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Small analog mixer

Discussion in 'Recording' started by bigmac, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. bigmac

    bigmac Guest

    hi everyone,

    maby u could help me choose a good analog mixer with at least 4 preamps and di out for each channel?

    I'm going to use it for recording by pluging it from the di out of each input to channel 5-8 on my 002r!

    so please let me buy the right mixer :p
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    All the ones I mentioned in the other topic (Soundcraft, Allen and Heath, and Mackie Onyx) have direct outputs on each channel. In my opinion, between the Mackie and the Soundcraft, you'd be doing just fine either way.

    Of course, you could also just get 4 channels of mic preamp and be even better off than using a mixer.

    Do you need the functionality of the mixer? Or do you just need 4 additional channels into your 002r? If only 4 extra channels, don't go with a mixer.
  3. bigmac

    bigmac Guest

    I really don't know. If i would get a mixer, i would have an eq built-in!

    on the other hand, a preamp might be better sounding for recordings..

    so if I would get myself a preamp, it cant be expensive and i like vintage sounds. like warm tube sound!

    any recommendation?
  4. dickiefunk

    dickiefunk Active Member

    I used to have a Soundcraft M8 and thought it was a very decent mixer for the money. There is a 4 channel version called the Soundcraft M4.

    What is your budget?
  5. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Buy a used mackie 1604. I like the pre's in it better than the second draft, and more than the 24 8 Bus versions.
  6. dickiefunk

    dickiefunk Active Member

    Other options would be :-

    2x M-Audio DMP3
    RME Quad Mic

    I have the M-Audio DMP3 and love it. I used the Focusrite Trakmaster Pro, SPL Golgmike 9844 and the Studio Projects VTB1 and I prefer the DMP3!
  7. bigmac

    bigmac Guest

    my budget is not much

    maby 500$
  8. dickiefunk

    dickiefunk Active Member

    I would go for the standalone pres personally. Either of the 2 I mentioned will give you excellent quality. If you definately need eq aswell then I'd go with the Soundcraft or a secondhand Allen & Heath as these have better eq than the Mackie.

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