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    Posted: November 21 2004 at 15:05
I'm starting to put a "recording studio" together in my room, but i don't know what to do about a good mixer because my budget is limited and there are so many mixers out there. Can anybody offer any advice?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2004 at 15:16

I have a Tascam US-224, a nifty little box that interfaces with many sequencing packages, including Acid and Sonar.

I think they're about $250 - but well worth it.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2004 at 16:49
err... i'm talking more along the lines of an actual sound board type mixer, not a portastudio...

but thank you anyhow
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2004 at 21:05
The smaller Spirits have a good price/ performance ratio. How many channels do you plan to use?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2004 at 00:27
haha, actually at this point i really don't know... 6 or 8 i suppose
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2004 at 01:50
try to find either a used Mackie or a new/ used Spirit. If your budget is really tight, Midiman makes some decent mixers for small amounts of cash.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2004 at 03:26

You can't go wrong with a Spirit - I've been impressed with the Folio range.

I use the Tascam for simultaneous multi-channel recording - it's a bit more than just a Portastudio; it's a hardware interface to the software -  you get full multitracking capabilities without having to make fiddly mouse clicks and drags everywhere.

But I'll admit it's useless for miking up a drum kit



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2004 at 04:52
Originally posted by Sweetnighter Sweetnighter wrote:

err... i'm talking more along the lines of an actual sound board type mixer, not a portastudio...

but thank you anyhow


The smaller Mackie Mixers are excellent, V quiet and robust. The VLZ series link is below:

http://www.mackie.com/cproducts/mixers/index.html

They also have a budget rance under the Tapco brand.

http://www.tapcogear.com/products/6306/index.html

Hope this is of use.

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2004 at 17:05
oh yeah, and then there's Behringers...apparently they sound a bit like the Mackies (according to Mackie's legal department, anyway)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2004 at 17:29
Awesome everybody, thanks a ton for the help!
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