M4

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M4

Tube Console

The M4 is the perfect solution for the modern day studio. Anyone who has used or heard our outboard equipment, will be familiar with its ability to create a warm, smooth, and clean sound that can inject wonderful ‘feel?into your recordings.
Our acclaimed VTC console has also now been accepted as a great sounding must have in the professional recording environment, with many high profile users.

The M4 offers you the quality of our outboard, in a desk that is more compact and affordable than the VTC ?but still offers you the same great sound.

It has been designed to maximise today’s recording techniques, with the addition of an optional ADAT output for easy digital connection to your recording device and software. It makes the perfect front end to any digital recording set up, taking away that ‘clinical, sterile?sound whilst adding warmth and depth to your recordings ?giving you the sound that you have been longing for.

Everything about the M4 has been designed to give you maximum pleasure, from the unbelievably great sounding 4 band sweepable EQ section, to the numerous valve stages and digital output options. You can be sure that the desk is not only a fantastic piece of engineering, it is also great eye candy!

Available in 16, 24, 32, 40, and 48 channel options, the M4 combines that classic valve sound with modern functionality.

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  • A fully featured classic console designed to maximise today’s digital production techniques while continuing to deliver that elusive sound from an illustrious era.
  • 16, 24, 32, 40, and 48 channel versions each with valve pre-amps
  • 8 Channel ADAT interface options
  • 24 bit 96kHz mix output option
  • Track direct channel outputs with level control
  • 100mm K Series faders
  • Four band equalisers with bypass
  • Four auxiliary sends selectable pre/post
  • Channel mute and pfl
  • Studio monitoring
  • Levels switchable +4 or -10 dBu
  • Stereo metering
  • External rack mounted PSU
  • Compatible with all DAWs
  • Solid oiled oak armrest and side cheeks
  • Classic big valve console performance in a compact package
    Mic Input: Balanced XLR socket with switchable 48V phantom power,
    Gain range +16dB to +60dB with 30dB pad,
    Frequency response +0, -2dB, 20Hz to 40KHz (at 40dB gain),
    Input noise (EIN) -127dBu (150 ohm source, 22Hz to 22KHz),
    Switchable +48V Phantom Power.
    Line Input: Balanced TRS jack socket,
    Input impedance 22Kohm,
    Gain range -20dB to +20dB,
    Maximum input level +26dBu.
    Phase Rev: Applies to Mic and Line inputs.
    High Pass Filter: -3dB @ 90Hz, second order. Applies to Mic and Line inputs.
    Frequency Response: (Line Input to Track Output) +0, -0.5dB, 10Hz to 40KHz.
    Distortion: 0.4% typical (see note).
    Noise: -85dBu, 22Hz to 22KHz,
    (Line Input to Track Output, Input gain and Track level @ 0dB).
    EQ: 4 Band, with shelving LF/HF and peaking LM/HM,
    EQ “On” switch and LED,
    HF +/-15dB @ 10KHz,
    HM +/-15dB @ 500Hz to 18KHz,
    LM +/-15dB @ 50Hz to 2KHz,
    LF +/-15dB @ 100Hz.
    Insert Point: Balanced send and return on TRS jacks,
    Nominal level switchable to +4dBu or -10dBu,
    Insert “On” switch and LED.
    Insert “Pre” (EQ) switch.
    Track Output: Channel direct out, independent of mute switch and fader,
    Track “Pre EQ” switch,
    Level trim +/-15dB,
    Nominal level switchable to +4dBu or -10dBu,
    Noise -85dBu / -97dBu (+4dBu / -10dBu nominal),
    Maximum level +22dBu / +12dBu (+4dBu / -10dBu nominal),
    Balanced output on TRS jack.
    Fader: 100mm “K” Series,
    Mute and PFL switches and LED’s,
    Routing to L+R busses via Pan control,
    “Drive” LED with illumination increasing from +4dBu to +12dBu indicating valve signal level,
    “Peak” LED illuminating @ +19dBu, monitoring channel input
    amplifier and post fader signal.
    L+R Outputs: Balanced mix busses,
    Balanced insertion points with +4dBu / -10dBu switch,
    Separate L and R master faders,
    Output via balanced XLR connectors,
    Noise -72dBu,
    Maximum level +26dBu.
    Aux Sends: Aux 1 and 2 switchable “Pre” fader,
    Aux 3 and 4 post fader,
    Channel send level controls plus master level with PFL switch,
    Balanced outputs with +4dBu / -10dBu switches.
    Talkback: XLR socket for mic with level control,
    Switches with LED’s to route to Aux 1 and Aux 2.
    Stereo Returns: Two, balanced stereo returns with +4dBu / -10dBu switches,
    Level and balance controls and PFL switches with LED’s.
    Monitoring: Balanced outputs on TRS jacks,
    High quality level control with 29mm knob,
    PFL relative level trim control with +/-20dB range,
    Switch with LED to select balanced 2 Track return,
    LS mute switch with LED,
    Headphone output with independent level control,
    Twin illuminated 45mm VU meters with “Peak” LED’s,
    Front panel accessable 0VU trims.
    Power Supply: External 2U rack mounting supply,
    2 metre cable attached to desk with plug and socket on PSU,
    PSU switchable for 110-220V 60Hz or 220-240V 50Hz use,
    Typical power consumption 200VA (16 channel), 250VA
    (24 channel), 300VA (32 channel).
    Digital I/O: Optional digital ouput module for L+R outputs, and I/O module
    for each group of 8 channels. Outputs follow “Track” outputs,
    inputs normalled to analogue “Line” inputs.
    Please see separate sheets for digital specifications.
    Dimensions: All consoles are 815mm (32”) deep, plus at least 100mm (4”)
    at rear of console for PSU and audio connections,
    All consoles are 222mm (8.75”) high.
    Length of 16 channel console 694mm (27.3”),
    Length of 24 channel console 950mm (37.4”),
    Length of 32 channel console 1206mm (47.5”).
    (Dimensions include wood trim).
    Note: Distortion measured Line Input to Track Output at +4dBu input and 0dB
    gain over a bandwidth of 20Hz to 20KHz. The distortion is predominately
    tube generated second harmonic. Increasing the “Drive “ level by applying
    more input gain progressively increases the distortion.
    The above figures are representitive of typical production consoles, but are not guaranteed limits for any particular console. These specifications are subject to change without notice.