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Final Mix

Discussion in 'Recording' started by revk2, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. revk2

    revk2 Active Member

    Hi folks. I am considering adding a analog mix console (Toft ATB24) to my Pro Tools LE rig.
    I would like anybody's thoughts on this subject. Subject = I have a couple of premium grade preamps, Avalon 737SP and AD2022. I use these pres to track almost everything. If a analog mixer as described above is used in the final mix dowm then almost everything would go through the presumably lesser qaulity preamps on the Toft mixer and there by empart there character on everything that goes through them.
    The Question: Do you think this is a desirable thing to do and why or why not.
     
  2. boxcar

    boxcar Active Member

    The ATB 24 would not degrade your mixes in the least, it would probably make them sound better.
    Also, you would not be going through the toft pre's on mixdown. You would return your tracks to either line or monitor in jacks wich you could access via a button at the top of the mixer, so no repatching as well.

    Hope this helps.

    http://www.toftaudiodesigns.com/pdf/atb_manual_web.pdf
     
  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Yeah to that. Them are good thingys.....
     
  4. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    You are at the mercy of your converters.
     
  5. revk2

    revk2 Active Member

    Thank You

    Thank you boxcar. Excellent reply! Thanks for the ATB manual. Yes.. going into the ATB input after the preamp into line or monitor. Malcom Toft did a nice job. A To D conversion on the way back would be a crucial point.
     
  6. revk2

    revk2 Active Member

    You are right. A/D on the way back into the computer/Pro tools.
     
  7. planet10

    planet10 Active Member

    in my experience the Toft is a nice console the only problem is the build quality is really really bad. At NAMM '10 the Toft was on display and it was in not quite good shape. the faders felt like crap the meters were sketchy, the knobs were all inconsistent in their feel.
     
  8. revk2

    revk2 Active Member

    Thank you for your response. I have read some simular comments about these issues. One source said they had corrected most of the issues on there subsequent production run of the consoles.
    There doesn't seem to be anyone reselling there console. Evidenced by ebay?
    Either they did't sell very many of them or people are keeping them.
    What do you think?
     
  9. planet10

    planet10 Active Member

    i wouldnt buy one at all.
    if your going to need a console for your mixing save your money and pay alot for something that has a reputation
    there some real Tridents out there are very cheap and function well
     

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