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Mackie cr5x !

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10 months 2 weeks
hi , thanks for reading.....ive had a very odd fault on two parts of these speakers, my son was getting shocks when he touched his MacBook Air or mic or his audio interface , when he was at the same time touching his guitar which was plugged into his amp , his setup is quite straight forward....cr5x monitors. ...2 x xlr leads to his presonus usb interface with a shure sm57 mic on his amp .(usb powered from laptop)...Mac bookair charger plugged in...just on internal these speakers are. " double insulated". i.e.

Patching a phone into a Mackie board in V/O booth

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6 years 4 months
Hi, all! I'm a tech-challenged home voice-over guy. I have a Mackie board in the booth with me, but the phantom power for my mic actually comes from a separate Grace Design mic pre outside. For "old school" phone patch, is there a way to connect either a corded phone directly, or via a Gentner MicroTel box, into the Mackie mixer for two way phone conversation with a client? (Not all clients wanna go the Skype route and I'm concerned about wireless always working) Many thanks for any help. If this doesn't work, I'll buy another simple corded phone with a headset jack.

Mackie 8 Bus noise - help

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5 years 11 months
Have an older mackie analog 8 Bus 8x2x2 board that has random computer noise occurring. Little 1/2 to 3 seconds of random frequencies, very low volume, but showing up on 1-2 LED segments across all 8 channel meters and the L/R as well. Definitely something internal to the board or external power supply. Not coming from any specific channel or inputs (have muted/disconnected everything. Any known problems like this?

Need help with setup for Mackie 24*8 mixer and Tascam interface

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6 years 6 months
Hi folks,
I'm in the process of putting my home studio together, but I'm having a bit of trouble getting two-way communication between my Mackie 24*8 bus mixing board, and a Tascam US-16x08.
I have limited experience with mixing boards, but a friend sold me the Mackie for "an offer I couldn't refuse".

Is Mackie worth the cheap price?

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6 years 8 months
I'm looking at getting an audio mixing board and want to spend no more than $200. At first I was going to get a Behringer 1204x with USB. However reading reviews and fourm entries I decided against it. Currently, I see the Mackie Pro-FX8 mixer. It offers all the features and more than the Behringer for the same price. However, I do not know if the board sounds any good and am wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

Thanks much!

RE: newer Mackie gear

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19 years 2 months
i've been noticing that a lot of the newer stuff they make in China has been breaking down, channels out, power supplies failing, effects boards not working ..... sigh :( tons of it on c/l

They used to have a good rep for reliability things like "you can stand on the thing and not harm it " ..... seems like no more. Not much better than crahpinger now ..... disappointing. a perfect example of how a bottom feeder can bring the level of the water down for everyone. "A low tide puts all the boats in the mud" . you can tell 'em i said it. kf