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Topaz Project 8, Analog Mixer from SoundTracs.


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SoundTracs Topaz Project 8 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: SoundTracs
  • Model: Topaz Project 8
  • Category: Analog Mixers
  • Added in our database on: 09/05/2002

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SoundTracs Topaz Project 8 user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
 1 user review100 %
hypercube07/30/2009

hypercube's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

SoundTracs Topaz Project 8
Is it rackable?
no

How many tracks, bus, auxiliary inputs, outputs ...)?
IN_LINE 32 channels, so up to 64 INPUTS using TAPE_IN
(32 TAPE_OUT also available)
6 TO THE HAND, 1 + 1 + 2 TO MY switches or
to MAIN and / or SOP (giving among 4 TO 6)
8 groups assignable channels
each track possesses a double section MUTE / SOLO / PAN / EQ
So for the TAPE INPUT and INPUT (eq only has 2 buttons)
it allows a mix and a mix HAND BACK MACHINE
to simultaneously HAND (MERGE) so no need to pinball around to listen.
I have a Soundtracs Topaz Project 8 (32-8-2)
http://www.studiosystems.co.uk/soundtracs-topaz/
apparently exists in 24-8 and 32-8. 
What type of connectors (RCA Jack, XLR ...)?
1 lane = 5 taken: 1 XLR + 1 IN JACK IN JACK INSERT + 1 + 1 + 1 JACK JACK TAPE_IN TAPE_OUT
all available outputs are formatted JACK

The equalizer is parametric?
Yes inland: 2 semi-parametric + 1 + 1 Low Filter High Filter to the MAIN
+ 1 + 1 Low Filter High Filter to the section TAPE IN

An effects section is integrated?
No 
Automation is supported?
Yes, it is an option, probably only available from the British manufacturer
console from the late 90's

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is simple?
Yes, I installed / wired / calibrated for recording in 3 / 4 hour
But be wary of the configuration that you desire for TO
because the maker did not necessarily plan for that in the same documentation. 
The usual functions are they easily accessible?
Yes it's a console that has good use of ergonomics 
namely: The MUTE and SOLO HAND and the MUTE and SOLO MON inland
have red LED (MUTE) or green (SOLO) very useful for viewing
the surface quickly.
My version also has a bar graph. 
The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Clear enough, a little buggy on some drawings, but insufficient
in the sense that it is better now to have the gear face is to try
the AUX in particular.

SOUNDS

The console is transparent?
translucent, absent, yes it sure is serious 
It introduces the breath?
Unless you add it in voluntarily, breath is apparently not sold with it. 
The equalizer is it effective? ...
Yes, very significant efficiency without too much color, just need to know what we want to do with it.

OVERALL OPINION

For how long have you been using it?
3 months already and I did several takes + mixes with, very conclusive 
What thing do you like most/least about it?
+ It is choupinoute
+ Sound
+ Ergonomics
+ Separate sections for installation studio ROOM (pair of monitor A or B) / MAIN / HEADPHONE
- It is heavy (43 Kg with the bar graph)
- It takes a lot of room 1m22 Wide x 0.70 deep 0.30 high 
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
DDX3216, PHONIC HELIXBOARD, 01V96V2, DYNAMIX, PEAVEY

What is your opinion about the value for the money?
Rather good for the quality and price offered for resale (less than 1000 euros) 
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
No problemo with 2 feet too
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