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Api 1608 + aurora sidecar or undertone audio 24 ,32 ?
Old 22nd January 2013
Gear Nut
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Api 1608 + aurora sidecar or undertone audio 24 ,32 ?

Im interested to buy one of this configuration .
Here in Belgium its difficult to demo this console .
give me your experience please

Old 23rd January 2013
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
sorry but if your thinking of buying one of these systems that's a lot of $ to drop w/out demos.
maybe get some cash together,grab a pocket drive of some of your work and fly to LA for a demo of all?
Undertone ,Vintage King[w/ API/Tonelux in showroom] and Aurora are all here in town[LA].
[Geoff Tanner and Alan were always very accommodating to me when it came to demos].
plus the weather is reeally nice right now
a 1-2k plane ticket compared to an 80-120k console investment isn't all that crazy if you think about it.
if you book an appointment at VK I highly recommend a look at Tonelux too.
I had already purchased a 1608 & Tonelux for a then rental company a while ago and a couple years later saw/heard the Undertone in person at Barefoot studio.
The 24 ch Undertone was pretty insane [out of my price range at the time].
the eq is just silly.
Also had the early proto of the Aurora GT mixer here.
[the sidecar looks like a much refined extension/progression of that].
having used the Aurora stuff for years I'd take that over a vintage BCM in a rabbits heartbeat.
the 1608 is cool too.mine is modded with Firlotte V600 opamps all over and sounds great:more open wider/more headroom on the stereo buss.
..similar to the Tonelux which is also open/clear and punchy.
Old 23rd January 2013
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chrisrulesmore's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 15 years

You can get some user feedback on the Aurora here.

Old 23rd January 2013
Gear Addict
๐ŸŽง 5 years
I agree with RoundBadge, if you have that much coin to spend on Console's than surely its in your means and best interest to fly to LA..
Old 23rd January 2013
Lives for gear
๐ŸŽง 15 years
There are plenty of studios with 1608's in Europe close to you.

Have a google or contact API for the closest studio..
Old 23rd January 2013
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pidah's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 10 years
Actually, Helios in The Netherlands will set you up with a demo,in the wink of an eye, if you're serious...

As for the Undertone, what Roundbadge sez.
Fly there and feel it.

Wish it made sense for me to do so to...

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