I’ve been lurking around these spaces for ages and have found lots of useful information/opinions on all sorts of gear. There is one brand of gear that seems to be almost invisible on the web. Alto. (http://www.altoproaudio.com/) Does anyone have any first hand experience with this manufacturer? I must admit that they seem to have slipped below my radar until the last year or so. I’m just a little concerned about the build of the gear and naturally, how it sounds. I’m in the market for a mixer and they have one of the only units that matches my requirements. Just for the record, I’m looking for a small 4 bus mixer to be used for outside broadcasts and recording of live gigs. All I do is take a feed from the main mix, plug in a couple of crowd mics (phantom powered) and maybe a talent mic for a local announcer. I also have a feed coming back from the studio and that’s about it. Not a lot of channels, but I need the 4 bus to set up mix minus’s to the studio and recording mixes with and without crowd. It's also gotta be light. I thought that posting in the “Budget Gear” Forum was the best because this gear is as cheap as it gets. I'm just wondering why it's so cheap. Cheers. r.