Console query

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Console query

Postby Ben M » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:13 pm

Has anyone used an APB pro desk 8 console that can comment on the sound and functionality?
http://www.apb-dynasonics.com/products/ ... Desk8.html

I'd also like to hear from people who have used the Midas Venice F32 console and any comments on it's sound and functionality.

Many thanks

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Re: Console query

Postby gigpiglet » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:23 pm

hi ben
yes i had a play as a demo once
but have used a bunch of other APB gear in the field.

its good stuff. good sounding. really solid build.
reminds me of crest, or something like that which is nice, but not super awesome and expensive.

used plenty of the venice as well.

are you looking to buy one or the other??
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Re: Console query

Postby Ben M » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:56 am

Thanks Gareth. Sending you an email.
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Re: Console query

Postby audioio » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:25 pm

gigpiglet wrote:reminds me of crest, or something like that which is nice, but not super awesome and expensive.

A bunch of guys left Crest to form that company, so I think a certain similarity in the feature sets of some products is not surprising.
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Re: Console query

Postby gigpiglet » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:35 pm

well thats a good reason indeed!
thanks david.
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Re: Console query

Postby Damien » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:34 pm

the apb distorts more than crest (this is good.. i hate the crest consoles..to nice, hard to get a vibe)

the midas is totally different, thats why they are my LIVE console of choice.
(the crest is one of the few consoles on my list of please dont give this to me)..

this is all for live, band stuff.. now it it were broadcast or classical id probably go APB, Crest then midas...

studio.. none of the above, though the midas is really cheap at the moment and well featured.
i have a midas venice and its never been in our studio, probably never will....
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Re: Console query

Postby Enginearing » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:43 am

APB was indeed formed by ex-crest employees, it was prompted by crest moving their manufacturing interstate.

Like crest they are nice sounding desks but a few reliability/maintenance issues.
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