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Topic: Looking for a in house mixing desk
For full flexibility I think I need a final stage mixer, probably 6Ch, so I can switch between TT, CDJ, and various controller dj's.
Locally maplin (if you don't know maplin think radio shack) grade mixing desks appear in a few pawn shops, £40-£50.
Small potatoes but gear snobbery leads me to think they'll be pretty poor.
Anywho, can any peeps here recommend a 6/8 Ch desk that's tried & tested?
Not needing Fx on the desk, just decent build quality and clean sound quality.
Inviato Tue 06 Feb 18 @ 11:55 pm
There are others in the MG series depending how many input channels you want.
The Maplin quality ones are best avoided as they hiss badly and a lot of the controls break easily.
Inviato Wed 07 Feb 18 @ 3:08 am
Inviato Wed 07 Feb 18 @ 7:31 am
There are only 2 things I personally don't like about it:
- The power button is under the unit (really strange - but probably for safety)
- There are no channel LEDs for showing MUTE on/off
Things other people may not like:
- Only 1 send (if you want to use fx), so only 1 possible separate monitor mix (but there are a seperate monitor/booth output for master mix output)
- Only 2 stereo channels, so if you need more stereo inputs than that (for instance a lot of CDJs/controllers), some of them will need to be setup as a 2 channel input
(don't get scared by the list price - a more normal price is around $290 / €255)
Inviato Wed 07 Feb 18 @ 8:55 am
Inviato Wed 07 Feb 18 @ 9:01 am
Inviato Wed 07 Feb 18 @ 8:07 pm
Inviato Wed 07 Feb 18 @ 9:09 pm
5 recommendations from peeps whose opinion I consider solid,
I'll be scouting them all, I'm stepping away from bare minimum (6Ch) as more channels will make my rig hire much more flexible..
Inviato Wed 07 Feb 18 @ 10:01 pm
locodog wrote :
I'm stepping away from bare minimum (6Ch)
Wise move. IMO if you're gonna get a mixing desk, get one with plenty of channels on it.
The first one I ever bought had 12 channels. Star Sound Dynamix 212!
In the 80s I used to look longingly at pictures of Seck mixers. Never owned one though :-(
Inviato Wed 07 Feb 18 @ 10:12 pm
As long as it isn't damaged from whatever lorry it fell from the back of I think we have a winner!
Inviato Sat 10 Feb 18 @ 12:24 am
Inviato Sat 10 Feb 18 @ 1:11 am
It's pristine, the 2i2o usb bus is great I can use my backup machine to record the set and if the worst happens (main machine craps out) then backup plays out.
So that's that one solved but now I need to mic & lead up. 12ch, 5 for drums, enuff for instruments/vox, a couple of roadies...
Well that escalated quickly :-)
Inviato Tue 13 Feb 18 @ 7:26 pm
Inviato Tue 13 Feb 18 @ 8:02 pm