Rackmount Line Mixer, opinions please.

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  1. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

    Jan 27, 2002

    Tired of lugging computers around I'm considering the purchase of a Mackie SDR2496 for my remote recording gigs (I do quite a lot); I already have preamps and A/D, but I'm investigating in a rackmount, compact line mixer to monitor the recordings; so far I've been thinking about something like THIS but it's 16 channels and you cannot unlink the stereo pairs for independent panning; though 16 inputs should be more than enough for most of the gigs I do, do you have any ideas about something similar that's a little more flexible in that price range (it's quite cheap) or a little above?

    In the end I need a 16 to 24 line mixer with pan and level on each channel, headphone out and main stereo out (maybe an aux send for overdubs), no EQs, no FX no nothing, that's it.

    Thanx for your Feedback

  2. realdynamix

    realdynamix Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Hi Lorenzo! :) Nice compact mixer there, I have a mackie 3204 in storage, but I think it is way too big (size, Like 4 rack spaces), for what you need.

  3. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Hi Rick

    Yes I think that would be too big; consider that the "Tracking Rack" I'll be putting together already has the Mackie Recorder (3RU), 1 Focusrite Octopre (1RU), RME ADI 8PDO (1 RU) various analog preamps (3 to 4 RU depending on the gig), maybe an headphone amp (for ODs )so I'm looking for the most compact flexible line mixer available.

    Thanx for the reply though.

    L.G. :)
  4. JBlake

    JBlake Guest

    Don't know what your price range is but the Speck Xtramix looks pretty cool. Might be a bit more than you were looking for though.

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