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Allen & Heath or Soundcraft, Mixer help needed!

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by sliverr, Apr 8, 2008.

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  1. sliverr

    sliverr Guest


    I'm about to buy a new mixer but i don't know how they sound and i really don't have the ability to listen to all of them, but some of the mixers that im interested of is these ones, all of these boards are 24ch, and thats the sice i need.

    Allen & Heath GL3
    Allen & Heath GL2200
    Soundcraft Spirit Studio
    Soundcraft Delta DLX

    Does anyone know how these desk would work and sound, since some some of them are live desks?

    I produce reggae and dub with deep sub bass and need about 6 aux and also i would love to get most warm sounding EQ's in that pricerange.

    So if someone has any opinoin on these boards please let me know :wink:

    best regards
  2. Soudcraft is OK, but the better deal is in Al+Hth. Surprisingly good preamps, they are just as good as the soundcraft's but it fits budget better.
  3. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cocoa, FL
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    I'd go with the A+H.

    Soundcraft's, while decent, aren't very sturdy.
    Especially when it comes to the glue that binds the plastic overlays to the frame - at least that's the issue with those I have in stock.
  4. Sheehan-J

    Sheehan-J Guest

    I have a similar question, but I don't want to start a whole new thread. What do you think of Toft Audio? I'm lusting after the ATB-16 or 24 right now, even though it's pretty well out of reach! :D
  5. likea45

    likea45 Guest


    If your running a DAW get some good EQ plug-ins like Waves SSL or API versions, then spend the money on a decent set of pre's.

    You'll get cleaner, better results and (my favorite part) you dont have the clutter of a giant desk sitting in the way.

    Although people in the studio may not understand why there is no board, the improved sound quality helps them quickly forget.

    I was asking these same questions a few months back and was set straight by the wonderful expertise of this forum.

    P.s. if your tracking to Tape I hear the Toft is excellent.
  6. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Sunny & warm NC
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    The Soundcraft consoles are going the way of many manufacturers... surface mount technologies that use proprietary parts.

    To repair one bad channel, you have to send a group of 8 channels in...

    A&H... one channel, one board... and you can get it serviced with parts generally available from regular parts warehouses.

    The ATB's are decent consoles... no meter bridges are available yet, and the PFL only has a master engaged indicator. Other than that... good pre's... nice EQ. Although I've been hearing that there are a few issues with boards that came in on lot#2, the rest are supposedly rock solid.

    Contrary to likea45's misinformation, the only way a console will give you early reflection issues is due to poor acoustical engineering and poor monitor placement.

    The improved sound quality would only be from the two ears attached to the job at hand.... it has very little to do with the presence or absence of a console.
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