oh wow, this is the godfather of audio consoles and he knows everything soooo much better. Amen. I really have to admit, all the other guys here in this thread are so damn idiots. skygod is the only one who knows.
Originally Posted by skygod
Midas Venice F32 Frames: 16, 24, 32 All-new Alex Cooper mic pre XL3 EQ – four-band swept eq with two parametric mids / Input polarity switch / Insert in/out switch with LED / Direct out with pre/post EQ switch / Discrete mono bus / Individual routing to stereo, mono and groups with pan-to-groups enable switch / 32x32ch. FireWire interface / 100mm faders / 3 year warranty
F-32 Model: 32 Mic inputs: 24 mono plus 4 stereo XLRF Line inputs: 24 mono plus 4 stereo TRS Aux returns: 2 stereo TRS Playback input: 1 stereo RCA Talkback mic input: 1 XLRF Aux mix busses: 6 XLRM Audio subgroups: 4 XLRM Matrix: 7 x 2 XLRM Stereo master output XLRM Mono master output XLRM FireWire (1394) 1 (64ch) FW400 (6 pin) H 277mm x D 649mm x W 985mm Weight 37.5kg H 10.90" x D25.55" x W38.77" Weight 82.67lbs
ALLEN & HEATH GSR24M [6595 EUR] 24 mic/line input pre-amps 24 channels of 4 band EQ with fully parametric mids / Choice of analogue or Firewire / ADAT interface modules 2 dual stereo inputs with EQ / 2 additional valve inputs / 6 auxes / 4 subgroups / Main Stereo + Mono bus / PFL, AFL + Solo in Place / MIDI control / 5.1 surround monitoring / Integral meterbridge / Separate linear power supply
6595 EUR = $9179.58?
Both have ABDOLUTELY missed the mark.
Venice F32: Firewire? Why? Run analog IO into AES PCIe or MADI PCIe and forget latency. FW is dead you brain dead MIDAS numbskulls.
And the latter? 10 grand for what? A downscaled version of the GL4800?
This piece of brilliant engineering couldn't light a chandle under my GL4800 mixers behind LOL.
That's it folks, keep taking quantum stupid leaps backwards. Hey instead of listening to your brain dead marketeers who have no clue what end users actually need and use in the marketplace, why not try to devlop products that are affordable that actually have something useful to offer as DAW quality mixdown platforms that, are you ready for this, imagine a console that doubles duty for studio and live usage as well. OMG! The Horror!
Huh? Like imporoving what already works? Here's an idea: Imporve the XL4 and XL3 by downsizing both chassis and reissuing both as MKIIs with the parametric mods already installed
and you other A&H brainiacs improve the GL4800 and put better metering and sturdier faders. Oh I forgot, you just discontinued it. Idiots!
It seems the further we move into the future ... the closer we get back to where we started. Any news yet on the resiuue of the Studer 820?