Managed to FINALLY get my hands on a Soundtracs mixer per your mention. During it's inaugural mix-down I instantly fell in love. Wonderful character and a fun mixer to "play". I know you've said opinions are like assholes, but I'd let your asshole pick my mixer any-day. And.... well... ok... i'm leaving now.
When I was a freelancer I used to spend my working days on SSL, Neve, Trident or Amek consoles and then I'd get home and fire up my Soundtracs - and it wasn't a total letdown. The EQ is genius - feels like a much bigger console - and the way the preamps fatten up as you drive them harder reminds me of a Trident or an SSL.
The noise floor is about -55dB [it hisses like a bastard compared to a proper mixer] but with a bit of care that is manageable.
And it doesn't suck up £5000 worth of electricity every year and a couple of thousand in maintenance. I just replaced two faders in mine and it took 3 hours.
I'll never part with it - unless I can find a bargain Trident or Harrison or Amek somewhere.
I'm thinking about getting a melodica to add a little organic sound to my tracks but i"m not sure which one to buy. Hohner has many models ( student, instructor, performer )... which would you recommend and thanks for your incredible music. BTW I am a professional balloon twister and was wondering what inspired the title Mr. Balloon Hands. Thanks!!!Ott responded on 12/02/2013 Next question
I haven't been this passionate about an artist's music since Depeche Mode. I expect that I'll be listening to your music some twenty plus years later as well. I hope you keep putting out such amazing sounds for years to come. Do you plan on creating music as long as possible or do you look forward to a retirement of sorts?Ott responded on 12/16/2013