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Doing a Harmonic Calculator

Learning about harmonics, this handy calculator helped with understanding the math.  I love excel!

Posted in APKaudio, Data, Design, Digital, Explanations, Filters, Mathematics, School, Science

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

Working from home tonight

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

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

Joel Plaskett rocking some WBS pre-amps

I was reading http://professional-sound.com/ (like I do every month plug plug) and saw Joels lovely new studio and Neve Console.  Front an centre I was happy to see the set of WBS pre-amps I wired up for him a few years

Posted in APKaudio, Awesome, Filters, Macgyvered, Mixing, New Gear, ORANGE, Projects, Rack Mount, Recording, Revolution Recording, WBS, WBSps.ca

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

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

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

was talking with someone about gold today

I was talking with one of my teachers today about gold in ICs. All the gold is in the wires of big chips… so I looked around and found another video about the PCB plating THEN, blessings to youtube, there

Posted in Awesome, Casses, Computer Interface, Data, Design, Explanations, Filters, Macgyvered, Mechanical, Projects

Going to re-manufacture some WBS daughter boards

As a part of my school program, I’ve decided to take a shot at re-designing 2 WBS components. First the 4-110 mic pre-amp for the M460 – M461. In the 90s WBS redesigned the card using 5534 but I’m looking

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Design, Filters, History, Mechanical, Microphones, Mixing, Projects, Repair, Revolution Recording, Truth, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

A Pandora Inside

Posted in Casses, Filters, Rack Mount

RUPERT NEVE!!!!

you know… I love this man and am forever in his debt.  He’s made laboratory grade audio equipment available to music / broadcast industry for many years and his standards and  interests have grown since his beginning.  Truly a childlike

Posted in Console, Design, Explanations, Filters, History, Mixing, Monitoring, Tricks, Truth

Sound guy xmas idea #12 – PulTac Passive Tube Equalizer

Top shelf tube gear has never sounded so good and been so reliable.  Tristan has redesigned a classic and made it a price that’s hard to pass up. Two channels of Passive and Inductor based Program Equalization! Heavily modified version

Posted in AudioAholics.com, Filters

Sound Guy Xmas idea #6 – Manley Massive Passive EQ

    You know you want one… http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/14405/Pro_Audio_Recording/Signal_Processors/Manley/MSMP_-_Massive_Passive_Stereo_Tube_EQ.htm   The Manley Massive Passive Stereo Tube EQ is a two-channel, four-band equalizer (with additional high pass and low pass filters) that can handle radical EQ sometimes needed for tracking as well

Posted in Filters, Tools
  • 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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