In the year that I’ve owned the console, the bolster, the top surface, and even the knobs have remained completely free of scratches, dings, and tape gunk. The effects returns are designed to control a stereo source, so the balance control is there to make up for any slight imbalance between the left and right signals. Out of curiosity, I also listened through a pair of tape monitor inputs. By pushing a few see many found the same distortion as the MTA. Angling them forward toward the engineer by at least 30 degrees would have helped. Short of buying the optional meterbridge, shimming the rear of the board by, say, 6″ can provide a quick fix. There’s a good reason for this-they give your computer a tactile, mouseless The highs have a distinct and recognizable early ’80s English New Wave character, and the full frequency response feels tasteful and trustworthy.
The knobs have a very nice feel, much better than the faders. It fits nicely in my living room, where it rests on my coffee table. It sounds incredible on guitar! Note that I make these changes for the sake of tinkering. Having used products from his competitors as well as from general office and When recording vocals, I compared the console’s internal mic preamps with an outboard UA using a Neumann U The Toft ATB equalizer is your ultimate tool in your arsenal.
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Sure, the cue section will take a little bit of learning, but that’s always going to be the case with a new console.
I connected the digital outs of our MOTU to the 8 submaster monitor returns. Apparently, FET switches have a reputation for sounding thin. Waves plugins some even offer a simulation of breath!
Out of curiosity, I also listened through a pair of tape monitor inputs. The effects returns are aurio to control a stereo source, so the balance control is there to make up for any slight imbalance between the left and right signals.
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If you view the tift panel of the desk, you’ll understand why. All too often, a headphone cable finds its way across the console’s top surface.
What I trivent most is that little work in the grain saturation without losing the bottom or rcuprer aggressive treble. Using these beautiful, classic meters, I intend to build a custom meterbridge for the ATB. The 80B was a split-format desk, with a completely separate tape-monitor section, and all faders, including those in the monitor section, featured EQ Malcolm’s A Range being the first of its kind to include such EQ.
The monitor input feeds a TLO71 directly. I am excited to have such useful EQs in an affordable console. Consequently, the following review from Bill Wells of Marlborough Farms studio Tape Op 22who took delivery of an ATB32 in Januaryis understandably copious and took many months to write. Upon powering the desk for the first time with its silent power supply, since no fan is used for coolingI did note one annoying and unexpected problem.
At the same time, I like having airy, transformerless EQs in a console to use with less color behind outboard EQs, or for subtle changes in a mix; and as Bill points out, the Tofts are great for this purpose. The VU meters on the console itself are a bit hard to read, unless you’re standing right over the console.
That left me with a decision eventually faced by many studio owners. For all three console widths 16, 24, and 32 channelsPMI says that meterbridges will be available by mid-January I later learned from Malcolm that this is intentional.
I make my decision on his site with portable equipment preamp, interface, computer. This was Bill’s first gear review for the magazine. There’s a good reason for this-they give your computer a tactile, mouseless Short of buying the optional meterbridge, shimming the rear of the board by, say, 6″ can provide a quick fix. Maybe I’m a bit dull, but the in-line concept has always confused me, and I’ve never liked working with rotary level controls on pro gear.
However, this technique suffers from the entire elimination of the console during mixdown, unless you’re willing to commit any settings while tracking.
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Request a new review. My only experience was on an analog mixer Mackie Onyx. I don’t know what all of the connections are on this, but it’s not rack mountable since it’s a big console. The signal summing is good even though the main output is via balanced phone jacks, which don’t seem to be as reliable as a pair of XLR’s! They’re clear and tasteful at least, and I would not worry to use them in a pinch.
For mixing from digital-believe me-this setup is the way to go! With analog tape prices being so steep these days and hard drive costs dropping, many bands-for better or worse-do choose the digital option. After compressing it with anotherI found I needed to cut 80 Hz by just 2 dB, which I suspect was due to an amp cabinet resonance.
So it dawned on me that a channel ATB could be operated in pseudo split-mode, with the 24 tape returns appearing on channel stripsand the remaining channels used as either mic preamps or extra line inputs, according to the requirements of a given session.
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Vintage Series 80 EQ for every input channel. When recording vocals, I compared the console’s internal mic preamps with an outboard UA using a Neumann U Interestingly, the 80B named because it was “a console for the ’80s” included IC-based mic preamps though with input transformers, unlike the ATB. Malcolm also makes sure that the Q bandwidth of his equalizers remains as constant as possible, even for slight changes in boost or cut.
The channel strip’s monitor level pot has an undesirable ramp-up with respect to gain versus rotation; most of the gain change occurs near full-clockwise rotation of the knob.
The meterbridge incorporates an LED bar-graph for each channel strip and submaster bus, as well as two VU meters for the stereo mix bus.
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