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Old 4th February 2004
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chikkenguy
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inline boards?

what exactly does it mean and how is it more helpful?
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Re: inline boards?

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Originally posted by chikkenguy
what exactly does it mean and how is it more helpful?
Hi

Speaking from a vintage Neve point of view, most of the old consoles had a separate monitor/mixdown matrix system where you used the channel side of the desk for tracking... sending mic tracks to the tape machine... and then you slid to the other end of the console where you used said monitor section to mix down to quad or stereo.

Later Neve console (the 8058/68/88 and later 8108/8128 etc) had the stereo mix section at the bottom of the channel so that all the channel controls, especially bus sends, were in line. Hence, in line console.

The 8078 resorted back to a separate monitor section but I have redesigned an 8078 to have both in line and separate monitor and able to use the 31105 mic and line inputs at the same time... mic to track, line to 4T.

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One of the benefits to in-line is reduced real estate. You don't have the dedicated "mix" channels on an in-line desk that a split does.

But one of the nice things about a split console is being able to REALLY split input functionality from playback/mix funtions.

For example, I really like being able to eq (or not) going in one way, and really playing with it on the monitor channels.

Having both? Very nice indeed.
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Originally posted by Mike O
One of the benefits to in-line is reduced real estate. You don't have the dedicated "mix" channels on an in-line desk that a split does.

But one of the nice things about a split console is being able to REALLY split input functionality from playback/mix funtions.

For example, I really like being able to eq (or not) going in one way, and really playing with it on the monitor channels.

Having both? Very nice indeed.
Hi

That's Blackbird Studios in Nashville... they have the most sophisticated 8078 in the world. The channel path was completely reconfigured so that the mic and line paths could work simultaneously. Extra panels were fitted in the two sections between the fader and the routing units to provide mode switching and four extra busses with pan pots.

The original 4T system that used the last busses of the 24T were disabled and the 24T system was relieved of this odd arrangement. The 4 busses could be used independently or mixed into the 32T separate monitor section. Needless to say, the "Achille's Heel" bad monitor headroom issue was fixed as were the other 8078 design flaws that I mention on my site's tech tips.

That's one fantastic console!

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