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DDA DMR 12 good mixer or bad??

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by daveode, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. daveode

    daveode Guest

    im intrested in purchasing one of these mixers really cheap, but i dont know if there any good? has anyone worked with one of these? does anyone know if the pres,eqs are any good?it says it contains 32 input modules, 12-buses, 24 tape backs and extensive Patch Bay.ive never heard one and i just want some opinions!
     
  2. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    I used one to mix a few songs on. They are a good board although a bit vanilla for my taste. I prefer a console with some color and depth. The DDA is fairly transparent. Watch out for power-supply issues and get a parts kit together. This pretty much goes for, any older analog console.

    Hope this helps,

    Chris
     
  3. daveode

    daveode Guest

    does anyone else have an opinion? if its not worth it i dont want it. i dont want to be stuck with a 7' hunk of sh#t!!! my studio is small enough as is!! but they want barely a thousand for it. does anyone else think its worth it??
     
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    The DDA DMR 12 is a good mixer. It is not a hunk of junk. Like any piece of gear, it has it's good points and bad points. Is it worth buying or worth what your going to pay? Only you can answer that. It certainly is a pro desk and if it is good condition should be a whole lot better in sound quality than Mackie and should also be better than any A&H or lower end Soundcraft such as the Ghost. $1000 is still a few thousand WAY below the average price for this desk providing everything about it works well.
     
  5. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    If you are a studio for hire, a 7' long console has quite a Wow-Factor. Don't underestimate how important this may be when your prespective clients have just seen a studio with only a daw system on top of a table.

    Just another thing to consider.

    Chris
     
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Good board, good pres. As was pointed out a very vanilla console .. You won't be getting any Neve like warmth or punch from it but actually that was the point of the design .. I think they were made in Sweden or the Netherlands.. where the preference is for the pure path approach. It will be a decent board and with the addition of some nice outboard mic pres you should be able to achieve as good a sound as with anything else. If it all works right, I think $1000 is a great price for it ..
     

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