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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

Antoinette before




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

Macbook Charger Double Wrap

I had no idea…




Posted in Apple, Cable, Design, Mechanical, Tricks

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

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

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 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

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

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

Dinner Box – M461




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

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




Posted in APKaudio, Design, Mechanical, New Gear, Repair, Studio, Tricks, Upgrade

Transistor Man

a whole semester summed up in one drawing   From the Art of Electronics second edition – Paul Horowitz and winfield Hill  




Posted in Amplifier, Awesome, Design, Explanations, Mechanical, reference, Resources, School, Tricks, Truth

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

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

Sin and Cos

   http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/733754/visually-stunning-math-concepts-which-are-easy-to-explain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:LucasVB/Gallery




Posted in APKaudio, Science, Tools, Tricks, Truth

Jeff Wolpert dolling out the wisdom

Jeff and Sydney did some fantastic work while I was at Revolution Recording. They’ve setup a killer room downtown and have Wizard Services to offer. Here is a great lesson from a very learned man.




Posted in Explanations, Mechanical, Microphones, Mixing, Monitoring, Tools, Tricks, Truth, Upgrade

RUPERT NEVE!!!!

you know… I love this man and am forever in his debt.  He’s made laboratory grade audio equipment available to music / broadcast industry for many years and his standards and  interests have grown since his beginning.  Truly a childlike




Posted in Console, Design, Explanations, Filters, History, Mixing, Monitoring, Tricks, Truth

Sound guy xmas idea #28 – contact cleaner

Crunch time!  only days left to buy your sound guy a gift!  I like MG super contact cleaner with Poly Phenol Ether… it’s awesome.  And when you have MG chemicals, cut two holes at the top to the cap to




Posted in APKaudio, Tools, Tricks

20060723 – HVR ceiling fixture

In 2006 we (Myself and Andrew Waters) built a ceiling diffuser for the studio.  I’ve been doing some data backups and thought I’d share some pictures and info on the build.  The whole thing was made out of 2 X 4s




Posted in History, HVR, New Gear, Science, Studio, Tools, Tricks, Upgrade

Sound guy xmas idea #18 – TOUGH GAFF tape dispenser

Either tape inner diameters are shrinking or my hands are getting fatter…  Could have put one of these to good use this weekend http://www.sourceshop.com/product.asp?pid=568




Posted in Tools, 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.
  • 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 includes quality D-SUB breakouts
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