It's back, my old Neotek and New CTS in Greenpoint

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It's back, my old Neotek and New CTS in Greenpoint

Post by roscoenyc » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:58 am

I'm really excited to have this thing back again.
We got it in the '90's from Word Music in Nashville.
I used it from '99-2008 then when we moved we put it in storage as
the place we moved to had a console in there.
Moving now to our 3rd location. I'm really glad to be re-united with this board.
Hope to have it hooked up and in position later this week.

Been updating the studio move as we go along.

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Post by Nick Sevilla » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:07 pm

Nice console.
Howling at the neighbors. Hoping they have more mic cables.

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Post by roscoenyc » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:28 pm

Thanks.
still not anywhere near set up but a little closer to where it's gonna be.
Awful lot of work to do but every day is a new lunch spot at this point.
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Post by joninc » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:47 pm

Do you mix through this board or primarily use it for tracking?
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Post by roscoenyc » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:42 am

Thanks for your interest
We have used this board as a center for our studio. When tracking we use primarily outboard preamps. We have the Private Q system for headphones but the aux sends work great for grouped stuff to be sent to the stereo channels on it.
For mixing It's a clean console which works for us with our collection of outboard gear. A lot of newer consoles don't have integrated patch bays. This one has a nice bay with ELCO connectors underneath the board. We can get all of our stuff in and out nicely. It also has 3 mute groups that were handy when we were working without the computer. In the time that we didn't have this console I really missed the EQ. I didn't use the EQ as the primary EQ but it's nice to have there when your mix is almost done. To be able to do those last minute tweaks on the board. The sound on the very top 20k is really smooth. It's a space saver and it doesn't run hot either.

Here's another gratuitous pic as we continue to set up the new place. We are waiting on a bunch of stuff. New chairs, a new rack, some more treatments.

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Post by vvv » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:56 am

Nice paint job on the stand, too. 8)

Are the floors gonna stay bare?
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Post by roscoenyc » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:11 am

We painted the stands for the big Quested monitors but the Neotek was custom ordered in white by the original owners (Word Music in Nashville). It's not paint but a 1/8" layer of plastic. Neotek offered some different finishes as an option back then. I toured their old plant in Chicago around the time the board was made. It was quite the operation.
The floors are finished Bamboo.

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Post by vvv » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:44 pm

All of it looks great!

And may we assume the lava lamps are arriving soon? :twisted:

Me, I have a couple little boards, Mackie and Alesis and Crate and such shite, but as I record I use outboard stuff in my bedio, a little Zoom R16 for drums at the dummer's crib or for live stuff.

What I am getting at is that, while I've been in various studios years ago - some very nice ones (Solid Sound, CRC, a couple others, like Idful) - I didn't then know enough to note the boards they used, much less ever use them myself.

And since that was the 80's and 90's, everything was carpeted and dead.

The bamboo is a good thing? Sure is pretty ...
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Post by drumsound » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:21 pm

It's always good to see another Neotek in action.

I'm really glad you found a space. Viva La Cowboy Technical!!!

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Post by roscoenyc » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:58 pm

Thanks guys.
Bamboo is awesome flooring. Super durable and has some give to it. We are more lit globe than lava light guys. Painting done on the booth area so while still waiting on a bunch of stuff we'll get going on the real setup tomorrow.

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Post by vvv » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:12 pm

FWIW, I saw some trucking company yesterday advertising that their trailers have bamboo flooring, so I reckon it's sturdy indeed!
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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:24 pm

please keep the pix coming as you get the space together!

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Post by roscoenyc » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:37 pm

Thanks MoreSpaceEcho.

We've been taking our time getting stuff hooked up and in place.
Console fired up just fine. Still waiting on our new rack and some more treatments. It sounds very good already though. Console spot is tight and there is no bass build up back at the couch which is really good.

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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:05 pm

i love that your cloud literally looks like it's floating.

how high is that ceiling?

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Post by roscoenyc » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:43 pm

17'.
That's the Primacoustic cloud. It's very light weight. we really dug it at our last spot.

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