From the start, the Ark8 has always 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).

But to make things easier we listed some standard and example configurations below.

Currently the
Ark8 is only available directly from us.

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 custom configurations. Start with 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
Master section with blank middle master section
Perfect placeholder for the iPad, FX remote controls, or FX pedals

€ 6000

Input bucket with 8 inline channels with Mic Pre
Features IP111 and IP311 modules (Mic / Line / DAW input)
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

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

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

€ 8900

Input bucket with 8 inline channels with Line / Group
Features IP115 and IP311 modules (Line / Group / DAW input)
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

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

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

€ 8900

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

€ 8900

8 stereo input channel bucket with 16 slots for 51x modules
Includes 2 rows of 8 slots for 51x modules

€ 8900

Ark options


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


€ 1900


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

€ 1900


IP516
8 multipurpose stereo or mono inputs
Positioned
above IP701 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

€ 1200


IP816
8 multipurpose stereo or mono inputs
Positioned
below IP701 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

€ 1200


IP500
16 slots for 500-series modules for middle master section.
Includes dedicated power supply.

€ 900


IP51x
16 slots for 51x-series modules for middle master section


€ 900


Transport control for any DAW

TBD


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

TBD

Ark 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 blocks 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) Ark8 console.
You can start small, and expand later. Adding extra buckets of 8 channels to an existing Ark8 console is probably easier than putting an Ikea cabinet together.


Below are some standard and example configurations.
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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: 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP401
Bucket 2: Master Section (500 slots not installed)
Bucket 3: double wide producer desk
Bucket 4: 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: 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.
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 with 8x IP111 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP401 (faders for channels 1 - 8)
Bucket 2 with 8x IP111 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP402 (faders for channels 9 - 16)
Bucket 3 Master Section + 16x 500 slots
Bucket 4 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.

16 channel inline console with support for 500/51x modules :

- 16x Mic/Line/DAW inputs
- master section
- 500/51x slots installed on input channels and master section

Total channels: 16
Total slots for 500/51x modules: 48
Total inputs to mix bus: 32

Total price: €24700

Total width (including wooden side panels): 971 mm


Module/channel/bucket details (left to right) :
Bucket 1 with 8x IP111 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP401 (faders for channels 1-8)
Bucket 2 with 8x IP111 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP402 (faders for channels 9-16)
Bucket 3 with Master Section + 16x 500 slots
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 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP401 (faders for channels 1 - 8)
Bucket 2 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP402 (faders for channels 9 - 16)
Bucket 3 Master Section + 16x 500 slots + IP816
Bucket 4 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 with 8x IP125 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP321 + IP421 (stereo faders for channels 1-8)
Bucket 2 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP402 (faders for channels 9-16)
Bucket 3 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP403 (faders for channels 17-24)
Bucket 4 with 8x IP111 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP404 (faders for channels 25-32)
Bucket 5 with Master Section + 16x 500 slots
Bucket 6 with 8x IP115 + 8x IP211 + 8x IP311 + IP405 (faders for channels 33-40)
Bucket 7 with 8x IP115 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP406 (faders for channels 41-48)
Bucket 8 with 8x IP115 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP311 + IP407 (faders for channels 49-56)
Bucket 9 with 8x IP125 + 16x 500 slots + 8x IP321 + IP428 (faders for channels 57-64)