mytamhuyet

Advice and ideas for a mixing console build
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:56:11 AM »
Sup GDIY,

I've been planning a mixing console build for a while now. I started putting the frame together just yesterday from leftover wood I had from various speaker builds.
I'd figure it needs at least mic preamps, low cut, mute and EQs per channel, direct in/out routing, aux buses and some sort of monitoring capabilities. I've been thinking of a buss compressor and a meter bridge too. Initially I've been looking at 12-16 channels with 2 or 4 aux. The frame dimensions are approx. 980mm/780mm/390mm (WxDxH)

So I'm asking for advice and ideas from experienced builders.. also ideas on sourcing components/kits etc, tips for wiring and making the build a bit easier are welcome.

Thanks in advance,


JohnRoberts

Re: Advice and ideas for a mixing console build
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 11:08:05 AM »
do a search there are many here going down that road...

It is a lot of work...

JR
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abbey road d enfer

Re: Advice and ideas for a mixing console build
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 06:18:43 PM »
The frame dimensions are approx. 980mm/780mm/390mm (WxDxH)
Starting a mixer build with the frame is a receipe for frustration.
Start with the paperwork.
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
Star ground is for electricians.

boji

Re: Advice and ideas for a mixing console build
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 07:40:51 PM »
Quote
Starting a mixer build with the frame is a receipe for frustration.
Start with the paperwork.

Living that mistake. Please take Abby's word on this as gospel.

gar381

Re: Advice and ideas for a mixing console build
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 06:07:35 PM »
2nd on Abbey.   ;) 
Been there done that. 
The case is the last step before final wiring.

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kooma

Re: Advice and ideas for a mixing console build
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 11:39:46 AM »

Newmarket


abbey road d enfer

Re: Advice and ideas for a mixing console build
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 02:02:57 PM »
I zapped him; if he's a bona fide member, he will re-subscribe. But I doubt it...
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
Star ground is for electricians.


 

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