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Samuel Rees

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Large format analog boards
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2012, 10:54:24 am »

Soundcraft GB is still going as well, in the A&H GL class.
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2012, 12:25:00 pm »

The latest (May 2012) price book for Soundcraft shows GB4 up to 40 ch., GB8 up to 48 ch., and MH2 up to 48 ch. as current product.
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2012, 01:24:03 pm »

Never heard of that company

The best analog boards made, bar none, and that means Midas, Toft, or anyone else.
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2012, 02:27:10 pm »

(APB) The best analog boards made, bar none, and that means Midas, Toft, or anyone else.

That may be true of current production models since Midas no longer produces large frame analog consoles. But if you're going to compare the APB with a now out of production Midas Heritage 3000 or XL4, the latter are still superior boards just in feature set alone.
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2012, 06:59:58 pm »

Best is quantitive and includes not only features but build quality and sound. I agree with you on the 3000 features.
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 08:37:13 pm »

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.
Sound quality??? Digital?? ..i beg to differ my friend!  I would take the sound quality of an APB over a digital console ANYDAY!!!
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2012, 08:46:36 pm »

Sound quality??? Digital?? ..i beg to differ my friend!  I would take the sound quality of an APB over a digital console ANYDAY!!!

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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2012, 08:50:48 pm »

I really hope this doesn't turn into a pre-amp discussion...

Since we only hear those and nothing else in the signal chain in a console. :D
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2012, 09:07:06 pm »

Sound quality??? Digital?? ..i beg to differ my friend!  I would take the sound quality of an APB over a digital console ANYDAY!!!

OK, so you own both or use both on a regular basis?

Just checking.
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Re: Large format analog boards
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2012, 09:54:09 pm »

OK, so you own both or use both on a regular basis?

Just checking.

Used an LS9 many times.. like the onboard thing, disliked the pre amps and sound quality! chose to buy an APB... sound quality was night and day!!
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