New York (May 4, 2011)–Harrison has created a new pure-analog console for music capture and mixdown: the Harrison 950m, designed for DAW-based studios.
The 950m’s analog circuitry draws directly from Harrison’s history, as the console incorporates a linear power supply, ground plane design, all balanced connections, gold-plated switches, through-hole components, and high-headroom summing busses.
Two separate mix busses (one Transformer-balanced and one Electronically-balanced), both with built-in compressors and patch inserts, allow for tone-shaping. For each input strip, a choice of Mono Mic/Line or Stereo Line module is available. Customer-configured modular construction allows the 950m to operate as a tracking studio front-end, or an analog summing platform, or both simultaneously.
Input modules provide an Insert point, Switchable HP/LP filters, 3-band Tone controls, Pan/Balance, Trim, Input switching, 4 Mono Aux sends, Mute, Solo, 104mm Fader, and 4-segment Meter. Microphone channels also have a 48v phantom-power switch and a post-fader Direct Output. The Mix Master module includes 2 Stereo Mix Bus compressors, Oscillator/Talkback Assignments, Aux Send Masters, and 104mm faders for each of the two stereo Mix Busses. The Monitor module includes the Oscillator controls (100Hz, 1kHz, 10kHz), Monitor source selection, Monitor Level/Mute/Mono, Talkback, and Headphone jack. The Studio module includes source Selection/Level/Mute/Mono for each of the 2 studio feeds, as well as Talkback assignments. The Output module houses the output transformers and 2 stereo Mix Bus VU output meters.
Engineers at Harrison reportedly “cherry picked” favorite analog components from previous consoles for the project. Accomodation is made for future expansion options via modular construction and fader VCA bus connections.
For today’s DAW studio, Harrison designed a frame providing a deep 2-tiered front bolster to accommodate a keyboard, mouse, and DAW controller. The 950m is offered as a stand-alone console or paired with Harrison’s console converters, providing a sizable number of I/O – using either MADI or gigabit Ethernet.