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Mobile Patching system

Working on the mobile patching system.

Posted in APKaudio,, 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

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,

Using a POD 2 switcher

I wanted to add some components to my home listening system, so a switcher was needed. I’ve decided to use a POD 2 switcher… the POD-2 is a (6) Stereo input – stereo switcher that has the ability to sum

Posted in APKaudio,, Cable, Computer Interface, Design, ORANGE, Patching, Projects, Rack Mount, Records, Tools, Upgrade, WBS,

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

A Social Experiment

I’ve been thinking about a social experiment. I often take calls from people looking for services, I’ve met a lot of great people in this industry and I do stand by their great work and contributions.   So instead of

Posted in APKaudio,, Cable, Casses, Computer Interface, Design, Location, Macgyvered, Mechanical, Mixing, Monitoring, New Gear, ORANGE, Patching, Tools, Truth, Upgrade, Vinyl

A Major upgrade

Hauling equipment around on public transit has taken its tole on my body. Elizabeth and I have “levelled up” by getting a fancy 2010 VW Golf. Now visiting clients, collecting debts, doing service calls, moving gear, going to the shop,

Posted in APKaudio, Upgrade


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,

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

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 #20 – New Leatherman

I try to keep one on myself at all times… it’s an Every Day Carry.   I think I can build an entire studio with one of these tools, and there hasn’t been a day in a good long time

Posted in Tools, Upgrade

Engraving curved text – Old School

Trying out the circular Copy Dial.  We needed a way to index the positions so 360/40 is 9 degrees. 

Posted in APKaudio, Tools, Tricks, Upgrade

Sound Guy Xmas idea #7 – Ward-Beck Systems SLM Meter

One of my favourite pieces of hardware on the market.  Shocked that this product isn’t in every studio in the world. Super accurate, easy to read, unique overlaid PPM/VU ballistics, correlation between channels is instantly evident, phase meter, tilts, small

Posted in Tools, Upgrade, WBS

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


Now that I have a side… here is an isometric view of the side car

Posted in APKaudio, Casses, Upgrade, WBS,

Details are going in for some side cars

I’m working on the details for some 12 channel side car panels. I’ve done a few rough sketches but these are the most accurate dimensions yet. Things are coming together and as I’m drawing I’m realizing how truly brilliant the

Posted in New Gear, reference, Upgrade, WBS,

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

MXR Phase 100 repair and mod

Someone blew it up with the wrong PSU… cost more to fix it than it’s worth.  Moral of the story… Every Guitar player needs a VOODOO LABS PEDAL POWER!!!

Posted in Amplifier, Effects, Guitar, ORANGE, Upgrade

And here it is…

The Linear Traveling Potentiometer presented at AES Toronto meeting Sept 24, 2013 The Math Project that inspired the FivePointNone

Posted in APKaudio, Console, Design, Effects, Explanations, Mechanical, New Gear, Projects, Surround, Tools, Tricks, Upgrade

Getting ready for presentation…

I wonder what this could be about…

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