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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

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

Generating Code with spreadsheet for Keyboard Assignments of CADSOFT Eagle

I needed a way of Generating Code, lots of code.   In cadsoft eagle, the Keyboard Assignments are completely user customizable.  They have a script language that allows you to modify the software.  I’ve used hundreds of the ULP and




Posted in Awesome, Cadsoft Eagle, Computer Interface, Data, Design, Mathematics, Patching, Programming, Upgrade

5 ways to get the most out of the books you read




Posted in Awesome, Explanations, reference, Resources, School, Truth, Upgrade

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

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

Sunlight




Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Cable, Console, Design, History, Monitoring, ORANGE, Patching, Photography, Projects, Repair, Resources, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Guitar Pedal – Balanced in to Low-Z unbalanced ==> HiZ to Balanced out

A client asked for a way to balance a guitar pedal so he could send and return Line Level to his guitar pedals.   He wanted a way to use his pedal collection as effect sends.  We came up with




Posted in Amplifier, Effects, Mixing, Upgrade, WBS

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




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

Dolby atmos

I was lucky enough to get to visit the new Atmos mix room at Deluxe Toronto.  This was the deadest big room I’ve ever been in.  It was impressive to hear the system.  Being a part of the AES gave




Posted in Design, Effects, Explanations, Mixing, Monitoring, Patching, Surround, 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

Custom Dangerous Master Panel




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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

Anxiety, regret, and satisfaction at the 1/2 way point




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IMAX- The Next generation of IMAX sound – 12 Channel configuration – and LASER projectors, about time

Imax – The Next generation of IMAX sound –  12 Channel configuration – and LASER projectors, about time!! Had a fantastic experience with the new IMAX sound system at the AES meeting held at Technicolor. The “Upper Quad” ceiling speakers




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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.




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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




Posted in Awesome, Computer Interface, Data, Effects, Filters, Mechanical, Mixing, Monitoring, New Gear, Patching, Portable, Repair, Resources, Upgrade, WTB, xmas
  • 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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