Api 8200 and 8200a

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Ripper, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Hey guys, just wondering if anyone here has ever used the API 8200 and 8200a summing mixers. If so, are they at all like the 3124? Is this a good set of pre's for tracking rock drums, just going in XLR and out the send from the insert? Any advice would be helpfull,

  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    They're not pre-amps... they're a line mixer. They sound great [the 8200A working "stand alone" the 8200 requires a 7800 master section]
  3. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    I realize that they are line mixers, but can they be used in the same fashion as pre amps, for example, mic one goes into ch 1, is there a way to get that sound out to go into my interface, or does it just group the channels down to a stereo output. The auction is for both units as well as the power supply..

  4. Duardo

    Duardo Guest

    You may realize that they are line mixers, but it sounds like you don't realize what a line mixer is. You can't plug microphones into them. Line level only.

    That's pretty much what a mixer does. Some mixers have direct outputs, but those mixers tend to have microphone inputs as well. This one does have inserts, which could be used as direct outputs, but since you can't plug microphones into it I'm not sure what use you'd have for them.

    If you had a pair of 3124's, and wanted to mix them down to two tracks...that would be a good use for an 8200.

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