Originally Posted by Prairie Boy
I am looking at picking up an elite. 40 channel with patch bay but no dynamics or flying faders... Also comes with 2 additional PSU's and fridge sized road case of looms of cabling to wall mount input bays-dsub etc...I have a feeling the wiring package is worth more than the console. I also have a line on an additional 32 strips of the same, an extra computer and 2 more PSU's for very cheap. Shipping will cost more than the parts.
My query is this:
I run a digital studio with many analog pieces as a back end (Dangerous summing box>SSL Bus compressor...) I have great pres up front (vintage 1064's)..
ARE THE ELITE PRE's ANY GOOD, COLOUR?
WILL THIS BE A BETTER SUMMING SOLUTION THAN MY DANGEROUS SET UP?
HOW CLUNKY WILL IT BE TO RUN OFF PTOOLS GENERATED SMPTE and RECALL FOR MIXING
WILL THIS BE A DECENT INVESTMENT? (Under $7k before shipping) given that its my first large format console...
I have the room for it but am not sure its worth all the added expense of shipping and maintenance.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks so much.
Is it a 20 strip unit or 40 dual strip unit?
FWIW i just picked up a 48 dual strip, (96 input) elite with dynamics and automation and a huge patchbay and full wiring package pre soldered d-subs etc ready to run to radar
machines, a complete plug and play system in perfect condition with extra hovernet, puter, imaged os drive for 10k.
Same here, i thought the wire and solder time were worth at least half that cost.
btw You can switch the vca's on or off per channel if you want to sum.
I have not set it up yet so i cannot comment on the sound.
Are you in Canada? CBC board?