pucho812

Why isn't anyone making a cost effective recording/mixing console that fits 500 series type modules. There are so many companies making 500 series type modules that fit the API racks. The API 1604 is over 50,000(us) which is too much money. So why is it no company is doing a completely  build it with whatever 500 series modules you wish console? Think about it. A console with no mic pre's, eq's or compressors untill you put them in. It would be just a frame that was inline. It would have auxes, faders, a bussing network, meters and a master section.  the rest would be up to whatever 500 series modules you wish to put in. Maybe it's already out there and I can't find it. Maybe I am onto something?  The frame could be as big as say 96 channels. The information is out there so why hasn't this been done.
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.


kazper

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008, 07:18:55 PM »
I've though of the same thing.
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TomWaterman

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 08:53:04 PM »
I believe Justin Morse and Jon Erickson are working on a small one and I thought Peter at Shadow Hills was doing one?

But then I thought you were friendly with them, so guess not...

Maybe Keef and Rochey can step up to it! LOL
-T

pucho812

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008, 09:45:04 PM »
Quote from: "TomWaterman"
I believe Justin Morse and Jon Eriksson are working on a small one and I thought Peter at Shadow Hills was doing one?

But then I thought you were friendly with them, so guess not...

Maybe Keef and Rochey can step up to it! LOL
-T


shadow hills moved production out of los angeles some time last year. so I have lost some insider info...

but no matter I'm thinking along the lines of frames that can handle 24-96 channels... much like a neve
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TomWaterman

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008, 09:52:19 PM »
I think the one being worked on for Peter Montessi will be expandable.

I'd love to know if Shadow Hills are doing one... there was a lot of talk about it at one point.

-T

Rochey

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 02:28:21 AM »
Quote from: "TomWaterman"

Maybe Keef and Rochey can step up to it! LOL
-T


I can barely afford prototypes as it is! :shock:
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Junction

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 06:18:00 AM »
I suggested something similar to a guy who was talking about building a mixing console recently on The Lab recently, here;

http://http://www.groupdiy.com/FORUM/viewtopic.php?t=27076&highlight=&sid=68c21e9560703bd7fdb7fafa69a1a20d

I think it is a great idea, total flexibilty in what one wants in pre, eq's compressors etc and probably not necessarily that complicated if we stick to an in-line concept.

Michael

jensenmann

Re: this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series conso
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008, 06:56:49 AM »
Quote from: "pucho812"
Why isn't anyone making a cost effective recording/mixing console that fits 500 series type modules.


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TomWaterman

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2008, 09:29:29 AM »
I'm really curious to see how this one turns out...

http://www.petesplaceaudio.com/MARK_VIII.html



Apparently they are adding busses etc
-T

pucho812

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2008, 02:36:00 PM »
Quote from: "TomWaterman"
I'm really curious to see how this one turns out...

http://www.petesplaceaudio.com/MARK_VIII.html



Apparently they are adding busses etc
-T


thats kind of the idea but add a master section, auxes ,busses, meters, faders VS pots and a third section to add a compressor module and you got something happening.
You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I'll tell you what his 'pinions is.


TomWaterman

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2008, 05:45:07 PM »
Pretty sure thats what they are doing...

wonder if it will use passive summing?
-T

pucho812

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2008, 09:01:23 PM »
hmmm desn't seem like that from the photo but cool
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TomWaterman

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2008, 10:02:55 PM »
I believe that was just a prototype to get the idea across.

I find it quite frustrating that no-one wants to give any info away. It's not like it'll get ripped off tomorrow. Certain people know what it will contain or is likely to and I know they read this board.

I can understand some secrecy if you have 'invented' something but it's just console frame and we have all seen them for about 60 years... LOL

I hate manufacturer secrecy. boo

-T

Junction

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2008, 10:13:28 PM »
Quote from: "TomWaterman"

I hate manufacturer secrecy. boo


Take it as a compliment, they must feel threatened! All the more reason for us to DIY

Michael

Carl_Huff

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2008, 08:46:56 PM »
Where can I find the spec for the API 500 case and card connector?
Best Regards,
Carl Huff

Rochey

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2008, 08:52:12 PM »
contact API and beg.
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this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2008, 02:23:53 AM »
Quote from: "Carl_Huff"
Where can I find the spec for the API 500 case and card connector?


Check it!!

http://lunchboxhero.com/theeggm_forum/showthread.php?t=3
www.blackwatchsound.com
www.standard-audio.com
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Carl_Huff

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2008, 10:33:33 PM »
Thanks for the link!

I wasn't even aware of the 'LunchBox Hero' site.  There is a lot of interesting stuff there.
Best Regards,
Carl Huff

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2008, 03:08:41 AM »
That would be cool, add automated faders? Put in what you want from there?  :thumb:

bigugly

this is been in my head at the moment. 500 series consoles
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2008, 02:06:28 PM »
how about this.



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