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How many buses does a VR72 legend have?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by FormulaReed, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. FormulaReed

    FormulaReed Guest

    Going to be doing some work in a studio with a VR72 legend w/ 60 io, any one know how many buses this will have?


  2. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member


    You have buses 1-24 and 25-48 plus each channel has a direct out as well. Also: 8 Aux sends (either 8 mono or combinations of 4 stereo....very flexible).
  3. bhuvan

    bhuvan Active Member

    the VR 's going to be an in-line console.. if you're going to have 60 i/os then, you're also going to have 60 buses on that.. that's the thing about in-lines.. -- please correct earlier, not 48.
    no of i/os, and no of buses are always going to be the same.. also you're going to have that many direct out for every channel.. hitting that cancels anything going to that bus from other channels.
  4. sosayu2

    sosayu2 Guest

    i disagree.....you have 60 mono inputs and direct out yes but it's still only 48 buses. i know this because i've been working on them for years.
  5. bhuvan

    bhuvan Active Member

    you're working on an in-line that doesn't have the same no of buses as the no of i/os??
    i was working on the VR legend -- it was the guns and roses board.. and when our studio bought it with lesser channels-48, the buses were tailored to that.
    another thing. there may be exceptions, but isn't this the general rule to in-lines? also because the direct switch routes the audio to the same group as the channel no. for x no of channels, if every one of them has a direct switch, won't there be as many no of buses too? since the direct path is exclusive to that channel only.
  6. sosayu2

    sosayu2 Guest

    the general "rule" as you put it is on an inline recording console you can monitor your multitrack signal from machine on large fader as small fader sends to tape or vice versa. the max amount of buses on any board is 48. you do not work on a 96 channel neve or ssl and have 96 buses. how many buses does one need anyway? the most i've ever used at one time i think is 16 or 17, but have recorded to 32 tracks simultaneously. the only time your using your buses is when your combining multiple mics onto one channel of your multitrack recorder or bouncing tracks. this is seperate from grouping channels and aux sends as well as direct outs.
  7. Johnson Cabasa

    Johnson Cabasa Active Member

    buone a bus is defined as a route that allows you to sum signals the direct outs on a vr don't let you sum signals. there are 48 assignment buses on a vr plus the aux send buses. there is also a 4 bus main output though i think some have been retrofitted to do surround which would be like 6 buses, or the regular 4 buses with the sub and center coming off aux sends i don't do surround work
  8. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    ok...once again.

    ALL neve v's , vrs' etc have 48 buses on each and every channel. each and every channel also has a direct out...so from this you could maybe construe tht they're are more than 48. But if you want to BUS then at the top of the chsannel strip is the busing matrix. Push the red 1-24 and you can bus to 1-24; push the red 25-48 and you can access buses 25-48.

  9. sosayu2

    sosayu2 Guest

    lol..... :)
    many years of partying but i'm knew i'm wasn't THAT crazy...
  10. bhuvan

    bhuvan Active Member

    chief, thanks!
    i think i was getting mixed up on this because of the direct out scene.

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