Category Recording

Yorkville Coliseum C130/70 Monitors

One thing lead to another and I ended up with ten (yes, count them TEN) Yorkville C130/70 speakers.Read More

Ibanez DD1000 Dual Digital

I found another old digital delay. This one from the 80’s (if the colour of the knobs are any indication).

This device has two delay circuits which are wired independently to their respective connections on the back of the unit (more on that in a second).

One delay circuit (B) is just a standard delay. The delay times are from 4 to 1024 milliseconds. Time controls are in 4 time blocks with a time sweep knob. Pretty standard for a unit of this age. There is also a effect mix control and a delay repeat control. The other delay circuit (A) has a shorter delay time – 0.5 to 256 milliseconds – with the same style time controls. It also includes modulation and speed controls for flange/chorus type effects.

The jacks on the back of this delay are everything you need and more...

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DOD 944 Chain Reaction

This is a strange 2 unit rack mount multi-effect from the 1980's with a 5 button petal board. It has "Heavy Metal" Distortion, Flanger/Chorus, Digital Delay, and a Parametric Equalization.Read More

dbx 563X “The Silencer” Noise Reduction

I didn't really seek out this little half-rack unit. It found me. Read More

ADA Digital Delay 2.56i

It needed a little work but for $30 it was a good price.Read More

Ensoniq DP4 Audio Effects Processor

I just got this and haven’t had much time to play with it – but so far I’m digging it.

4 inputs, 4 outputs.  The in/out level controls are dedicated knobs on the front panel. You can define 4 different effects with each channel or combine them. You can also stack up to four effects (4 reverbs in series anyone?). I’ve also seen it has a 4 band vocoder but I haven’t played with it yet. At first glance the programming is a little funky but another hour playing with it and I’m sure I’ll figure it out.

All this in a nice two unit case.

Acquired: 2010

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Yamaha R1000 Reverb

Crazy! Wacky! Out of this world! Only $30! At least I think that is what I paid for this odd little 12-bit digital reverb unit.

Acquired 2009

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Echo Audiofire12 Audio Interface

The AudioFire12 has 12 balanced analog inputs and outputs (TRS), 2 FireWire ports, MIDI I/O, word clock synchronization, and 12 channels of full duplex 24 bit 192kHz recording and playback. Read More

Soundtracs Topaz MKI 32:8 Console

I will never sell this board! The Topaz is well known for its clean sound and warm, musical “British” EQ, distinguishing it from rival analog mixers by Mackie, Behringer and Yamaha among others. The sound of the Topaz is often compared to more expensive consoles from Allen & Heath and Soundcraft.

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JBL/UREI 7110 Limiter / Compressor

From the manual…
The JBL/UREI 7110 Limiter/Compressor is built in the tradition that has made UREI limiter/compressors the audio professionals’ choice world-wide. Incorporating both peak and average gain reduction detectors in a single rack space size, the Model 7110 is equally at home in the small recording studio, the sound contractor’s rack, portable sound systems, broadcasting studios or anywhere audio levels need to be automatically controlled.

The 7110 offers new smooth sounding Smart-Slope compression ratios adjustable from 1.5: 1 thru infinity: 1 and permits independent settings for limiting threshold, attack and release times, and output level...

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