Audio and Video

XLR mic cable tester

I saw presentation of Sound Tools XLR Sniffer/Sender at It was described: “Quickly troubleshoot faulty mic lines and cables with this set of remote end cable testers. The XLR Sniffers can also utilize phantom power to test snake lines and cables in live environments, making it simple to diagnose issues and get your show

XLR over CAT 5/6/7 An audio multicore cable (often colloquially referred to as a multicore, snake cable or snake) is a thick cable which usually contains 4–64 individual audio cables inside a common, sturdy outer jacket. Audio multicore cables are used to convey many audio signals between two locations, such as in audio recording, sound reinforcement, PA systems


I have long time used GIMP as my main image manipulation tool when making images for It can do all the normal image manipulation needed well. GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its

Passive summing mixer

For a passive summing mixer is a circuit to combine two audio signals to one signal. Passive summing works generally ok, both with unbalanced and balanced circuits if all connected circuits are same type (mixed balaced and unbalanced is mixed business if it works as wanted or not). When the devices connected to all inputs

The Art of Code

WOW, this one is amazing! Rockstar developer presentation!! Join Dylan Beattie – programmer, musician, and creator of the Rockstar programming language – for an entertaining look at the art of code. We’ll look at the origins of programming as an art form, from Conway’s Game of Life to the 1970s demoscene and the earliest Obfuscated

Cassette Tape, it’s inventor and DIY projects

The Compact Cassette, also commonly called the tape cassette,[2] cassette tape, audio cassette, or simply tape or cassette, is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback. It was developed by the Dutch company Royal Philips in Hasselt, Belgium, by Lou Ottens and his team. It’s with sadness that we note the

Windows 10 built-in video editor

Windows 10 has a hidden video editor as part of part of the Photos app. How to Use Windows 10’s Hidden Video Editor article gives instructions how to use this simple but useful for many simple tasks video editor. While this isn’t the most powerful video editor you can get on Windows, it’s surprisingly capable.

Mains power EMI noise filtering

Because of the presence of mains current in mains-powered audio equipment as well as ubiquitous AC electromagnetic fields from nearby appliances and wiring, 50/60 Hz electrical noise can get into audio systems, and is heard as mains hum from their speakers. In addition to mains frequency humming, the mains power can also contain higher frequency

VideoLAN 20 years

VideoLAN (VLC) is a free, open source multi-platform media player and environment that plays most media files and DVD-VCDs as well as Audio CDs and various streaming protocols. VLC media player (previously the VideoLAN Client and commonly known as simply VLC) is a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player software, and streaming media server