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Lachlan Manns

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Large format analog boards
« on: May 17, 2012, 08:46:03 am »

I was just wondering, do nay manufactures still make large analog boards like 40ch+ or have they all gone digital.
I now see a lot of digital boards being made and only small analog boards like 16ch or 24ch being made, and now the only the large analog boards are avabile second hand.

I still prefer analog over digital compared to other people only because it's what I've learnt on, it's easier to use and I prefer to see everything at once in live sound.
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 08:52:19 am »

I was just wondering, do nay manufactures still make large analog boards like 40ch+ or have they all gone digital.
I now see a lot of digital boards being made and only small analog boards like 16ch or 24ch being made, and now the only the large analog boards are avabile second hand.

I still prefer analog over digital compared to other people only because it's what I've learnt on, it's easier to use and I prefer to see everything at once in live sound.

APB Dynasonics
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 08:55:21 am »

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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 09:02:25 am »

APB Dynasonics
Never heard of that company
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 09:04:37 am »

Never heard of that company

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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 09:07:40 am »

Never heard of that company

if you do a search on this forum of APB, you should find quite a lot of info.  it's a newer company started by some very well respected console designers from Crest IIRC.  regardless, they've garnered a very strong reputation for their products and support in a very short time.  if you're serious about a new large format analog desk, they are the place to start...
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2012, 09:16:44 am »

I was just wondering, do nay manufactures still make large analog boards like 40ch+ or have they all gone digital.
I now see a lot of digital boards being made and only small analog boards like 16ch or 24ch being made, and now the only the large analog boards are avabile second hand.

I still prefer analog over digital compared to other people only because it's what I've learnt on, it's easier to use and I prefer to see everything at once in live sound.
The market has spoken - the advantages of weight savings, sound quality, enormous processing capacity, digital snakes, etc. have moved a huge part of the industry towards digital. 

If ROI matters to you at all and you're stuck on analog, take advantage of the incredible prices on used analog consoles.  If you watch around you can get Yamaha PM4000s for a couple thousand bucks.  Even Midas boards are selling for pennies (or maybe nickles or dimes) on the dollar.  If you need a new one, then APB is your choice.

If you're willing to learn something new, after even a gig or two on a digital board you will start to see the advantages.  I'm much faster on a digital board than an analog board.  Sends on faders, scene recall, integration of things like tap tempo on the surface rather than reaching to a rack, not to mention VASTLY more tools - better EQ, dynamics processing on everything, graphic EQs on everything - make the move to digital a one way street.
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 09:20:36 am »

A big +1 for APB products.
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012, 09:47:05 am »

Soundcraft?:http://www.soundcraft.com/products/product.aspx?pid=123
I was just wondering, do nay manufactures still make large analog boards like 40ch+ or have they all gone digital.
I now see a lot of digital boards being made and only small analog boards like 16ch or 24ch being made, and now the only the large analog boards are avabile second hand.


I still prefer analog over digital compared to other people only because it's what I've learnt on, it's easier to use and I prefer to see everything at once in live sound.
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2012, 10:01:14 am »

I was just wondering, do nay manufactures still make large analog boards like 40ch+ or have they all gone digital.
I now see a lot of digital boards being made and only small analog boards like 16ch or 24ch being made, and now the only the large analog boards are avabile second hand.

I still prefer analog over digital compared to other people only because it's what I've learnt on, it's easier to use and I prefer to see everything at once in live sound.

+100 for APB

If your looking for smaller "buss" large ch count I think Allen & Heath is still making the GL2800.

edit: for clarification
« Last Edit: May 17, 2012, 12:03:55 pm by Thomas Lamb »
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Re: Large format analog boards
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