Login / Register
 
Are Large Consoles Left On All The Time?
New Reply
Subscribe
oceantracks
Thread Starter
#1
15th November 2012
Old 15th November 2012
  #1
Lives for gear
 
oceantracks's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: Boca Raton FL
Posts: 5,432

Thread Starter
oceantracks is offline
Are Large Consoles Left On All The Time?

I know we have had these discussions before about leaving computers on and what not, but I'm curious as to whether big installations such as Abbey Road, or the various movie studios leave their large Neve or SSL consoles on all the time?

Thx
TH
#2
15th November 2012
Old 15th November 2012
  #2
Lives for gear
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,153
My Recordings/Credits

arrowood101 is offline
Yes pretty much.
#3
15th November 2012
Old 15th November 2012
  #3
Lives for gear
 
Greg Curtis's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,906

Greg Curtis is offline
Yes. The risk comes when powering these things up. Our 96 channel Neve has 3 PSUs, bargraph PSU, a couple of Flying Faders PSUs... Powering up could blow any number of circuits on cards that are now unibtainium.

And something usually goes a little funky with the FF soft switches that has to be cleared. Not worth the risk and avoided at all costs.

Q: When do light bulbs blow?

http://www.centennialbulb.org/


Sent via iPhone/Tapasquawk
__________________
. . . The Bridge Recording . . .
#4
15th November 2012
Old 15th November 2012
  #4
Lives for gear
 
Steve G's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: LA

Steve G is offline
All our consoles stay on all the time. If we shut down for the week between Christmas and New Years, as we do some years, we shut them down.

Steve G
#5
15th November 2012
Old 15th November 2012
  #5
Gear Head
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 45

Schimpf is offline
We leave ours on, but most everything else off. Unless someone slams into a power pole nearby..then it's off (just happened).

John
25rec.com
#6
15th November 2012
Old 15th November 2012
  #6
Moderator
 
delcosmos's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: COSMOS
Posts: 2,156

delcosmos is offline
Lately both SSL's are "on" all the time, we even got powerful No breaks just in case we get a blackout.

Why?

Because bulbs rarely go down this way, and the console works perfectly this way for longer periods.

Its impressive how reliable can be a well mainained 4000, really.

We used to turn off both consoles every day without a problem, but after some recommendations of people I trust, my baby's are "on" all the time.

Best regards.

Delcosmos.
__________________
Dave Grohl to McCartney "why can't be this easy all the time?"
McCartney: "Ummm, it is."
oceantracks
Thread Starter
#7
15th November 2012
Old 15th November 2012
  #7
Lives for gear
 
oceantracks's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Location: Boca Raton FL
Posts: 5,432

Thread Starter
oceantracks is offline
Thanks everyone.

Despite the warnings of others, it has worked well for me on a little tiny scale too. My Mac Pro, all drives, pres, interfaces, etc.....on24/7 with no problems, for years.

I believe in the light bulb theory too...

TH
#8
15th November 2012
Old 15th November 2012
  #8
Gear interested
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 23

SoundGuyLance is offline
At my last place we had an SSL 4000 G+ that we shut down every night, and restarted each day with no problems.

On the contrary, at my current place we have a 9000J and a 9000K that we leave on every day. We shut them down when Sandy came through as a precaution, and had some problems when we booted them back up...
#9
16th November 2012
Old 16th November 2012
  #9
Lives for gear
 
Clueless's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 2,046
My Recordings/Credits

Clueless is offline
We turn our API Vision off when not using it, as API recommends. It saves power, and the console doesn't seem to mind one bit. That saves us real $$ in both console power usage and AC cost.
#10
16th November 2012
Old 16th November 2012
  #10
Lives for gear
 
Musiclab's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Location: Elmont NY
Posts: 8,229
My Recordings/Credits

Musiclab is offline
I shut down my 80 input Concept One everyday, in the 2+ years I've had it not one issue.
__________________
Lou Gimenez
www.musiclabnyc.com
New Reply Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook  Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter  Submit Thread to LinkedIn LinkedIn  Submit Thread to Google+ Google+ 
 
Topic:
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
DSMrehearsal / High end
21
dj_who / So much gear, so little time!
2
rynugz007 / So much gear, so little time!
17

Forum Jump

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.