Analog out… that means… what….?

AES – SC-05-05 – X-152 – Call for participation

The goal / target / deliverable is a template that manufacturers could include in their manuals that explain the characteristics of the signals leaving devices and the characteristics of signals a device is capable of receiving. Having these parameters summarized in a consistent way will help users integrate equipment.


Working Group on Grounding and EMC Practices

Group Scope: The scope of the SC-05-05 Working Group on Grounding and Electromagnetic Compatibility Practices shall include, within the bounds of the scope of SC-05, all practices affecting usage and performance of audio hardware, with respect to the susceptibility of the signals it carries to effects such as noise and cross-talk due to the manner of its connection and construction, and the effects of its signals on other hardware and systems in its vicinity. It shall not set standards for personal safety with regard to such connections and construction but shall keep safety considerations in mind in its recommendations.

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 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.

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Custom made dollies were built for the two large sections of console frames.

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Modules were packed, boxed and palleted.  A small fortune in bubble wrap and pallet wrap were employed. 
2014-10-21 11.04.33-2This 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 :-)


I’ve been building cables for over 15 years now and I’ve finally created a small calculator to estimate the costs of making an XLR cable. In the process, I am now offering cable construction services to help pay for going back to school.

The prices are very competitive while the quality is second to none.

If you’re interested in getting a quote, please send me an email and I’ll shoot you the excel calculator.
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I’ve had nothing but good luck and good feedback about the Microphone Cables I’ve made available for rental. All of the cables are Mogami Negflex Quad Microphone with Neutrik NC3-XX connectors.

Recommended for most small to mid size recording studios:
8 4′
8 8′
16 16′
16 24′
4 48′
2 96′

I’ve been asked to estimate a few kits, so a simple calculator has been created to help you estimate the costs of your build.

All Cables include ID Heatshrink, coloured boots and rings, and Panduit Velcro Cable tie.

Free use of APKaudio loaner Microphone cable package available while yours is being built.

3 weeks lead time needed to build your order. Cable subject to availability.

Get $5 trade in on all of your old XLR microphone cable! All used cables get donated to a high school tech club

100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
I do not want you to have something from APKaudio that you are not satisfied with.

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

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 all inputs. The output of the switcher feeds a Stereo Penny and Giles fader then directly to the Mackie HR824 speakers.
I’ve got to find a panel… but as far as home friendly user interface goes this is as simple as it gets.
1 Turn Table
2 Radio
3 Mac Mini
4 Cassette
6 Airport Express out
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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 fielding calls and answering the questions I’ve created a Wizard Services section at

I am asking you my friends to use it to work, get work share work and do work together.  I would like to consider it my rolodex

I’ve got the permission to post a few contacts and will be doing so this week.

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