Live Mixers

MACKIE 1604 VLZ4 Mixer Review

PROS: Well built, great sounding EQ, useful in several formats. CONS: Might be overkill for small bands. PRICE: $899 Not too long ago, the quality-to-price factor in compact mixers was pretty sad. When Mackie came on the scene, they were able to make a high quality mixer for a fair price, and the pro audio […]Read More »

Mackie DL1608 16-Channel Live Wireless Mixer

PROS: Effortless wireless mixing, iPad integration, Onyx preamps, price. CONS: None whatsoever. PRICE: $999 Okay, let’s start with the negatives…there are none. So let’s get to all the good stuff, shall we? Mackie’s new DL1608 live mixer is the killer app for the touring band that wants great sound, and the ability to control and […]Read More »

REVIEW: Cerwin Vega CVM-1224FX USB Mixer

PROS: Tons of features, plenty of live/recording applications, easy to use. CONS: None. PRICE: $299 Mixers almost always seem to be available in a standard set of configurations – 12, 16, 24 tracks, for example. In recent years, certain features and designs have also become standards, as well. Cerwin Vega’s new CVM series of mixers […]Read More »

Yamaha MGP16X Mixer

PROS: Plenty of channels, good FX selection, iPhone compatibility. CONS: Might be overkill for the average band. PRICE: $799 Yamaha makes items that range from motorcycles to musical instruments. With their MGP Series of mixers, they’re bringing their high standards of quality to new applications of sound reinforcement. The unit we received was the 16-channel […]Read More »

Reviews: Stanton M.203 DJ Mixer & SCS.4DJ Digital DJ Mixstation

M.203 DJ Mixer – $99 Pros: Sturdy construction, clean layout, replaceable crossfader, quality sound. Cons: None. Aspiring DJs – look no further. If you’re looking to get into the DJ game, the M.203 is the mixer for you. It offers everything you need to get started for mixing and scratching and beyond. Mixers that look, […]Read More »

GEAR REVIEW: Mackie ProFX16 Mixer

Pros: Easy, useable features. Small footprint. Flexible for live applications and recording. Cons: Lack of handle for portability. Abridged manual in the box. It’s hard to find a mixer that will work live, and as part of a decent recording system, but Mackie is bridging the gap between those two worlds with their ProFX16 mixer. […]Read More »

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