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Soundcraft Series 2400

 


LEGACY PRODUCT

the 2400 was a direct upgrade of the 1624 console, incorporating market feedback from this popular console, and continuing Soundcraft’s backing of the ‘split’ format for recording consoles.

Overview


Launched in 1981, the 2400 was a direct upgrade of the 1624 console, incorporating market feedback from this popular console, and continuing Soundcraft’s backing of the ‘split’ format for recording consoles. The alternative ‘In-line’ format was gaining ground, but Soundcraft believed that this was a more confusing and cluttered way of working. It achieved a high degree of sales success through its being packaged with the 762 24-track/2-inch tape machine, from Soundcraft Magnetics. Over 100 2400’s were sold in the first year alone, and the console continued to sell well until 1986, undergoing a facelift from brown to dark grey in 1985, in common with the rest of the product range.

Main differences from the 1624 were full 24-bus routing from each input, and full 24-track monitoring as standard. (A 16-track monitor version was still available at lower cost).

The meterbridge was available with either VUs for each track, or a hi-tech 40-segment LED bargraph overbridge. This had globally switchable Peak or VU ballistics, a phase correlation meter, and a unique 27-band, 1/3 octave spectrum analyser mode, which measured the stereo mix.

A VCA fader and mute automation system was available, using the technology of the day which necessitated storing the automation data on a spare track on the multitrack tape. Few of these systems were ever manufactured.





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