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Offline bblackwood

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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2007, 04:27:45 pm »

Update to post final pic (been finished for years, never posted it here):

http://euphonicmasters.com/misc/ATC-1.gif
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Offline Larrchild

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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2007, 05:15:19 pm »
Sontec knobs are the "Maroon Neve Knob" to mastering cats, aren't they?
Very Nice! I love the way those feel too.
Bravo.
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Offline bblackwood

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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2007, 05:20:56 pm »
I do like the Elmas. I ordered the winged version for the new EQ, we'll see how they look in comparison...
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Offline Thomas W. Bethel

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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2007, 06:34:41 pm »
Viitalahde wrote on Sat, 10 December 2005 15:24

I'm about to design a new console some time next year, it would probably have inserts like this. Maybe even the insert system I've been thinking of - total control of a gear's place in chain.

I'm also thinking of adding metering there, probably VU only. The signal path would probably stay all passive.


Make sure you use active circuits to isolate your VU meters or you could be introducing some distortion into the signal path! Selenium Rectifiers across 600 olm line are NOT GOOD~
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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2007, 09:14:17 pm »
And for precision attenuators, I'm using Goldpoint's new SMD units with Elma switches. +-.2dB tracking! I'm truly impressed. Buck-thirty five, though.
Worth it for these transfer-panel things.
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Offline jdg

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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2007, 09:20:12 pm »
i use those same goldpoints.
Love em!
easy for a moosefaced-bananafigered-doofus like me to even solder them Smile
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Offline bblackwood

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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2007, 09:35:32 pm »
Larrchild wrote on Wed, 21 November 2007 20:14

And for precision attenuators, I'm using Goldpoint's new SMD units with Elma switches. +-.2dB tracking! I'm truly impressed. Buck-thirty five, though.
Worth it for these transfer-panel things.

That's a good price. I still prefer Shallco's when space is available, but they are definitely spendy...
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Offline Bob Boyd

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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2007, 02:08:28 am »
Looks nice Brad.  Do you ever do any M/S EQ?  I use it fairly frequently and love having that option on the Master.  

Phase flipping one side of my Monitor and switching to mono at the same time also allows for quickly hearing just the side processing for focused adjustment.

Just thinking through signal path out loud here...
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Offline bblackwood

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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2007, 08:08:46 am »
Bob Boyd wrote on Thu, 22 November 2007 01:08

Looks nice Brad.  Do you ever do any M/S EQ?  I use it fairly frequently and love having that option on the Master.  

Phase flipping one side of my Monitor and switching to mono at the same time also allows for quickly hearing just the side processing for focused adjustment.

Just thinking through signal path out loud here...

Yah, I have a custom built M/S matrix.
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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2007, 01:54:36 am »
And it's dishwasher safe.  Awesome Brad.
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Offline bblackwood

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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2007, 04:19:22 pm »
e-cue wrote on Sat, 24 November 2007 00:54

And it's dishwasher safe.  Awesome Brad.

When I say it's clean, I mean it's clean...
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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #56 on: November 26, 2007, 01:17:57 pm »
I split all the EQ talk off to a new thread - if interested you can read it here...
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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #57 on: October 08, 2010, 03:03:03 pm »
Looking into this deal more these days.......so I have a few questions:

1- Which type of switch would be better to use for (balanced) inserts?
A) 4 pole, 2 position, dual deck  or
B) 2 pole, 2 position, quad deck  or
(I guess the question is: is there a sonic difference or preference to keeping each line on its own deck vs. one deck handles + & - ...?)

2- What is the proper way to handle the shield (gnd; pin 1) inside the box?

3- Brad, can you tell us again who you used to make the face-plate and where you got the box?

Any input and/or suggestions is appreciated.
Thanks.
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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #58 on: October 08, 2010, 05:33:23 pm »
I'll let someone with more tech knowledge answer the switch question, though I doubt it matters either way.

No grounding in my box other than taking pin3 to ground at the XLR inputs.

Chassis is made by Par-Metal (awesome company). Faceplate was designed using FrontPanelExpress software and ordered through them directly. I've used this for every piece of custom gear in my room (probably ordered a dozen panel by now). Great company, great work.
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Re: Euphonic Analog Transfer Console (ATC-1)
« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2010, 02:20:07 pm »
A quick note for those not familiar with Par-Metal and Front Panel Express.

Par-Metal: The cases listed on their site come with metal handles and front panels by default.  If you ask for a case without the handles you get a small discount.  Also, if you are planning to have a custom front panel made for you from FPE or any other company, you can also request your case from Par-Metal without one to save another few dollars.  You can essentially get the case for $10+ cheaper than what they have listed on their site.

Front Panel Express: From experience, quadruple check all hole sizes and locations before ordering.  Print the image out and lay the knobs on the panel to verify the spacing will work.  Also, make sure to account for the size of the component on the inside.  There is no undo once they run the panel through the CNC machines.

Hope that helps.

BTW-Love the passive console.  I designed and am building one similar but it's all relays with several other features.

-Taylor