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Identify this mixer

Discussion in 'Recording' started by purebloom, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. purebloom

    purebloom Guest

    I know it's a horrible picture, but does anyone have any idea what brand/model this mixer is?

    I'm just curious because I believe it's the mixer Damien Rice used to record some/all of "O" and I was wondering what he used. I couldn't find anywhere online with that information.

  2. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    damn... may have tocome up with a better pic than that... or be lucky...
    am doubtful but it almost looks like a behr a friend (embarassed) uses live... friends dont let friends use behr..
  3. purebloom

    purebloom Guest

    Thanks for your guess.... I could be wrong, but I doubt it's a Behringer, Damien's cousin David Arnold funded the project and I imagine the equipment although simple, would be semi high-end stuff.

    That's the only pictures I could find.
  4. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    yeah i agree... like i said doubt it was... seems absurd doesnt it??? peace...
  5. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    The layout resembles the old Smackie 1202...

    Channels 11 and 12 don't appear to have a pre-amp. With the routing in the top right hand corner, it sure looks like 11 & 12 are configurable as returns.

    Just a hunch...

  6. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    I can identify a lot of equipment but I cannot identify this particular piece?

    And how would this make a difference in your life if you were to know what brand of mixer this thing is?

    If you are a good engineer, it will not matter what mixer you have or use. There is no panacea of perfection when it comes to mixers. They don't make you a better engineer. You will not impress anybody with your lack of experience regardless of how good the quality of your microphone preamplifiers might be.

    Choosing mixer that has the features that you believe you want or are looking for. That is the mixer you should purchase. Not based on somebody else's use of a mixer.

    Simple is better. LESS IS MORE.
    News Remy Ann David
  7. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    First off, it is no secret that the gear someone ELSE used to make a hit song can easily have magic powers and do the same for YOU. I have the original Yamaha PM430 mixer I cut lots of demos for the VanZant brothers, and look where I am now!!! I believe that if Ronnie VanZant was still alive, he'd still be using that mixer...as a boat anchor!
    The mixer in the pic is certainly NOT a Mackie 1202-there are linear faders on the mixer pictured. It, like my first wife, is too shallow to be an A&H or Soundcraft. It still has all of the knobs on it, so it can't be a Peavey. My guess is that it looks JUST like a Yamaha MX board that my church uses in the nursery. This would include the Phonic line of audio mixers, as they manufracture (typo intended!) the Yammies. A rare breed indeed, and one to be truly cherished.
  8. purebloom

    purebloom Guest

    I was purely interested in the setup he had used, much like someone may wonder what mic someone had used on a certain song. It wasn't my plan to go out and try and buy all the same equipment he has used in hopes of replicating his sound... I know equipment is only part of it, and experience is most of it. On top of that I don't even know if this is a picture of a recording session for that album - so it was more of I'm curious what mixer it is, just cause I'm curious.

    I'm a novice, not an idiot.
  9. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    gee... as a newbie you have yet to realize the extent of remy's knowledge or i'm sure her sarcasm which incedentaly i've borne the brunt of a couple of times and will GLADLY do so again... that being said as you can imagine i'm sure many are the times someone asks a question like this with the intent of doing what she assumed you were... and the point should be taken... moonbabys success not with standing and for the general information of the others who may check this thread... her point simply was if ya cant record with the cheap stuff ya cant record with the best... and encouragement to learn the craft is most of what your gonna get here...

    "ya put the lime in the...." :roll:
  10. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Okay, I'll play.....Chnnl's 1-10 are mic pre's... 11/12 are stereo....It is a 4 bus board and the mastering section is very sparce. The returns are above the subs and no meters. Its a Bi-Amp....a later one at that.

    Or a Tascam.
  11. purebloom

    purebloom Guest

    As you can see I'm not really a newb to these boards as I have been a member of the forums since Feb of 2005... of most of the people on here I have probably taken away the most knowledge from Remy (not to discredit all the other wonderful advice from everyone) and I do respect her opinions and ideas. All I was saying is how I felt and that I am already aware that in order to create a quality recording you need an experienced engineer first and quality gear second. I'm just really curious what the heck Rice and Co. used on the recording and if anyone could identify it..... I do appreciate your guess at what board it is dementedchord. And if I sounded a little harsh towards Remy it didn't mean to be that way... I was just letting her know that despite what my wife may think I do have a couple brain cells. :wink:
  12. purebloom

    purebloom Guest

    Thanks for the guess and for breaking it down like that! Somebody might be able to add something to this.
  13. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    my bad...i should have looked at your join date etc alittle closer... but were good... se ya round the play ground...
  14. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Well, the Biamp mixers I've seen and sold did not have the white fader caps that this one seems to have, but since Mr Sundholm is in Dave's neck-o-the-woods, I may not have seen all the different vintages of his stuff. It sure does look like the Phonics and Tsunami (Korean) little 4-buses that they've turned out. Besides, who's to say the mixer wasn't simply used as a submixer for the drums or keys, or simply as a monitor mixer? Talk about beating a dead horse...I picked the wrong week to give up drinking :)
  15. purebloom

    purebloom Guest

    I actually laughed out loud reading this, and I rarely do that, and it wasn't even that funny... but you're right, this could've been used for anything.

    Thanks for your comments though... and it may very well be the wrong week to quit drinking. I know it would be for me.

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