Out of Inputs -Need a Line Mixer

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by Robert Sands, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Robert Sands

    Robert Sands Guest

    I have a Mackie D8B and a huge synth/sampler setup and along with returning effects and compressors I am totally out of inputs. The D8B gives me 48 ins but the instruments are all stereo so I'm maxed out. I need to find a very high quality line mixer that I can use to bring things back into the board. I don't want it to take up too many rack spaces. Somewhere between 1 and 4 would be cool. I need at least 8 additional inputs but 12 to 16 would be great! Any suggestions? Also, what would you suggest I return with it. The less significant synths or the effects or the compressors? Thanks in advance for your help. Sincerely, Robert
  2. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    If it's only a line mixer that you need check THIS out; I know Behringer doesn't have that immaculate name, but this unit seems to be quite good considering its specs, plus it's deadly cheap! 8 stereo pairs should be what you were looking for I hope.
    Other manufacturer making similar units you may want to check out are Rane (top notch quality, but pricier), Rolls (more budget stuff), and Roland.

    Hope this helps

  3. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

    Jun 9, 2003
  4. Robert Sands

    Robert Sands Guest

    Thanks guys - the Speck looks great but the list price is almost $5000. I want great quality but I think I'm paying for features in that mixer that I don't need. If I was using it as a main mixer to bring in alot of instruments and doing my fader moves and automation stuff on the computer - which some of the big names are doing by the looks of the people they list as users of that mixer - I would go for it. But with the D8B I don't work that way. Just abit too expensive just to use as a submixer to get me a dozen or so more inputs. The Behringer - and the others mentioned - are just not my cup of tea - need better - no offense. Where is the super quality mixer for like $1000 - $2000 that will give me somewhere between 12 - 16 line inputs?
  5. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001

    The Xtramix can be found used in exactly that price range. I bought one a few months ago for $1400 through the recycler.
  6. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001

    As a matter of fact, here's one now.
  7. Silas

    Silas Guest


    API has a new single rack space 8 by 2(the 8200 I think) with pans and inserts. May be a bit more than you want to spend but not much...


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