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NEW 500 Series Console from Inward Connections

Customize Your Own World Class Recording Console with Any Combination of “500 Series Modules”


Tree Audio, a new Console Company that has grown out of Inward Connections successful line of products, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Tree 500 Console.

Based on the explosion of “500 series” modules, the idea behind the Tree 500 was to provide a frame for the various 500 series modules available. Three tiers of 500 series slots can be used for any 500 series modules. One idea was to use the top tier for mic pre/line input, the middle tier for EQ and the bottom tier for compressor/limiters. Each Channel would have all the necessary features of a world class console but with the ability to sculpt the sound you are looking for on a channel to channel basis.

Tree Audio was started in late 2007 by Steve Firlotte (owner of Inward Connections) and Ian Gardiner of Boutique Audio & Design.

The Tree Audio 500 Console is available exclusively from Vintage King Audio. For more information: The Tree Audio 500 by Inward Connections
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wow, the arms race begins...
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Looks cool, but the price is a little steep ($38,750) for a 24 channel unloaded console.

To load it up with 88 $750 modules is $66,000 for a total of $104,750 before taxes.

I guess if you already have tons invested in 500 series already, it might work for you.
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Looks cool, but the price is a little steep ($38,750) for a 24 channel unloaded console.

To load it up with 88 $750 modules is $66,000 for a total of $104,750 before taxes.

I guess if you already have tons invested in 500 series already, it might work for you.
Sad to see the price on this thing. I'll never be able to afford it, and if I could I'd probably just pick up an API desk instead.

Hopefully Pan's version will be a little more cost effective.
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nice but outta my range
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Looks cool...price does seem a bit steep, but as I understand it it's a fully-functional 24-channel line-level mixer with a nice master section, transformer-balanced outs, etc right out of the box...

Are those metering modules compatible with other 500-format racks and enclosures as well? I'd assume so...they're inexpensive enough it may be worth throwing one or two in a rack for utility purposes...
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too much money for me. Shame....it's exactly what I'm in the market for.
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too much money for me. Shame....it's exactly what I'm in the market for.
A ton of people are. Not at this price, though.
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Beautiful. Now I just need to get it and cram it full of P-1's & EM-PEQ's and I am set for life. Maybe through in 8 channels of Avedis Pre's and Eq's just to change it up a little or something
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how long before we see a post for a dozen used lunchboxes in the classifieds??

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how long before we see a post for a dozen used lunchboxes in the classifieds??

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If people are selling $400 items in order to buy a $40,000 dollar item...


That's an upgrade.
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If people are selling $400 items in order to buy a $40,000 dollar item...


That's an upgrade.
if you put all your modules in a console what else would you with the pile of empty lunch boxes? I'd trade them for more mono gamas
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They should call that the 'Pan60 Edition' lunchbox
By the looks of it Pan's might actually be affordable to us mere mortals...

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Are those metering modules compatible with other 500-format racks and enclosures as well? I'd assume so...they're inexpensive enough it may be worth throwing one or two in a rack for utility purposes...
Yes, the metering modules are compatible with other 500 format racks and enclosures. They will be shipping in about 3 weeks.
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dam its so much but so cool. dose anyone know if their doing the same offer that they do for the lunchboxes? buy 88 modules and get the console free?
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Yes, the metering modules are compatible with other 500 format racks and enclosures. They will be shipping in about 3 weeks.
Price?????
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For anyone else making consoles like this...It would be great to see a "Producer Desk" with like a 8-10 space standard 19" rackmount in the shape of the console! Would love to have that at the mix spot and match the console shape..Seems like a fairly inexpensive thing to design as an option. Good job Inward Connections! Now how about the 12 channel version for $8500?
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API 550B 4 Band EQ
$1,016.00 $12,192.00
API 550A Equalizer (same switches/pots as 550b) Three band Equalizer
$1,016.00 $12,192.00
Shadow Hills Mono GAMA Mic Pre Mono Mic Pre
$795.00 $19,080.00
Tree Audio 500 Meter Module By Inward Connections 500 Console Module
$295.00 $7,080.00
Tree Audio 500 by Inward Connections 500 Series Console
$38,750.00 $38,750.00
Total $89,294.00

24 channel with Meters, Mono Gama's and API Eq's.....
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the API is roughly the same price empty??
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They're both fairly different animals, though...the API is less channels and has fewer slots, but comes loaded with mic pres...the Inward is more channels and many more slots, but no preamps built in...
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They're both fairly different animals, though...the API is less channels and has fewer slots, but comes loaded with mic pres...the Inward is more channels and many more slots, but no preamps built in...
or meters, at $295 a pop x24 that has to be considered as well.
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$75-$100k can grab a serious "real" console w/ auto
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so is Vintage King Audio trying to be exclusively ware you get 500 series stuff?
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Nice but out of my league unfortunately. I bet this will have tone and colour for days if Inward Connections gear is anything to go by! Other than the meters can we expect to see more Tree Audio 500 series modules? Preamps etc. Now... just need to win the lottery.
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Yeah, definitely out of the price range ballpark, but that photo with it loaded up with 500 series modules is quite possibly the sluttiest thing I've ever seen. Kinda like looking at a supermodel you know you'll never have, but damn...
LOL...so true!
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if they lowered the price...

if they had the price a little lower-- like 20K. then id definitely jump on it. i first saw this console in another thread on here and i think its freakin awesome looking. and im sure it sounds wonderful too. i just wish it was cheaper. the producer's desk sounds like a nice idea. they should have incorporated that already. its kinda a standard thing IMO when you have a console. i think you can get the purple audio console for way less than that. and the api console is cheaper unloaded. plus you get the pres with it.

i guess im going to have to wait to see the pete's place 500 frame coming out. i think im going to go to aes this fall and check both of them out.

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Nice work which I'm sure sounds amazing, but too pricey for me, for that money I'd get a daking!!!

Speak to Geoff, for $90k you could probably get 48 in on mixdown, 24 A-Range style pres/EQs, 6 FET compressor in winged format with space in the middle for the DAW controller of your choice...

If this was $10k to $15k as a frame I'd be tempted at some point.

Fingers crossed for Montessi and Pete's Place!!! Whats really interesting to me is a frame cheap enough to be a DIY platform, I'd build my pres and EQs into it.

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