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Spring Cleaning – leads to…

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

Posted in AudioAholics.com, Dynamics, Effects, Headphones, Mechanical, Mixing, Monitoring, Music Store, ORANGE, Patching, Portable, Power, Recording, Repair, Resources, School, Studio, Tape, Tools, WBSps.ca

Will it fit? – 3 Roadcases in a VW golf

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. 

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Casses, Dynamics, Effects, Headphones, Portable, Projects, Rack Mount, Studio

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

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

Posted in Design, Effects, Explanations, Mixing, Monitoring, Patching, Surround, Upgrade

Ward-Beck Systems ST series – bucket of 12

Posted in Casses, Design, Effects, Mixing, New Gear, Patching, Portable, Projects, Recording, WBS, WBSps.ca

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 – 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 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.  The APx515 is a high performance

Posted in Awesome, Computer Interface, Data, Effects, Filters, Mechanical, Mixing, Monitoring, New Gear, Patching, Portable, Repair, Resources, Upgrade, WTB, xmas

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

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

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

Posted in Awesome, Dynamics, Effects, Filters, Mixing, New Gear, Studio, Tools, Tricks, Upgrade

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

Mic and Mod SSL Bus Compressor

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

Posted in Effects, Upgrade

Hairball build

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 :-)

Posted in APKaudio, Effects, Projects, Recording, Upgrade

Hatchback pack…

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.

Posted in APKaudio, Casses, Effects, Location, Macgyvered, Mechanical, ORANGE, Portable, Projects

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… 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

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Casses, Effects, Filters, Mixing, ORANGE, Projects, Recording, Tools

Neve 1064 – Horizontal

  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  

Posted in Awesome, Casses, Effects, Filters, Mechanical, Projects, Rack Mount, Repair, Revolution Recording, Upgrade

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

Building a Hairball kit for a client…

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

Posted in APKaudio, Effects, Projects
  • 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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