Sunday, March 27, 2011


"Perfect condition cosmatic and function. TAB/ SIEMENS /TELEFUNKEN V72 best microphone pre's used for all the classic Rock albums (Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin)"

Snoop Dogg Drops New Album on MySpace

All 21 tracks of Snoop Dogg‘s latest album, Doggumentary, have just been released on the artist’s MySpace page, two days prior to the album’s official release.
The new release features performances from such artists as Willie Nelson, Young Jeezy, R. Kelly, the Gorillaz, John Legend and many others. The album is a conceptual follow-up to Snoop Dogg’s 1993 debut, Doggystyle.
Some of the tracks have been available online for a while, but others are brand new. You can hear clean versions of the full track list now, and the album will be available for purchase on March 29.
Here’s a sample of one of the newer tracks for fans:
Call us spoiled, but we were expecting something a bit more modern than a MySpace release for the web-savvy artist, whose recent forays into Internet culture have included branded virtual goods and social gaming tie-ins. Heck, Snoop’s last album got the Ustream treatment, and that was back in 2009. And several tracks were released early via Snoop’s “Puff Puff Pass Tuesdays” on Twitter and Facebook, a practice that was inspired by Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Fridays weekly releases.
Maybe we’ve been led to expect a lot by digital efforts such as the thoroughly slick, Twitter-fied microsite forJay Z’s latest release, but we were hoping for something a little nerdier from everyone’s favorite rapping herbalist. Who knows — perhaps something more impressive will be coming along with the album’s official release.
What do you think of the new album? If you were Snoop Dogg, would you have chosen MySpace as the digital location for the record’s debut? Let us know what you think in the comments.


Calrec 1061 _3
Calrec 1061 _2
Calrec 1061 _1
"Last one . I had a pair this is it ! We can also Strap the Power supply voltage for International use free of charge . 110 220 230 240 etc .
This auction is for 1 Calrec 1061 EQ MICROPHONE PREAMP DI and Power supply . The Mic Pre and EQ are killer they sound great and the DI is out of this world!
The front panel features are Mic input or DI option switch ,48V , you can use the unit with or without the transformer , Normal or HI Q , Bypass or Insert . As well as a output on the front panel . I added eq points you can see on the photo section .
This unit has been racked professionally by Brent Averill and i will add they did a fine job . The unit has been recapped and besides that is in original condition. The unit sound is Fantastic the Calrec company was formed by ex Neve employees so they are very similar in design . The EQ section is very similar to a NEVE 1081 a lot of the same EQ points and are internally laid out very similar . They also have a great build quality lots of IRON Sowter Input and output transformers that are from the console . Calrec 1061's are discrete.
Here is info from the Brent Averill website and a couple of threads from Calrec users online.
"The Calrec PQ 1061/1161 mic preamp is punchy, tight and has an open top end. It has great headroom and does not smear transients. It sounds similar to the vintage API™ mic preamp.
The Calrec equalizer is really great. It has lots of headroom and does not color the sound. You can boost 12 dB or more without hitting the crunch point on any of the bands. It is great for mastering because of its lack of coloration."
The PQ1061 and 1161 are pretty much identical. Run class-ab, all discrete, 8 amp stages with internal construction that is on par with anything neve made, and for some reason they really remind me of the Wunder PEQ1 module in terms of amp stages and general feature set compared to say a 1073.
The 1061 and 1161 run on +/-22V, and feature Sowter 3777 input, and should also use a Sowter 3955 output transformer which is a huge nickel core.
They are fast, punchy and open sounding, with some crunch to them. They are in between Neve and API, perfect for drums and guitars etc. EQ is as good as anything Neve has put out on the 33114 or 33115 modules etc..."

Quad Eight Pacifica Pre-amp + EQ racked 1974 console modules $2150

Quad Eight Pacifica Pre-amp_3
Quad Eight Pacifica Pre-amp_2
Quad Eight Pacifica Pre-amp_1
"Quad Eight Pacifica Pre-amp + Eq.
these Rack Comes from QE Pacifica Console 1974. Racked and wired with separate Power Supply (220V).
it has Gain (blue know), EQ + filters Section, Output (Red Knob) and Phantom Power.
All knobs and features is working properly, just dirty knob on left channel, but it will fixed before shipping.
Character of preamp + Eq is like API, CLear, Warm and Punchy.
its has Transformers and ALL PARTS is original."

Brent Averill API 312 Mic Preamp w/ Rack Lunchbox $4,800

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We have a set of six Brent Averill API 312 microphone preamps for sale!
Included in this auction are:
-one Brent Averill rack (that powers and provides ins/outs for each of the six channels) w/ power supply
-six Brent Averill 312 preamps; five are completely original with no repairs or modifications. The original 2520 opamp in the fifth preamp burnt out and was replaced by Avedis Audio with an Avedis Audio 1122 opamp.
Aside from the above mentioned repair, there are no other existing mods or repairs.
One of the two screws that hold the fifth module in place is missing (the module still stays in place well).
The units show very mild wear from normal use; they still look fantastic and there are no cosmetic or structural issues to speak of.

Torley having fun with Sonic Charge Bitspeek

"Sonic Charge Bitspeek is a real-time pitch-excited linear prediction codec effect. Right now you are probably thinking, "oh, another one of those"? Or perhaps not. Chances are that you have never heard about "linear prediction", although most of us use it daily when we talk on our cell phones. Linear prediction coding is a voice compression technology that appeared in commercial products in the seventies and was implemented in some well-known speaking toys of the early eighties." (Remember the robot voices on Battlestar Galactica?)

2CAudio's Aether

2CAudio's Aether is an award-winning, ultimate quality, self-modulating algorithmic reverb, which delivers unprecedented levels of fidelity and programmability. It has been nominated for, and won numerous industry awards, including most recently the 2010 Sound on Sound Annual Award, and the 2010 EM Editor's Choice award. Its huge list of industry-first advances have made it the go-to reverb of choice by many of the industry's top engineers and producers.

Aether 1.5 offers several industry-leading and unique features including:

• 2x & 4x Oversampling• Double Precision 64bit DSP
• 64bit Host/OS Support• Band-limited Interpolation
• Variable Quality Modes• Extreme Off-line Render Modes
• Proprietary Spectral Modulation• Attack & Sustain Envelope
• Variable Q Damping Decay Curve• Mid-Side modes
• Cascade Control• Complex Stereo Modes
• 0-Sample Latency• Frequency Profiles
• Immediate Parameter Accessibility• Macro Controls
• Comprehensive Preset Browser• Instant algorithm browsing
• Flexible EQ/Filter Routing• Huge Parameter Value Ranges
• Discrete Early Reflections engine• Comprehensive FX Presets
• Complex & Clustered IRs• Late Reflections Coloration

Gates SA39B Compressor Limiter $4,500

Lets get this out of the way first , there is no missing tube (the empty tube socket on the back) this socket was used for a plug in filter cap. The filter caps are new and under the chassis. The little screw in neon bulb socket has zener diodes (inside) for regulation instead of the neon bulb.The SA39 will not work properly if you don't have the right neon bulb in A3/A4. (or change it to zener diodes)
This is a completely rebuilt excellent working Gates SA-39B.
I have a manual and schematic for the SA39B . I have 2 SA39B's this one and a Black and Silver unit that have been rebuilt and are my keepers. I have decided to part with this one .This SA39B is one of the nicest units I have ever had both cosmetically and electrically, it is completely rebuilt with the addition of variable release and threshold.
We add all the factory changes that show up on the last SA39B schematic , plus adjustable threshold, selectable release times and . you can see it on the SA39b at the bottom of the page. . We use the same holes that are already on the front panel and add the above functions."

Inovonics 220 Compressor $499

Neve BCM 10 1073 Modules $60,000

SSL XL 9080 K (Used) $200,000.00

Solid State Logic introduced the the “K” in 2002 providing the dual benefits of a full 5.1 surround architecture and the increased bandwidth and resolution demanded by top mixers. 

The XL 9000 K Series high speed computer is lightning fast dependable and super stable. Your recalls will come up instantly. The big brother to the J Series first introduced in 1994. The “K” is THE ultimate in Analog Large Format mixing consoles. Key features of the XL include: Ultra-high quality signal path optimized for the higher sampling frequencies available with DVD-A and SCAD Full 5.1 mix bus, master fader, mix compressor, monitoring and metering 6-channel monitor insert, plus support for three external 6-channel sources Integral LFE Filtering for Dolby(tm) & DTS(tm) encoding UltiPan(tm) automated surround panning LCR panning on every channel LCR focus control and surround routing on echo return Full, simultaneous fader access to all mix busses 5.1 stereo downmix function K Series automation computer with on-line mix compare feature Advanced photo-realistic Total Recall(tm) Remote SuperAnalogue(tm) mic amps (option) Audio Excellence for DVD-A and SACD The XL console offers unprecedented audio performance to meet the advanced, higher sampling frequency formats that consumers will soon be enjoying with DVD-A and SACD with an audio bandwidth extends nearly two octaves beyond a 96kHz recorder. Supreme surround sound performance  

In addition to audio quality, the XL provides the ultimate in surround efficiency within the analogue domain. A full 5.1 mix bus, master fader and mix compressor, combined with LCR panning add to the state-of-the-art specification, while the console also provides full simultaneous fader access to all mix busses. The K Series monitor insert point and the three external sources have all been expanded to six channels for maximum flexibility. For moving projects into stereo, a stereo downmix output allows stereo mixes to be quickly generated from a 5.1 mix. The XL's innovative and unique UltiPan(tm) system ensures that dynamic, multipoint surround panning is simple and intuitive to operate. K Series Automation Computer Based on the HS Control Processor in SSL's successful digital consoles, the K Series Automation Computer provides high-speed control of all automated functions. Complex mixes can be handled with breathtaking speed, while loading and saving projects is also much faster. The incredible power of the system enables a number of new and enhanced features to be realized including a screen display of individual machine transport position, allowing multiple machines to be offset quickly and accurately. Another new feature, On-line Mix Compare, provides on-demand auditioning of up to six different mix passes without interruption to playback. Enhanced graphics and Flat Screen TFT Display  

To maximize the benefit of ultra-high resolution graphics, the K Series Computer has a new multi-angle, high-resolution TFT screen, integrated within the console's center section. An additional X-VGA input enables switchable display of editor/workstation output. Remote SuperAnalogue Mic-Amps (option) In addition to the XL's outstanding on-board microphone amplifiers, the console can be optionally fitted with remote mic amps, which are controlled directly from the XL channel module. The remote-powered DC mic amps are designed to be located as close to the original signal source as possible, ensuring the best signal input quality.

 A revised circuit design further improves upon the SL 9000 J's mic amp sonic performance, producing results of breathtaking clarity. Control is fully integrated within the existing console architecture, and supported by the K Series advanced photo-realistic Total Recall(tm) system. The new remote mic amps are a sophisticated and ergonomic solution for those seeking the ultimate in sonic performance. Distinctive Styling The XL's new Raven Sparkle appearance, new frame design and consolidated center section makes for a highly distinctive yet instantly familiar console. Optionally, input control from both pen or 'puck' can be switched at the press of a button to control PC-based editors, as well as the new infrared QWERTY keyboard. All these features have been designed in response to the original consoles extensive user-base throughout the 175 locations in which it is installed throughout the world. Niall Feldman, Director of Product Marketing for SSL reflects: "In the eight years since the first introduction of the SL 9000, we have listened carefully to the comments of owners and users alike. With higher resolution recording formats and surround production presenting a huge opportunity for studios, the time is right for SSL to further the potential of analogue console technology in the form of the XL."

  • Beautiful Ravel Sparkle finish
  • Loaded with 80 channels, Winged desk built from 5 sections
  • Remote 17-strip Patchbay with 12.5 meter cabling for accessibility

NEVE 8078 Analog Recording Console $225,000.00

Custom API input section and 5.1 Monitoring Flying Faders
Classic NEVE 8078 circa 1977 ex A&R Recording Studios 

In addition to 40 channels of 31105 4 Band Mic Pre/EQ this console has a custom balanced 16 channel API input section with 550S EQ’ s and 56 Channels of Martin Sound Flying Faders. 

In the Mid 1990's All send and aux pots in all channels where replaced with new clarostats, balanced meter amps and a new Moss and Mitchell TT Patchbay where added. 

Features / Mods:
In addition to the cosmetic re-fitting done in the spring of 1999 which included fabrication of a new leather bolster, new red oak trim and re-screening the panels, a complete hardware inspection and extensive re-furb were performed.

This re-furb encompassed all aspects of the console with a focus on the utmost signal integrity without losing that vintage “Neve” sound for which these consoles are so vastly sought after. Every module was removed, cleaned and upgraded. The monitor section was modified with balanced output drivers on each channel to allow recording directly to tape from the monitor section. This facilitated an increase in headroom from +18 to +26dB as well. A custom “Producers Desk” was built into a bucket containing (8) Channels of API 512 Pre’s and (16) channels of API 550 EQ’s (normalled to the monitor section while fully patchable), 5.1 monitoring control, Lynx System Supervisor Control unit (allows control of up to four Lynx synchronizers), (8) 2-Track Playback selectors and an additional (4) Shep 31105 modules, bringing the total number of Mic inputs to 52.

Modification Summary:
* All monitor channels headroom increased from +18dbv clipping to +26dbv clipping
* All monitor channels have balanced output amp which allows send to tape
* 4T2 to 4t1 fold-down, which allows 72 channels for mixdown
* Frequency response improvement mod.
* Active meter amps with Line in, Buss, or Monitor selector
* API EQ’s with Balanced +26dbv headroom in and out
* 5.1 Monitor Control
* Lynx System Supervisor
* 4t1 Stereo Buss Insert Send/Return Circuit
* Phoenix Audio class A output stage on mix out

Included Accessories:
All Manuals, schematics and service documents, power supplies and related wiring. spare parts, spare power supply, extra 31105, extra API EQ.

iOS 5 to Preview at WWDC, Delayed Until Fall, to Bring Major Revamp?

According to two “solid sources” for TechCruch, Apple’s forthcoming iOS 5 software may bring with it a major revamp of the operating system built around the cloud, but we’ll have to wait for a fall release to enjoy itsnew features.
A fall release would break the pattern of previous iOS releases, which have typically been unveiled in early spring and released alongside a new iPhone in the summer. However, it’s believed iOS 5 may come with a third-generation iPad rumored to launch later this year.
The TechCrunch sources say that:
  • iOS 5 will launch in the fall and will be a major revamp of the OS.
  • It could well be previewed at WWDC, it just won’t be released then.
  • The iOS 5 launch is also likely to coincide with the release of the iPad 3.
  • The new iOS will be heavily built around the cloud, and we could see several new services launch from Apple that take advantage of this.
  • Yes, one of those is very likely a “music locker” service. There is also a fall launch aim for this, during Apple’s annual music-themed event.
  • But much of the cloud stuff will first be talked about at WWDC, Apple’s developer event which will take place in June.
  • One of the new cloud service elements is likely a location service that focuses on finding friends and family members.
  • OS X Lion is still on pace for a summer release — some of the new cloud components are likely to be baked into it as well.
Earlier reports had suggested that iOS 5 would be previewed at Apple’s iPad 2 keynote earlier this year, and when that didn’t happen, new reports then rumored that another event in April would take place to talk about iOS 5 and a revamped MobileMe. If the TechCrunch sources are correct, it seems this event won’t go ahead either.
Unfortunately, these sources didn’t provide any details on the iPhone 5, but we’re guessing the device is still on track for its unveiling at WWDC with a launch this summer. Of course, if that is the case, the device will launch with the latest version of iOS 4 and not iOS 5.