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First Mixer.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by keepinthatempo, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. keepinthatempo

    keepinthatempo Active Member

    Jul 15, 2009
    I am fairly new in the industry and am considering buying my first mixer. i was considering the following:

    Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer

    Allen & Heath ZED-14 USB Mixing Console

    Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Premium 12-Channel Compact Mixer

    TASCAM M-164UF 16-Input Mixer with Effects and USB 2.0 Interface

    Soundcraft EPM8 8-Channel Multi-Format Mixer

    i want to use it for live sound as well as in home recording. any experience using these or have any suggestions? i'm looking for at least 5-6 mic in's and 2-3 line, along with a usb connection because i don't have an in box for my computer or a sound card.

    Id appreciate your help.
  2. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    once you say recording that narrows it down to A+H or VLZ. or maybe the Soundcraft, but i'm not sure about EPM series.
  3. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Moderator Resource Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    I've heard them all but the Tascam. Really, they're all very decent. But your USB requirement will knock the EPM-8 out of the running. The ZED has a pretty impressive list of features, of the lot that might be the front-runner in my mind.

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