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choosing a mixer

Discussion in 'Recording' started by sammyg, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Hey guys,


    I need to purchase a mixer, currently i have a Tascam M2516, (its not mine, kinda borrowing),
    The first brand that popped in my head was Mackie,
    but im curious to know what the "big boys" are using these days. I have considered a digital console, but I love the simplicity of analog gear (not that digital is difficult, just a matter of getting used to it), besides I like the fact that there is at least one item in my studio that aint digital and doesnt have a screen on it!

    A mate of mine recently purchased a yamaha digital console, its great but I'd rather have all the channels sitting in front of me rather than flipping,etc. I dunno, i just like everything layed out in front of me.

    It definatley has to be an eight bus.

    well, any suggestions (analog or digital) would be appreciated!

    cheers,

    Sammyg
     
  2. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Allen Heath have got some pretty good stuff out. :tu:
    Definately a better tone than a 'Wackie'.

    XMAS
    :w:
     
  3. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Mackies are just too screachy for my taste.

    :p:
     
  4. soundecision

    soundecision Guest

    I went through the same dilemma a while back andended up buying a Behringer MX9000 analog console.

    It's basicall a clone of the Mackie 24 channel 8 bus mixer but the meter bridge is included.

    http://www.behringer.com/02_products/prodindex.cfm?id=MX9000&lang=eng

    Steve
     
  5. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    soundecision:

    yeah, im not too keen on the behringer, I work at a retail music store and i see way too many coming back for repair, their signal to noise ratio isnt as good either. Their price is though!

    plus, once i opened up one of their "tube composers", I couldnt believe my eyes,not even a quater of the inside had something in it, it was mostly empty! Hope im not offending you, just telling what i saw. I appreciate your reply though, cheers


    Uncle Bob:

    what do you use?

    Thanks All,

    sammyg
     

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