First Mixer.

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by keepinthatempo, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. keepinthatempo

    keepinthatempo Active Member

    Jul 15, 2009
    I am fairly new in the industry and am considering buying my first mixer. i was considering the following:

    Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer

    Allen & Heath ZED-14 USB Mixing Console

    Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Premium 12-Channel Compact Mixer

    TASCAM M-164UF 16-Input Mixer with Effects and USB 2.0 Interface

    Soundcraft EPM8 8-Channel Multi-Format Mixer

    i want to use it for live sound as well as in home recording. any experience using these or have any suggestions? i'm looking for at least 5-6 mic in's and 2-3 line, along with a usb connection because i don't have an in box for my computer or a sound card.

    Id appreciate your help.
  2. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    once you say recording that narrows it down to A+H or VLZ. or maybe the Soundcraft, but i'm not sure about EPM series.
  3. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Western Pennsylvania, USA
    I've heard them all but the Tascam. Really, they're all very decent. But your USB requirement will knock the EPM-8 out of the running. The ZED has a pretty impressive list of features, of the lot that might be the front-runner in my mind.

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