What mixers do you guys use?

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What mixers do you guys use?

Post by anoteoftruth » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:56 pm

I've been doing the whole "plug in/unplug" thing for a while now with all my gear into my fastrack pro to my computer.... but i've gotten quite sick of it.. and the sound quality isn't always the greatest...

So i've thought to get a mixer.. I've been looking around and I'm heading towards a Mackie Onyx 1620i.. I hear good things about how clean it is etc, but I heard some people worry about the levels in their DAW's when recording is much lower than the mixer itself. Weird.

What kind of mixers are people here using? Any suggestions or tips?
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Post by EMwhite » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:09 pm

I have a crappy (well, it needs to be cleaned as it's now scratchy) Yamaha MG10/2. I've heard good things about the Onyx. Hit SonicState as I think Nick did a good review of it. Edit: I was wrong, he had a look at the 820i but worth a view: http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2009/12/ ... ire-mixer/

Personally, I'm saving up for an Allen & Heath 24 track but it's like $1,800 bucks.

I have a 16 track Behringer 16 track rack mounted mixer along with the Yamaha and I find myself unplugging etc etc etc. Seems a bit crazy to spend that kind of money on such a serious mixer for home use but a friend of mine told me it will be the last Mixer I'll ever need.
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Post by EricK » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:45 pm

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Re: What mixers do you guys use?

Post by CTRLSHFT » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:53 am

mackie onyx 820i
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Post by Bääx » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:58 am

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Post by nikola » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:13 am

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Re: What mixers do you guys use?

Post by Brian G » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:59 am

My main mixer is a Mackie 1604VLZ, a Mackie 1202VLZ feeds the studio monitors.

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Post by Prime NL » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:40 am

I use a Yamaha 01V already for years....and still very happy with it for it's ease of use....and low noise..

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Post by MC » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:49 am

Rane SM-82 - no preamp, no EQ, just a straight distortion-free noise-free line mixer. I have three of them in my system.
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Re: What mixers do you guys use?

Post by DeFrag » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:23 am

I run everything into my Mackie CFX-12.
You can't go wrong with Mackie.

Just remember though, buy a unit with more channels than you think;
you'll use them all up fairly quickly & wish you bought the next unit up.
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Re: What mixers do you guys use?

Post by bunnyman » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:55 am

Mackie 1202 (1st generation...). Still works/sounds great! :D Even after I accidently spilled half a tall boy down it during practice last week... Keep liquids away from gear, kids! :wink:

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Re: What mixers do you guys use?

Post by anoteoftruth » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:26 am

CTRLSHFT wrote:mackie onyx 820i
Do you use it with a DAW? How are the levels? I've heard different things from people about low levels while recording.
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Re: What mixers do you guys use?

Post by polyslax » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:58 pm

Allen & Heath Zed R16 here.
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Post by anoteoftruth » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:21 pm

polyslax wrote:Allen & Heath Zed R16 here.

I heard good things about the Allen & Heath mixers... Though the ones I've seen in the store were USB instead of Firewire.... I heard somewhere that USB was worse on latency than firewire when recording and playing into a DAW.

Anyone know any truth behind that?
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Re: What mixers do you guys use?

Post by polyslax » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:45 pm

anoteoftruth wrote:
polyslax wrote:Allen & Heath Zed R16 here.

I heard good things about the Allen & Heath mixers... Though the ones I've seen in the store were USB instead of Firewire.... I heard somewhere that USB was worse on latency than firewire when recording and playing into a DAW.

Anyone know any truth behind that?
I think that was once the case. Not so sure any more. I've only ever used FW myself... just replaced a toasted Fireface 800 with the Zed.
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