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Which mixer?

Mackie ProFX16
- 0 (0%)
Yamaha MG166CX (USB)
- 1 (5%)
A&H ZED 12FX (USB)
- 8 (40%)
Mackie Onyx 1640 (used)
- 8 (40%)
Soundcraft MFX12
- 3 (15%)

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Dave Wightman

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Help Me Pick A Mixer
« on: July 16, 2011, 08:08:54 pm »

So I am starting to assemble my own PA system and so far, I have 2 RCF Art312A speakers (these are my own) with a powered mixer and 4 passive Phonic speakers (which I am borrowing from a friend of mine in the acoustic band). I am hoping to soon buy 2 more powered speakers along with an unpowered passive mixer. This will mostly be used for a 2 man acoustic band myself and a friend of mine have just put together. We will also have a bass player occasionally playing with us, so at most, I will need about 5 inputs for this band (3 mics for vocals and 2 inputs for guitars). This will also be used for a 4 piece classic rock band that has 2 guitar players, a bass player, and drummer that I will be doing sound for. They have 3 vocal mics and as of now, I will not be mic'ing any instruments or have any amps going into the PA. Also if possible, I would like to try to do some recording with this mixer. I am not sure which mixer will be best for me, but have limited it to a few options that I think will work best. My budget is about $500 (give or take $50 or so). Thanks! And if anyone knows of any mixers that would work for me that are not on here, please feel free to include them.
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Re: Help Me Pick A Mixer
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 04:29:05 am »

If you buy an MG Yamaha promptly smash it and take it to the nearest dumpster and save yourself the trouble.

(sorry, not a fan)

I'd look on eBay for a used A&H MixWiz.
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Re: Help Me Pick A Mixer
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 04:58:45 am »

If you buy an MG Yamaha promptly smash it and take it to the nearest dumpster and save yourself the trouble.

(sorry, not a fan)

I'd look on eBay for a used A&H MixWiz.

I'd second that, but also add that I just saw a GL2200 go on ebay for about $500. It looked it great nick too.
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Re: Help Me Pick A Mixer
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 04:59:56 am »

i wouldnt pick any of those.
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Re: Help Me Pick A Mixer
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 11:48:37 pm »

MixWiz + outboard or StudioLive 16.  If it weren't for the drums, you could use an original O1V.
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Re: Help Me Pick A Mixer
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 03:39:49 pm »

MixWiz + outboard or StudioLive 16.  If it weren't for the drums, you could use an original O1V.
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Re: Help Me Pick A Mixer
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 05:51:17 pm »

  If it weren't for the drums, you could use an original O1V.

OK, I'll bite.

What makes the original 01V incompatible with drums?  I seem to get away with it.  ;)

GTD
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Re: Help Me Pick A Mixer
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 07:19:01 pm »

  If it weren't for the drums, you could use an original O1V.

OK, I'll bite.

What makes the original 01V incompatible with drums?  I seem to get away with it.  ;)

GTD

You'll only have 12 mic inputs.   You can get more by adding an 8 channel mic pre such as Presonus.    I'm not sure if you can add a full 8 to the original 01V96.  Anyone?
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Re: Help Me Pick A Mixer
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011, 08:08:04 pm »

Well you could get away with it if you like the kick and overhead thing but I think most of us prefer more control over the drum mix. I'd rather have the snare, hat, and toms even if it's a tiny room where I may not turn on half those mics. Better to have it there than to wish that you did.
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Re: Help Me Pick A Mixer
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 08:45:22 pm »

Considering the OP said he wasn't going to run any instruments through the PA, I think the 01v will be fine. I upgraded from a Mackie 1642 and a rack of gear to an older original 01v and it's what I use for 3-4 vocals, keys, and occasionally bass, 2 guitars, and kick. That's 9 mic inputs with 3 left over.

I think that given the uses he outlined above, an 01v would be a great choice and be much better than many of those listed. With an ADAT card, even better.
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