Should I go for this 32 channel Yamaha PM-1000 console?

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by ironsheik, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. ironsheik

    ironsheik Guest

    I posted this on R.A.P. too but got little response and I kind of have to make a decision quick. So I'm just starting up a tiny studio to do demos, learn, and record my band. I'm using a PC DAW with a Mackie 1604 on which I just fried channels 3 & 4. It would cost about $600 to fix.

    I have the opportunity to pick up a 32 channel PM1000 (32 version of the PM1000 Mercenary has) for ~$700. It's HUGE and I could fit it but hardly need all those channels. I don't have half that many mics yet! Plus, I would probably need to rig up a patch bay for all my future outboard gear. I know it will sound better than anything else I can get my hands on for $700. I guess the only issue is would I be going overboard with this thing? It's probably over 150 lbs! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. atlasproaudio

    atlasproaudio Active Member

    Feb 17, 2001
    Tampa Bay, FL
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    Yes!! Have you had the opportunity to check each channel? Even if the whole thing doesn't work, it is a good deal. You might find that in the future you will grow into a 32 ch easily. If you are just using it for preamps, it might be space consuming, but what the hell. It will also have some visual "wow" :eek: factor for possible future clients if you find that your skills are needed by other musicians other than your own projects. Good Luck!
  3. mymarch

    mymarch Active Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Grab it! I've got 2 16 channel versions and they sound great. I use one for extra mic pres (which really sound great for the $$) and the other as a big-ass summing amp for mixing down from a daw. Since the daw is sort of a front-end on mixdown, having only 2 auxes on the PM1000 isn't an issue. Same goes for inserts... I just take the output of the d/a converters directly to whichever piece of hardware is appropriate and then into the pm-1000. I find these little beasts to sound best when you really hit them hard!! If you decide to grab it, I know a guy who has factory sealed channel and master modules for it if you should need some... drop me an email. Good luck!

    Martin Trum
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