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 a modified Ward-Beck Systems POD-1. The POD-1 offered op-amp gain adjustment trimmer pots so you are adjusting the gain of the balancing amplifiers.
You could also use this as a re-amp tool and a hyper-transparant Direct Inject box for keyboards and anything unbalanced.
XLR input Balanced +4dBu differential Receiver to an RCA connector to a 1/4″ TS jack that feeds the pedal then return to the opposite.
If you are interested in trying one out contact Ward-Beck Systems
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 sorry I did not get the chance to meet with everyone I had planned to visit with. Things got a little busy in the IT support world and there was so much family to visit!
Three consoles were packaged and palleted up for shipment across the country.
Modules were packed, boxed and palleted. A small fortune in bubble wrap and pallet wrap were employed.
This is the PSU for a console along with a 1″ Studer A80 8 track Recorder that was made transportable.
I’m excited to work on these projects again in my “Spare time”
Stay tuned for updates of what’s happening with this lot. We’re very excited for what’s planned :-)
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!
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 ago. Glad they’re making great records! And congrats to Thomas, who was apparently a regular at Revolution Recording… I just kept my head down and in the back
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…
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 found two of those pages the other day and was fascinated. These drawings are both done by hand and are admirable.
Quickly Uploaded some pictures of the fabrication of Wilma
Here is the start of wiring up the channel buckets
There’s a pair of SLM meters
burning in as we gawk…
I got an email notification for a new Ward-Beck systems book. What a complete and total scam.