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i am working on building (the the best possible degree) a complete set of console manuals ans schematics. these will be in PDF format. (as hard copies would need a small library!). the current focus is on modern (still in production, or just out of production).

once i have filled that space up, i will be moving further back in time. (having a full compliment of vintage console manuals and schematic would kick butt!)

i will be working in conjunction with Dave Chen from which is a pretty cool site in itself. eventually he will find some way of hosting all of the files so that we may readily download them.

This will be a great resource for newbies and veterans alike of the recording industry as well as for others too.
How many times have you had a call for a gig in a studio with a console that you were not all that familiar with? did you turn the gig down fearing you would mess the gig up? or did you take the gig and stumble through it, wishing you knew more about the console?
how about pure love of knowledge? personally, i devour manuals to anything i can get one of.

i am asking of all out there. if you have any manuals/schematics for consoles (and outboard gear too... my next manual project) in PDF, please let me know which they are. if still needed, i will let you know.
i can be reached at
please don't just send the manuals. this is my personal email, and i don't have the storage space. if a manual is needed i will supply you with the email for that.

So...! what do you all think of this..? good plan?


anonymous Mon, 05/19/2003 - 10:14

Yes very good plan. If you have the time and desire to do so then please do it. It's always nice to have a source of informations for gear (mixers and outboard gear), the more complete the better.
Also there are quite some manuals with schematics in it so it's not only for learning how to work with a console it's also very interested for people interested in buying used desk that are being sold without manuals and require some maintainance.


anonymous Tue, 05/20/2003 - 15:38

Hey Jonathan, actually, just the Assembly. my own studio. once a nice project size... but has been downsized quite a bit over the years due to ugly finances. eh.. it'll grow again. sadly though i have yet to get my gear to London, or even sert up a DBA for the Assembly here...n-e-way.. but i digress... :D

Send Away!!! (email address below) i am not really tryng to do the whole thing completely chronologically, just though it would be a good approach.

if possible could you compress the file(s)

scenaria, send away too!! that s a much welcomed set.

please email to:

i have 6MB of space, it can be pushed to 7mb (kinda)