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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

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

Posted in Amplifier, Awesome, Macgyvered, Power, Projects, Rack Mount, reference, Repair, Truth, Upgrade, WTF?

Ward-Beck Systems Dinner Box 4 – Ready to be soldered – dB-4

Here is the prototype for the dinner Ward-Beck Systems Dinner Box 4 – Ready to be soldered – dB-4 The parts can be quickly ordered here and assembly the simplest DIY project out there. Soldering and tests to follow!

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Dynamics, Effects, Mechanical, Patching, Rack Mount, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

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

Mic and Mod SSL Bus Compressor

Helping a client with a Mic and Mod SSL Bus Compressor.  A kit was brought to me 99.9% completed.  With a few tweaks it’s ready to rock.  I replaced the supplied THAT 2180b VCA chips with some NOS THAT 270001-01

Posted in Effects, Upgrade

Dinner Box – M461

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

For the love of tools

Posted in Awesome, Tools, Upgrade

Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOX” – dB-4

Working on the new Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOXES”    dB-4 Because there’s real Meat in it… Because sometimes I skip lunch… Because they don’t serve lunch at 4AM… Because I eat lunch for breakfast… It’s a backplate to simply wire

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Power, Projects, Rack Mount, 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

Hairball build

All things considered the build is going well. The leads from the supplied output transformer could have been longer… and if anyone knows a good way to remove paint for grounding posts let me know :-)

Posted in APKaudio, Effects, Projects, Recording, Upgrade

5kg of knowledge – Semester 2

I’m almost done week 2 of semester two… by themselves they are intimidating, but as a stack they are frightening.

Posted in APKaudio, Data, Explanations, History, reference, Resources, School, Science, Truth, Upgrade

Ward-Beck Systems – RTO-214 and RTO-114 prototype

Posted in APKaudio, Casses, Mixing, Projects, Rack Mount, Tools, Upgrade, WBS, 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

New Photo Booth

Installed a new photo booth today.  Maybe I’ll light it up soon.  Paint was “dry” so I snapped a quick one with a single light.  

Posted in AudioAholics.com, Awesome, Casses, Mechanical, New Gear, Photography, Resources, Tools, Upgrade, WBSps.ca

Loading up some shelves…

  Cleaning up the pile…

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Mechanical, Projects, Tape, Tools, 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

New monitor controller face plate

I’ve been working with a mastering engineer on the replacement of the face plate for a monitor I think it turned out well! Big KNOB… I assure you it’s no mackie in there…  Before (V1) with no section devision lines

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Mechanical, Monitoring, Projects, Rack Mount, Upgrade

Mobile Patching system

Working on the mobile patching system.

Posted in APKaudio, AudioAholics.com, Cable, Casses, Design, Effects, Mechanical, ORANGE, Patching, Portable, Projects, Rack Mount, Recording, Tools, Upgrade

What Is The Best Way to Learn Something New?

Finished an English paper, thought you may enjoy: Here is an M4A audio file of the article What Is The Best Way to Learn Something New? Anthony P. Kuzub Everyone learns in his or her own way. As an adult

Posted in APKaudio, School, Truth, Upgrade
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