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Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:02 AM

A run of the desk seems to have it back on all cylinders after a quick shakedown run yesterday. I'll put it on FOH duty next week but I expect no drama..
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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:24 PM

Hey VT,
Where did you get the desk repaired? What was done to it? Was it pricey?
I have a garage to sort out, then a rack to build in the studio (to house the mixers), then I'll post some pics.
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 01:22 AM

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It was done ( I think at least ) by these guys but I used local music shop 'The Rhythm House' as my go between. I have frequented there since I was a teenager and regularly mix the owners group so it was easier for me to take it there and let them sort it for me. The electronics company have done repairs for me previously via the music shop and it's always been reasonably cheap, a quick turnaround and a job done right so I have no issue in recommending them.

As for what was done to it? What wasn't done to it! Ha! It's had a partial power supply rebuild, including the notorious main connector, a number of replacement ICs, capacitors and components. Some of the gain pots were replaced as more than a few were ropey and noisy and a number of the fader connectors were changed too. Some of the PCBs had poor tracks and dry joints which were a nightmare, I was told the desk had been dropped and damaged at some point in it's past and poorly repaired. All this is apparently what caused the occasional 'twitchyness' and ultimately the failure of the unit. It seems rock solid now. B)

It was a bit pricey but I was told he's spent many hours into putting all of the faults right and I have every faith that it's all true. I did consider just taking the cards out (2 x ADAT, 1 x AES and 1 x Cascade) and meter bridge off it and getting another for around the same money as the repair but investing in this one means I now have one thats (almost) as good as new.

I'll take some pix of it back in service this week, it needs to earn it's crust! Plus It'll give my 328XD a rest and an opportunity for me to clean it too. I've become a bit precious with my Soundcraft and have considered getting another 02R so I can have the XD at home but finding another Yamaha with the meterbridge and 2 x ADAT cards for reasonable money is few and far between.Not to mention that when they do, they're collection only from Cornwall or the Shetland isles!

Oh, and as a bonus, all my data on the Yamaha was safe too, it's all still there! :D

Cheers, Matt B)
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Posted 04 September 2015 - 12:20 AM

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Me doing a bit of editing during our recording session on Monday just gone..

Both the Soundcraft and the Yamaha behaved faultlessly (as always) although Pro Tools threw a little wobbly half way through. Luckily no data was lost and next to no time wasted. I took the time to make a new 'studio' patch setup on the Soundcraft which used a more detailed and alternative channel set, post fader / EQ sends and use of the Dynamics on the direct outs. I didn't go mad with them, more as a 'massage' so to speak..

This is the first time I've used the gear as a true studio style multi-track setup layering the parts (rather than live 'all in one go') individually and it worked great as long as I didn't rely on monitoring the input I was recording from the MOTU / 02R due to the lag. It's minimal but enough to put me off. Direct monitoring at source via a toy Behringer desk used as a headphone bus at the stage end sorted that issue as well as being used the playback monitor..

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I appreciate this would probably fit better in the recording section but I wanted to show the 02R earning it's crust after extensive reconstruction surgery. Working great! I love the 02R, it's a great bit of kit despite being long in the tooth these days..

Edited by VTypeV4, 04 September 2015 - 12:34 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 12:20 AM

So, I stood my trusty Soundcraft 328XD down this evening to try something a little different and somewhat newer..

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I'll talk about it in detail another time but in a nutshell - its's awesome! I'm very impressed with the ease of use, the sonics and quality of build. Sadly, it's not mine, it belongs to a mate who was kind enought to lend it this evening.

The only reason I won't be rushing out to buy one is the lack of direct outs on ADAT or analog so live recordings are out of the question with my existing MOTU setup. Shame really as the rest of it really is ace.
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 08:54 PM

Have you looked into an M/X32 or the new Digico S21? Onboard USB interfaces for recording with no extra kit needed.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 08:55 PM

In fact, I've just looked and the QU series will all do this too!

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 12:47 PM

Hi Mike,

I looked at the Yamaha 01V96i too but all of the above are beyond my budget at the min.

I've heard many a good thing about the X32 but there's something about it that doesn't float my boat - it's not because it's a Behringer. I know a couple of chaps who love them but for the money I think I'd rather the Qu-24 or even a 2nd hand LS-9 32 with the 16-way ADAT card.

As I'm sure you've seen, I've had goood experience with Digico gear although I've never looked at the S21, I didn't know it existed!

Maybe next year.. B)
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Posted 03 December 2015 - 01:44 PM

The QU series of A&H records to onboard USB as stated above. I seem to recall it's limited to the first 18 tracks... But! - USB into your computer and you can get the track by track and L/R into your chosen DAW.

For "traditional" digital I/O in A&H, then you are into the realm of the GLD with the expansion cards. Not cheap... but awesomely good - and they have dropped significantly in value since their first release so more affordable than ever.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 05:09 PM

Oooh.. GLD :gas:

Sadly I've never had the pleasure but I thumbed through the catalogue when they came out a few years back. I may have salivated a little as I thought it looked a far more slick and 'finished' in comparison to the iLive setup. I've had a look round the iLive (T112?) when I dealt with the support band for 'Fozzy' as their engineer used one (I was on an LS-9 at the time) but felt a little underwhelmed by the british product sadly..

I understand that both of my existing consoles are getting a 'little vintage' but to be fair, I'm still happy with them for both live and recording mixes. With the Motu, I'm running up to 18 in and up to 26 out not including FX returns.. I'm also considering a similar setup for home rather than having to travel to work during the winter. A MOTU 2408 plus PCI card can be gotten cheap these days so one of those plus an 01V96 with ADAT card (not the i - they're still pricey) might be a winner.
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Posted 03 December 2015 - 10:56 PM

Forgot to mention..

I bagged another ADAT card really (like £25!) cheap off the dreaded ebay last week so I swapped out the redundant cascade card. I don't really need it but It gives me another 8 in / out should I need it in the future.

Quite fancy a TC Unity card for it too..
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SWR Goliath Jr III x 2..

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'06 Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass.

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:14 PM

View PostVTypeV4, on 03 December 2015 - 05:09 PM, said:

Oooh.. GLD :gas:

Sadly I've never had the pleasure but I thumbed through the catalogue when they came out a few years back. I may have salivated a little as I thought it looked a far more slick and 'finished' in comparison to the iLive setup. I've had a look round the iLive (T112?) when I dealt with the support band for 'Fozzy' as their engineer used one (I was on an LS-9 at the time) but felt a little underwhelmed by the british product sadly..

They are lovely - certainly more user friendly than the LS9. I used it pretty much exclusively for a couple of years... and it's a really well thought out console. The only thing that I find is a bit of a shame is that you can't track to USB like the QU - you can only map a mixed output to it - e.g. L/R :(. For full track by track out, the Dante solution is super (although paying extra for the card is a bit of a bind!) - just plug the ethernet into your computer, load up reaper and hit record. Nice - but not quite as practical as a USB out.

For quick mixes and recording on the move, I tend to just use my DL32R now, it's just a lot lighter and easier to lug around... - my GLD spends most it's time in the flightcase now.

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 12:26 AM

Thats what I liked the look of with the 01v96i, the fact it's compact and capable for mobile applications.. I'm sure prices will come down in time - LS-9 is plummeting at the min.. Lugging the 02R about isn't an option as it weighs 8 tonnes..
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Posted 08 December 2015 - 11:35 AM

Used a QU for the first time last week - was on a last minute gig so didn't have time to do any homework. Found it pretty straight forward to walk up to though. Didn't have time to get fully in to the available features (had to build the stage, rig the lighting and then just get the hell on with it!) but the important stuff was easy enough to find.

I think I'd still take an M32/X32 given the choice - the QU doesn't appear to have the same flexibility in routing and effects use. Would have no problem using one if it was on offer though!

The S21 does look ace, I was booked in for training when they had it at Adlib recently but ended up having to go cover a gig. Feedback I've heard has been positive though!

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 05:38 PM

Just been on the Digico site.. Oh my! :gas: Oh my!!
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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:13 PM

On the subject of Digico, I'm using it again on Wednesday at the Victoria Hall again..Yay!

I'll try to take some more pix this time.. :lol:
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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:45 PM

Excellent stuff! I keep missing chances to use them. X32 all this weekend for me! Does the job for the gig it's on though.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 01:05 PM

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My gig at The Victoria Hall last night (16 Dec). Same lovely Digico SD8, same lovely Lab Gruppen amps although the L'acoustic ARCS rig has gone, I was on what are still my favourite speakers - EAW 650 and the partner 2x15 subs. All went without drama I'm happy to report. There's a threat the SD8 might be for sale and to be replaced with an S21 in the next 12 months or so..

Sorry about the quality of some of the pix, I'm pretty useless with a camera.. :lol:
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Posted 31 January 2016 - 11:41 PM

Does anyone have experience of the UNIT~Y card for 02R? More specifically, the Finalizer section of it.. Any good? Any quirks? Any issues? As good as the hardware version? Any thoughts welcome good, bad or indifferent..

I'm watching an 02R on th'bay which has the meterbridge, dual ADAT cards, an AES card and most importantly the UnitY. As mentioned previously, I'm considering standing the Soundcraft down and running two of the Yamahas instead.
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Posted 06 February 2016 - 09:02 PM

God, that's going back. Pretty sure we had one in the studio 02R back in my days as a teenage studio assistant but couldn't tell you with any confidence how it would stand up now. Teenage me wasn't discerning enough to know and a decade-and-a-bit gap won't do wonders for accurate recollection of it either. I wouldn't blame you for taking an extra Yamaha over the Soundcraft though, if nothing else for the per-channel dynamics processing that the Spirit lacks.

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 02:24 PM

Thanks for the input Mike.. :D

I've bit the bullet and managed to find another 02R with the spec required (meter bridge, dual ADAT cards and a UNITY) for reasonable money from eBay. I'll collect it on Thursday! :lol: I'll miss my Soundcraft but it's not going far as I've agreed to sell it to my apprentice - he's getting a bargain as I've sold it cheap.

I'm not overly concerned about the dynamics setup as the Soundcraft is the XD version which has them on every input and group output but it doesn't allow for sidechain / alternative patching which I think is a great feature on the Yamaha.

I might look out for another cascade card and link them at some point.

I'll post some pix when it lands. :lol:
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Posted 09 February 2016 - 12:13 AM

That's pretty much the setup we had - a cascaded pair, but with TDIF cards and a rack of Tascam DA88/DA38. How I learned to mix! Oh the joys of making endless locate points and programming punch-ins on digital tape and waiting for the three of them to all sync up! Kids these days don't know how easy they've got it, haha!

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 10:46 AM

Thankfully I've never had the pleasure of digital tape machines! :lol:

When I started at colllege many years back in the late '90s, I had the pleasure of learning how to do it on an Allen n Grief GS3/V, minimalist out-board and a half inch Fostex 16-track analogue tape machine. I didn't really learn to mix on it but it did teach me how to use a desk. Oldskool with no drag n drop, very limited inserts / sends, no auto sync tap delay, no automation etc!

Talking of young'uns, my apprentice (he's only 18) can't imagine a world that doesn't have muliple bands of fully parametric EQ, dynamics and at a glance metering on every channel and group not to mention a save / recall facility! :ph34r:
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Posted 10 February 2016 - 10:38 AM

We eventually ditched the DA88s for a Tascam MX2424, which had it's own set of interesting quirks and issues - I spent a lot of time on the phone to Tascam!

It's a different world now, makes me feel a right dinosaur. If we wanted to edit the structure of a song, I used to sample bar or four bar long chunks of tracks into our trusty Akai S6000 and rebuild a whole song in bits like that, triggered from MIDI running off the steam-powered PC we had. Five minute Pro Tools job now. Oh, the early 2000s!!

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 11:58 AM

I'm a bit of a dinosaur too but I like to think I'm bridging the gap a little by using modern(ish) sofware / interface in combination with the 'oldskool' 02Rs. Love it!

At home in about '99 / '00 we had an early SoundBlaster Live! that would record a stereo in and accomodate 16 audio channels in an oldskool version of Cubase which was about a million times better than the nasty Amstrad 4-track tape recorder thing my step-dad used to have.

The simple fact is I very much prefer putting a mix together on a 'real' console because thats what I've done most nights of the week for many years now and the Yamaha (for all it's strengths and weaknesses) fits the bill perfectly so surely if one is good, two must be awesome!? Ha.. :lol:
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Posted 11 February 2016 - 03:08 PM

God, when I was at college back then, I'd have killed for a Soundblaster Live, with that front panel that sat in one of your drive bays! I definitely don't miss MOST of doing it the old fashioned way, I certainly wouldn't ditch a DAW for countless hours twiddling that Akai, but I don't think I'll ever be happy mixing on a mouse.

I don't do much recording these days but I'm in the process of doing promo stuff for three or four function bands I work with, I'm probably going to pinch an X32 from a bloke I do some work for and bounce it all out to mix on that. Guarantee I'll have something I'm happy with in half the time that I'd spend dicking about doing it solely on the computer screen.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 01:20 AM

I've had many a happy hour making music with a SoundBlaster Live, they used to work really well once you'd got them confiigured to how you liked them setup. I still have the non-interface version in my home computer as my MIDI in although I don't use it's audio processing anymore. Great bit of kit!

A friend that runs a local venue has bought an X32 recently and I've said I'll go down and have a look. Lots of other folks I know have bought them too and don't have a bad word for them so I'm gonna have a play to make my own opinion as I have zero time with one - I don't think I've ever even seen one in the flesh. I've never been sure of them as they're almost too good to be true but I'm more than happy to be proven wrong and there's little doubt they've raised the bar in the bang for buck stakes.

I've been to collect my second Yamaha (and popped into the Ace Cafe too!) today which I've been excited about since I won the eBay auction at the weekend. It's come complete with all original copies of the manuals and appears to be in great condition - apparently the chap who sold it bought it brand new many years back. I shudder to think how much that would have been 15 years ago as it's fully loaded. North of 8 grand? I could buy and M7-CL or two and a bit LS-9 32s for that!

I'll take some pix tomorrow and spend half the day configuring it to how I want it although I've already sorted the TC card to how I want it. B)
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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:25 PM

Yeah, the X32 causes some divided opinion and heated debate! I think for what it is (in it's price range/market positioning) it's excellent. I'm not on board with the evangelists who claim that it's up there with the higher end stuff, but given a choice of the major players in immediate competition with it (Allen & Heath QU, Soundcraft Si series, Yamaha TF, those Presonus monstrosities) it'd be my first choice from the list. Have probably used them on a few hundred shows by now, including stints as an in-house in a 300 cap rock venue, function gigs, corporate work and for me it aces the opposition on it's feature set and routing flexibility. Obviously, given the budget I'd take something tastier, but I won't grumble if I've got to mix a gig on one. Does everything you need. The M32 is ace too - it's the same software, more or less the same physical layout, but better build quality and souped up internals. Replaced an LS-9 with one in one of my regular venues last year, much much more pleasant to mix on!

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 01:24 PM

I've read a few reviews and debates on the net regarding the X32 and it certainly has caused some controvosity! As I said, I've not had a go on one yet but I certainly take my hat off to the people at Behringer for raisng their own game and upseting the existing players too. B)

I've spent a bit of time setting / reconfiguring my second 02R today and it seems to be working just fine. Everything meters correctly, all ins and outs seem to work as they should and the desk seems to be in good health so I'll put it to work next week.

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 01:24 AM

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The new Yamaha in action this evening running FOH. I'm very pleased with it as it's performed faultlessly and the fact that I now own two makes me extra happy. Way more I/O than I need (I could nearly run everything I need from just one) but the potential for expansion is pretty exciting. B)
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