Mackie or Yamaha Mixer?

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by JoeLouis, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. JoeLouis

    JoeLouis Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I have a Pro Tools LE based Home Studio. My old Yamaha 02R console died, then, I’m looking for a new mixer in the $600 -$800 range. I really need the mixer just for canalize everything to my MBox2 Pro. I have some external board (preamp, compressor), and I’ll use plug-ins for mixing. Then, I don’t need pres, dynamic, effects in the console (I never used them in my 02R), just canalize all the lines through it. (I don’t record more than 2 tracks at a time, and I work mainly with MIDI, some guitar and vocals). I also have a Patch Bay.

    The following is what I need to canalize through the console:

    --------------------------INS----OUTS
    8 synth modules ...........16
    3 pre/dynamics..............2.........2
    2 decks (Dats, etc).........4.........4
    MBox............................4.........4
    Direct Box/Mic................2
    Monitor....................................2
    Headphones Box.......................2
    ____________________________
    ...................................28......14

    I’ve read about the Yamaha MG24 and the Mackie 1604 Vlz (?)

    Is it OK if I run all my synth modules through an old Roland line mixer I have, before to go to the main Mixer?

    I know just the basic for record/ and mix (I’m a producer songwriter), then tech matters are Chinese to me. (Be patient, please).

    Thanx in advance for any advice.
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

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    If you don't want a PT interface with more channels, you can use a Mackie Onyx mixer to track into a different DAW and then import those wave files into PT. 600-800 might only get you an 8 channel Tascam firewire pre or similar. The Onyx pre's are far superior to the MBox for sure though IMO.
     

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