Analog console oriented studio
24tranches with mic / line, tape / monitor in, insert and direct out
8 subgroups with insert / group
EQ 4band semi paramtrique (of high and low mids)
Indpendant EQ on each slice to monitor
Control room, two circuits Coutes
Bar charts for each, per pair of sub-group, 2 for the master, and two assignable VU meters.
9 for the functionality (the bar graphs for each, etc ...) and ergonomics. In addition it has a nice look.
The config is absolutely classic console pro.
Everything is clear and accessible.
Console compact enough capacity.
The pramps are really good I got, then all of dpend tastes and habits of each ...
Blows almost non-existent, and its rather transparent, even on micro pramps, Global Warming does not sound.
EQ efficient, too bad there have not a semi 3rd parameter.
I would put 9 on the sound but some prfrent pramps the "color" vintage, when it comes to sound quality, everything is subjective.
The +: the bar charts, ergonomics, sound quality
the -: 2For is little
- 24 tracks with XLR or line inputs
- A +48 V power supply per track!
- Inserts on each slice.
- 8 subgroups.
- 2 Aux.
- Bargraph LEDs has the most accurate
- Alim separate
The general configuration is relatively simple. No need for any manual is really hyper intuitive.
All functions are at your fingertips.
The routing possibilities are monumental.
This console sounds "hot" and the preamps are really super good to my taste. I switched to digital (Mackie D8B) because of the practicality of the latter and the fact that you can use it as a DAW controller but I do not really find the heat of the Topaz.
The EQ is super efficient.
You really "tapper" a block. preamps in before you hear the slightest breath.
I use it for almost 4 years and I must admit I'm in love with this console. My finances do not allow me to keep more of my digital but I really had a great time on the latter.
+ What I like:
- The direct outs on 24 tracks (very handy for saving battery power, or return to Recorder Digital audio card ...)
- Having 8 subgroups.
- The bar graph
- Food Phamtome on each track (hyper hyper practice).
- The sound and the warmth of preamps.
- Intuitive and practical side of the beast.
What I like least:
Nothing apart from the color of plastic.