Vintage production console with the sound and feel of the records we all know and love. Designed by Rupert Neve, this beast has the sound and functionality to. 40 Channel music and audio Amek Mozart production console, designed by Rupert Neve. Released late 80’s, lived in recording studios during its life. Bought . Since the MOZART-RN option was introduced I have been delighted to hear from . position in the AMEK MOZART frame to replace the other MOZART.
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Please login or register. Amek mozart, any good? It is pretty probable that we can pick up one of these for virtually free, 48ch, with neve designed ch strips, according to the “seller”. Is it any good? What would the annual maintanance cost be aprox?
What does it sound like? Is this way worth the hassle of installment and maintanance? I have used a bunch of Mozart’s when I was in LA. FIrst off my question is it a 56 frame loaded with 48 or is it a 48 input frame. They made a couple and then standardized to 40 input and 56 input on up to 80 input I don’t know if any of these were every made but I think they did offer it as an option.
I worked for the Bakery Studio in Moazrt Hollywood for 4 years and they had serial number of the Mozart in the A room. It had NO Rupert Neve modules. It was a nice sounding console but had some issues that I had the “Pleasure” of helping fix. Bad silkscreening that was impossible to read under dim light. We had to replace every faceplate on every module but never fixed the Patch bay or center section that I remember. The underside pan was basically hand hammered sheet metal and the Elco connectors were amekk differently than all others that came after it.
It had mute switches on the modules and all after it had them right above the fader with bigger switches. It had MZ and MZ modules which if I remember right were Inline dual input modules and single mic,line input modules. Again they were nice sounding modules mozaet nice eq in the older AMEK vein.
If you were to use Neve Modules in these you wouldl have to replace the power supplies with the newer ones or they could not handle the power. I should also mention that we upgraded the supplies at the recommendation of AMEK even without the RN modules and moazrt improved the sound of the console.
Again a bunch of beta testing. Moding all the mic pres because they would go into oscillation because they were able to pass signal from almost DC to light. Had to mod them to roll off about Khz. At least that is what AMEK said. They packed too much into them with almost the whole channel strip fitted with dual concentric knobs it made amekk tough to amfk the eq and also the sends but you got used to it.
They were very nice modules with a very similar design at least in the schematic to what Neve did on the first Focusrite modules. Now the big problems. So fucking hot that we had to re-cap all the modules after a year because they used cheap caps that dried out from the heat.
The only thing mozar I noticed was that you could hear the weak link in the console and that was the master section. It was OK but with some mods could be made better.
AMEK/NEVE Mozart 56 Channel Recording Console
We had a good tech at the time and he went through cleaned things up a bit. The automation on those boards was simple but effective, and easy to use. The biggest problem was that all the early boards were run off of Atari computers which were big in England at the time. Most owners went through and replaced it with PC’s when they offered this in 94, or 95 I think.
It worked much more stable after that not to mention you could actually replace the computer when it blew up. The real question is are you really getting a Mozart with RN modules?
Or are you being fed a line of crap. Second get your soldering iron ready since smek the caps are original or close to original you are going to have a big re-capping job ahead of you. The RN modules had a bunch of daughter boards on them for the EQ and they had a bunch of tight small caps. They suck to re-cap. If you can do that and also maybe do some mods to the center section you will have a real decent amdk to sum with not to mention something not bad to track with as far as eq’s go.
Good luck, Michael Greene. I’ve got a Hendrix which is I believe one step above the Mozart. Everything that Micheal says seems to ring true to me. These consoles run extremely hot and all the electrolytic caps are standard temp they dry up quick. I’ve already done the Auxilliary send section over with higher temp caps and am working my way from the most troublesome area to the least as I go.
The issue with the master section also rings true and I plan on attacking it this winter, I’ve been pouring over the schematics and have some angles of approach scoped out.
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Mine has the Atari to PC conversion mozartt. I wish I could remember exactly. He was really into bypassing caps that were not totally needed. I also think he did some op-amp swaping but I can’t be sure. The Hendrix was designed as a lower entry point to the Mozart but after working on one I felt like maybe they fixed some of the mozrat that bugged me about the Mozart.
They were very nice console’s for the price.
I just can’t believe they dropped the ball that bad on the caps. Big mistake from a bean counter November 28, November 29, November 30, ,