Alex and I attended the Celebration of a fellow engineer Chris Tobin.
I was on the TWRIT show three time I think with him. Solid questions, great interviewer, great ethic. I watched Many hours of him sharing wisdom with the internet. Smart guy and busy busy busy doing the worlds most amazing project. Some of his brilliance was captured on this week in radio tech
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.
The un-balanced output impedance is roughly 30Ω and the unbalanced Input Impedance is 47kΩ. It’s a pretty safe assumption that mopst guitar effects can operate within these ranges.
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.
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.
Custom made dollies were built for the two large sections of console frames.
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 :-)
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
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.