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Adam The Truck Driver

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Lazy man's search...sort of
« on: May 28, 2008, 03:50:36 PM »

I had considered...oh I'm trying to put together a studio...I had considered getting 16 channels or so of high dollar outboard micpres to front end my DAW, but I change my mind. I'd be needing a good summing box anyway so why not go for a nice analog console for front end and summing and monitoring and all that fun stuff.

Choices as far as I can tell would be a Soundcraft Ghost LE, or Toft ATB. I've seen the ATB get recomended before. Is it a better board than the Ghost? Both compare in price for the 32 channel models anyways. For what I was looking to budget...I know...for the price of 16 racked channels of just preamps I could almost have one of these consoles.
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Re: Lazy man's search...sort of
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 04:59:49 PM »

I have an older (late 80s) Soundcraft Delta, modded by Jim Willams at Audio Upgrades (he is on these forums).  It does both preamplifier (of which I also have some outboard) and summing box duties very well in my rig, along with having very usable EQs and decent enough routing.

I am quite happy with it.  They are available quite cheaply, making spending some $ to have them reconditioned / modded a reasonable venture.
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Re: Lazy man's search...sort of
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008, 05:26:17 PM »

Alrighty then...thanks a bunch.
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Re: Lazy man's search...sort of
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 08:11:43 PM »

FWIW, I'll second Marcel's recommendation. A Delta 200 is a great investment. Decent pre's and EQ stock, I'm sure even better with Jim's upgrades. They're also readily available for spares, and since they are modular in design are very servicable. I would not trade mine even up for a Ghost for that reason alone.
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