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Steve Garris

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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2017, 12:52:52 pm »

I've been using a Mackie ProFX8 V2 for about 3-4 years, now.  Very versatile, and has sliders. IEC power.

-Dennis

That's the one I'm getting. It's nice to have a little graphic EQ. Also, because of this thread I realize it uses an IEC cord.
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Dave Garoutte

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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2017, 02:12:08 pm »

At the risk of jacking this thread, I'd like to know if anyone is sending out these all-in-one, tablet only digital mixers with unattended SoS systems?  I'd like to have the capabilities of an XAir or Ui12 for myself, but not sure if they are user friendly enough to send out in place of a simple analog mixer when there isn't an operator going out with the system.

I have the SC UI12.  I want something simple the Luddite non-techies can deal with.  "Turn this knob to be louder."
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Dennis Wiggins

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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2017, 03:51:06 pm »

That's the one I'm getting. It's nice to have a little graphic EQ. Also, because of this thread I realize it uses an IEC cord.

...and it  fits perfectly between the "nubs" on this $87 (eBay) case.

-Dennis

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stackable-ABS-19-Rack-Flight-Case-4RU-/262373073696?hash=item3d16a76320:g:N5cAAOSwJQdXBWQv
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Stu McDoniel

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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2017, 05:18:14 pm »

At the risk of jacking this thread, I'd like to know if anyone is sending out these all-in-one, tablet only digital mixers with unattended SoS systems?  I'd like to have the capabilities of an XAir or Ui12 for myself, but not sure if they are user friendly enough to send out in place of a simple analog mixer when there isn't an operator going out with the system.
No operator with either of those is not a good idea IMO.
Stick with physical sliders/Pots.
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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2017, 04:55:37 am »

No operator with either of those is not a good idea IMO.
Stick with physical sliders/Pots.

Agreed.  The XR and UI rack mixers are great, but you need someone there who knows how it works. 

But most of all, it defeats the object where just a small mixer is needed as you need to bring along an external router and a hard wired laptop (unless you are brave or foolish).

All the small analogue mixers suggestied here are fine.


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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2017, 07:26:00 am »

Here's today's deal, a Mackie six channel for $159 bucks

 http://www.pssl.com/!ioiVO0ghxcplnP1HODoRdQ!/Killer-Daily-Deals

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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2017, 09:11:16 am »

Here's today's deal, a Mackie six channel for $159 bucks

 http://www.pssl.com/!ioiVO0ghxcplnP1HODoRdQ!/Killer-Daily-Deals
hmmm....

I have that one (the generation before - no colored knobs) for "talking heads" events.  It sounds ok, but for me, the sound quality just isn't right.  With channel EQ flat, and everything else on it flat, it doesn't sound right (compared to my A&H GL2400 and Soundcraft GB8).  The channel EQ sounds fair, the onboard EQ sounds narrow/cheap (I will not use it); I haven't used the onboard effects too much to form an opinion.  Even for "talking heads", I find the need to use the channel EQ to help "clean" the sound.

Been looking at the Soundcraft MFXi8 to replace the Mackie for "talking heads"; though, will keep the Mackie as a backup.

However, for the PSSL price, this looks like a great bargain!
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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2017, 12:30:27 pm »


Been looking at the Soundcraft MFXi8 to replace the Mackie for "talking heads"; though, will keep the Mackie as a backup.

However, for the PSSL price, this looks like a great bargain!

I also have this SC board.  It's a nice solid unit.
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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2017, 02:33:36 pm »

The Soundcraft MFX models are discontinued, replaced by the Signature series.
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Re: 4-6ch mixer suggestions
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2017, 04:34:10 pm »

The Soundcraft MFX models are discontinued, replaced by the Signature series.

There is still NIB units out there if you look around. I wish they didn't discontinue them. The Signature series is a step down in my opinion.
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