Soundtracs consoles

The Soundtracs Jade - The Top of the Analogue Tree

 

 

 

SOUNDTRACS JADE 48 CONSOLE : Pic courtesy of Phil Croft studios Birmingham :

http://www.summerfieldrecordingstudios.co.uk

This was Soundtracs' "flagship" analogue console which finished

production in 1996 ,I guess the most famous users were ABBA as his

engineer Mike Tretow , had one in his home studio

please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUkUVp_csEQ

And he still has it !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcchHV-vTOE

 

 

And theres no reason why these vintage consoles won't be going just

as well in 2026...(imagine that !)

So why would you want such a large beast in your control room? (32, 40 AND 48 VERSIONS AVAILABLE)

Well you cant put a Jade in your bedroom, well...you could, but IT'S BIG!...


More Specs:

EQ specs:

Monitor EQ :

NB: Studio Systems CANNOT guarantee the TRACMIX automation systems anymore. If it works when you buy please accept it as a bonus: The TRACMIX' are 17 years old and we have no way of tech' supporting these software systems. I dont actuallyknow anyone who actually uses the "stand alone " Tracmix but I just want to cover myself : Anything analogue - no problem !!

StudioSystems supply extra TIE LINE kits for JADE + SOLITAIRE . please call

What's all this "FdB" EQ ? "

......which combats the effects on non-linearity in music and ear at the extremes of the audio spectrum. With the FdB Parametric equaliser the 4 band EQ gently increases its gain from 15dB to 20 dB as the filter is swept . The result is superior and more effective equalisation at 20 KHz and 20 Hz" Well - you cant argue with that !

Original Soundtracs Jade sales brochure:

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A recent Jade install (left) , although this chap has "oodles of pro-tools", he still loves the flexibility of a large analogue console to run sessions with ease. See Micks wonderful studio in the heart of Cambridgeshire. Micks Studio

and not forgetting Tom in Cumbria, a Jade fan with a great studio with wonderful scenic views of the Cumbrian countryside Tom's Jade

Also please check out the beautiful Yellow shark studios in Cheltenham

Heres some nice pics of Eddies Jade 32 that he had for Christmas 2009 :

Back to the UK...

 

Of course the Levellers down in Brighton have had a Jade since new < I wired it in in 1992, we took out Tom Robinsons old CM4400 ( where did that one go?) and put in a lovely Ms Jade 48. They use it all the time under the stewardship of Al Scott , legendary Brighton producer:

Levellers web site

In 2008 I put a JADE 32 into Gareth's 'CUBE STUDIOS in Cornwall, he has been there for years and worked on a succession of analogue consoles finaly owning his dream -console the Soundtracs Jade. Please see Gareth's MySpace to get an idea of the quality clients he works with.

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