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Why do I keep losing main channels?!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by UCoVi, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. UCoVi

    UCoVi Guest

    Ok this is the second mixer I've had since starting to build my in home studio and its the second one to lose a whole left or ride side main mix!

    The first was a Be@$#%ger, and now my Mackie 1620 w/firewire has done it to me. The main L xlr out to my powered monitors stopped working on me as I was closing one project to open another in SONAR. At first I could hit the button to go to phones and I could hear both sides in them, now I cant even get a level on my left side with those! If I just record a test track with a mic I get great ingoing levels on both the left and right meter, but as soon as I go to Playback the track it only comes out on the right side and the level on the meter for the left side will only go up to like -25...!!!

    Could i be screwing these mixers up, or is it possible that I just got two bogus mixers in a row?

    I've called Mackie (excellent support BTW) and they are sending me a brand new one and paying for the shipping both ways.
  2. Link555

    Link555 Distinguished Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    What happens after you re-boot your PC? Is it your audio card in your PC.
  3. UCoVi

    UCoVi Guest

    yeah my audio card is in my pc. but im not using it for anything. should this matter? everythings been fine for a few days and I havent changed anything, then all of a sudden this...
    im feeling pretty sick to my stomach over this mixer situation
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Heck, at least you know not to buy Behringer again.
    Some guy on here posted about how he was about to start a gig, or a soundcheck for a gig, and his whole right channel dropped out within an hour. Oh and the preamps were steadily getting weaker and noisier.

    Mackie at least have a good reputation, could just be bad luck.

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