Phase issue Mackie 1642VLZ

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by jespo03, May 23, 2005.

  1. jespo03

    jespo03 Guest


    I'm curently thinking about buyng a used 1642VLZ for recording drums. Until now I've been using a Soundcraft Spirit Studio (24ch), but I need a smaller mixer and I've heard some fairly good things about the 1642...however. The 1642 doesn't have Phase reverse, so I was wondering what tips and tricks there are out there to go around this problem. Obvious situations will be when I'm miking the snare top and bottom...'

    Any help is greatly appreciated..
  2. jbeutt

    jbeutt Active Member

    Mar 2, 2005
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    just make/buy a pin changer that switches hot and cold singles.
  3. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2004
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    Yep; for the number of times you'll need it, you're better off DIY; make a shortie XLR to XLR cable, and reverse pins 2 & 3 on ONE of the connectors, and you'll be all set. Even the newer ONYX mixers don't have a phase reverse switch, and for the most part, it's not really a necessity at that level of application.
  4. jespo03

    jespo03 Guest


    Why didn't I think of that...thanks guys

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