Aurora Audio

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In the Fall of 1996, Alan Dickson had a problem. Dickson, owner of Grandmaster Recorders, LTD., a recording studio located smack dab in the heart of Hollywood, California, knew he had great sounding rooms and a Neve console he loved. But something was wrong. The classic console, one of the five Neve 8028 models ever made, had a problem with it t...

In the Fall of 1996, Alan Dickson had a problem. Dickson, owner of Grandmaster Recorders, LTD., a recording studio located smack dab in the heart of Hollywood, California, knew he had great sounding rooms and a Neve console he loved. But something was wrong. The classic console, one of the five Neve 8028 models ever made, had a problem with it that no one in Hollywood or greater Los Angeles could seemingly fix. The final straw occurred when a high profile band deemed the console unusable, and Dickson was forced to find a replacement studio for the band to work in.

A frustrated Dickson sought to find a solution. He’d already tried every supposed “top tech” in town, subsequently spending thousands of dollars and incurring hundreds of hours in downtime and lost work. Next up was approaching Neve itself. Neve actually had their local office within walking distance from the studio. They showed no interest in fixing the vintage gear, but were more than happy to sell him one of their newer, hi-tech consoles. Dickson was not interested.

While telling his friend about his console woes, she suggested that he talk to her husband, David Langford. Langford was one of the original designers and on the board of directors at Neve. One of the real deal. Langford had moved to Los Angeles and was working for the famed Yale Electronics in Hollywood. Dickson paid him a visit.

Langford presented a solution: All Alan needed to do was bring in his friend and co-worker Geoff Tanner over from England. Tanner was well versed in the custom works at Neve, performed console installs, and had maintained many vintage Neve consoles since he had left Neve in late 1985. Dickson made arrangements for Tanner to come to Hollywood immediately. The planets were aligning.

After all the hours that techs spent on the console and all the money spent, what Dickson saw next was truly astonishing. Tanner fixed the unfixable console in a matter of minutes! The Neve was saved. The studio was saved. Three cheers all around.

In the following days, Tanner, Langford, and Dickson spent plenty of time together. Tanner undid all the work that the L.A. techs did, bringing the 8028 back to spec. They reminisced about the old days at Neve and how the classic consoles brought so many people so much joy. Soon, the crew started to think about building a company together. One thing they immediately agreed on was that the product would have the classic Class A discrete sound they loved, but out of the respect for all of their former co-workers at Neve, no direct copies or “clones” would be made. When Neve expressed no interest in designing or manufacturing Class A electronics in the 1980’s, this left Tanner and his friends with design ideas that they felt could improve the legendary preamps like the Neve 1073 on the design room floor. Now Tanner had an option to start up a company with Dickson to bring his ideas to life.

One afternoon, Geoff Tanner, Alan Dickson, and David Langford were walking down Sunset Boulevard. Not only did they need to decide where to eat lunch, but also what were they going to name this new company. Tanner and Langford suggested Phoenix Audio. Phoenix, as in rising from the ashes of Neve, the company they loved and accomplished so much.

After relocating to Los Angeles, Tanner got to work on designing the first product for the newly christened Phoenix Audio. Word quickly spread that a new Neve guru was in town and Tanner suddenly found himself working on the various vintage Neve consoles in town. He also knew how to get parts for consoles where people previously thought there were no parts left. By communicating with his old buddies from the Neve days, Tanner could help others with getting their old consoles to behave like they did when they were new. This took Geoff all over the country and to many well-known studios.

But there was work to be done. By 1999, Tanner was ready to present his first unit for the new company. The GTQ2 dual channel microphone preamplifier was deemed an instant classic. Such a powerful package was rarely seen in the pro audio world. Two channels of classic Class A sound plus one of the most flexible, musical, and useable equalizer in a 1U enclosure.

Many Los Angeles based producers, engineers, and artists got in on the first batches of preamps. Dickson featured it in his studio with his Neve 8028. This enabled the people working in his studio to directly compare the preamp with his console. Clients were impressed. For as long as they could keep up with production, many preamps were sold as soon as a session in the studio concluded. Tanner clearly had a hit on his hands, and Dickson had only intended on being a boutique style company that sold preamps but also helped studios and others get their consoles repaired and parts found.

With the company growing and demand increasing, Tanner and Dickson knew some accommodations had to be made. David Langford decided to retire and Tanner wanted to solely focus on designing and manufacturing pro audio gear with Dickson. As a result, a name change was in order. Dickson and Tanner renamed Phoenix Audio to Aurora Audio. They felt this could show people that Tanner wanted to transcend his past roots and take his designs to new heights and have the ability to introduce new products like the GTC2 Compressor, GTQC Channel Strip, and GTP8 8 Channel Preamp. Geoff Tanner and Aurora Audio use the best of the past to take you into the future and beyond.

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  • Aurora Audio GT4-2
    GT42

    The Aurora Audio 4 band EQ GT4-2 features 30 selectable frequencies ranging from 33Hz to 15K. As expected, the GT4-2 is Class A discrete and features balanced transformer input and output. The transformers are made in the United Kingdom to Geoff Tanner’s exacting specifications by the old Marinar crew.

    2 754,06 €
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  • Aurora Audio GT4-8
    GT48

    Aurora Audio GT4-8 is an eight channel 4-band EQ with 5 HPF and 5 LPF, 3 Q settings for the 2 medium bands and 2 degrees of boost & attenuation of 8 and 18dB. An exceptional EQ, musical and versatile. The GT4-8 is also available in an active version with class-A amplifier stage and Marinair transformers: GT4-8 TRS

    7 083,69 €
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  • Aurora Audio GT4-8 TRS
    GT48TRS

    Audio GT4-8 TRS is an eight channel full parametric, 4-band EQ with 5 HPF and 5 LPF, 3 Q settings for the 2 medium bands and 2 degrees of boost & attenuation of 8 and 18dB. An exceptional EQ, musical and versatile coming with amplifier stages and Marinar transformers. The GT4-8 TRS is also available in passive version: the GT4-8.

    8 834,33 €
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  • Aurora Audio GT8x2 Absolute
    GT8X2

    The Aurora Audio GT8x2 Absolute summing mixer is an 8 input, 2 output unit that enables the engineer to route line level signal where they need to, without sacrificing channels from the mixer. Each channel on the 8×2 Absolute has it’s own level control and pan, so you can determine the level and position in the stereo field.

    982,07 €
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  • Aurora Audio GT8x8 Absolute10
    GT10X8

    The Aurora Audio GT10x8 Absolute is an 10 input, 8 output Router that enables the engineer to route line level signal where they need to for their session. Each channel on the GT10x8 Absolute has it’s own input and output level control and pan, so you can determine the level and position in the stereo field (when you choose to use a send in stereo). Also...

    2 263,02 €
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  • Aurora Audio GTC2
    GTC2

    What makes the Aurora audio GTC2 unique is that it features two separate and selectable compression circuits. The GTC2 features a FET circuit, a classic Opto circuit, and the ability to combine both in something we call “COMB” mode. The FET circuit is the slightly more aggressive of the two, but still incredibly musical. It has a harder knee that makes it...

    2 728,44 €
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  • Aurora Audio GTM822 2GN
    GTM822

    Let’s take a little tour of the Aurora Audio GTM822-2GN shall we? First, let’s look at the inputs. The GTM822-2GN is a DUAL input mixer. There is a 25 pin D-sub input and individual XLR inputs for each channel. Traditionally, the D-Sub is used for your recording device output, and the XLR inputs are for your microphone preamps. With just one touch of the...

    8 027,33 €
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  • Aurora Audio GTM822 2GN EX
    GT822EX

    The Aurora Audio GTM822-2GN EX was designed by Geoff to not only expand your GTM822 2GN channels, but to link the entire system together. With just a simple connection, the GTM822-2GN EX links to the brain that is the GTM822-2GN master unit. All the buss routing, sends, solos, and mutes work together as a 16 channel or more tracking and mixing console.

    7 002,56 €
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  • Aurora Audio GTP8
    GTP8

    Aurora Audio GTP8 8 channel preamplifier offers 8 paired channels and 8 DI, with +48V and phase reverse functions. The GTP8 comes with same Mic Pres than the famous GTQ2, globally recognized and acclaimed by engineers worldwide for their quality, low noise (-125dB), their 80dB input gain and designed to the Marinair specifications I/O transformers. The...

    4 436,38 €
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  • Aurora Audio GTQ2
    GTQ2

    Geoff Tanner’s design incorporates balanced transformer input and output. Our transformers are made to Geoff’s exacting specifications by the old Marinair crew in the United Kingdom. This results in the warm yet extremely punchy sound that only great iron can provide.The adjustable input impedance coupled with 80dB of available gain makes the GTQ2 ideal...

    2 446,63 €
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  • Aurora Audio GTQC
    GTQC

    With introduction of the GTC2, it seemed only natural to combine it with the GTQ2 and create a channel strip. That is exactly what Geoff Tanner decided to do. The GTQC was born.The Aurora Audio GTQC is quite literally one channel of the GTQ2 Preamp and one channel of the GTC2 Compressor. It all conveniently fits into a one rack space package that gives...

    2 557,64 €
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  • Aurora Audio Sidecar
    SIDECAR

    The ultimate has arrived: The Aurora Sidecar. Fifty years of electronic design and production experience, 40 of those years specializing in Class A discrete audio equipment, and 15 years of everyday practical experience by the Aurora Audio team manufacturing Class A discrete audio electronics used all around the globe, Geoff Tanner brings to you his...

    20 068,32 €
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  • Aurora Audio Sidecar Flight Case
    SIDECARFC

    Aurora Audio Flight Case is custom hand made in Hollywood. It does have 3 compartments hosting:• The Sidecar• The external PSU• The Spare channel, the cables and the user manualThe sidecar when sitting in the flight case can be fully connected and operate to make easier and faster the on location trackings.The flight case is on heavy duty casters with...

    768,57 €
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  • Aurora Audio Sidecar full options
    SIDECARFO

    Aurora Audio Sidecar full options version is now available ! The Aurora Sidecar can now be obtained, not only with pre-fade balanced insertions on channel outputs and master stereo outputs, but with a full monitoring controller section added to the standard Aurora Audio Sidecar. The ultimate has arrived: The Aurora Sidecar. Fifty years of electronic...

    25 277,54 €
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  • Aurora Audio Sidecar Inserts Panel
    SIDECARINS

    The Inserts panel for the Aurora Audio Sidecar. This panel offers 12 pre-fader Sends and Returns, 10 on the audio channels and 2 on the Master channels.The 1/4" jack connector are placed on the rear panel and each channel has an independent switchable Bypass.

    3 074,30 €
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  • Aurora Audio Sidecar Spare Channel
    SPARECH

    Spare channel for the Aurora Audio Sidecar. A complete channel strip with Mic Pre / DI, 4 band parametric EQ, Pan and routing controls.

    1 875,00 €
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  • Aurora Audio Stinger
    STINGER

    Aurora Audio stinger is the same Class A discrete preamp, three band equalizer (featuring selectable midrange) and DI found in the legendary GTQ2. From there, a 100 millimeter RS fader (optional P&G fader also available) is at your disposal to control the final output level. The 20 segment LED meter allows for easy monitoring of levels along with the...

    1 447,48 €
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  • Aurora Audio Vu mètres
    AURORAVU

    19" 2RU rackable 4 channel stand-alone Vu meter panel  2U rackable pour 4 canaux (also available in dual channel on demand). The Sifam Vu meters are backlighted by LED and the I/O cables on XLR or Jack 1/4" connectors are included. 

    758,33 €
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