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Old 6th September 2007
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You guys are getting all worked up ov.......................HOLYSHYT!!!!!!!!!!!! My girl is getting her damn dog so i can have this console, wade thanks in advance for the poop on my leather couches, what a bad ass consolethumbsup
Old 6th September 2007
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He is still not finished... so this is not final. He said it will have sends and busses. He is thinking a combination equalling up to 12. I recommended 4 sends and 8 busses personally. I am sure he would love hear everyone else's thoughts.
How's about something sort of like what you could with multiple Tonelux racks (I think)? What I'm thinking is something like say banks of 8 channels share an aux "bus" which can either be the main bus or split out. For example

Say we have 4 official auxes, as in there are 4 send knobs.
channels 1-8 can be assigned to any of the auxes 1-4
9-16 can either go to the "master" 1-4 like channels 1-8 or their 4 sends can be broken out to a patchbay. The returns would go straight to bus to master, either by having to buy more channels or some nifty little integration (I have no idea how channels are hooked up to go to the buses now... sorta assuming it's a big patchbay underneath).
Old 6th September 2007
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the 70's are back in man

did they ever go out?

not in MY head they didn't!


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Old 6th September 2007
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Chandler MIxer

Dude that is hilarious!
I need one of the license plates!

Wade,
We're working on them.
You make the Mixer
We'll make the plates.

GAK
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Old 6th September 2007
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Looks nice, but Forget the looks, it's all about the sound with me... I'm pretty sure that they'll include Germanium Transistors on the pres, but who knows they might be better
Old 6th September 2007
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Can someone explain to me the reasoning behind having pan, solo, mute, and assign controls at the top of the channel strip? I've never used a board like that before and it seems not very ergonomic. But maybe I just don't know what I am missing.

Also how does everything cable up underneath? Will it be easy to access?

thanks,
Brad
Old 6th September 2007
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did they ever go out?

not in MY head they didn't!


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This Console looks like original Redd 47



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Old 6th September 2007
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Can someone explain to me the reasoning behind having pan, solo, mute, and assign controls at the top of the channel strip? I've never used a board like that before and it seems not very ergonomic. But maybe I just don't know what I am missing.

Also how does everything cable up underneath? Will it be easy to access?

thanks,
Brad

Look up info on the Redd 47 Consoles, since It might be model after that console, there bring back the old days even though Digi's ICON is trying to run out all consoles out of the industry
Old 6th September 2007
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For me it would be coolest to have a three slot so you could have pre/eq/comp.
Excellent. I was going to suggest that. 3 should fit easily into a 19" space.

And not necessarily limited to pre/eq/comp in the future. Hopefully they'll be envelope shapers and other fx available in 500 format.




Also, will the meter bridge and faders be optional or standard? I'm just thinking for those struggling to find money and space for the whole thing, it might be cool to offer a version which has all the busses and auxes, but just has a fader knob for each channel and no meter bridge. Just a thought.
Old 6th September 2007
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wow...beautiful piece of gear

Old 6th September 2007
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Can someone explain to me the reasoning behind having pan, solo, mute, and assign controls at the top of the channel strip? I've never used a board like that before and it seems not very ergonomic. But maybe I just don't know what I am missing.

Also how does everything cable up underneath? Will it be easy to access?

thanks,
Brad
To keep it out of the hands and fingers of band members and their crew wanting to pan their own instruments and mute the other player's track? heh
Old 6th September 2007
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To keep it out of the hands and fingers of band members and their crew wanting to pan their own instruments and mute the other player's track? heh
Nice! heh Okay I'll buy that. Haha.

Brad
Old 6th September 2007
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Also, will the meter bridge and faders be optional or standard? I'm just thinking for those struggling to find money and space for the whole thing, it might be cool to offer a version which has all the busses and auxes, but just has a fader knob for each channel and no meter bridge. Just a thought.
I vote for faders, but no meter bridge. I could live with that.

Brad
Old 6th September 2007
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Old 6th September 2007
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I vote for faders, but no meter bridge. I could live with that.

Brad
Actually, looking at the picture again, I think the fader section is probably very much part of the structure. It might not be as simple as I thought to just attach a fader bank if required.

Is it going to have legs? I mean, if it were a desktop unit it would be quite high to be able to insert the depth of the Germanium modules.
Old 6th September 2007
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You know why I think a console like this is exceptionally exciting? Because it allows me to populate all the channels and busses with things I can design and build for a truly custom one of a kind console unique to my studio. For instance I could make a channel EQ like this:

Prodigy Professional :: View topic - Usefull EQ for mix - 8 in 6RU: pic porno/design.

I could then add a simple VCA compressor to each channel (like the groupdiy.com Pico Compressor).

I could probably populate each channel for like $300-$500 depending on what I came up with. Maybe less if I built one big power supply and daisy chained it to all the channel strip and buss modules.

That possibility of doing something like this is very exciting. Keep the details coming!

Brad
Old 6th September 2007
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I will never be able to afford this.
Old 6th September 2007
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just get paul wolff to retrofit tonelux faders

why reinvent the wheel?
I was thinking the same thing. I know Paul has retrofitted the Shadowmix into other consoles. It's a great system, and probably the best flying fader option out there right now.
Old 6th September 2007
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Actually, looking at the picture again, I think the fader section is probably very much part of the structure. It might not be as simple as I thought to just attach a fader bank if required.

Is it going to have legs? I mean, if it were a desktop unit it would be quite high to be able to insert the depth of the Germanium modules.
It looks to me as if the faders are modular. Notice the screw above each one. You could probably load them with blank panels if you don't want faders.
Old 6th September 2007
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I will never be able to afford this.
thats the spirit

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Old 6th September 2007
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It looks to me as if the faders are modular. Notice the screw above each one. You could probably load them with blank panels if you don't want faders.
Yeah, I see. There's also a 1 unit section inbetween the fader section and the channel strip section. Anyway, I think what I meant my when I said, 'would the faders be optional' is, would the console be available without the whole fader section, hence making it physically smaller. But me thinks not. Time will tell.
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thats the spirit

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I never said I wasn't going to buy it.

Old 6th September 2007
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Wow. That's a piece of art right there.
Old 6th September 2007
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Absolutely going bonkers on this one dang shes hot !!! I need a bottle of vodka now !!!!
Old 6th September 2007
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Some more tech questions for Wade (whenever you get around to reading this thread again):

What are the requirements for buss modules? Does it have to be something with a line level input? Or can it be something with a mic level input? Does it have to offer a certain amount of gain?

Also will there be inserts or direct outs anywhere on this console?

thanks,
Brad
Old 6th September 2007
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Can someone explain to me the reasoning behind having pan, solo, mute, and assign controls at the top of the channel strip? I've never used a board like that before and it seems not very ergonomic. But maybe I just don't know what I am missing.
Just look at the buss modules of an 80 series Neve. Same idea. And think about the scale of this thing -- those modules are only 19" long, right? It can't be that much of a reach to get to the switches and knobs at the top.

I'm personally pulling for the Blender option/attatchment in lieu of those pesky 500 series modules.

JP
Old 6th September 2007
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That looks ****ing awesome! What a great idea! Hell, if I could I'd sell my DAW and my soul and buy this bastard instead.
Old 6th September 2007
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Damnit! I just bought a new house.
Old 6th September 2007
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You can also use third party units with the desk. I dont know the all the logistics of this yet but we have tried Neve, SSL Telefunken, and API in the busses and channels and it works fine. I was surprised at how good and bad the various combos sounded so this is an option that must be carefully considered both by Chandler and the final user.
so, which sounded good and which sounded bad?

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Meters- I think we will be going with the LED type but will have standard VUs on the stereo buss out.
i for one would prefer VUs.

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Faders- I dont know if the Painton style faders will be standard or an option. We are still working on the tooling and costs for them which is expensive. Moving faders will hopefully be an option but I doubt that the Painton style will be able to be automated. DAW follow unknown at this time.
Painton looks good but if it's down to Painton or DAW following faders, i'd pick the latter.

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Control Room- We are still deciding on the control room as most of our work has been on the sound of the GERM Max Channels and the busses. It will certainly have monitoring of all busses and sends and external sources, four sets of speakers, mute , mono, dim, meters with selectable source (stereo buss, control room, external, etc)....
a version with no control room facilities could be handy for people who already have that in their main console. would make for a smaller footprint, which is a good thing in most home studios.

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Keep in mind that the options and ancillary functions will increase the price (and building time/cost) so I would like to keep the console functions to what is really needed . Any thought on this would be greatly appreciated!
Best wishes
Wade
IMHO what's really needed is sends and busses, aux send inject (so DAW sends can be summed to the console's sends), stereo inject pre stereo buss w/sends, for injecting signal from a DAW, summer or console, and certainly not least, recall (maybe a detented pot version) if plug-in style recall is too much.

good look on this wade. it looks beautiful.
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