roginator

IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« on: November 13, 2008, 02:20:21 PM »
any body have any expirience on this ?????

I would like to do that DIY!!!

;)

thanx
Brain is CV controlled device!!!!!! so we all are analog sequenced machines!!!! " ROBOTS "


Larrchild

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 03:38:50 PM »
I've retrofitted Flying Faders to a Neve 8108 without incident. I'd say yes. The MCI faders dont remove as a separate panel, so metalwork abounds. Technically, I don't see an issue. There is pc board under the fader on that module, so creative relocation of the fader driver board may need to occur.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2008, 07:02:36 PM by Larrchild »

Rob Flinn

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 06:45:59 PM »
I thought the original faders have an unusual law to match the response of the VCA control voltage
regards Rob

Larrchild

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 06:53:51 PM »
The VCA would be removed (Yay!) and the audio buffer chip on the fader card would take it's place.

Rob Flinn

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 07:37:07 PM »
Surely removing the channel VCA would mean your subgroups wouldn't work, since the subgroup faders control the channel vca's   ??
regards Rob

Larrchild

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 07:52:25 PM »
The subgrouping within Flying Faders will replace it and then some. Any fader can be a group master anywhere.

Rob Flinn

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 08:06:16 PM »
The subgrouping within Flying Faders will replace it and then some. Any fader can be a group master anywhere.

Ah, interesting.  I have no experience of flying faders, so I didn't realise this.
regards Rob

Larrchild

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 08:29:56 PM »
In fact, if you had extra faders, you could install them in the subgroup positions and not connect audio. Just "Assignable" faders for whatever.  Before I reconfigured the Neve 8108 as a center-section console, the master fader was wayyy over on the right side. I would grab an unused fader near the center area and group it with the master fader so I could fade the mix whilst sitting between the speakers.=)
« Last Edit: November 13, 2008, 08:36:30 PM by Larrchild »

roginator

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 05:39:13 AM »
Ok that is great

any lead to flying faders Larrychild.... can you gimme some link or something where to start
my mci is fully functional

now its time to pimp it

with some additional stuff

;)


Brain is CV controlled device!!!!!! so we all are analog sequenced machines!!!! " ROBOTS "

Larrchild

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 12:06:07 PM »
I want to find a system myself for this Pacific console in my living room. Ebay will have one, some day, I'm sure.I think you should first get a single fader-pack on loan and attempt to verify that it is mechanically possible to shoehorn into a 5oo module before buying a system.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 12:09:16 PM by Larrchild »


roginator

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 02:32:57 PM »
I want to find a system myself for this Pacific console in my living room. Ebay will have one, some day, I'm sure.I think you should first get a single fader-pack on loan and attempt to verify that it is mechanically possible to shoehorn into a 5oo module before buying a system.


where .... I dunno where to search :(

also I live in croatia..that is far from any flying faders :(
Brain is CV controlled device!!!!!! so we all are analog sequenced machines!!!! " ROBOTS "

Larrchild

Re: IS it possible to instal flying faders into MCI 500 desk
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 02:48:28 PM »
Then try to work from photos. Perhaps someone with a system will take a picture if you ask nicely.
I know of none nearby to me.


 

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