Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

The Big Studio Rebuild

I'm in the process of rebuilding my studio. This means that I have a bunch of gear that I'm going to be trying to move through eBay unless I find someone I already know who's interested in it.

The centerpiece of this is my Mackie d8b digital mixer. This is a lovely piece of gear that is in perfect condition, save for the talkback button, which has sunken into the console in the way that's endemic for this design. Happily, it's easy enough to plug a footswitch into the back to regain the talkback functionality, which is what I've done for many years now.

It's loaded up with four of the UFX effects cards and has plenty of digital I/O, with 24 channels of ADAT lightpipe and 8 channels of AES/EBU, in addition to the built-in analog mic-pres and line in. And it's got the Apogee clock card for wordclock sync. It's running the last version of the Mackie software and has most of the plugins authorized, including the Acuma plugs, the Massenberg EQ, and Antares Auto-Tune.

I've also got a complete spare CPU/power supply and extra backplane cards, including 3 OPT-8 (lightpipe), 1 PDI-8 (AES/EBU), the digital I/O card, and an MFX card which could replace one of the UFX cards to unlock some different effects, and the original clock card (no wordclock connectors).

Also, someone has just come up with some outboard software and hardware that will allow you to run this board as a 24-channel wide Mackie Control surface. You'd have to buy it for about $300, but that's a lot of channels of Mackie Control. :)

This assemblage is heavy as sin and the original boxes are long gone, so some form of pickup would be the best choice.

Anyway, if you're interested, let me know and we can see if we can work something out. I'd rather sell this as a working unit than end up parting it out. (I might get more money by parting it out, but it would be a shame.)

Tags: filk, home, musings, tech

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