Mix console with DAW control under $4000

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by jarjarbinks, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. jarjarbinks

    jarjarbinks Misa want to learn! Active Member

    Hello experts,

    I want to buy a desk with DAW control (for Cubase) and more than 8 preamps. So far, I´ve only found the Focusrite 2802 (too few channels) and the SSL matrix (too expensive).

    Any other recommendations on the $4000 price range? (yes I´d get a Duality, but first a house maybe XD)
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Allen & Heath Zed-R16.

    It has 16 mono channels with excellent pre-amps, and the fader on any channel can be switched to become a DAW parameter. There is also a separate MIDI control section with 4 additional faders, 12 rotary knobs and 8 pushbuttons. The analogue direct outs and DAW returns all have converters on them for recording and then replay for mixing in analogue. It's a dream for someone who wants DAW control. The audio quality is as good as most $4000 consoles.

    I don't know where in the world you are located, but the UK price of the Zed-R16 is around £1600, and the US price about $2200.
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  3. jarjarbinks

    jarjarbinks Misa want to learn! Active Member

    Wow @Boswell thanks a lot!
    It looks great!
  4. DogsoverLava

    DogsoverLava Active Member

    That looks awesome Boz!

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