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01v96v2 or DDX3216..Digital Mixers?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by munkee, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. munkee

    munkee Guest

    I know this topic has been covered in the past but some of the posts are a couple years old. So since I will be buying one of these soon. I thought I'd ask you users of these, how have they been holding up? Any Regrests?
    I notice the ddx's are hard to find, many places don't stock them anymore so I have my worries about that. I would save about 1200.00 if I got the DDX.

    I use Cubase SX 3.1, Reason 3 etc. I would use these as a control surface, as well as the ADAT connected to my Layla 3g. I do like having many options and of course I don't like regretting a purchase. :D So any advice would be appreciated.
  2. JayStyles

    JayStyles Guest

    Well I use a 01V96 V2 everyday at the radio station I work at and I love it!

    We had recently done an upgrade from the 03Ds to the 01V96 and there is way more routing options and not to mention the kick ass usb out for controlling your DAW! I'm using it with Soundscape here at the station, but one other guy here runs the same mixer with Pro Tools and it works like a charm for routing and controlling. Alot better then the 03D anyway....

    Can't really say anything about the other board you mentioned but if I had the money I would get the 01V96 for my own studio (I ended up snagging one of the 03Ds that they upgraded) as it has way more options.

    I really like that every channel on the 01V96 can be bused out the whatever ADAT output you want. That isn't the case with the 03D. You have to have 1 thru 8 bused out 1 thru 8 on the ADAT out and then 9-16 can be bused out as well 1 thru 8 but not all at the same time. On the 01V96 you can bus multiple channels through any ADAT output you'd like.

    This board is also has 8 output buses if you plan on busing analog. It also features 8 sends which is a nice change from the 4 on the 03D.

    All in all I really like to 01V96 V2 and I would buy one if I had the cash TRUST ME, but I don't so the 03D will have to work for me for a while I guess. Hope I could help, Cheers!
  3. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
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    If you're on a budget, you can't beat the Behringer. If you would ever consider tracking in 96K you're out of luck and you wish you had the 01v96.

    What JayStyles says about the 01v96 is true. It is a lovely machine. I own one, though I have it connected on mLAN with the MY-16 mLAN. It is a more flexible solution than the Behringer.
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Moderator

    Feb 23, 2005
    You are basically asking," Which is better, Yamaha or Behringer?"
    YAMAHA! They have the R&D to get things right, and build gear better than it has to be. ALL Uli Behringer does is copy other companies' stuff and build it with cheap parts. Of course, he is saving YOU money, right?
    If you can possibly swing the extra money to buy the Yamaha, do it! It will save you hassles, headaches, and even maybe some $$$ down the road...
  5. munkee

    munkee Guest

    Thanks for the info! :D
  6. shredz

    shredz Active Member

    Jun 8, 2005
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    no comparison...
    get the yammy...the DDXs are accidents waitin to happen, PLUS theyre basically discontinued...if u cant swing a full 01v96 now, get a used 01v. Theyre as cheap or cheaper than the DDX and still better!
  7. munkee

    munkee Guest

    I am leaning more towards the Yamaha...Thanks to all of your input. My other question is...What is the best way to configure my connections? I have 6 instruments(sound modules, guitar POD XT)and 4 effects processors. I want to use the 01v96 with the Layla 3g soundcard. What is best to connect to the Mixer(instruments/FX) and what is best to connect to the soundcard? Or does it matter. I have also been told to connect the "word clock", OUT of the soundcard and IN to the mixer.
  8. munkee

    munkee Guest

    The Yamaha 01v96 states it has 16 inputs + 8 via ADAT(making it 24 inputs), however, doesn't the Digital(rca) input make it 25 inputs? Can the ADAT and Digital in/out be used at the same time? My audio card(layla 3g) only supports one at the same time?
  9. Kuzan

    Kuzan Guest

    Sorry, I have to disagree. The DDX is a fantastic desk. I have used one since they were released. I have also used the Yamaha - which is also a great desk.

    The DDX is very simple to use and is robust as hell. Why pay more when you don't have to?
  10. munkee

    munkee Guest

    Thanks for the info Kuzan, but there are no companies that stock the ddx3216 in America. Even the Behringer site does not have pricing for this unit in the States. So I'm a bit skeptical on how support would be on this product.
  11. jdsdj98

    jdsdj98 Active Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I've had an 01V at home for a long time now, and work on a DM2000 daily at work. I like 'em both, and can definitely say that the geography carries from the 01V up to the DM2000 very well. Yamaha builds that line of mixers along the same logic in terms of getting around through screens and tabs, which is very helpful. I consider the DM2000 to be a really big, beefed up 01V. So, consider the fact that you can use the 01V as a springboard for learning Yamaha's larger mixers, which are very popular and widely used. I doubt the B*hr@ng#r would give you that foundation.

    The PM1D and PM5D are different beasts entirely, though. No similarities between the those and the smaller, more inexpensive Yamaha mixers, from what I understand.
  12. munkee

    munkee Guest

    Another question for you 01v96 people. I've heard some have had bad luck with the USB connection. I just went through a nightmare usb driver issue with a midi patchbay and had to format and reinstall my software. I use windows xp pro sp2. I will use it alongside a Midisport 8x8s. Is the USB driver for the 01v96v2 giving anyone problems? Any tips? :)

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