Recommend a external mixer for Audio?

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Recommend a external mixer for Audio?

Post by djthopa » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:43 am

I´ve ran out of hp in my rack.

I need a mixer for audio.

Basically I would like to mix the Audio coming from modules into a external mixer.

I have a Lexicon and Tc electronic Effect processors that would like to use with the modular, so an external mixer with Fx insert sounds like a good idea. Plus some mixers come with Eq, pan, fx etc.

I come from a Dj background, and when using Intelljel Mutamix, for muting parts, soloing, etc, I find it a little bit small for live performance.

Any considerations on Audio Euro Level when sent to a external mixer?

Ive been looking into the Allen & Heath Zed 14....any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Post by exper » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:46 am

I sometimes do this with my Alesis Multimix 8 USB 2.0 No problems at all. Just keep your levels lower!
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Post by djthopa » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:51 am

Thanks !exper

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Post by ferran » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:31 am

I send part of my gear to a Mackie 802-VLZ3. No problems. Good sound.

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Post by John Noble » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:17 am

ferran wrote:I send part of my gear to a Mackie 802-VLZ3. No problems. Good sound.
Same here, though I use mine for *all* my gear. It handles the modular just fine.
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Post by Kent » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:31 am

Any competently designed modern mixer can handle modular signals. It pretty much comes down to sound (very similar these days) and feature-set.

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Post by paulstone » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:44 am

i'm Mackie 8 bus dopet :)
it is the best mixer for little money .

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Post by z3r01 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:53 am

I use a Soundcraft Notepad 124 for mixing/interfacing with other non-modular equipment. Although there are no FX insert inputs, it is cheap, small and does its job pretty well, to me at least.

If you are looking for one with FX inserts, maybe you could consider looking at the Yamaha MG124CX. It has what you are looking for, plus a built-in compressor too. :tu:

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Post by de_raaf » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:00 pm

i use my zed 12 fx, mostly my unify goes to two channels of it, but i also mix some stuff straight to the zed too in combination with that, for live use its great, only hassle is that its quite big

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Post by ping panic » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:02 pm

ferran wrote:I send part of my gear to a Mackie 802-VLZ3. No problems. Good sound.
ferran i was looking for the same mixer, do you know if you could fake a stereo aux send?

it has mono aux send but i'd like to keep the stereo field (stereo ping pong delay to stereo aux reverb)
I don't have any gear

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Post by mig27 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:02 pm

Allen & Heath Zed 14 here.
No complaints, good sound, 4 Aux sends and I actually like the EQs too.

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Post by maudibe » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:04 pm

Behringer - I have this for the home studio and no complaints, been using it for about 7 years - all good. It fits with the supplied rack ears into a 19" rack.
Faders are of course short. Silly cheap money... reasonable EQ, loads of sends, dedicated returns, loads of channels and built in effects. More value than you can shake a stick at.

The latest range is the Xenyx and these even have USB built in, with models ranging in price to suit all budgets.

I don't work for them. :hihi:

But you could do worse for the money. As I say, in my experience reliability and quality has been fine. Features are nothing short of obscene.


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Post by jimmyambulance » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:26 pm

ferran wrote:I send part of my gear to a Mackie 802-VLZ3. No problems. Good sound.
if you can, i'd go for the 1202-VLZ3 - adds 4 channels of audio (one with XLR) and another FX send/return. i use this to mix 4 main outs of my modular and interface with pedals - love it. also, SUPER-durable build.

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Post by noisefor » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:36 pm

iv'e used behringer, allen & heath, and found the best bang for the buck here (+ portability for live and studio efficiency and quality for recording):

http://www.mackie.com/products/onyx820i/

can route audio i/o via firewire as well. built like a tank!

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Post by djthopa » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:45 pm

Sorry for posting on the wrong sub-forum :zombie:

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Post by Drumdrumdrumdrum » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:56 pm

SSL make a nice mixer. 8_)
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Post by mara » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:24 pm

Mackie,
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Post by vmgas » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:00 am

ive used yamahas mackies behringers and who knows what
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my favorite mixer and the only one ive owned twice
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Post by ericD13 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:57 am

Drumdrumdrumdrum wrote:SSL make a nice mixer. 8_)
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Post by goom » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:48 am

SSL mixer = Solid State Logic mixing console (and this one is on sale!):

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/AWS948/

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Post by exper » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:58 am

vmgas wrote:ive used yamahas mackies behringers and who knows what
but
my favorite mixer and the only one ive owned twice
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What about the M-208 is special to you? I'm curious about vintage mixers. I see this one pop up a lot, and go for as low as $50 or as high as $600! In fact there's one on my local craigslist for $100 right now. I always see this mentioned and also some of the vintage Boss/Roland mixers as being favorites of people. Aren't they noisy and outdated? Or is it about character that they add...
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Post by NYMo » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:02 am

Ha...I used to have a tascam 16 ch ...same as that one in the mid 80's...good mixer .
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Post by vmgas » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:19 am

exper wrote:
vmgas wrote:
What about the M-208 is special to you? I'm curious about vintage mixers. I see this one pop up a lot, and go for as low as $50 or as high as $600! In fact there's one on my local craigslist for $100 right now. I always see this mentioned and also some of the vintage Boss/Roland mixers as being favorites of people. Aren't they noisy and outdated? Or is it about character that they add...
i love the feel of it. heavy duty. feels like a tank. great sliders. i like nice chunky sliders..i feel like i get more control with fading in and out. 4 band eq on each channel. 2 fx sends. a whole mess of outuputs..great for a live setting too. those big sliders and bright knobs are way easy to recognize in dimmer settings. you also have the option to rackmount it, the case can be dismantled for that purpose...i wouldnt do it but its a cool option.

most recently before owning an m-208 again i was using a mackie fx12 but i much prefer the m-208. i use the mackie fx12 for our house PA system but ive been getting annoying ground hum problems from it lately, my 208 is sounding clean as a whistle though

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Post by amsonx » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:55 am

exper wrote:
vmgas wrote:ive used yamahas mackies behringers and who knows what
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my favorite mixer and the only one ive owned twice

What about the M-208 is special to you? I'm curious about vintage mixers. I see this one pop up a lot, and go for as low as $50 or as high as $600! In fact there's one on my local craigslist for $100 right now. I always see this mentioned and also some of the vintage Boss/Roland mixers as being favorites of people. Aren't they noisy and outdated? Or is it about character that they add...
I use a Fostex 450 and i'm happy with it , lot of input and has the direct out on every cahnnel. His pre sounds good at my ear

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Post by hollowman » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:26 pm

I use a soundcraft spirit olio, perfect for the task
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then again my first two modules were a vca and PLL, wth do i know?

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