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Trident A Range vs EMI desks vs Magic Alex
Old 16th December 2010
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Trident A Range vs EMI desks vs Magic Alex

How did the trident a range desk compare to the tube desks at emi at the time?

I've read (in here there and everywhere) that even Ringo had complained about his drum sound not having the same impact on the newer solid state tg console.. Was the tube equipment at emi superior to the solid state equipment ? How did the tube gear compare to the a range?

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Old 16th December 2010
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Hi Bob, I actually just answered another question about the TG console so I won't go over what I've already said. But as far as A Range versus REDD, there really is no way to compare. By the time the A Range came into existence I, everyone, was so used to the new modern solid state sound that it came across as a damn good desk. Unfortunately it took solid state to allow us to achieve the technical heights that we now have, but that meant losing a couple of things along the way.
In fact thinking about those "technical heights" and how they are used, and oft abused, today, maybe it would have been better to stick with valves/tubes.


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