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Info and Photos for the Aurora Audio Console please

If you are at the AES please do me a favour and go visit Geoff at Aurora Audio and get some info, pricing and better photos of his new console.
I'm itching to hear about it.
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I got a couple pictures, but they look the same as the one you have. I will try and get some better close up pictures tomorrow.
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I got a couple pictures, but they look the same as the one you have. I will try and get some better close up pictures tomorrow.
Awesome - thanks dude.
Keen to know how many aux sends / busses / returns / etc.
A close up of the EQ would be nice - also the master section - and the back - hee hee.
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Awesome - thanks dude.
Keen to know how many aux sends / busses / returns / etc.
A close up of the EQ would be nice - also the master section - and the back - hee hee.
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ya. and that 1U dual, 4-band EQ
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ya. and that 1U dual, 4-band EQ
I haven't heard it yet, but it has an incredible feature set with 3 switchable Q's and adjustable boost and cut ranges.
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I was messing around with it yesterday. Really nice new EQ coming out.
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Didn't Geoff say he'd be announcing some pricing specifics at the show?

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There are 5 pictures of the console in my Flickr account. Here's the link to the AES set:

AES - a set on Flickr

Spoke with Geoff at length about it. It is a really, really crafty piece of work. I can't remember the pricing specifics, but as pictured it's about $38K.
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Thanks for that - I was going to upload them here but I thought you might be one of those guys that gets stressed over copyright on images etc.
Thanks again for the photos.

Looks like EQ at the top,
Aux sends in the middle
And is that dynamics down the bottom just above the faders?
Even better close ups would be nice please (of each section).

Still haven't seen the back of it either - how do you get signals in and out of it?
Anyone ???
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thanks for the pix!
so it's not modular? or rather, it's modular in banks of 8?
it looks really deep. do you think you could comfortably reach the top without standing up?



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There are 5 pictures of the console in my Flickr account. Here's the link to the AES set:

AES - a set on Flickr

Spoke with Geoff at length about it. It is a really, really crafty piece of work. I can't remember the pricing specifics, but as pictured it's about $38K.
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Thanks for that - I was going to upload them here but I thought you might be one of those guys that gets stressed over copyright on images etc.
Thanks again for the photos.

Looks like EQ at the top,
Aux sends in the middle
And is that dynamics down the bottom just above the faders?
Even better close ups would be nice please (of each section).

Still haven't seen the back of it either - how do you get signals in and out of it?
Anyone ???
Hi

The solid walnut wood frame was a demo (not for sale) of how the units could be housed to form a 16 channel, 12 bus console.

At the top was our 8 x 8 matrix that provide 8 extra busses to the 16 channels.

Below was our 8 x 2 that formed a 16 x 2 effects return.

Below that was our GTP8 eight channel mic pre.

Below that was our new eight channel 4 band equalizer

And below that was the GTM822.

The dynamics were the GTC2 and GTQC on display on stands beside the wood console.

The 8 x 8, 8 x 2, and 8 channel EQ are TRS jack inputs.
The GTP8 is XLR inputs and outputs

The GTM822 is a mixture of XLR, TRS and D sub inputs and outputs.

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I didn't feel it was terribly deep. I mean, it's what, 14U high total? You can figure that out on your own if it's too big for you, but it is about the same depth as a Neve Capricorn or similar. Seemed very comfortable to me. What I liked about it is that you can mix and match, and only get the parts you need, and it is wholly expandable, and can be configured however works best for your work.

The 8-channel EQ is really the slickest part of the operation, IMO. Very nice.
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Thanks Geoff.
I am new to your products and new also to the 'modular' style of console.
I have always used traditional styled analog and digital desks.
But more photos and seeing it in the flesh and probably talking to you (or someone who has used it) would help.
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Just trying to think in my mind what we would need to get this into a 32 Ch console with
- Mic In / Line In / Direct outs
- 4 band EQ
- 8 'ish Aux sends
- Stereo Aux returns
- Faders
- Groups
- Dynamics
- etc.
I get the idea that we would have to design some kind of timber work to hold the modules.
I guess we take all the modular components thru patch bays normalled for the most common application - mixing.
Shame I couldn't be there to see how you have done it - though I'm sure Lewis will be able to nut all that out for us.
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Just trying to think in my mind what we would need to get this into a 32 Ch console with
- Mic In / Line In / Direct outs
- 4 band EQ
- 8 'ish Aux sends
- Stereo Aux returns
- Faders
- Groups
- Dynamics
- etc.
I get the idea that we would have to design some kind of timber work to hold the modules.
I guess we take all the modular components thru patch bays normalled for the most common application - mixing.
Shame I couldn't be there to see how you have done it - though I'm sure Lewis will be able to nut all that out for us.
It shouldn't be to difficult... Just need 4 of each modular unit with a Master and 3 x Slave GTM822's.

The only question is... Do you need 32 channels of dynamics?

Because there is only the 2 channel compression unit, and 16 of those would be pretty pricey.
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It shouldn't be to difficult... Just need 4 of each modular unit with a Master and 3 x Slave GTM822's.

The only question is... Do you need 32 channels of dynamics?

Because there is only the 2 channel compression unit, and 16 of those would be pretty pricey.
Maybe Geoff should make an 8 ch dynamics ??
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Maybe Geoff should make an 8 ch dynamics ??
I don't think Geoff will be releasing any new products after this for a very long time.
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Looks totally awesome... gotta find me $38k!

Great work Geoff, have always liked your preamps...
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Does anyone have a closeup of the console? Modules?????
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looks great!! and I am sure it sounds great too!
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Geoff's booth sounded great, and his description turned me from a head-scratcher into a believer. The diversity @ the patch bay (with most everything being modular) could allow for the development of extremely customized studios, particularly in smaller facilities that demand efficient use of space.

but again... the modular ideas are nothing without quality sound, and quality sound (I especially enjoyed the EQs) is what Geoff has delivered!

Great work
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speaking of space efficient, are the blank squares to the right of the modules just blank panels, or is there business going on back there? seems strange that if you wanted to build a 24 channel console, you'd have to have a 6" gap every 8 channels.


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Geoff's booth sounded great, and his description turned me from a head-scratcher into a believer. The diversity @ the patch bay (with most everything being modular) could allow for the development of extremely customized studios, particularly in smaller facilities that demand efficient use of space.

but again... the modular ideas are nothing without quality sound, and quality sound (I especially enjoyed the EQs) is what Geoff has delivered!

Great work
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speaking of space efficient, are the blank squares to the right of the modules just blank panels, or is there business going on back there? seems strange that if you wanted to build a 24 channel console, you'd have to have a 6" gap every 8 channels.
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The space is used for power supply circuitry in most units and the mix amplifiers and input buffer circuitry in the GTM and expansion unit.

We did contemplate "handing" the units to put the space at either end, but this doubles the metalwork inventory and doesn't help at all with more than two units.

The space is a small hindrance considering the sound and facilities.

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Hi,

Looks great!!
Is there any recall?
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Hi Geoff !

When will photos of your new products be available on your website ? Because i'd like to see pictures of the new double EQ !

Thanks !
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that definitely makes sense in a rack situation. but could the power supplies be remote in a console situation?

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The space is used for power supply circuitry in most units and the mix amplifiers and input buffer circuitry in the GTM and expansion unit.

We did contemplate "handing" the units to put the space at either end, but this doubles the metalwork inventory and doesn't help at all with more than two units.

The space is a small hindrance considering the sound and facilities.

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that definitely makes sense in a rack situation. but could the power supplies be remote in a console situation?
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But that wouldn't get away from all the electronics in the GTM and expansion....

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Hey Tony, I've been looking at this mixer for what seems like forever now. Is it in stock and ready for sale yet? Send me an email or a PM.
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Hey Tony, I've been looking at this mixer for what seems like forever now. Is it in stock and ready for sale yet? Send me an email or a PM.
I'll drop you an email.

But... No, there aren't any in stock... Unfortunately, Aurora has not started manufacturing any of the new products from AES yet.
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Hi

To answer all the questions about our new products, we are now in the process of setting up production. It takes a lot planning, work and testing. We have to make sure that all our new products live up to the reputation of our GTQ2 and the quality that people expect from us. This takes a minute or two....

In part, to achieve this, we are sending our "GTM822 New Edition" , the mother component of all our expandable console pieces, across the world, to our distributor Awave Sales in Australia.

Awave

They have a more than world class, front runner, technical department, where they will run the GTM822 through its paces and send it out for use in hard core, typical user situations, in Australia, for an evaluation period of 2 or 3 months. This will give us valuable information concerning the production, reliability and its user friendly characteristics.

Our beautiful hardwood console case, built for us only to be used at the AES Expo, has become a big hit. We have contacted a master cabinet maker and I think we can make the case available in 8 and 16 channel configurations at a very competitive price.

Don't anybody go away... we will have prices and more information very soon.

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