Live recording in club - mixer needed

Discussion in 'Location Recording' started by jnwry, May 28, 2010.

  1. jnwry

    jnwry Guest

    Hello experts,
    I am in need of a mixer for a music club. Any mixer would work except in my case we do multitrack live recording at the same time. I have a motu2408mkIII for which to interface to the PC/MAC so it doesn't need to be a digital mixer, but I do want quality, good quality.

  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    I need a mixer for a duet performong madrigals. We perform in a club of about thirty people, and we like to be loud, louder than conversation anyway. At least if you wrote something like this you might get some answers you could use. Hard to give any reasonable advice without knowing what type of music, how many channels, size of the room, number of people likely to be present, etc., etc.
  3. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    Live music mixer?

    DJ mixer?
  4. jnwry

    jnwry Guest

    jg49 & bouldersound,
    Thanks for replying. The club sits 70 people in a theatre style. It's actually a recording studio that I convert for friday nights to have people come in and record live music. The audience pays for the session. The style of music ranges from 70's rock to salsa, all in an acoustic format for the most part. I would require no less than 16 preamps. Preamps are the key - clean and from there some way to get it into the pc (either through the MOTU or direct firewire or some such thing) pre eq not post. I need to be able to mix for the live setting, so eq'ing is a must.
  5. boxcar

    boxcar Active Member

    you didn't mention budget but if your thinking around $1800
    this sounds like a job for the A/H zed R16
    great pre's/e.q's/4 stereo ins+16 tracks all recorded individually and a great live mixer too.
    i use mine for exactly that, we record our live sessions..exellent quality.

    Allen & Heath ZED-R16 |
  6. bouldersound

    bouldersound Real guitars are for old people. Well-Known Member

    The MOTU can do 8 at a time analog, so you either need another one, an 8-channel A/D converter or dispense with it altogether and find another solution. A MOTU 24i or 24i/o would do it.

    Allen & Heath's MixWizard WZ3 16:2 has direct outs on all 16 channels, and they're pre-eq, pre-insert and pre-fader (though they can be changed with jumpers).
  7. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    I think Boxcar's suggestion is an ideal solution. 16 channels, great preamps, hands on board, direct to firewire 16 channels.

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