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Old 25th September 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by raal ➑️
thanks for the post peter! i think we have a new nominee for slut of the year.
Agree. And also a strong contender, not for one of the top ten sexiest consoles, but THE sexiest!
Old 25th September 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
humbly submit this console just alive from new zealand. 4 months in the making. 12 channels neve-ish preamps and line amps (zero eq) with 2 stereo busses and 4 auxiliary sends - full afl - full control room monitor select - full patchbay - multis wired for 8 track tape - 8 channel interface - 18 outboard devices. nestle up to this honey and yes... very sexy i reckon.
Old 25th September 2009 | Show parent
  #603
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Originally Posted by ekadek ➑️
humbly submit this console just alive from new zealand.
I like that !
Old 26th September 2009 | Show parent
  #604
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THIS IS THE MOST *****ISH SLUT I EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE AND ITS FROM GERMANY!!!!thumbsup LOVE GERMAN QUALITY!



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Originally Posted by Chris-Doll ➑️
Vintec C3 complete tube design!!!
26 tubes per channel, 23 kW/h
Tube dynamics&Eq in every channel, SSL automation and V76's
OMG, that's just the most exciting console I've ever seen !!!
I wanna hear&see this beast in action so badly,
just seeing this pics make feel dizzy

Vintec-Audio - Pure Tube - Professional Audio Equipment

Here are some pics from their site:




Best regards
Chris Doll
Old 26th September 2009 | Show parent
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The future of sexy consoles?
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Old 26th September 2009 | Show parent
  #606
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Originally Posted by ekadek ➑️
humbly submit this console just alive from new zealand. 4 months in the making. 12 channels neve-ish preamps and line amps (zero eq) with 2 stereo busses and 4 auxiliary sends - full afl - full control room monitor select - full patchbay - multis wired for 8 track tape - 8 channel interface - 18 outboard devices. nestle up to this honey and yes... very sexy i reckon.
Oh Greg I just got to hear that mate!!!! Well done.. Sexy as **** in the flesh too I'd reckon. Great stuff!!
Old 28th September 2009 | Show parent
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thanks doctor. but i gotta say that vintec mutha kicks my ass . geez. its even got room for a spa pool in that left hand end. 24kw should get that thing real hot! too. how slutty is that?
Old 28th September 2009 | Show parent
  #608
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Old, small, valve (tube)...
Yeah I love those faders..... I heard that those are actually from (or made for) world war 2 airplanes.
Old 30th September 2009 | Show parent
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The future of sexy consoles?
not this...

i know what the future will bring but i'm not at liberty to say yet
Old 1st October 2009 | Show parent
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That's Owen Bradleys old console in the background... "Crazy"... as in Patsy Cline!
Old 1st October 2009 | Show parent
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8 channel stereo TAB/Telefunken desk from around 1962. We use it for mastering and summing

Jeremy
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Old 1st October 2009 | Show parent
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8 channel stereo TAB/Telefunken desk from around 1962. We use it for mastering and summing

Jeremy
Okay, this console has my vote for the coolest VU meters ever!
Old 2nd October 2009 | Show parent
  #614
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🎧 10 years
Clicking and crackling, but still working (in use) good old TESLA ESZ 2802
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Old 2nd October 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Silvertone ➑️
Okay, this console has my vote for the coolest VU meters ever!
Thanks !

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Old 2nd October 2009 | Show parent
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The DFC-Icon at Warner Bros. Burbank stage 12
Old 3rd October 2009 | Show parent
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All ya need is some fur around those faders and you've just taken console sexyness to a whole new level!

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Originally Posted by Cojo ➑️
Nothing beats a TG in sexyness!

Old 3rd October 2009 | Show parent
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HOLY COW!!! Does that come with it's own power station or is that extra???

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THIS IS THE MOST *****ISH SLUT I EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE AND ITS FROM GERMANY!!!!thumbsup LOVE GERMAN QUALITY!
Old 3rd October 2009 | Show parent
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API 2098 at RCA Studio B(sorry for the blur):



I saw those consoles a couple posts back at the Country Music Hall Of Fame too, but this one over at the nearby Musician's Hall Of Fame and Museum is credited as being Owen Bradley's Quonset Hut console:



And check out this old beast also on display at Studio B:

Old 3rd October 2009 | Show parent
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i think there are some interesting design elements here which need clarifying...

some may call this personal preference but i don't like brightly colored surfaces for mixing desks. i think this detracts from the visual cues the lights/meters/knobs/switches provide and is ultimately distracting and fatiguing. think of martin hannet behind that bright red helios board (he went a lil round the bend and ended up pulling a gun on someone in the studio.. something like this.. it's in 24 hour party ppl.. prolly cocaine induced.. anyhow!)... they use red lights in submarines and on car dash boards because red is the color of blood.. it puts ppl in a hyper-vigilant attentive state... at least in a subtle way.

so, as a mixAE, i'm against anything brightly colored... too distracting!

i prefer the subtler more utilitarian style of old Neve or EMI desks.. the EMI kind of looks like something the Luftwaffe would design. the way to emphasize color in a design is to provide a background of no color... black and white with one color always adds to the stunning effect of the one color. in other words, for the sake of ergonomics and speed every color on the surface of a mixing desk SHOULD MEAN SOMETHING which relates to the state of the desk's effect on the music being mixed...

ok, nightmare description admittedly, but you get the idea? i hope..

differences in color should be restricted to tones of one color... at least on the surface of a LFAC.... call this 3WO's 1st law of Large Format Analog Console Design

there is no point in putting BRIGHT RED PAN KNOBS on anything. i'm an LCR guy. LCR is the one true way. there are only 2 speakers. etc... I set pan knobs and then leave them there for the duration, generally. i do not need a constant visual reminder of this... they can happily fade into the background... sends are much more important to emphasize... group assigns which are color coded on the channel strip and fader cap could be useful... etc.

the important thing is to make every color mean something... this frees up the brain to be more creative... it's just a good all around design practice.
Old 7th December 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
Top one

NRG'S STUDIO B NEVE!
Old 7th December 2009 | Show parent
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Old 7th December 2009 | Show parent
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WHOOAAA!! That tracking room looks incredible!

where is this place?
Old 7th December 2009 | Show parent
  #627
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🎧 10 years
that's all looks extremely impressive
Old 9th December 2009 | Show parent
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RIGHT!!???
its a ****ing unreal enviroment to make records man!
best studio Ive been so far, BY FAR AWAY!
Old 9th December 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
lucky skunk..
Old 9th December 2009 | Show parent
  #630
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This Baby deserves to be among the sexiest consoles for sure.

Congratulations Echorec!!!


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