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Jamin Lynch

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Re: worst gear ever?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 05:02:43 pm »

Hey Mods,

Can we have a listing of what some of us think the worst stuff we have ever used was?  Or would that get us in trouble? 

Cause I have a few things.  Buy once, cry once.

Scott

Anything Behringer. There, I said it.  :P
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Re: worst gear ever?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 05:47:01 pm »

Anything Behringer. There, I said it.  :P

I would have agreed with you 10 years ago. No question. Not so much today.

I have a problem with anything sold in a shop that caters to DJ's. At least the ones I've seen. Don't like seeing a cheap plastic peizo for a tweeter.
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Re: worst gear ever?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2017, 06:38:12 pm »

Anything Behringer. There, I said it.  :P

There was a time when Behringer was a quality mark, made in Germany.

And then it went to shit.

Now, well, they appear to have got back to the idea of quality...
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Re: worst gear ever?
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2017, 07:52:02 pm »

Alesis MEQ 230 graphic eq and 3630 compressor.

Admittedly, their 1622 mixer was very interesting, and in some circumstances worked well. For those who don't remember, it didn't have individual potentiometers and switches. All of those were printed directly onto the circuit board, and the top surface of the mixer held all the knobs, switches and faders, and their contacts.

Really an easy console to clean, but impossible to repair. It also kicked-off the race to the bottom for cheap mixers, as it was easily 30% to 50% cheaper than anything else on the market at the time.

Unfortunately, audio-wise it was no better than the rest of the Alesis products at that time.
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Re: worst gear ever?
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2017, 08:14:34 pm »

Alesis MEQ 230 graphic eq and 3630 compressor.


The 3630 offered more LEDS per dollar than any other piece of gear.

To bad it wasn't heavy enough to be used as a door stop.
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Re: worst gear ever?
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2017, 08:21:53 pm »

Anything Presonus for me. I don't think I've used a piece of their gear that was fully functioning.

Also Alesis. It always worked, but I always wondered why I was using it.....
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Re: worst gear ever?
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2017, 08:37:43 pm »

The worst stuff I ever used was some ditch weed back in '68.  Gave me a 3-day headache.
Hey man...we shared that for free...it's all free love man....
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Re: worst gear ever?
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2017, 09:07:18 pm »

Anything Behringer. There, I said it.  :P

You beat me to it.
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Re: worst gear ever?
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2017, 11:04:25 pm »

There was a time when Behringer was a quality mark, made in Germany.

And then it went to shit.

Now, well, they appear to have got back to the idea of quality...


While they kind of got it together for the X series digital mixers they still churn out plenty of the same ol same ol.

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Re: worst gear ever?
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2017, 11:47:10 pm »

Anything Presonus for me. I don't think I've used a piece of their gear that was fully functioning.

Also Alesis. It always worked, but I always wondered why I was using it.....

I'll second Presonus.  I've had so many mixer failures that I refuse freelance work where they are the provided kit.
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