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Fixing Logitech trackball performance

I love these Logitech Marble Mouse trackballs, I have one for every computer.  After a few years they slow down physically.  Cleaning the dust off does not help enough, something different needed to be applied.  I’ve been researching lubricants and




Posted in Awesome, Computer Interface, Macgyvered, Repair, Resources, Tricks, Upgrade

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

Sunlight




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Studer A80 Bulb – LED replacement

Channel 3 used an original bayonet style bulb… it needed to be changed to match the other LED lit VU meters  




Posted in Power, Repair, Tape, Tricks, Upgrade

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




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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

Custom Dangerous Master Panel




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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 – CN37 Light guided Connector Assembly

Got a Call from Christopher today.  “I do a lot of EDACs” I said.    He said “what you really want is the CB37 Light Director Board“ And he was right.




Posted in Awesome, Cable, Computer Interface, Data, Design, Repair, Tools, Tricks, Truth, Upgrade, WTB, 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




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sound guy xmas!!! Day 1 – Syscomp Curve Tracer

Xmas is around the corner.  Sound guys and gals are the hardest people in the world to shop for… I will be posting a stream of gift ideas! Day 1:  The Syscomp CTR-101 Curve tracer: Key Features -Plots device characteristics




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VW golf – Will it fit?? 14 power amps…

BARELY!!! This was a hairy transport… I feared getting into an accident with this load.   I most certainly would have been taken out.  Also, the weight of them sure dropped the back of the car 3″!   Thanks again




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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




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Pictures of us building Wilma

Before




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Visualization of what’s on your hard drive

I was introduced to “Disk Inventory X” that displays a visual representation of what’s on your hard drives. Within minutes I identified HUGE files that were plugging up my laptop. The worst culprit is parallels… but I already knew that




Posted in Computer Interface, Data, Repair, Tricks

Dinner Box – M461




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Herman Miller Chair repair

My Old Herman Miller wheels were really ruining my floor.  This is something you don’t really think about until it’s too late… I ordered hardwood floor safe wheels for my chair.  I really recommend them for any surface… the soft




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Time to clean your office chair

I moved my chair into the sunlight for the first time in… Sure enough it needed a cleaning.  The casters were beyond cleaning, so new ones with Rubber wheels (for the hardwood) have been ordered. This chair kicks serious ass!




Posted in APKaudio, Mechanical, Repair, Tricks
  • 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.
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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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    Neve 8816 summing mixer includes quality D-SUB breakouts
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