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Thanks Varial Hosting

I cannot stress how important having a quality web hosting company is to me. http://VarialHosting.com/ is the only choice for me. Right now I’m sharing close to 15gb of data on several public websites like this one, AudioAholics.com and WBSps.ca

Posted in AudioAholics.com, Awesome, Repair, WBSps.ca

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

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

Combing Cables

a few years back I designed my own cable comb while doing a console build. I asked around if something excisted for my application to no avail… BEHOLD someone came up with an amazing product that does what I needed

Posted in Awesome, Cable, Design, Macgyvered, Mechanical, New Gear, Patching, Repair

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

Had a date with a dream machine

I did a house call this weekend on a sick A80. Track 2 was being glitchy so it was replaced with track 15s chassis and pulled for bench service. It’s really nice to see these machines still kicking like it’s

Posted in Projects, Repair, Tape

Moved

Holy crap… moving sucks.    Cleared out of the Revolution Recording Custom shop.   

Posted in APKaudio, Casses, Console, Design, Location, Macgyvered, Mechanical, Mixing, Portable, Projects, Repair, Revolution Recording, Tools, Truth, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

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

Sound guy xmas idea #2 – Drive-Loc Master Tech Set

Here is a great set of screw and nut drivers every tool kit should have. They are compact lightweight and consistent. I can carry 20 drivers for the same weight as 5 full sized drivers. I really like that they

Posted in Repair, Tools, Upgrade

Munchy Crunchy and Intermittent

Thoughts?

Posted in APKaudio, New Gear, Repair, Tape

1AM dead caliper battery – improvise

My caliper battery died while working late.  I looked in storage and swore there was one there, no success.  Two AA cells later I was back in the game!  

Posted in Macgyvered, Repair, Tools

Neumann cutting lathe acceleration limiter

Here are some before shots of the Neumann cutting lathe acceleration limiter BSB-74 It’s a really work of art in there, had to share.

Posted in History, Projects, Records, Repair, Upgrade, Vinyl

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

Drilling into drywall? – This life hack is amazing

All that time I spend on Reddit finally paid off with this life pro tips. Thought I’d share how it saved me from pulling out the vacuum

Posted in Repair, Tools, Tricks

Searching for a small reverb tank… 1BB3C1B – Who hoards these?

I’m repairing a Yamaha PG-1 guitar pre-amp and am in need of a reverb tank The model # I have is 1BB3C1B 1 – Type 1 B – Input Impedance 150 Ohm B – Output Impedance 2,250 Ohm 3 –

Posted in Effects, Guitar, Mechanical, Repair

WBS T1202A in for a cleaning

Dave got his hands a little dirty in the cleaning of a clients T1202A. Very good little task out of the way. While it was in I snapped a few pics for the archive :-) I would have named it

Posted in Console, Location, Mixing, Portable, Projects, Repair, Tools, WBS, WBSps.ca

New console vacuum

I got a new console vacuum today! Backpack Dayton 4TR09… and it kicks serious ass! I hate eBay… but this was the best $125 I’ve spent in a while

Posted in Console, Repair, Studio, Tools, Tricks, Upgrade
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