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Ocean Audio The Ark 500-Series Analogue Mixing Console

Ocean Audio The Ark 500-Series Analogue Mixing Console

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Ocean Audio The Ark 500-Series Analogue Mixing Console

The Ocean Audio The Ark is the first fully modular 500-series recording Console capable of accepting up to 40 500-series modules.

The Ocean Audio The Ark allows to customise entirely your mixer with all your favourite 500-series EQ, compressors, preamps and more. This innovative console lets you connect two modules per channel for example, 500-series preamp and 500-series EQ or 500-series EQ and compressors or any combination you can think of. In addition, each of the 16 channels features line level control with a switchable line/external input, six switchable pre or post auxiliary sends, eight buss groups as well as grouping for the pan, mute and auto-mute functions. Solo in place, AFL and PFL are also provided as well as monitor input level control, monitor pan, mute and solo. Each channel also includes a dedicated channel fader and VU metering of direct output and input.

The Ark also features a comprehensive group and output section which can accommodate up to eight 500-series modules such as buss compression, summing, EQ, limiting and much more. In addition this section includes eight fully modular groups and output channels with eight group faders, eight monitor input with level, pan, solo, mute, fader reverse as well as six aux sends all switchable between pre and post. All eight group faders can also be used as output faders for the dedicated group or as input fader for monitor returns.

In total the Ark has 48 channel of input at mixdown, sixteen inputs, sixteen monitor returns on input channels and sixteen monitor returns on groups.

The Ark’s master section also includes Aux sends 1 to 6 with level and solos, a control room monitoring level, mute, dim and mono, two sets of stereo returns to the control room monitor, two alternate monitor level controls and studio playback control.

Designed by renowned Malcolm Toft, designer of the Trident consoles and Toft Audio, the Ark features only high quality electronics designed to provide the best sonic performance.

Extremely flexible, the Ark will grow with your studio and can function without any 500-series modules as a line level mixer. Then as you buy your modules, you’ll be able to configure your mixer to your taste and needs. If you outgrow your board, a sixteen channel expander lets you grow your mixer.

Ocean Audio The Ark 500-series Console Overview:

• 16-channel modular analogue mixer
• Accomodates up to 40 500-series modules
• Completely modular design

Input channel section includes:

• 2 slots for 500-series modules
• Fully modular input channel with:
• Line input level control switchable line / external input
• 6 auxiliary sends individually switchable pre / post
• Bussing to 8 groups and master left/right outputs
• Channel pan, mute and auto-mute grouping
• Solo in place, AFL and PFL
• Monitor input level control
• Monitor pan, mute and solo
• Channel fader
• LED pre fade signal metering and LED or VU Metering of direct output and input signals

The group / output section includes:

• 8 slots for 500-series modules
• 8 fully modular group / output channels with:
• 8 group faders
• 8 monitor inputs with level, pan, solo, mute, fader reverse and 6 auxiliary sends individually switchable pre / post
• 8 monitor inputs with level, pan, solo, mute and 6 auxiliary sends switchable pre / post

The master section includes:

• Aux send master 1 to 6 with level and solo
• Talkback to groups, studio and auxiliary sends
• Control Room Monitor level, mute, dim and mono
• Two sets of stereo returns to Control Room Monitor
• Auto-mute group master
• Two alternate monitor level controls with on/off switches
• Studio playback level control and selection of two track return 1, aux send 1 and aux sends 5-6.
Short Description 500-series recording mixer capable of hosting up to 40 500-series modules for a truly modular mixer
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