1980 Trident Series 80 Console

Aug 28, 2008 3:23 PM


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

It isn't often that a console company comes out of a recording studio, but that's the case with Trident. Located in London's Soho district, Trident Studios opened in 1968 and having the first 8-track recorder (Ampex) in Europe, it attracted top artists from the start, including The Beatles, who recorded "Hey Jude" there. In 1972, longtime Trident engineer Malcolm Toft founded Trident Audio Developments, to sell products based on the consoles the studio had built for its own use.

With its "A" and "B" Trident Audio prospered and expanded, adding designer John Oram to its team in 1974. At $160,000, its 1979 TSM console had high-end performance. At $45,000, 1980's Series 80 was more affordable, yet from its English ash exterior to its TSM-based circuitry—with clean preamps and musical four-band equalization—it never seemed second rate and was hugely successful. Today, in addition to vintage models in use throughout the world, the Series 80 lives on in various forms as modern reissues.

Click mixonline.com/online_extras/trident_80pdf.pdf to read a vintage Trident Series 80 brochure.

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.