This is why big analog boards are EXPENSIVE
Old 20th November 2007
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This is why big analog boards are EXPENSIVE

If you ever wanted to know why big analog boards are a huge amount of money and work, check out these photos from API:

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On a side note, these photos are also a great argument against fancy cabling and rather just durable cabling.
Old 20th November 2007
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f'ing cool.
Old 20th November 2007
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Thanks for the photos

Thanks for the photos and do you have a ballpark cost on this desk, regards,,deda,,
Old 20th November 2007
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NICE!
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that's just amazing...
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BEATITUL!!!
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Thanks for the post, those pics where great.
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Man, there's a lot of cables...
Old 20th November 2007
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Good Lawd!
Old 20th November 2007
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This is a LOT OF CABLES!!!!!

Old 20th November 2007
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This is a LOT OF CABLES!!!!!

Reminds me the head of Medusa.
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Man, that would bee like the coolest christmas present ever.. Imagine unwrapping that bad boy, phew...
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Nice pic,...

Each one of those cables is 24 pair with 3 wires pr pair

yikes !


does any one know what year that was ?

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Reminds me the head of Medusa.
Reminds me of my warehouse.
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I mix ITB ....


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Reminds me the head of Medusa.
That's actually what I want to avoid
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Man, that would bee like the coolest christmas present ever.. Imagine unwrapping that bad boy, phew...
Tell me about it.

Somehow I think McBride can afford it though ...

Panda
Old 20th November 2007
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hey that's fantastic, thanks

that cable pic reminds me of those things in the Matrix
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nice. I was just in that room the other day. it looks beautiful. a nice upgrade from the trident that was in there.
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Damn, and that thing is just going in studio D. I'd love to see what's in A.
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Nice pic,...

Each one of those cables is 24 pair with 3 wires pr pair

yikes !


does any one know what year that was ?

.
"It was a very good year..."

Kalli
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I mix ITB ....


I mix ITB too, but that console is a thing of beauty!
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That does look really cool! And look, no F'in mouse pad!
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On a side note, these photos are also a great argument against fancy cabling and rather just durable cabling.
Oh... and btw... I can assure you that is VERY high quality cable.
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Damn, and that thing is just going in studio D. I'd love to see what's in A.
Studio A is a completely custom re-wired, re-amped, re-built 8078.

This Legacy is the biggest ever produced according to Mark at API.

I think it tipped in around $475K, if I remember right. We got a great tour about a month ago from John. Bartley Pursley was hanging out in this Legacy room (they have 2 BTW) when we went through. He engineers Big & Rich's stuff. In McBride's words, "Bartley is responsible for the best sounding record to come out of Nashville in years, Horse of a Different Color." I only assumed it was done on this Legacy, might be wrong. Those are some big words coming from the guy who does some great work with Martina.

The other Legacy room (Studio B I think) is where last years Dixie Chicks record that won all the Grammys was mixed. I think it's only a 48 input little guy.

Blackbird's got it all goin' on. That is for sure.

Didn't Blackbird open in 2001? This desk can't be much more than a few years old then, if that.

Thanks for the pic link. They are great!
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They should get some cable ties for that mess.
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Man I'm OTB but those pics made me want to switch ITB
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Studio A is a completely custom re-wired, re-amped, re-built 8078.

This Legacy is the biggest ever produced according to Mark at API.

I think it tipped in around $475K, if I remember right. We got a great tour about a month ago from John. Bartley Pursley was hanging out in this Legacy room (they have 2 BTW) when we went through. He engineers Big & Rich's stuff. In McBride's words, "Bartley is responsible for the best sounding record to come out of Nashville in years, Horse of a Different Color." I only assumed it was done on this Legacy, might be wrong. Those are some big words coming from the guy who does some great work with Martina.

The other Legacy room (Studio B I think) is where last years Dixie Chicks record that won all the Grammys was mixed. I think it's only a 48 input little guy.

Blackbird's got it all goin' on. That is for sure.

Didn't Blackbird open in 2001? This desk can't be much more than a few years old then, if that.

Thanks for the pic link. They are great!

I am 99% sure that desk only went in a few months ago. The Trident was still there this past summer... I am almost positive.
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I thought the desk was installed this year. Wrong? And I was told that GML actually agreed to build a new automation system for it. No idea if it differs in any way from any other GML systems (computer used, etc.), but it's great GM (apparently) agreed to do it.

It is probably significant that GM has quite a room at Blackbird. Really nice to see this kind o investment being made.
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