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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

Ward-Beck – D/A-DA – (24) Ch AESDigital to (120) +4dB Analog

Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Casses, Computer Interface, Console, Digital, Mixing, New Gear, Patching, Projects, Rack Mount, Repair, Studio, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Antoinette before

Posted in APKaudio, Casses, Console, Design, Explanations, History, Mechanical, Mixing, New Gear, Repair, Studio, Tools, Tricks, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Vapourware…

https://books.google.ca/books?id=iikEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=neil+muncy+ssi&source=bl&ots=8NgI8DPsJB&sig=a2zm0nTMlQBbq4B0YqwizEMBCxU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cc8NVcfBCdPjsASopoBg&ved=0CDQQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Posted in Awesome, Console, Design, Digital, Mixing, Monitoring, Music, 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

19.22″ EXACTLY….

Dave Adams did my a solid today.  I needed some support cut to exactly 1.6 *12 plus 0.02 worth of “wiggle room” spaced over 12 modules.  He has the tools and knows them too well!  Thanks again Dave! 

Posted in Awesome, Design, Explanations, Mechanical, Mixing, Repair, Resources, Tricks, Truth, Upgrade, 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

IMAX- The Next generation of IMAX sound – 12 Channel configuration – and LASER projectors, about time

Imax – The Next generation of IMAX sound –  12 Channel configuration – and LASER projectors, about time!! Had a fantastic experience with the new IMAX sound system at the AES meeting held at Technicolor. The “Upper Quad” ceiling speakers

Posted in Awesome, Design, Explanations, Mixing, Monitoring, Studio, Surround, Upgrade

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

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

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

The History of Sound at the Movies

A fantastic and very thorough history of sound recording and playback systems in theatres

Posted in Explanations, Mixing, Monitoring, Resources

Dinner Box – M461

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

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

Ward-Beck Systems – RTO-214 and RTO-114 prototype

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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… 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

Can you name this console…

It’s not a WBS…  

Posted in Awesome, Casses, Console, Design, History, Mechanical, Mixing, Patching, Portable
  • 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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