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choosing a mixer

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

  1. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003
    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!


  2. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Allen Heath have got some pretty good stuff out. :tu:
    Definately a better tone than a 'Wackie'.

  3. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Apr 9, 2003
    Fairfield County, CT
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    Mackies are just too screachy for my taste.

  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.


  5. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003

    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,


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