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duane massey

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Re: Sliders in consoles
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2021, 10:12:53 AM »

Tom was an early adopter (late 1950's) of using wire wound linear faders.
He preferred them wired opposite of the typical convention, saying his inclination was to "push away" what was not needed in the mix, and "pull closer" what was.
Duane Massey originally wired his 1973 console the way Tom likes, but you can't please everyone..
He wired them that way on purpose, we did ours out of ignorance...... :D
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Re: Sliders in consoles
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2021, 12:10:25 PM »

It's too bad the Tom Dowd documentary is no longer available.  It seems the producers can't get story rights permission from his estate.
Back to the linear sliders, I remember the Tascam recording console from the early 70's.  It used a rotary pot on a slider, but instead of gears used old fashioned radio dial cord around a pulley.  I remember Paul Winter Consort used one on tour at that time.
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Re: Sliders in consoles
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2021, 02:32:08 PM »

I remember mixing on a Soundcraft Series one. Wasn't that born around 1974?
It was the first mixer I used with faders.
At the time I had a Yamaha EM-35(?), 6 channel with rotary pots.
Chris.

I would have thought the 1 was later than that, as it was replaced by the 1S in 1979, which was replaced by the 200 a year or two later, etc.

It's too bad the Tom Dowd documentary is no longer available.  It seems the producers can't get story rights permission from his estate.

That is a very succinct summary of the problem, and it's a real tragedy. The goal of the movie was to recognize and memorialize Tom's accomplishments and innovations, and the people closest to Tom are preventing his memory from being honored as it should be. In my reading from afar.

Tragic.
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« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2021, 04:44:23 PM »

I would have thought the 1 was later than that, as it was replaced by the 1S in 1979, which was replaced by the 200 a year or two later, etc.
Soundcraft Series 1 was created in 1973.
Series 1S in '75, by 1979 they were on to the Series 3.

I got my Series 800 in 1981. It's P&G faders and all the switches were messed up by a fire extinguisher a few months after purchase, but still was my favorite console for another decade...

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Re: Sliders in consoles
« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2021, 08:45:30 PM »

Soundcraft Series 1 was created in 1973.
Series 1S in '75, by 1979 they were on to the Series 3.

I got my Series 800 in 1981. It's P&G faders and all the switches were messed up by a fire extinguisher a few months after purchase, but still was my favorite console for another decade...

Art

I have fond memories of mixing on the 800.  Loved the input strip EQ.
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Re: Sliders in consoles
« Reply #45 on: July 22, 2021, 10:12:35 AM »

I have fond memories of mixing on the 800.  Loved the input strip EQ.

Never used the 800 but had an 8000 as a house mixer for 25 years. Good gig. Had the 4 band parametric eq, 32 mono and 4 stereo channels. Still miss it and it sounded soooooo much better than the X32 that replaced it. I A/B'd them once.

The things we put up with for convenience, functionality and size.
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Re: Sliders in consoles
« Reply #46 on: July 22, 2021, 11:38:11 AM »

Over the years and across two sound businesses I owned ..

Soundcraft Series One
Soundcraft 1S
Soundcraft 200
Soundcraft 400b
Soundcraft 400 monitor
Soundcraft 800b

Switched to Yamahas starting with a PM3500-48  and continued on into the digital world after that. A few smaller Yamahas and Crests were in the mix over the years as well but I have to say that the early Soundcrafts still are my favorites.

Almost forgot I had a Europa for a while. The one that was too long to go across a truck.
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Re: Sliders in consoles
« Reply #47 on: July 22, 2021, 11:44:42 AM »

Soundcraft Series 1 was created in 1973.
Series 1S in '75, by 1979 they were on to the Series 3.

I got my Series 800 in 1981. It's P&G faders and all the switches were messed up by a fire extinguisher a few months after purchase, but still was my favorite console for another decade...

Art
IIRC the P&G faders could be disassembled for cleaning... switches not so much...

JR
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Re: Sliders in consoles
« Reply #48 on: July 22, 2021, 12:09:48 PM »

IIRC the P&G faders could be disassembled for cleaning... switches not so much...

JR
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Re: Sliders in consoles
« Reply #49 on: July 22, 2021, 02:11:55 PM »

I remember disassembling original Schadow push button switches for cleaning loooooong ago but a console worth of switches was not a thing.


IIRC the P&G faders could be disassembled for cleaning... switches not so much...

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