I was introduced to “Disk Inventory X” that displays a visual representation of what’s on your hard drives. Within minutes I identified HUGE files that were plugging up my laptop. The worst culprit is parallels… but I already knew that virus was huge!
By selecting a file, you can reveal it in the finder and see what it’s really doing!
I would recommend checking it out, just for fun!
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!
Someone sent me this link about a new studio opening in Calgary. and one of the consoles going in is the Rolling stones mobile console. I thought you would enjoy some “Before pictures”
got my prototype back and there were some tweaks needed. So many lessons to learn about PCB
A couple of weekends ago I helped move a patchbay out of a studio and down two sets of stairs…
It was like “moving a washing machine down the stairs with a sofa attached”
I was given an AVID pen, it crashed when the tip fell out
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 has sucked, until now”
McDSP has released the 3060 Ultimate Compressor and 6020 Ultimate Equalizer bundles.
Until now no software allowed users to switch the character of an equalizer and compressor without loosing their settings. Modeled after some of the industries most revered equipment, McDSP comes through with another must have studio essential tool. This functionality gives you a true A/B between different compressors and equalizers. A unique experience. “I know what I want to achieve when I compress and eq, all I ever want to do is change the character”. As far as I know this is the only piece of software that keeps the EQ and compression setting between plugins. A+ work in my opinion.
I would suggest you give them a shot today for your next project. McDSP offers a free demo that is a worthwhile experience and great investment, check it out.
Well after some time away, I’ve gotten back to the Dinner Box
The dinner box is a PCB that users can solder EDAC connectors that mate with Ward-Beck Systems Auxiliary modules.
With a standardized 5 PIN XLR power connector, users can simply power up (4) WBS filters and Compressors.
In Addition to power and audio, there is the interconnections stereo linking of the M466 compressors using either M466M OR M467 Noise gate modules.
the dB-4 also allows user to mix and match equalizers: any of the M462, M462A, M462B or M464 Filter interchange seamlessly into this bucket.
A balancing card for M472 eq modules is on the drawing board.
Here is a revised version.
The major change is the addition of XLR connectors… The idea of using a dB25 connector is now optional!
It did not last 3 weeks…
do not invest in this product
Both latches broke after putting up with other nonsensical deficiencies.
The inside compartments do not work nicely and are very bulky, the lining in the box takes up a lot of the volume and offers little to no protection. The tool holders in the lid fit only the Husky tools illustrated in the picture. If you take the lid lining out, it adds no volume to the case as it’s a lattice work of low grade PVC.
I think it’s actually made from old Garbage bags
Do not buy this product or any product with similar latches
Zero stars is not an option on the home depot site…
Picked up a set of Tannoy System-12s for the lab
I was worried they wouldn’t fit… They are 140 Litres each! I’m excited to hear them in action!
one had to go in the front seat…
A fantastic and very thorough history of sound recording and playback systems in theatres