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Dave Garoutte

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4-6ch mixer suggestions
« on: March 27, 2017, 07:23:31 pm »

My small sound company has a gig coming up where I need several small mixers.
I don't want to use my 24ch performer to mix 3 wireless mics.
Any thoughts on small analog boards?
I have an old Mackie VLZ1202 and a Soundcraft MFXi8, but I need three more.
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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 08:08:36 pm »

I would look for used equipment in your area. Decent analog mixers are had for pennies on the dollar since small digital mixers became so affordable.
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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 08:14:28 pm »

I have a 6 ch Yamaha MG that I hang on to for dance recitals and such.  Sounds good, has a couple stereo channels for music and would manage your 3 mics just fine.  You could probably find some used cheap.  I've heard good things from friends on the A&H Zed small mixers.
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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 08:17:47 pm »

I'd get 3 used Mackie 1202s off C/L or Fleabay and be done with it.
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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 08:37:58 pm »

My small sound company has a gig coming up where I need several small mixers.
I don't want to use my 24ch performer to mix 3 wireless mics.
Any thoughts on small analog boards?
I have an old Mackie VLZ1202 and a Soundcraft MFXi8, but I need three more.
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George Friedman-Jimenez

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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 08:44:05 pm »

Allen and Heath ZED 10 or 10FX depending if you need effects or not. Better sound to my ear than Mackie 1202.
Has anyone used the Midas DM12? On paper it looks like a better configuration (2 full Auxes, monitor outs, very small footprint, main outs, parametric mid freq EQ, Midas preamps) than the A&H or Mackie, for same or less money, but I haven't seen real reviews online and haven't heard it.
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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 10:09:16 pm »

The metal chassis Peavey mixers get my vote. Here's the small one:

https://peavey.com/products/index.cfm/item/666/115024


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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2017, 10:31:44 pm »

How much control do you need?  Shure SCM-268 has 4 inputs and is about as fool proof as it can be.
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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2017, 02:40:31 am »

How much control do you need?  Shure SCM-268 has 4 inputs and is about as fool proof as it can be.


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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 02:12:35 pm »

The metal chassis Peavey mixers get my vote. Here's the small one:

https://peavey.com/products/index.cfm/item/666/115024

+ 1 - I always tout the Peavey PV's - they are indestructible and sound pretty darn good to boot!
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