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Mixer suggestions.

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by fontenel, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. fontenel

    fontenel Guest

    Hi folks. Quick question: I'm looking for a inexpensive 24-track analog mixer (please don't say behringer, phonic, samson or anything else in that department). I have a 32-track soundcraft ghost in my "project studio," but I'd like another mixer for my home studio. I'm going to use it mainly to mix...all the recording will be done with rack gear that I already own. Should I stick with the 24-track ghost, or is there something else I could get away with for a little less money? I don't care if it's old or new. I have no idea what's out there...

    Thanks.

    jeff
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Take a look at the Midas Venice 240 ....
     
  3. stickjam

    stickjam Guest

    I'll also be soon in the market for a decent (better than Mackie) analog board for recording. I salivated over the Midas Venice, but the price is just a bit out of range after spending the money building the room.

    Anybody tried the newly-released Mark-II version of the Soundcraft LX7 for recording? (The original LX7 was part of Soundcraft's budget "Spirit" line but the new LX7ii bears the mother brand and their marketing copy touts a heritage to their MH series consoles, FWIW.

    Specs look nice and the price certainly seems killer, but how's the sound? Any first-hand impressions?

    Thanks

    --Bob
     
  4. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Actually, a local church has asked me to sort out some monitor problems with their system, and they have an LX7ii. This will be my first experience with that unit.
    But obviously it will only be in a live situation, not the studio.
     
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I just used one of these over the weekend for a Gala concert and it was really nice. Very compact, nice sweepable upper and lower mid eq's, solid, well lit and logical layout. Loved it. The specs are pretty decent although I don't know its total Headroom. It was about 4900.00 new.

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    6 years later from this thread... find one of these used and it may make a decent OTB analog summing option
     
  6. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    * full disclosure - I'm an installer so I get to work with a lot of different boards

    The LX7ii mixers are a very decent general purpose mixer. I don't know if it's a factor, but the LX7ii series does not have Direct Outs for every channel. I think you'll find the 24-ch version has D/O for channels 1-16 and the 32-ch version only has D/O for 1-24 (whatever is LEFT of the master section)

    Also in the LX7 price point you might also look at the A-H ZED 420 series. And I recently put in a Yamaha MG3214FX which is a ridiculously good value mixer - but no Direct Outs. Onyx series would also be worth a listen.

    If your budget is more in the Ghost range you've got a lot to choose from. Another Ghost would give you a certain level of continuity, Toft is hot right now, and the Midas would be great and a relative bargain.
     

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