Arduino Project – Digitally Controlled Analog Surround Sound Panning – Open Source

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Digitally Controlled Analog Surround Sound Panning




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Fixing Logitech trackball performance

I love these Logitech Marble Mouse trackballs, I have one for every computer.  After a few years they slow down physically.  Cleaning the dust off does not help enough, something different needed to be applied.  I’ve been researching lubricants and oils, doing some tests with households; but I think I’ve found the perfect fluid.  Ian Gomes of Union Sound Company made a recommendation a few years back for Penny and Giles faders.  A quick amazon search lead me to Lucas Silicone Shock fluid.  I must report that it is the perfect product for this application.  If you need a drop, I’ll send you a q-tip of it in the mail.


Joel Plaskett rocking some WBS pre-amps

I was reading (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 backScreen Shot 2014-08-21 at 1.48.31 PM Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 1.48.56 PM

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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Adapter of the day

I was doing a gig on the weekend and was Introduced to an adapter that saved the gig. We had an in ear monitor that was buzzing, the feed was coming from the truck line level from the output of the clear-com. Right from the truck, at the panel on the outside, there was noise in the cue box. So instead of feeding that line level from the truck I thought it would be nice to send an IFB (clear com) to a TR-50 then Sennheiser IEM transmitter at ‘somewhat line level’. The truck engineer said “Hey there is a clear-com to Line level adapter in the truck, a Drier” Lo-and-behold it saved the feed and delivered a perfect noise free signal to the talents IFB. If anyone knows what’s inside please let me know, kinda curious.

We added a transformer for added isolation.

It’s not to dis-similar to

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