Ark console


Discrete - Class A - Modular - Analogue Console

From the start, the Ark console has been about modularity and configurability.

We designed a number of standard parts and modules, which can be combined almost any way, so you can get exactly the console you want.

We tried to make configuring the console as easy as possible, but there are a lot of options and possibilities. You may need to read through the information on this website (sorry for that).

You can find the standard configurations on our
purchase page.

This page is about custom configurations, which is what the Ark 8 is all about.
To make things easier we listed some example configurations below.

The
Ark 8 is available directly from us, and will soon be available through a limited amount of pro audio retailers.

We’re only an email or phone call away.
So don’t hesitate to
contact us with any questions or for any assistance in putting together your perfect console.
Side note on production / orders / lead time.

The
Ark is completely hand-built, with an incredible eye for detail.
All modules, parts and components are checked, double checked and triple checked.

Assembled parts/modules come from different small manufacturers in Belgium, Germany and the UK.

Each of these manufacturers takes great pride in their work, and will go out of their way to make sure the part/module they assemble is 100% perfect.

The downside of this is that supplies are limited so we can only build a limited amount of consoles (or channels) a month.

Striving for the highest quality, we have no intention to change this production method, and definitely will not “go east”.

Depending on the amount of consoles we are building when you place your order, it may take months between order and actual delivery.

To allow us to better plan production, we offer a Pre-Order discount. The longer you order in advance, the higher the discount, the less you pay. Please contact us for details.

Ark 8 custom console.
Choose one master section and add input channel buckets to your liking.

Master section with full control room, master and speaker management; aux, group and main masters; external inputs to masters
Includes main console power supply
IP79 - Master bucket with blank middle section
Features the
IP702 master module

€ 6000

IP69 - Master bucket with blank middle section
Features the
IP701 master module with support for 2.1 / 5.1 / 7.1 surround

€ 7000

Input bucket with 8 inline channels with Mic Pre
Features IP111 and IP311 modules (Mic / Line / DAW input)
IP11 - 8 inline input channel bucket with inductive EQ, swing EQ, hi-cut and lo-cut filter
Includes our IP211 module on the middle input section

€ 10900

IP12 - 8 inline input channel bucket with empty middle section ready to install our EQ
Motherboards and cabling installed, IP211 can be added in the future

€ 7900

IP15 - 8 inline input channel bucket with 16 slots for 500 modules
Includes 2 rows of 8 slots and dedicated power supply for 500 modules

€ 8900

IP16 - 8 inline input channel bucket with 16 slots for 51x modules
Includes 2 rows of 8 slots for 51x modules

€ 9100

IP19 - 8 inline input channel bucket with empty middle input section
Empty middle input section, covered with blank panel

€ 7800

Input bucket with 8 inline channels with Line / Group
Features IP115 and IP311 modules (Line / Group / DAW input)
IP31 - 8 inline input channel bucket with inductive EQ, swing EQ, hi-cut and lo-cut filter
Includes our IP211 module on the middle input section

€ 10900

IP32 - 8 inline input channel bucket with empty middle section ready to install our EQ
Motherboards and cabling installed, IP211 can be added in the future

€ 7900

IP35 - 8 inline input channel bucket with 16 slots for 500 modules
Includes 2 rows of 8 slots and dedicated power supply for 500 modules

€ 8900

IP36 - 8 inline input channel bucket with 16 slots for 51x modules
Includes 2 rows of 8 slots for 51x modules and dedicated power supply for 500 and 51x modules

€ 9200

IP39 - 8 inline input channel bucket with empty middle input section
Empty middle input section, covered with blank panel

€ 7800

Input bucket with 8 stereo channels
Features IP125 and IP321 modules
IP25 - 8 stereo input channel bucket with 16 slots for 500 modules
Includes dedicated power supply for 500 modules

€ 8900

IP26 - 8 stereo input channel bucket with 16 slots for 51x modules
Includes 2 rows of 8 slots for 51x modules and dedicated power supply for 500 and 51x modules

€ 9200

Empty input bucket ready for 8 inline channels
VU meters, faders, motherboards and cabling installed
IP51 - Empty input channel bucket ready for 8 inline channels with EQ
VU meters, faders, motherboards and cabling installed. Blank panels on upper, middle and lower inputs included

€ 1500

IP55 - Empty input channel bucket ready for 8 inline channels with 16 slots for 500 modules
VU meters, faders, motherboards and cabling installed. Includes power supply, slots for 500 modules are ready for use

€ 1900

IP56 - Empty input channel bucket ready for 8 mono channels with 16 slots for 51x modules
VU meters, faders, motherboards and cabling installed. Includes power supply, slots for 51x modules are ready for use

€ 2100

Ark8 options


19” Producer desk with 20U rails for patchbay and/or rackmount units


€ 1900


Double-Wide producer desk with space for mouse / keyboard or small FX units
Wide enough to hold a 24” computer monitor

€ 1900


19” Producer desk with horizontal workspace and 8U rails for patchbay


€ 1900



1U 96 point Bantam patchbay internally wired
(per piece, 4 to 7 are needed, depending on configuration)

€ 350



IP516
8 multipurpose stereo or mono inputs
Positioned
above IP701 / IP702 master section
Two of these can be added for an additional 16 stereo inputs
This module can be combined with the IP816 for additional inputs

€ 1400


IP816
8 multipurpose stereo or mono inputs
Positioned
below IP701 / IP702 master section
One of these can be added for an additional 8 stereo inputs
This module can be combined with the IP516 for additional inputs

€ 1400


IP508
8 slots for 500-series modules for inputs or master section.
Includes power supply.

€ 450


IP51x
8 slots for 51x-series modules for inputs or master section
Includes power supply.

€ 550


Transport control for any DAW

TBD


Fader8 - fader automation for the Ark (per 8 channels)

TBD

Ark 8 example configurations.

Any combination of input buckets is possible.
8 inline channels with Mic Pre and EQ + 8 inline channels with Line / Group input and slots for 500-series + 8 stereo channels ?
16 stereo channels ?
32 channels with EQ ?

You decide.

Input channel buckets can be positioned on either side of the master section, in any configuration you like.
The practical limit is 64 channels (so 8 buckets of 8 input channels), which we think is largely sufficient for most uses.
(we can actually build a console with more than 64 channels, but that would require modifications to the busses and the power supply, which we’ll happily do on request).

Note that it is possible to expand an existing (installed) Ark console.
You can start small, and expand later. Adding extra buckets of 8 channels to an existing Ark console is probably easier than putting an Ikea cabinet together.


Below are some example configurations of the Ark 8 custom console.
For standard configurations, please visit our
purchase page
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16 channel inline console with EQ, double-wide producer desk and patchbay :

- 8x Mic/Line/DAW inputs with EQ
- master section with blank middle section
- double wide producer desk
- 8x Mic/Line/DAW inputs with EQ
- integrated 19” rails for patchbay and outboard
- all cabling internally to patchbay


Total channels: 16
Total slots for 500/51x modules: none
Total inputs to mix bus: 32

Total price: €31600
Total price including 5 Bantam patchbays with 96 patchpoints each: €33350

Total width (including wooden side panels): 2088 mm


Module/channel/bucket details (left to right) :
Bucket 1: IP11 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP401
Bucket 2: IP69 Master Section (500 slots not installed)
Bucket 3: double wide producer desk
Bucket 4: IP11 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP402
Bucket 5: bucket with 19” rackrails for patchbay and outboard


This console has been installed at PXL University in Hasselt, Belgium
Ark8 console with 8 inline channels with EQ.  500 slots and additional stereo returns on the master section
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8 channel inline console with EQ and 500 modules :

- 8x Mic/Line/DAW inputs with EQ
- master section with 500 series slots (16)
- 8 multipurpose stereo (or mono) inputs on the master section


Total channels: 8
Total slots for 500 modules: 16
Total inputs to mix bus: 32 (16 + 16)

Total price: €19000

Total width (including wooden side panels): 659 mm


Module/channel/bucket details (left to right) :
Bucket 1: IP11 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP401
Bucket 2: Master Section with 500 slots and IP816


This console has been shipped to a private studio in California.
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16 channel (8+) inline console with EQ and 500 modules and integrated patchbay :

- 8x Mic/Line/DAW inputs with EQ
- Empty input bucket ready for 8x Mic/Line/DAW inputs with EQ
- master section with 500 series slots (8)
- 8 multipurpose stereo (or mono) inputs on the master section
- integrated patchbay
- all cabling internally to patchbay


Total channels: 8 (ready for 16)
Total slots for 500 modules: 8
Total inputs to mix bus: 32 (16 + 16) / 48 when additional modules are installed

Total price: € 22600
Total price including 5 Bantam patchbays with 96 patchpoints each: € 24150

Total width (including wooden side panels): 1465 mm


Module/channel/bucket details (left to right) :
Bucket 1: IP12 Empty bucket ready for additional 8 channels. All motherboards, cabling, VU meters and faders are already installed
Bucket 2: IP11 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP401
Bucket 3: Master Section with 500 slots and IP516
Bucket 4: bucket with 8U rackrails for integrated patchbay and flat workspace (producer desk)


This console has been shipped to a private studio in Michigan.
Ark8 console with 24 inline channels.  500 slots on inputs and master section. Integrated patchbay with all wiring internally to patchbay.
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24 channel inline console with support for 500 modules and integrated patchbay :

- 24x Mic/Line/DAW inputs with 500 slots
- master section with 500 slots
- integrated patchbay
- all cabling internally to patchbay



Total channels: 24
Total slots for 500 modules: 64
Total inputs to mix bus: 48

Total price: € 35500
Total price including 5 Bantam patchbays with 96 patchpoints each: € 37250

Total width (including wooden side panels): 1777 mm


Module/channel/bucket details (left to right) :
Bucket 1: IP15 with 8x IP111 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP401 (faders for channels 1 - 8)
Bucket 2: IP15 with 8x IP111 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP402 (faders for channels 9 - 16)
Bucket 3: Master Section + 16x 500 slots
Bucket 4: IP15 with 8x IP111 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP403 (faders for channels 17 - 24)
Bucket 5: bucket with 19” rackrails for patchbay and outboard


This console has been shipped to a private studio in France.

24 channel inline console with EQ and support for 500/51x modules :

- 16x Mic/Line/DAW inputs with EQ
- master section with 500/51x
- 8 multipurpose stereo (or mono) inputs on the master section
- 8x Group/Line inputs with 500/51x slots


Total channels: 24
Total slots for 500/51x modules: 32
Total inputs to mix bus: 64 (48 + 16)

Total price: €38800

Total width (including wooden side panels): 1282 mm


Module/channel/bucket details (left to right) :
Bucket 1: IP11 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP401 (faders for channels 1 - 8)
Bucket 2: IP11 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP402 (faders for channels 9 - 16)
Bucket 3 Master Section + 16x 500 slots + IP816
Bucket 4: IP35 with 8x IP115 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP403 (faders for channels 17 - 24)
Large format inline console with EQ and 500/51x series slots installed:


- 8 stereo channels with slots for 500/51x modules
- 24 inline channels with Mic Pre and EQ
- Master section with slots for 500/51x modules
- 8 inline line/group channels with EQ
- 16 inline channels with Mic Pre and slots for 500/51x modules
- 8 stereo channels with slots for 500/51x modules


Total Mic/Line input channels: 40
Total Line/Group input channels: 8
Total Stereo channels: 16

Total channels: 48 mono + 16 stereo
Total slots for 500/51x series: 80
Total inputs to mix bus: 96 mono + 32 stereo

Total price: €86100

Total width (including wooden side panels): 2840 mm


Module/channel details (left to right) :
Bucket 1: IP25 with 8x IP125 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP321 + IP421 (stereo faders for channels 1-8)
Bucket 2: IP11 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP402 (faders for channels 9-16)
Bucket 3: IP11 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP403 (faders for channels 17-24)
Bucket 4: IP11 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP404 (faders for channels 25-32)
Bucket 5 with Master Section + 16x 500 slots
Bucket 6: IP31 with 8x IP115 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP405 (faders for channels 33-40)
Bucket 7: IP15 with 8x IP111 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP406 (faders for channels 41-48)
Bucket 8: IP15 with 8x IP111 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP407 (faders for channels 49-56)
Bucket 9: IP25 with 8x IP125 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP321 + IP428 (faders for channels 57-64)