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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

Testing a Sony TC-630 with a period accurate factory test tape

Posted in Amplifier, Awesome, Portable, Recording, Repair, Tape, Upgrade

Ward-Beck Systems ST series – bucket of 12

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

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

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

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

Due to popular demand: Ward-Beck Systems RTO-214 Rack Mount Chassis

Due to popular demand: Introducing: the Ward-Beck Systems RTO-214 Rack Mount Chassis APKaudio and Ward-Beck Systems are excited to announce a new lineup of retro products. Started with possibly the most requested and in demand item the WBSps.ca has needed: a 2RU

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Awesome, Casses, New Gear, Portable, Recording, Repair, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

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

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

A project I’ve been working on has come… full circle ;-)

Congrats to Kevin Park and the Lacquer channel team for getting the Neumann VMS70 back in the game. A fantastic project to have been a part of! We recapped the entire audio electronics for Kevin before he had lathe aficionado

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Rack Mount, Recording, Records, Repair, Tools, Upgrade, Vinyl

A test fit of buckets one and two

had a brief test fit this evening…

Posted in APKaudio, Casses, Console, Design, Mechanical, New Gear, Portable, Projects, Recording, Repair, Studio, WBS, WBSps.ca

Neumann VMS-70 Cutting Lathe Restoration

Boy am I excited to have been a part of a restoration of a Neumann VMS-70 Cutting lathe.  It is currently being setup at Tonronto’s Lacquer Channel  and undergoing calibration.  I have more pictures to post as we’re done a complete

Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Recording, Records, Repair, Vinyl

2013015 – Orange “CH ON” buttons

I recently got a bunch of blank switch buttons. I wanted some new CH ON Buttons in APK orange… this is what I came up with.

Posted in APKaudio, Console, Design, Mechanical, ORANGE, Recording, Repair, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Making snakes for a Patching system

  We Built some 24 Channel snakes from some re-claimed Blenden Bundles.  All the EDACs were de-pinned and re-inserted into a 90 pin housing.  The other end has been cut to length and re-prepped into various configurations. Dave got some

Posted in Cable, Design, New Gear, Patching, Portable, Recording, WBSps.ca

Original LA2A for sale…

Photos by Philip Hotz

Posted in AudioAholics.com, Effects, Recording

Getting the WBS POD22s ready for installation

There is nothing like this meter on the market. It’s nice to have on the bench, excited to get them installed!

Posted in Mixing, Monitoring, Portable, Recording, Tools, WBS

Always growing the adapter wall

The demands only grow as the systems do. Red – XLRF – TRS Blue – XLRM – TRS Green – ground lift Yellow – polarity inverter Violet – XLRM – XLRM Black Expando – XLRF – XLRF Orange – XLR

Posted in Cable, Patching, Recording, Revolution Recording, Studio, Tools, Upgrade

AKG D-99 C Harry Kunstkopf – Dummy Head – binaural microphone (1974)

Posted in Microphones, Recording

Does anyone know where I can get these mini bulbs?

Does anyone know where I can get these mini bulbs? Looking for Bulbs for a Studer A80 Ready and Rec lights so small

Posted in Recording, Repair, Tape, Upgrade
  • 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 […]
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    Mint Condition Telefunken U47 Tube microphone. Amazing condition. $20,000 USD I have never seen a specimen in this museum condition ever.
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    1D005 pre-amps in boutique audio rack. powered and ready to love it's like a micro 1073 Inductor-based EQ, transformer input
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