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Ward-Beck – D/A-DA – (24) Ch AESDigital to (120) +4dB Analog

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Antoinette before

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Sunlight

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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

Ward-Beck Systems ST series – bucket of 12

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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

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

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Wiring a Ward-Beck D/A convertor rack and Distribution System

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Moving stuff across the country

I most certainly had a busy “reading week”.  It started with finishing up a job My brother Mike started.  Moving 7 pallets of equipment from my moms garage in Saskatoon.    Followed by great visits with Family and friends.  I’m

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Pictures of us building Wilma

Before

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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!

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Grayson Matthews new studio

I was lucky enough the other day to have a tour of the new Grayson Matthews rooms.  I was very impressed.  Such a nice place to do voice work and music in.  

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Dinner Box – M461

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Joel Plaskett rocking some WBS pre-amps

I was reading http://professional-sound.com/ (like I do every month plug plug) and saw Joels lovely new studio and Neve Console.  Front an centre I was happy to see the set of WBS pre-amps I wired up for him a few years

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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

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schadow switch mounting information

In the 70’s and into the 90’s WBS used a Schadow switch in almost every product they built. Different buttons required different offsets so “GOLDEN RULES” of design were made up so each engineer was on the same page. I

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The making of Wilma – Part 1

Quickly Uploaded some pictures of the fabrication of Wilma Here is the start of wiring up the channel buckets

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Have you seen the new SLM?

There’s a pair of SLM meters burning in as we gawk… Available soon!

Posted in Monitoring, Portable, WBS

Ward-Beck Systems Book – Total scam

I got an email notification for a new Ward-Beck systems book.  What a complete and total scam. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Ward-Beck-Systems-by-Paperback-Book-English-Free-Shipping-/360936636379

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

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  • 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 […]
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    Mint Condition Telefunken U47 Tube microphone. Amazing condition. $20,000 USD I have never seen a specimen in this museum condition ever.
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    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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