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Offline Skullsessions

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Soundcraft 3B
« on: April 01, 2010, 07:30:40 pm »
I'm on my way this evening to check out this Soundcraft 3B.

I know nothing about this console...anyone have practical experience with this?  Thoughts?

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James Hook
Houston, TX


Offline Skullsessions

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 07:31:49 pm »
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James Hook
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Offline compasspnt

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 08:15:18 pm »
Stevie Wonder used to have one much like that. I almost bought it from him at one point, because he was dumping it at a ridiculous price.

I had the similar 1600 w/patch bay years ago (mid-80's) and tracked and mixed a lot of things on it, many of which you would know (like "Legs" for instance).

It has 18v rails, so can sound pretty good, but don't give it too much level.

The build quality is not way up there, OK for a single end user, not really for a rental place. So check out all pots, switches, etc.

Offline thedoc

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 10:49:55 pm »
I am sorta familiar with this beast....worked behind a 3A  for a couple of years.

Monitor inputs dump into the mix bus so you have more inputs for mixing.

The 3A had TDA 1034 chips everywhere.

Doc

Offline Skullsessions

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 03:04:35 am »
Thanks...

The strangest thing.  There's next to nothing about this board on the web - except for a couple of other poor guys asking if anyone knows it.  Even the Soundcraft web page suspiciously doesn't have it listed on their "older products" page.

James Hook
Houston, TX


Offline WhyKooper2

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010, 05:49:26 pm »
I almost bought the one Phil Duddridge & Graham whats his name the designer (back when Soundcraft was those two guys) had at the AES show in 1978.  They wanted $21,000 for the one sitting at their AES booth.  The Series 3 was their biggest experiment to that point in time.   I still have the color brochures and 3B update info.  By that time, I knew I needed automation though and they hadn't worked out how to make that happen.

Offline Skullsessions

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2010, 09:07:58 am »
Ehh...nevermind.

He never did give me any sort of promise about what worked and what didn't, but the minute I started talking like I wanted to come out and pass some audio through the thing, my phone calls went unreturned.

Some other sucker's problem now....
James Hook
Houston, TX


Offline Edward Vinatea

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010, 05:46:34 pm »
Hard to know what you are buying.  Rolling Eyes

Offline Fletcher

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2010, 02:05:39 am »
Sorry to hear it didn't work out... I had one on the road for a while and it was a hell of a lot of fun.

Peace.
CN Fletcher

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If you've spent most of your life with a few thousand dollars worth of musicians in the studio, making a decision every second and a half... and you and  they are going to have to live with it for the rest of your lives, you'll get pretty arrogant too.  It takes a certain amount of balls to do that... something around three"
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Offline plughead

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2010, 09:35:45 am »
I don't know the desk well, but a couple of pals have one downtown:

http://sites.google.com/site/vibewranglerpromo/equipment

They love it, tho I'm sure there are a few issues with it...
N. Jay Burr
PlugHead Productions

Offline siteandsound

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 10:40:22 pm »
I have a 40 channel Soundcraft 3B w/ Roadcase that was recently Recapped. You can reach me at 773.856.5656 I am in Chicago.

I also have a DDA Q series 40 Channel Console w/like new case also

Offline Phil Mayor

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Re: Soundcraft 3B
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2011, 02:53:27 pm »
hg