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Could you help me choose a new mixer

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Loki Laufeyiarson, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Loki Laufeyiarson

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    Since the one I have did "BOOM" and then remained dead silent yesterday... My budget isn't that big at the moment which limits my choices. So far I narrowed it down to 3 options:
    Mackie1402 VLZ3
    Yamaha MG124C
    Phonic AM 642D USB
    Any suggestions, anyone have other options I should look into? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

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    What will you be using it for?
     
  3. Loki Laufeyiarson

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    It's for a home studio. Just a small set up to record and monitor my stuff on.
     
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    What type was the mixer that gave you the BOOM? You could sell it to Tad Donley!
     
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    Whatever it was, he clearly payed the bucks!



    Yea, I don't have a helpful answer either, sorry Loki! But Tad Donley is always relevant, right?
     
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    Personally I don't use a mixer at all when tracking. Well I guess I do use the one in the interface...

    Out of those three, I would go with the Yamaha. Never liked the Mackie VLZ pre-amps or sound that much and I have never used the Phonic.

    The Yamaha has compressors and I would spring a bit more for the CX, so you get FX as well. Just adds more versatility. I like the Yamaha pre-amps and their build quality is top notch. The only thing I like better about the Mackie is the internal power supply, which means it uses a standard power cable. But for a studio I assume you don't move it much.

    I would also look at the Allen & Heath Zed series. Great mixers and excellent Pre-amps and EQ. More expensive but still reasonable.
     
  7. Loki Laufeyiarson

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    Great idea! That way I'll have a bigger budget. :D

    I'll have a look at those ZEDs then.
     

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