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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 »

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 »

GEAR GUIDE: Control Surfaces

Make Your DAW Work For You Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) are great, there’s no questioning that. Every once in a while, though, staring at a computer screen and trying to control the parameters of your recording software with a keyboard and mouse can get tedious. There’s just no replacing the tactile feel that analogue mixing […]Read More »

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