November 9, 2007


by Chris Randall

I need to get a small mixer, 8 ins (with at least 4 mic pres; the other four can be line), at least one aux send with stereo return, and separate outs for monitor and main. Obviously, pretty much any of the current crop of Alesis/Edirol/Behrinshit/whatever 8-channel mixers will fit this bill, but being me, that simply isn't suitable. I don't necessarily mind if it sounds bad, as long as it has a certain je ne sais quoi, which the current crop utterly lack.

Obviously, the Altec mixers are the epitome of cool, but unfortunately, they're utterly lacking in features I need. In trolling the 'bay, I find stuff like this (no line inputs, but otherwise suitable), this (perfect, but overpriced because of the name), or something of that ilk.

Actually, you know what would be perfect for the application I have in mind? A Yammie O1V. Or maybe (just maybe) a DMP7. Does the DMP7 have mic pres w/ phantom, or is it just line level?



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Nov.09.2007 @ 6:47 PM
i've got a dmp7, not used for a LONG time.

from memory there was an accessory 'mic bridge'.
below is the link for the pdf manual if you need it.

i didn't actually operate it that much
but the fellows that did reckoned it was a wonderful mixer.

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Nov.09.2007 @ 6:48 PM
What about Allen & Heath?

Nov.09.2007 @ 6:49 PM
brandon daniel
I've got a couple old Seck mixers (a 12.2 and a 6.2) that I think more or less fit the bill (aside from being 2 channels short or 4 channels large), I dig 'em. Give them a google, they look <a href="link []">link []">like this</a>.

Nov.09.2007 @ 7:40 PM
i have a soundcraft spirit M4, which has the channels and preamps you crave. the preamps really arent too bad, plus it has a sweepable mid-eq. ive really enjoyed mine.

Nov.09.2007 @ 8:40 PM
take a look at TL Audio :

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and Fat Track :
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Nov.09.2007 @ 8:46 PM
That new Korg is mighty sexy.

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I've noticed that you live in the Northwest. Have you ever hit up Pala or Pi-Rem?


Nov.09.2007 @ 9:18 PM
Chris Randall
I don't know what either of those are, so I guess the answer is "no." The new Korg isn't any sexier than an O1V, at three times the price. Although it would certainly do the trick, I guess. The TL M1 is overkill for what I have in mind, and hideously expensive for what you get. The Fat Track is obviously not appropriate, as you'd no doubt know if you actually read my post.



Nov.09.2007 @ 9:20 PM
I 2nd A&H.

Nov.09.2007 @ 10:58 PM
too bad toft audio don't make an 8 channel mixer. I'd buy the 16 channel in heartbeat if I had four grand just lying around.

Nov.09.2007 @ 11:35 PM
Aenemone Carbuncler
yeah, an 8 channel 4 bus Toft would be perfect for me. The Soundcraft 200 series is the only close option I think.

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