Trident Vector 432 Classic Console
Trident was one the handful of console manufacturers who shaped the sound of British rock on the
1970s and 1980s.
The first desk was built for the legendary Trident Studios and designed by Clive
Green, who went on to found CADAC, but the distinctive sound and user-friendly format soon led to
orders from around the world.
The A and B range discrete desks were followed by the better known
series 70, 80, 80B (as used by the Vernon brothers at Blue Horizon in Chipping Norton as well as a
host of top US Studios) and TSM (two of which were installed at Rockfield Studios and were
responsible for a string of classic albums).
The Trident VECTOR 432 was designed in the late 1980s as
Trident’s answer to the ubiquitous SSL 4000 and became a favourite for high end studios and mobile
trucks; it is compact, bristling with facilities, has superb eq and all round performance.
We are currently selling an excellent example on behalf of a client.
This desk was originally owned by
Trevor Morais and installed in his famous El Cortijez Studio near Malaga, Spain, where it was
responsible for many top albums, including many best-selling Bjork recordings. Serviced and
maintained by Brian Heywood, formerly Trident’s main technical engineer, the desk features;
Trident Vector 432 Features
- 40 channels.
- In-line format (giving 80 channels on mix)
- Excellent mic preamps
- Small and large faders with fader-flip
- 32 busses
- 4 groups
- 8 auxiliaries (pre/post/assignable to large/small faders)
- Comprehensive 4 band eq; swept hi and low and two parametric mids
- Mutes and pfl
- Bantam patchbay
Convection cooled power supply meaning no machine room is required.
For any buyer requiring a superb analogue tracking and mixing console in a relatively compact
formal offering uncompromising sound and facilities, the Trident Vector is in a class of its own.