mixing boards

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by nattydread, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. nattydread

    nattydread Guest

    Hey everyone im new to this board but Ive been using a digi002 for awhile and i want to move up to a 24ch mixing board into pro tools but im on a pretty tight budget. The only ones i can really find in my budget but ive only looked at a few. The first was a mx9000 which looks cool but ive heard bad $*^t about behringer and so i looked at the phonic mr4283 but i would also miss out on the meter bridge. Anyways i just want to hear thoughts and info on this stuff and what i should do or look at. Thanks
     
  2. nattydread

    nattydread Guest

    well sense no one will reply will someone with some good experience and knowledge please instant message me at nattydread002. I just have a few quick questions to clear some stuff up thanks.
     
  3. pjamal

    pjamal Guest

    in that price range you don't have to many choices Dread ,you may want to check out one of those old english board (soundtracs ,soundcraft,) or even an old speck mixer .
     
  4. nattydread

    nattydread Guest

    i also cant get anyone to explain to me how i would incorporate one of these 24 ch analog mixers into pro tools. Im pretty confused on that part. Thanks for any help. Im thinking of just saving for along time and getting like the tascam fw control surface with 2 fader expansions. But i dont know i cant get alota info on any of this stuff so i dont know what the best route for me to go is. thanks for the response.
     
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    You will have to find something that you can incorperate along with your 002 ... you won't be able to run PT without it.

    The 002 should have 8 analog outs on it ... to go to the mixer.
     
  6. OlympicPhil

    OlympicPhil Guest

    You've only got 8 channels of IO with your digi002 unless you pick up an old ADAT recorder and use the optical link to run it as AD converters for an extra 8 channels of IO.
    As such, a 24 channel desk will be pretty pointless.

    Saying that, if you're set on upgrading your whole system, you could do a lot worse than the Behringer. It's more-or-less the exact same desk as the Mackie 24-8 but considerably cheaper.

    I rate Behringer quite highly on the amateur-to-semi-pro kit front. They have a great knack of doing equivalents of expensive gear for ridiculously low prices. Take the "Truth" active nearfields - they're pretty much Mackie HR624s but again, half the price.

    Phil Plumpton
    Technical Engineer
    Olympic Studios, EMI Studios Group
     
  7. RAIN0707

    RAIN0707 Guest

    Are you getting a board cause you want to mix in an analog board or are you getting a board just to have the fancy knobs and faders and for everything to look impressive? If you only want it for the impressive look and for more knobs and faders but could live with mixing "in the box" then look at the Tascam US-2400 control surface. It has HUI emulation and has 24 channel faders and one master and can control more channels than you will probably ever need with the bank switch. Just a thought.
     

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