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I'm a beginning engineer fed up with the new Mackie and Behringer sound, looking for something different. I found an Allen and Heath CMC32 (24 channel) mixer for sale in my area, in great condition for a good price. Does anyone have an opinion on this board? Any info is much appreciated!

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anonymous Sat, 03/06/2004 - 17:23

I have a Mix Wiz and love it. Much nicer sounding than my old cheaper Mackie. I got a great live recording of a jazz piano trio using the A&H.

I haven't used the Soundcraft Spirit, but it is also a nice line. What I understand is that the Spirit pres are based on the Ghost boards. Don't know if they're the same. Several folks steared me toward A&H over the Spirit line as a better board for recording. Spirit is a lower end product that Soundcraft absorbed, but the Spirit line is below the Soundcraft in quality.

All I can say is that I'm very happy with A&H.

Davedog Sat, 03/06/2004 - 17:33

If I were you I would research this deeply.Somewhere in my library I have the A&H fishwrap on this line.If I remember correctly, these were a modular design and didnt have a long shelf life for the company.Also it was an early midi controlled unit.I think its the one I remember but dont quote me yet.A google search may yield results for you.I can say that these are NOT the GS or the GL line of mixers and these(GL/GS) are very very good at what they do.As for Soundcraft, I own a Ghost and would not trade it for anything in its price category and would be hard-pressed to trade it for a lot of boards in the mid-ranged console price level.It just does everything well.

realdynamix Sat, 03/06/2004 - 18:11

Originally posted by Clueless:
As usual, I have to put in my $0.02 for the Midas Venice. If you like the simplicity of small-format mixers but hate (or don't love) their sound, this is THE board to check out.

:) That IS a cool looking board too! I saw some pictures a while back in a thread. Reminds me of the original A&H minimix when they went to colored knobs and a silver face.



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