One of the best known manufacturers of recording consoles of the 1970s and 1980s, the company was recently bought by PMI in the States, who assembled a production team including one of the main original designers and techs and reintroduced a range of TRIDENT high quality audio consoles a few years ago. Results have surpassed expectations.
As Europe’s leading suppliers of, and experts in, professional recording consoles we’re extremely fussy about those products we get involved with. We have to be convinced by sonic quality, operational design, build quality and serviceability – our legendary in-house service support means we have to be extremely confident in the new and used desks we sell, and very few pass our stringent tests. Trident satisfied us on all fronts – well designed, great sounding and built with service support in mind. Hence we got involved.
Our enthusiasm stems in part from the outstanding quality the desks offer. The Trident 88 series (based closely on the Classic Trident 80B) offer fully professional traditional analogue consoles in sizes from 8 channel (for the small rig) up to 72 channels for the large professional studio or educational facility and every size between. However, it is priced well below the competition; for example, a fully modular 48 channel 88 would cost around one third of a similar sized SSL Duality but offer similar sonic quality and facilities (excluding automation, although moving faders and DAW control will soon be available as an extra).
The latest addition to the range is the more compact Trident 78 series, which has trimmed various features to offer Trident quality at a budget price. With four band swept eq, excellent mic preamps, split monitoring routable to mix and full monitor select/master functions, the 78 has proved a major hit.
As Europe’s leading analogue console specialists, we’re chuffed as cheese to represent Trident in the UK, and can offer best professional prices, whether on their own or as part of a complete studio package.