stay tuned for updates of what’s happening with this lot.  We’re very excited for what’s planned :-)

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 has sucked, until now”

McDSP has released the 3060 Ultimate Compressor and 6020 Ultimate Equalizer bundles.

Until now no software allowed users to switch the character of an equalizer and compressor without loosing their settings. Modeled after some of the industries most revered equipment, McDSP comes through with another must have studio essential tool. This functionality gives you a true A/B between different compressors and equalizers. A unique experience. “I know what I want to achieve when I compress and eq, all I ever want to do is change the character”. As far as I know this is the only piece of software that keeps the EQ and compression setting between plugins. A+ work in my opinion.

I would suggest you give them a shot today for your next project. McDSP offers a free demo that is a worthwhile experience and great investment, check it out.


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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 can simply power up (4) WBS filters and Compressors.

In Addition to power and audio, there is the interconnections stereo linking of the M466 compressors using either M466M OR M467 Noise gate modules.

the dB-4 also allows user to mix and match equalizers: any of the M462, M462A, M462B or M464 Filter interchange seamlessly into this bucket.

A balancing card for M472 eq modules is on the drawing board.

Here is a revised version.
The major change is the addition of XLR connectors… The idea of using a dB25 connector is now optional!

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4 racks of gear loaded up for sale

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…

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Rack 1
http://audioaholics.com/item/267
http://audioaholics.com/item/137
http://audioaholics.com/item/36

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Rack 2

http://audioaholics.com/item/99
  http://audioaholics.com/item/49
http://audioaholics.com/item/139

2014-04-30 21.46.01Rack 3

http://audioaholics.com/item/264
http://audioaholics.com/item/99
http://audioaholics.com/item/262
http://audioaholics.com/item/263
http://audioaholics.com/item/49
http://audioaholics.com/item/139

2014-04-30 21.39.07Rack 4
http://audioaholics.com/item/25
http://audioaholics.com/item/175
http://audioaholics.com/item/176
http://audioaholics.com/item/255