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Old 31st August 2008 | Show parent
  #91
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🎧 10 years
The only console worth mentioning in my case would be a Neve VX.
Old 2nd September 2008 | Show parent
  #92
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🎧 15 years
Neve 5088
Neve 8058
Neve 8048
Neve VR 72
Neve 5316

SSL 6000
SSL 4000
SSL 8000
SSL AWS

API 2488
API 1608

AMEK 2500
AMEK Rembrandt
AMEK BIG

Neotek Elite
Neotek Elan
Neotek IIIC

MCI 500
Soundworkshop
Trident 70
Sony 3000
Chilton 12
Mackie 3208
Daking (a little)
Sphere (a little)
MCI 400 (a very little)

off the top of my head
...
Old 11th September 2008 | Show parent
  #93
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by slipperman ➡️
Just wanted to chime in and say I'm AMAZED at how many guys have worked on the Amek 9098i.

There are certainly less than 20 of these built, and most of the ones that ended up in commercial "Sound Hotel" facilities spent less than 2 years there before being yanked and going to private production houses.
I know Full Sail has one of em...
Old 11th September 2008 | Show parent
  #94
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C'mon, someone else must have used an Alice back in the day?
The Mitsubishi they use to have at Strawberry was a decent desk. Huge great thing, a real 3 person job for mixing anything other than a very basic track.


One of the nicest sounding desks I have ever used was a home brewed jobbie . Built by some total eccentric from the wilds of Worcestershire. He wasn't really a band person but he'd hire his studio out to help pay for some project he was working on.

I was in a pretty heavy band at the time that guys desk was the first i ever heard that managed to get a really modern "happening" bass and kick drum sound. I dug the cassette from those sessions out a few years back and was pleasantly surprised how well it held up. It was recorded back in 82, a mate expected it to be very trad Metal, he was really surprised just how well it stood up today.

No idea what happened to the guy who owned the studio. He was a true eccentric, just disappeared one day and was never seen in the area again.

His partner use to bring him a huge bifta and half bottle of claret at 10 pm, on the dot. He'd spark up, drink the wine, mix and then, roughly 2 am, his partner would appear once more and literally, wheel him back to house, fast asleep, in his studio chair.
Old 11th September 2008
  #95
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🎧 10 years
DDA DMR 12- ehh....ok
SSL Duality- freakin sweet
SSL 4056 EG- real nice
Trident 80B- very cool
Sony DMX R100- it works
Old 26th September 2008 | Show parent
  #96
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🎧 10 years
Allen & Heath GS3 - What else can I say, she was my first!
Amek Mozart - Nice EQs from what I remember ... great routing options
Neve VR60 - Cluster F*ck
Mackie DXB - That thing is Satan
TAC Magnum - Hated that thing
Sony DXM R100 - Why is the damn threshold for the gate and comp linked???
Speck 800b - Modified chips, and caps, very limited, but sounded nice!
SSL 4000 G - The one I use is a bit beat up, but sounds good, a bit dirty
SSL 9000 K - Not a huge fan of the pre's but great to mix on
Tangent 3216 - Modified mic pres. Nice eq's, quiet, limited routing options
Old 26th September 2008 | Show parent
  #97
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🎧 10 years
Amek 9098i

SSL 4000, 6000, 9000
Trident 65

Digidesign Icon D Control

Digidesign Icon D Command

Digidesign D-Show Venue 

Digidesign Control 24

Soundcraft Ghost

Sony DMX R-100
Old 5th October 2008 | Show parent
  #98
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🎧 15 years
neve vr & 5315
api legacy plus
ssl g+/j/k/aws
trident 80b
mci 500/600
tonelux
amek 2520/angela/bc3/tac bullet
tl audio mt-4
soundcraft 600/fx16
soundtracks jade and another one I can't remember
mackie 8 bus & various mixers
yamaha, mackie db8 & panasonic digitals
digidesign venue, midas, soundcrafts, allen & heaths, behringers, etc (live)


would like to try helios, harrison, neotek, raindirk, studer, chiltern.... one day.
Old 5th October 2008 | Show parent
  #99
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🎧 15 years
Sub header here:

"worked on"?

I'm definitely "working on" my MCI 538C!!!!
Re-capping baby!
THAT... is "working" on a console.

I am starting to dream about the circuitry in it!
Old 29th October 2008 | Show parent
  #100
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🎧 10 years
quad eight coronado
neve v1
harrison 32 32
Old 14th November 2008
  #101
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🎧 10 years
Harrison 4032-16
Harrison 2832
SSL E-Series
ADT 5 MT
AMEK Mozart
AMEK 9098i
AMEK Angela
Old 15th November 2008 | Show parent
  #102
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🎧 15 years
memorybank

SSL 4000E & E/G, G+ , 6000,
Neve 8068, 8016 & "madlabs" VR
Neotek 1e, II, III & Elite
API Legacy
sphere ???
Trident A Range & 80b
Soundcraft DC2020 & some others
MCI 428
Amek BIG
TAC Scorpion
Yamaha O2R
A+H GS3000
Studiomaster 16/8/2
& other shitty ones

just did my first ICON sessions...


cool thread. got me thinkin'
Old 15th November 2008 | Show parent
  #103
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🎧 15 years
api 3288
api 1604
api custom
api legacy
api/demideo sunset sound
api/demideo from heiders 4
and then some more API
neve
8028
8048
8068
8088
melbourne
8128
V3
VR
88R
SSL
E,G and J
sunset sound custom console
electrodyne 16x4 sinatra
trident A range
trident 80B
tac scorpion
tac something else equally crappy
auditronics
Old 15th November 2008 | Show parent
  #104
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by slipperman ➡️
Just wanted to chime in and say I'm AMAZED at how many guys have worked on the Amek 9098i
...
I would really appreciate it if anybody could point me towards some records that were cut or, better yet, MIXED on the the 9098i that I could get my hands on to listen to.

No real agenda besides genuine curiosity about whether the desk has an "Identifiable Sound" of some sort.
...
PS. *Disclaimer* I have mixed some records on the 9098i and often imagined/felt like I was the ONLY guy on the planet doing so with any degree of frequency.
Yes, it has a certain sound (doesn't all af the *big* consoles have some characteristic "things" in their sound ?).
It is extraordinarly strong and at the same time precise in the low end (maybe - and it's not easy for me to admit! - even a *little* more than the Harrison...!).

Listen to all of Booya Music Germany's productions. They started off with a Mozart and soon installed a 9098i. Many internationally acclaimed productions also, e.g. Sarah Connor's "Bounce", Hande Yener's "Apayri", Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, Fun Factory etc.

If you do a rough mix on this damn thing just about everyone thinks the mix was already finished...

EQ's are not quite as good (means: clean) as on a Harrison though and sometimes a little difficult to use (as the whole desk is a bit of a challenge due to its sheer monstrosity when you sit in front of it...). Preamps are good enough to use em for everything. Find a desk of which you can say that !

Regarding your Disclaimer:
Yes 9098i is one of the few things in life where you can *feel* that it is somewhat ahead of the competition, resulting in that in effect it places it outside the competition. Same with Harrison or Porsche - you just feel good and ahead of the rest.
Sure, it's purely psychoFX :-) - but don't we love exactly this ?
We all started this about the fun.
Feeling good in the end IS what makes us do our work better !
Old 15th November 2008 | Show parent
  #105
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🎧 15 years
i didnt enjoy my time on the 9098.
i worked on two of them.
one at lisa stansfields place in the UK and the one in cello 3.
it didnt have great headroom.
the automation pissed me off.
and i hated how it looked.
after a couple of hours sitting in front of that thing it visually started to oscillate.
between the amt of knobs and the color scheme.
.....and the acid.
Old 15th November 2008 | Show parent
  #106
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by rob S ➡️
api 3288
api 1604
api custom
api legacy
api/demideo sunset sound
api/demideo from heiders 4
and then some more API
How is the demideo consoles compare to the stock API's ?

I see Vintage King have a demedio console that looks amazing.
Old 16th November 2008 | Show parent
  #107
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🎧 10 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by rob S ➡️
after a couple of hours sitting in front of that thing it visually started to oscillate.
...
Well said ! Same here...lol.
Old 18th November 2008 | Show parent
  #108
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🎧 15 years
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Reid ➡️
How is the demideo consoles compare to the stock API's ?

I see Vintage King have a demedio console that looks amazing.
the demideo that we had was really fat.
everything went thru an extra round of transformers because the 325 cards were made from mic pre cards.
dont know why but thats how it was.
it came from wally heider studio 4 and had lots of history on it.
anyways it was really great with acoustic music and non complex sounds.
it was a great tracking desk.
we called it the round mound of sound.
big rock production were fine if it passed thru once.
tracking great mixing fine but twice thur it = round mound of sound.
not that thats bad bu it wasnt modern sounding.
if you were looking for the fast transient kind of sound forget about it.
the extra xfmrs sucked those up good.
i've come into contact with two other demideo desks and they were not this way.
thats what i know
Old 18th November 2008 | Show parent
  #109
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🎧 15 years
that demideo that vintage king is selling looks like the real deal.
i bet it sounds awesome.
Old 14th July 2009 | Show parent
  #110
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Plush ➡️
My favorite by far was the Neve 8068. Because of the sound and the simplicity. Then the Amek 9098i. (very complex, very top top sound) The Amek/Neve is a beautiful console--probably the best ever made of the modern consoles. 88R has too many features that are not used by me.

The Neve Capricorn was a fickle beast. Its software was prone to crashing and the whole console then became not useable. Billed as a digital dream, it is discounted now on the used market to the price it should be. (from $1M to $60K now.)

Of super modern consoles, LAWO is mindblowing and, for the price, the Yamaha Deutsche Gramophon designed DM1000 DM2000 are good consoles with tremendous flexibility.

Best of vintage besides Neve was the Barth (1970's) console I used to use in Heidelberg. Excellent German console not known in the States.

I've made some very good recordings on a Mackie 1202 (original vintage!)
Which Capricorn did you work on? Yes, the early Capricorns had problems, both hardware and software, but these were ironed out way before production ceased, and the console ended up being very stable.
Old 14th July 2009 | Show parent
  #111
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🎧 15 years
Allen and Heath System 8
Aleen and Heath Syncon A
A and H Syncon B
A and H CMC
A and H Saber
A and H Sigma
API (the original one....had Valley automation that never really worked)
MCI 416
MCI 528
MCI 636
Neotek Elite
SSL 4000
Neve 8068
Neve VR
Harrison something (American International in Phuly)
Otari Status
Sony 3000 something
Yamaha o2r
Yamaha 02r96
Tascam big analog something
Loft big analog thing


The Neve 6068 to me will always be the most sticking because the sound is so instantly classic. Recognizable.
That said, I also love the Neotek, the A and H Sigma, and the 428 MCI.
Old 22nd December 2011 | Show parent
  #112
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🎧 10 years
I've worked on an Audient 8024. That's it for me heh
Old 22nd December 2011 | Show parent
  #113
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🎧 10 years
Neve VR
SSL4000E
SSL4000G
SSL9000J
Soundtracs Solitaire
Yamaha 02R
Yamaha 01V
Mackie D8B
Mackie 32:8
A bunch of other Live desks, i.e. A&H, Yamaha, Soundcraft


Also have a Soundtrcas MRX32 in storage which i'm making looms for now.


Note:
The Neve VR sounded the best to me of all the consoles I've worked on and the SSL9000J was the best in terms of workflow & layout. Very easy to get your head wrapped around.

*Yamaha 02R was the sleeper of the bunch! The sound of the pres and comps caught me totally off gaurd!!!!!!!
Old 22nd December 2011 | Show parent
  #114
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🎧 10 years
SSL Duality
SSL 4056 E/G+
Trident 80b
DDA DMR12
Sony DMXR100
Mackie Onyx 1640i
Allen & Heath GL2400
Allen & Heath MixWizard
Peavey Mark III
Various Mackie boards for live sound...

I would LOVE to try a Neve or API Desk...
Old 21st May 2013
  #115
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🎧 15 years
Neve 8078
SSL 4000 E/G
API 1608
Amek 9098i
Trident 80B
Trident 24
Yamaha PM2000
Tangent 3216A
Soundcraft Delta

Not a long list...but then again I'm 32...my era coming up involved watching software kill recording studios.
Old 5th June 2013
  #116
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🎧 10 years
Aws 924
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