ruffrecords

Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« on: September 17, 2019, 05:45:07 PM »
I recently delivered  what is probably the last EZTubeMixer:



It is a straightforward 6 into 2 all tube mixer fitted with four channel modules. The modules are 70mm wide just as in the EZTubeMixer but under the hood things are quite different. The motherboard uses the new pin out for the Mark 3. The front panel and module construction uses the Mark 3 techniques and the EQ is the REDDPLUS developed for the Mark 3. The channel board is a regular 6U EZTubeMixer type with the connector modified to fit a Mark 3 motherboard.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'


ilfungo

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 06:26:10 PM »
Great work Ian!!!

3nity

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 09:02:09 PM »
Where is the like button
Life is a path, death the destination.

cyrano

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 09:37:46 PM »
I'm starting salivating again.  :o

What I always wondered about, is "Why six channels?" Not eight. Six seems too few to me.
Why is it people love to believe and hate to know?

Rob Flinn

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 01:32:03 AM »
Nice looking unit Ian.  I like the wood frame !
regards Rob

ruffrecords

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 04:59:00 AM »
Nice looking unit Ian.  I like the wood frame !

Made in the UK by https://www.sounddesks.co.uk/

Solid English Oak with beeswax finish.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

ruffrecords

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 05:02:19 AM »
I'm starting salivating again.  :o

What I always wondered about, is "Why six channels?" Not eight. Six seems too few to me.
Basic mechanics really. The tubes are horizontal so it turns out the modules have to be about 70mm wide and you can only get six of them in a 19 inch rack. The new Marks 3 has vertical tubes so you can squeeze them into a 35mm wide module. Now you can get 12 in a standard 19 inch frame - enough for 8 channels and a decent output section.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

mjrippe

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 12:23:42 PM »
Great design, Ian.  The modular panels already had me thinking "I could fit it with larger VUs", "what can go in those two right spaces?" and "maybe add a padded leather wrist rest below the pots."!  For sure an 8 channel tube mixer in 19" rack will sell like fish & chips  ;D

ruffrecords

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 02:36:45 PM »
Great design, Ian.  The modular panels already had me thinking "I could fit it with larger VUs", "what can go in those two right spaces?" and "maybe add a padded leather wrist rest below the pots."!  For sure an 8 channel tube mixer in 19" rack will sell like fish & chips  ;D

If you use  35mm channels the pots would not be very big - obviously less than 35mm across unless you stagger them or something and that might be an ergonomic disaster. . But regular faders fit in nicely.

I am building the first 8 channel prototype right now.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

ruffrecords

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 03:51:19 PM »
Here's a pic of he main channel amp:



Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'


Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 11:58:12 AM »
Hey, nice one Ian.  Thanks for sharing. 
Good luck with the new progression, onwards and upwards...   :)

EmRR

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2019, 12:11:29 PM »
Ah, that lives close to me. 
Best,

Doug Williams
Electromagnetic Radiation Recorders

"I think this can be better. Some kind of control that's intuitive, not complicated like a single knob" - Crusty

"Back when everything sounde

ruffrecords

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2019, 04:07:42 PM »
Ah, that lives close to me.
I wondered if you would guess from the logo and knowing you are in NC.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

Spiritworks

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2019, 04:51:05 AM »
Beautiful

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2019, 09:38:44 AM »
it must be nice to see it all come together.
nice work Ian!

ruffrecords

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2019, 02:01:43 PM »
it must be nice to see it all come together.
nice work Ian!
It is - but it takes 6 months to get there!

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

EmRR

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2019, 03:14:55 PM »
I wondered if you would guess from the logo and knowing you are in NC.

Cheers

Ian

I’ve done a bunch of work for that label.  Hopefully I’ll get to see/hear it.   Looks great. 
Best,

Doug Williams
Electromagnetic Radiation Recorders

"I think this can be better. Some kind of control that's intuitive, not complicated like a single knob" - Crusty

"Back when everything sounde

ruffrecords

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2019, 05:14:41 PM »
I’ve done a bunch of work for that label.  Hopefully I’ll get to see/hear it.   Looks great.
I have been dealing with Dolph. Give him my best if you get there. I have visited their web site but it is singularly lacking in gear pics so I have no idea what they already have.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

alexc

Re: Probably the last EZTubeMixer
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2019, 11:44:24 PM »
Super nice build   ....  just lovely.
I ping therefore I am


 

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