I need to become as familiar as possible with this console before I show up. I've been on the SSL site but I can't even find a channel layout. I'm not interested in learning the automation inside and out. I'm more concerned about signal path and functions. I've worked on plenty of Tridents and a few older Neve's but not hands on with an SSL. If anyone knows of any sites, forums that would be of help I would appreciate it. I know I have my work cut out for me. Thanks in advance. K.
You guys is the best. I found a way to save the pdf files to disk. So I have the how to and brochure. Thanks djius, thethrillfactor and Zwinter.
Thrill, I'll check the link.
Zwinter, if I can't get enough info I'll take you up on your offer and cover your end. Thanks for the cool gesture.
I have alot of reading. I intend to count on the best in house they have to deal with the technical I don't have time to learn. I'm at a disavantage already. Different room and console. My room is set up the way I think, work and breathe. And it translates. Should be interesting. I'd fess up on the room but it's too soon. GS is such a popular place to be. Thanks again.
Honestly, the manual will probably help you to some extent, but there is no way you can sit down at a 9k and find your way around the computer without many hours of experience, and trial and error exploration. Fine if your doing a tracking session, but if it's a mix your in for a seriously bad day.
A good assistant can help with the computer. The automation is pretty intuitive with a 5 min lesson, the computer is just odd as it doesn't follow the normal -subjects at the top with pull down menus- like every other computer in the world, but you don't need to do much with it besides save or take a snapshot.
actually, if your running automation, syncing the desk to pro-tools, or things of that sort you'll need to computer quite a bit. The assistant should be able to get a handle on that though..if they can't, find a new assistant.
I'm hoping to depend on whose helping in house to worry about what I need and get me there. My concern is being able to do enough of what I do and worry about the mix. Otherwise I'm screwed. There's no way in hell I can get up on the automation in time esp without exp on SSLs. I don't do too many moves except for some swells and pans on the material we're doing. Most of the board settings will be a set and forget it. Everything else will be taken care inside the daw. The vocals etc.. will be level by the time I get it there so I won't have to do too many rides. At least knowing as much as I'm learning will prepare me as much as can be expected. I should be able to do some of the simple moves I need. At the end of it all, I'm more interested in the sonics and eq/comp sections of the console. Some simple tricks like bypassing the VCAs on the master and setting groups to specific faders. I'll read up.
I have to say thanks again. The support you guys show is really helpful.