what console for $4000 - 5000, and where!?
Old 29th June 2006
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what console for $4000 - 5000, and where!?

Hi

we are planning to buy a console in the pricerange 3000 - 5 000. what would you suggest.. we would like a console with character and "soft" eq and a decent headroom. so far ive been thinking, mci, soundcraft 500, 600, amek Tac scorpion, amek magnum, trident trimix etc.. what is your suggestion?

Since i live in sweden its pretty hard to find dealers of these kinds of things. therefore im also wondering if you know any good companies that have these things. both europe, (germany, uk, italy, france, denmark, norway, sweden) and USA.

if youve seen one that would fit me, please pm.

thanks for taking time to read this!!
and btw, did i put it in the right forum!?
Old 29th June 2006
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maybe i should tell you that its for studio use, to a computer...
Old 29th June 2006
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Where are you located?
Old 29th June 2006
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im in sweden, but can go to denmark, norway, germany and finland. rest will have to be shipped..
Old 29th June 2006
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oh, i forgot. atleast 16 channels.
Old 30th June 2006
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have you considered a soundcraft ghost?
Old 30th June 2006
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i am pretty sure a neotek elan can be had for that price
Old 30th June 2006
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keotek elan looks nice. how does it sound?
i would apriciate some more suggestions.
Old 30th June 2006
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you can phone the guy from Goldenagemusic and ask for advice. he is a very nice guy to deal with and in sweden.
Old 30th June 2006
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i got a mci 636 last year for 5k it was a 70k board in 1982 and works very good
Old 30th June 2006
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A Soundcraft 6000 would be in that price range and a great design. A Trident 65 is also in that range. Don't buy a Ghost. Buy used.

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Old 30th June 2006
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never used one but midas venice is in that price range. i dont know how soft their eq is. i believe they have european distribution as well.
Old 30th June 2006
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Originally Posted by numrologst
i am pretty sure a neotek elan can be had for that price
Really? 16 Channel Elan for 4K to 5K? Where? Multiply that by 3 maybe.
Old 30th June 2006
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what about a soundcraft 500? WIll it be a step up from my soundcraft topaz 24, 8-bus? is $1 000 a fair price for that?
Old 30th June 2006
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any comments about a neotek series 1 btw?
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MCI ...be ready to do a lot of maintanace tho..
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Quote:
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MCI ...be ready to do a lot of maintanace tho..
Man, I know!!!! Seems like once we get everything working, something else goes out. I feel like I'm working on a watch that has a spring that keeps popping out like in the cartoons.
Old 1st July 2006
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any comments about a neotek series 1 btw?
Really really good. A friend works with one in a studio (China Town, NY) and it's excellent for what he's doing... indie rock, new soul, retro dance & hop hop. Definitely more reliable than MCI and way better than Soundcraft IMO but again, you ain't finding a good working one anywhere near that budget.
Old 1st July 2006
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sTUDER 962

sTUDER 962
Old 1st July 2006
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ive heard its really hard (read expensive) to recap or maintanace the neotek series 1. is that true? studer looks nice. what about maintanace for that?
Old 1st July 2006
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are the studer available with 16+ channels? the ones ive seen on google when searching by the name i only get smaller consoles..
thanks for all replies btw!
Old 1st July 2006
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OK first off rather than search for the board its self search to see if there is support for the board avalible i.e parts and knowledgeable service
2nd find a couple of consoles that have support and sound you like
make sure it will fit your needs a couple of years from now!
then take your time and fin one in decent shape!
Old 1st July 2006
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my plan was to see what mixers people reccomend, and the the people who would do the service if there are parts available, support etc, how expensive it is etc, and if everything seems ok, buy it!
Old 1st July 2006
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If you can wait for about 9 months or so, the Toft ATB-16 should be perfect for you.
Old 2nd July 2006
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i really cant wait that long, but thanks anyway!
Old 2nd July 2006
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is this a good deal?
STUDER 902
24 mono-channels, 2 stereo-channels.
It has 12 compressor/group-faders on board and also 8 group-faders.
It is a 4-buss console with 4 auxiliarities (One of them is stereo).
This console has no direct-ouputs and also no insertions but both are easy
build in (Unbalanced).
3500 euro

is it possible to use it for recording and mixdown it thats missing. how?
Old 3rd July 2006
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DDanyboy, please do yourself a favor and contact Toft Audio Directly to find out information on when you can get a new Toft console or where to take it for a test run.

They should be shipping to very soon.. as in a matter of weeks, not months according to echo unit.

Toft tel: 1-877-563-6335


The important thing is that you make up you own mind and find the console that is right for your needs. Whether it be a Toft console or not.

Some people in these forums have hidden agendas.

Best of luck in your search.

Jim
Old 3rd July 2006
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im not interested in a new console, but thanks for your reply!
Old 29th July 2006
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Hey Ddanyboy
I was thinking of similar things to you and was wondering how you got on?
Cheers
Justyn
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