BRAUN AND VIRGIL ABLOH COLLABORATE TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF ‘GOOD DESIGN
This isn’t something you see everyday. I know this is something he doesn’t have. I know it’s a gift he’ll truly enjoy.
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.
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 at something even more modern.
Second the 109 cards. While at Revolution Recording, Joe D redesigned his version of the 109 card and it was a HUGE improvement. He described it as “taking the cheese cloth off the audio” and he was right.
The idea is to have a plug and play module available for users with a few new features not incorporated in past designs.
Once they’re done I hope to have them for sale on www.AudioAholics.com
you know… I love this man and am forever in his debt. He’s made laboratory grade audio equipment available to music / broadcast industry for many years and his standards and interests have grown since his beginning. Truly a childlike interest in pushing the boundaries of the craft he practices. He applies raw physics to sound and you should watch this as a whole to appreciate the brilliance of his passion and dedication.
I’m glad someone as enthusiastic as Hutch Hutchison is at his side absorbing it all. (though he left RND)
Long live limitless analog technology!
Long live the passionate, curious and boundary pushing!
Long live Rupert Neve