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Old 2nd April 2013
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Main reason people left console on were because they were built for "on air" broadcasts. On the air 24/7.

My Neve BCM10 didn't even have an on off switch, everything was buffered so you could pull any modules while the console was live (same with my Edyne and Langevin boards... everything is buffered).

If something "went down" in the old days you couldn't just stop the broadcast to repair the board.

Also back in the early days of recording studio pretty much ran 24/7.

Hence that philosophy was born out of that era...