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J.J. Blair

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sigh ... if only it were practical
« on: March 14, 2005, 05:10:13 pm »

I was admiring this all weekend.  I thought that I'd share.  I'm sure this brings back memories for some of you.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&i tem=7305716681&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
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Re: sigh ... if only it were practical
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2005, 05:27:16 pm »

that's pretty damn sexy...
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Re: sigh ... if only it were practical
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005, 05:54:27 pm »

I have 5 Altec mixers (4 channel) of the same vintage, rusting away in the shed. I never thought they were close to high quality...they are ball park sound.

Somebody paid out the rear for a POS IMHO.

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Re: sigh ... if only it were practical
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2005, 05:57:44 pm »

Maybe it's the Altec Voice of the Theater's they were feeding?  Laughing
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Re: sigh ... if only it were practical
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2005, 06:34:01 pm »

This was the original Ardent Studios board (or at least one just like it), before we went "pro" with the "real" studio building.  These were radio boards; the pots when turned all the way down would detent-click into cue channel for auditioning the disk.
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Re: sigh ... if only it were practical
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2005, 08:10:12 pm »

The (computer assisted?) 'English' in that auction is magnificent.  Be sure to read the Q and A portion or else you might miss 'I today plow the photos and the shipment.' and 'In Spain the subject of the transport does not work very well.'  Oh and the offer from Lagos is amazing as well ('Please for God sake know that this item must meet-up with the ordination day').

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Re: sigh ... if only it were practical
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2005, 09:09:25 pm »

Level wrote on Mon, 14 March 2005 22:54

I have 5 Altec mixers (4 channel) of the same vintage, rusting away in the shed. I never thought they were close to high quality...they are ball park sound.

Somebody paid out the rear for a POS IMHO.


Bill,

Seeing what peeps are paying for those things, why should you care what they sound like??

If I wuz you, my weekend project would be: Bust out a few cans of Rustoleum, and get those f&ckers up on Ebay, pronto.

TOOBS BAYBEE!!!

drumsound

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Re: sigh ... if only it were practical
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2005, 03:31:17 am »

That's one purdy mixer.  I hope it ain't a scam.
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Re: sigh ... if only it were practical
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2005, 04:47:52 am »

According to "Hammer of the Gods," Zep II was mixed on a 12 channel Altec console. Did it look something like this?

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Re: sigh ... if only it were practical
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2005, 08:02:59 am »

Vincent Gallo (no comment) has one of these - and tried to make it his main board. They are NOT great-sounding, just big and plain. NO panning, no eq, not much of anything. FOr the limitations, you can get good mic pre's better than this and a cleaner summing mixer if you shop around.
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