Audio and Video

Friday Fun: Mixer abuse

Behringer X32 mixer abuse video X32 Fader Abuse (#1 @ Assembly 2017 wild demo compo) “Real wild” is a category of realtime demos for strange platforms and hardware that don’t fit any of the standard categories (like PC, 4k, oldschool etc). Basically a fun “everything else” category. Here’s a bit of explanation about the

Klon Centaur and clones and fake components

The legend of the Klon Centaur guitar distortion effect pedal, which debuted in the mid-’90s, has taken on a life of its own as one of the most collectable effects pedals of all time. It got fame because it was used and liked by such players as John Mayer, Nels Cline and Joe Perry (to

Coiling cables correctly

Over-under coiling is the way to go. This video we will cover the proper method for coiling cables. It allows the cable to lie flat when uncoiled, and makes for easier and faster work. Over-Under cable coiling is a technique for winding up your cables and wires in a way that extends their longevity and

From audio mixer to synth

This is a neat trick to get strange sounds out of your audio mixer. This video shows the spectacular world of using no-inout-feedback-mixing to turn a mixer into a synth. You can get many possible sounds from just an old analogue audio mixer and an aux cable. Truly astonishing squirrrklly tones! Have you tried it?

VGA signal generator repair

I bought this VGA signal generator module years ago from some web shop in China. It is designed to easily test your VGA monitor(s) (VGA/SVGA/XGA) with this handy tool. It can be also used as a general purpose video signal source when testing other video equipment that take in VGA signal (like video switchers, converters,

RGB lights for audio connectors

When gamer kids generation really hits audio engineering there will be huge market for this kind of RGB light gadgets? Neutrik etherCON® and XLR Halo Connectors are chassis connectors that incorporate a halo light ring and assymmetric ESD safe push tab. This design allow for standard XLR connector cutouts in the chassis without the need

CES 2023

The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is held every year in Las Vegas. The world’s biggest annual consumer technology show is ready and raring to welcome back thousands of exhibitors and media to Las Vegas in the first week of the year. CES 2023 will host around 2,400 exhibitors. CES is typically where many of

Guitar effect DSP from Finland

What do Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Wintersun have in commo? The common thing are guitar and bass effect boxes come from Finland. Finnish Darkglass Electronics and Neural DSP export state-of-the-art instrument technology to the world. Neural DSP is developing technology to advance the state of the art in the music industry – mainly effect plug-ins