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Books of 2015 – Supplemental and future reading and reference

Adding to the book list for 2015.  Lots learned and so much more to learn!




Posted in APKaudio, Data, Design, Digital, Explanations, Mathematics, Programming, Projects, reference, Resources, Science, Tools

Sound guy Xmas – ScrewDrivers

You can’t just buy one or two screw drivers for xmas, a whole set is a MUCH better idea. I’ve had nothing but a fantastic experience with WIHA drivers. This 33 Piece Drivelock screw driver set is a versatile and




Posted in Tools, Upgrade, xmas

Sound Guy XMAS!!!!! Rigol DS1054Z 4 Channel Oscilloscope –

Xmas is coming!  As we know sound guys are the most difficult people to buy for.  Over the last few year I’ve posted some suggestions, here is day 1! Day 1 – Rigol DS1054Z 4 Channel Oscilloscope This came to my




Posted in Awesome, Portable, Science, Tools, Upgrade, xmas

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




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Keaton Music Typewriter

Amazing machine  




Posted in Awesome, History, Keyboard, Mechanical, Portable, Programming, Tools

On Compressing the English Language

Someone picked my brain the other day looking for a technique to compress language files. After walking away to think about it… my method was to re-order the ASCII code to the letters by their frequency and the most common words




Posted in APKaudio, Awesome, Explanations, Mathematics, Programming, Records, reference, Resources, Science, Tools

Antoinette before




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

Got to see a trafic control

A Charles Carvalho and David Miller Design.   Just works of art inside.  I can’t wait to hear it.




Posted in Awesome, Casses, Computer Interface, Console, Design, Dynamics, Headphones, Mastering, Monitoring, New Gear, Projects, Rack Mount, Records, Revolution Recording, Tools, Upgrade, WBSps.ca

Designing a network for school

Assigning IPs and all! 




Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Computer Interface, Data, Mechanical, School, Tools, Transport

Music Note Frequency Calculator With Cent Adjustment

A colleague posed a very interesting question: “I am looking for any music/music math wizard help me figure this out. If I am moving the pitch of a song up by 50 cents (a quarter step?) What frequency is A




Posted in APKaudio, Data, Design, Mathematics, Resources, Tools, Truth

SOUND GUY XMAS! The family delivers sound guy gifts!!

I’m so lucky to have such thoughtful family. I know how difficult it is to shop for us sound guys. I hope the ideas I’ve been sharing have been of inspiration to eager shoppers. I thought I would share some of




Posted in Tape, Tools, Tricks, Upgrade, xmas

Sound guy xmas – Flow Mach 2 Waterjet

This is a little extreme for hobbyists, but I can see something like this really coming into handy around the shop.   




Posted in Tools, WTB, xmas

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: Ultrasonic Cleaner

I cannot count the number of things I’ve cleaned in this thing.  Seriously has saved me thousands of dollars in parts and time.   Check out eBay for more sizes and options




Posted in Tools, xmas

sound guy xmas idea: Paladin Tools 901039 Premise Service Kit

Oh yes, this would come in handy with the increase of RJ45 working being done! 




Posted in ORANGE, Portable, Tools, xmas

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

For the love of tools




Posted in Awesome, Tools, Upgrade

The Gorton brothers are in their new home!

I’ve got my new Gorton 256-6 grinder in the shop along side the P1-2 engraver!   I’m excited to have it back in the shuffle.  They look very different under the light!   




Posted in APKaudio, Awesome, Tools

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

Well there’s your problem

Ever hear someone say “there’s something funny going on with that power?” I think electricians are sometime intimidated when they see Orange receptacles. I’ve become sceptical of Orange receptacles without a label on them. Today I had just reason to




Posted in Amplifier, APKaudio, Mechanical, ORANGE, Patching, Power, Tools, Truth
  • 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
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  • NEVE 8816 Summing mixer
    Neve 8816 summing mixer includes quality D-SUB breakouts
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