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is a 15yrs old studio mixer is still good

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Mike916, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Mike916

    Mike916 Guest

    I am going to buy a 15 yrs old studio mixer which is a tascam and the original price is $3700 and i'm buying it for $1000........please give me some advice.........
  2. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    What model? What condition? Was it installed and not moved much, or was it transported around all the time?
  3. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    My advice is purple. Try giving a few more details.
  4. Rosemary

    Rosemary Guest

  5. Mike916

    Mike916 Guest

    the model is a tascam mk3 and it has 32 channel.......
  6. Mike916

    Mike916 Guest

    here is a picture of it..........


    hope u guys can help me.........
  7. flatrat

    flatrat Active Member

    I had the 24 ch version of that mixer. it worked fine, easy routing options, didn't care too much for the pre's but I got some really decent recordings with it.
  8. Mike916

    Mike916 Guest

    hey flatrat can u send me one of your recordings........
  9. flatrat

    flatrat Active Member

    Sure! Give me your email addy...
  10. corrupted

    corrupted Guest

    For $1000, if it all works and the faders are clean, everything's smooth... then yea, it's worth it. If it's going to mean that you have to buy a bunch of gear to make it work... then think about the total cost. If not, then it seems like a pretty good deal.
  11. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    I'd recommend something that's smaller, better sounding and more practical like a used Mackie 1604 over that thing. Just because it is big and not really portable doesn't mean it's good. It was TASCAM's first attempt at an automated console. Something that is rather superfluous these days with software automation. It was designed more to be used with an analog machine. You don't use no stinkin' analog machine do you?

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  12. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    I agree with Remy. The Tascam analog boards NEVER had a good rep for decent-sounding pre's, and the EQ was anemic. And don't get me started with the headroom comparisons. While Tascam sold a lot of boards due to their big control layout and functionality, they let GM (Greg Mackie) whip them sonically with cleaner pre's and better output swing. I'd save the $$.
  13. flatrat

    flatrat Active Member

    Im not the biggest of fan Tascam mixers, but the one I used for about 5 years worked fine for what I was doing. the link below features 3 songs that I recorded with the Tascam and one that I recorded with my O2R.
    "Missing you" was recorded with the O2r. You be the judge.

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