Quality Mixer?

Discussion in 'Consoles / Control Surfaces' started by NoiseAffair, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. NoiseAffair

    NoiseAffair Guest

    I currently record on a Boss BR-864 and I don't like the limited amount of inputs. I want to move onto computer based recording and I have an idea on what I need to buy. I have a PC and I want to use that. I am thinking about buying an M-Audio firewire interface with the RCA and S/PDIF inputs and a mixer. I want a mixer with enough mic inputs to record drums that is under $300 dollars. I have looked into Behringer mixers but have heard dome bad things and some good things. Does anyone have any tips or ideas for me?
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Welcome to R.O!

    You get what you pay for. If you only have $300 you can't be picky and you can't expect to get a decent quality unit either. Your likely to get much better value for your money getting something used. The Behringer stuff is at the same level of quality of your BR-864.
  3. eddies880

    eddies880 Guest

    Save some money-------------look around (E-Bay)---and get a mackie.
    Dont waist youre money on something you "think" will work,be patient.

    I strongly suggest a Mackie
  4. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    I used Mackie 1402 VLZ (6 mic inputs) will run you about $300 or less.

    Shoot for a good VLZ - the touted "improvement" with the VLZ-Pro is marketing spew. I had both, and sold the newer, PRO unit after doing an A/B test.

    A VLZ mixer will have RED knobs on the Aux1 and Aux 2 faders.
  5. TanTan

    TanTan Distinguished Member

    Nov 30, 2003
    you can also save some money and check out something like the focusrite octopre ,

    ahhh , i have an idea for you !
    than ask a 300$ invoice from the seller so it will be covered .

    just tell us where you live and we will find the right bank for you ! it's a part of the ro forum service :)
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    You may find this thread to be of interest. A lively disscussion of inexpensive mixers and mic pre is presented ... right along the same lines as the questions you are asking ...
  7. Thank you and Happy 2005, RO. Thanks Kurt for that post I'm ready to record some drum and bass gtr stuff soon.

    Your post made me want to wait to hear the TMP8 over the OctoPre. I guess, in your opionion, it is definitely worth the extra $1,000 USD?

    Plan I had was to use around four or five mics for drums (using the OH mics to pickup toms rather than individual close mics).

    Advice / comments appreciated. Cheers, Mike
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    cheap ass gear

    Try looking on e-bay! They have the best deals. Might I also suggest a Mackie or an older Allen & Heath mixer.
    Also try looking at some of your local music stores for used gear.
    Good luck!

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