Stripped the R-60 down to the frame, cleaned out 20 years of dust and dirt. Removed the cut-off cable stubs from the channels that are not in use, and bypassed the DMP-60 preamps on channel one and two (we are using external DBX 286s preamps) on all the microphone inputs.
I replaced the knobs on the channel faders, and cleaned the knobs on the pots. Removed the p-touch labels, pen marks, and sharpie smudges along with the locally engineered "mystery module", installing a blank filler in its place.
Built a cable to carry the "microphone live" signal to the MODBUS driver box. This will light the "on the air" or "recording" panel on the Paravel Wall time units.
Full day of detail work...
...More to follow
Last Edit: Aug 5, 2018 18:20:22 GMT by sparepart: typo correction
I think that was a great time in mixers, that will last forever. Stereo FM was doing so well by the 1980s that stations could afford the best, and needed low noise at the mixer, and something tough for 24 hour DJ use.
I have a Pacific Research Radiomix 20 that looks like yours will take a ton of refurb cosmetically. It was being thrown out by a local radio station.
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Thanks SparePart, I'd seen the note about the board I have, and yes, I've seen that refurb guy's site before, he's the man to get those mixers back up.
I wish I had a big FM station, it would be a great board in there. Nowadays stations have gone to a couple of screens and a small control surface, and stations look more like a room you'd have a meeting in.
So we have been gifted a small amount of cash to do something with the Burgundy Monstrosity. The cash will cover new laminate, and maybe new plywood under it. A basic design requirement is to seat a total of four people (one host and three guests).
Here's where I am soliciting the options of the group:
My personal favorite was arrived at completely by accident while working on the R-60 console:
It basically puts the board in the center position on one side of the table. Taken to a logical conclusion, the host would be on one side, and the three guests on the other.