The Toft ATB-08 small format console is a redesign by the creator of their popular Trident Series 80 console, Malcolm Toft. Over the years, the Trident Series 80 console has heard its praises time and... Read More
The Toft ATB-08 small format console is a redesign by the creator of their popular Trident Series 80 console, Malcolm Toft. Over the years, the Trident Series 80 console has heard its praises time and time again for its excellent quality, pristine accuracy, and most of all, its premium vintage equalizer. This powerful combination produced an enormous amount of hit records and is still revered as one of the best analog recording consoles made to date. With so much history behind the Trident name, Toft Audio Designs wanted to ensure that this updated, compact version still holds the same kind of power.
To help make that happen, the Toft ATB-08 Console is packed with the same powerful equalizer that was used on the Trident Series 80 boards. The ATB-08's EQ section is regarded as one of the best-sounding equalizers on the market. The super musical 4-band EQ on the Toft ATB unleashes all your creativity without any limits or boundaries. Its equalizer will become the ultimate tool in your arsenal.
Reinforced Metal Standoff
The ATB-08 comes with A "Snap-in clip" type potentiometers: This type of pot has a metal frame that solders to the PCB providing structural support for the terminals. Think of it like each pot having its own little suit of armor protecting it from all manner of vibration, torsions, and undue pressure. This makes the board more rugged and able to take more abuse.
More Structural Support
The ATB chassis received a lot of attention from the engineers at Toft Audio Designs and now boasts an interlocking brace system providing precise vertical alignment for each channel card while mechanically decoupling them from stress on all axes. Think of this as an architectural retrofit that keeps the guts of the board more protected.
Multicolor Solo/Mute LED
Listening to the requests of many of their customers, the Toft Audio Designs have made it so you will no longer have frantic fingers running up and down the board to find that one depressed solo switch. The mute indicator is now a tri-color LED, which provides a channel-specific visual cue of "mute," "solo," and "mute-solo" states.
Balanced Through and Through
The new ATB consoles now feature balanced direct outs and monitor outs. The other features that were requested and instituted by Toft Audio Designs will insure your projects get done with the quality and performance you expect out of a console descended from a long and successful heritage.
The Toft ATB-08 Console was designed to be used in professional studios. The ATB-08 console went through countless grueling tests to meet Malcolm Toft's detailed standards. For this reason, there is nothing stopping you from tracking a platinum album with the ATB-08.
Master Thy Control
The Toft ATB-08 Console is loaded with a master control section usually only seen in more expensive, high-end recording consoles. It features everything from super accurate meters, a wide-range of routing capabilities, and talkback function, to the 8-bus mixdown section. From top to bottom, you have everything you'll need to take control of your mix and produce exceptional recordings.
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