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question about mixer..

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MightyFaulk, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. MightyFaulk

    MightyFaulk Active Member

    Okay, this is a really beginner question but here it is:

    I'm going to be purchasing either a Behringer MX9000 or SL2442FX Pro, both which are unpowered mixers. I would like to run this mixer into 2 PreSonus FirePods (FireWire preamps) into my computer and then into Cubase. Is this going to work? The reason I am running through a mixer first is so I can have better control over my outboard gear (mostly compressors).

    Is there a better way I could be doing this or am I on the right track. Let me know if what I'm asking is confusing.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Yes, you can daisychain the FPs.

    Mixers make life easier (my personal belief).

    Why are you dead set on those specific mixers?
     
  3. MightyFaulk

    MightyFaulk Active Member

    yeah i knew about the daisy chaining already, but I wanna make sure that everything will work properly running from an unpowered mixer to my preamps which are really just a link into my computer.

    also im not really dead set on these 2 mixers, im just bidding them on ebay right now :) if anyone has suggestions for mixers let me know! (atleast 16 channels)
     
  4. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    You could do it even with a powered mixer, just not from the stereo outs (the amplified outs would destroy the FP).
     
  5. MightyFaulk

    MightyFaulk Active Member

    Gotcha, thanks for clearing that up

    any mixer suggestions??
     
  6. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    In what price range, realistically speaking?
     
  7. MightyFaulk

    MightyFaulk Active Member

    1,300 or less
     
  8. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    You can get better boards than those for that amount.

    Plenty on Ebay for under 1300:

    http://instruments.search.ebay.com/console_Pro-Audio_W0QQfromZR34QQsacatZ15197
     
  9. MightyFaulk

    MightyFaulk Active Member

    what's bad about a behringer mx9000?
     
  10. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    What's in a name?

    Take a walk down memory lane:
     
  11. hummel

    hummel Guest

    That lawsuit was settled in 1999 but the terms were not released. A previous ruling by a judge was that Behringer had not violated patents. Behringer also made changes to their products to come into compliance. Still, many people are upset over the way Behringer treated Mackie.

    Part of the problem is that many Behringer products are low-end and weak performance with pre-amps, etc. Some of the more expensive items are OK.

    Over on another board, the mx9000 got quite a good review: here for the review and here for discussion.
     

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