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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

andrew wrote:
joel hamilton wrote:
This is the one I was thinking of when i first posted that. These little things are SOOOOO cool!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/GLENSOUND-GLS9-VINTAGE-BBC-PRO-MIXER-MINT-amek-neve_W0QQitemZ220097090383QQcategoryZ23785QQcmdZViewItem

The current version can be configured however you want, including some really cool compressor modules!!!

http://www.glensound.co.uk/GSGX3.htm


I actually bought this. Hope it sounds as good as it looks.


They are totally good, man. I think you will enjoy it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

Noone's mentioned Tangent mixers... talk about lo-fi! Makes the Biamps look like an API. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:40 am    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

Are the tangents any good at all? I just saw one at a local music shop used for around $400... I know nothing about them, but it looked pretty sweet somehow... Loved the orange 70's logo...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

Tangents aren't bad - not great either. $400 for one is pretty steep, unless it's the big studio model. The small 8 and 12 ch models are worth about $100. Still worth a look though.

Other cheap small desks worth mentioning:

Heathkit TM-1626 (6 input stereo out from 1974 - looks like a 1/8 scale bigger console).

Lamb Laboratories 4x2 with built-in limiter.

Seck 6 channel 2 buss

Studiomaster 8 into 4
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

This is the model I saw:



Very cool looking... I really wanted it... It called to me, yet the price tag of $400 was way too high...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

That's a great looking mixer!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: tangent Reply with quote

i had a tangent 12ax something or other. looked AMAZING, sounded like doo. noisy, thin sounding, unexciting (to me at least).

i enjoyed a little studiomaster gold 8x2 for a long time. something about the sound of the pres made me happy, fairly focused with a little hair, and decent eq as well. nice compliment to the sytek, my only other pres at the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

I totally love my Ramsa WR-S 4412. Love love love it. Sometimes it confuses me, but I guess that's the nature of love.

It's fairly large compared to some. Though.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:17 am    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

The one thing that's cool about the Tangents, aside from their 70's hip look, is the fact that each channel is modular, so you can pull 'em out one by one and tweak away, should you be the electronicly inclined type... Don't know enough about board electronics to know if you can improve it's sound enough to make it worth it, but it sure seems like it'd be fun to feck around with...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:04 am    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

i guess i'll throw my litle 'sleeper' in the ring. got it for $400 on ebay a couple of years ago. McCurdy PE2600. 6 channel discrete box of love...




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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

wedge wrote:
The one thing that's cool about the Tangents, aside from their 70's hip look, is the fact that each channel is modular, so you can pull 'em out one by one...


...and throw them away individually? Laughing

That McCurdy is rad.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

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...and throw them away individually? Laughing


Replace them with Radio Shack® "Make Your Own Mixer Module" kits?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

fremitus wrote:
i guess i'll throw my litle 'sleeper' in the ring. got it for $400 on ebay a couple of years ago. McCurdy PE2600. 6 channel discrete box of love...






Hmm, so you're the one who outbid me... bastard !

I have four of these pres in my rack as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

As long as this one is back, I should mention that I ended up buying a Soundcraft M8, liking it pretty well, then selling it when i found a Hill Multimix.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: Little sleeper mixers Reply with quote

On the first page of this thread, Creature.of.Habit mentioned the old Yamaha RM804. I’ve got one of those, which I loved in the 80’s, but haven’t used since. At the time, I wasn’t very gear-savvy and didn’t have much sense of what the rap on those mixers might have been, good or bad. I’d be curious if anyone who knows that beast has any opinions about it. (I mean, one can infer a certain amount from its having RCA I/O’s, etc.)

Relatedly, what can I do with it these days? I’ve got more and better preamps, enough that I can’t foresee ever needing those as “extras” (I’d sooner rent something better). By my recollection, it’s not like those pres were crazy-distinctive anyway.

But I’m thinking there must be some creative use for it. Like using its faders together with a cheap 8-track deck as “the poor man’s Mellotron” (an idea written up in TapeOp a few years back). But I don’t have a spare deck. Any other uses, wacky or otherwise?

I listed it on CL once or twice for peanuts, but it may as well have been invisible there.

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