good quality tiny mixer? please suggest?!

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miercoles
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good quality tiny mixer? please suggest?!

Post by miercoles » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:22 pm

I'm looking for a very small mixer - something that can comfortably fit on a table top with a small footprint. I'm selling my Onyx 1620 and I'm hoping to upgrade. Of course, less channels is fine, but smaller is a must! Also with preamps that are usable for actual recording... thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Re: good quality tiny mixer? please suggest?!

Post by icedsushi » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:38 pm

Soundcraft Notepad 102? Or stick with Mackie & go down in size to the Mackie 820i...

Been looking for this too, I think the market for something extremely compact & high quality is very small. Hard to believe, considering how common it is nowadays to do most of everything inside the box...

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Re: good quality tiny mixer? please suggest?!

Post by DaffyDub » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:56 pm

Or why not take a small step up from the Notepad 102 to the Notepad 124
Sweet little thing - and not that expensive
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Re: good quality tiny mixer? please suggest?!

Post by oblique strategies » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:00 am

DaffyDub wrote:Or why not take a small step up from the Notepad 102 to the Notepad 124
Sweet little thing - and not that expensive
Really nice.
No cue/solo though. Seems like something necessary is always left out! :x

Maybe this?
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Does it have to be a table-top model? There are some high quality rack mount mixers manufactured by Speck Electronics, APB DynaSonics, Rane, & Ashly that offer a lot more audio quality bang for you buck than any small table top mixer.

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Re: good quality tiny mixer? please suggest?!

Post by miercoles » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:39 pm

Thanks for the suggestions!!!

How do the preamps on the Soundcraft boards compare to the Onyx?

and I'm definitely open to rackmount options too! I would love to have something that I can comfortably use the preamps for recording - not as my main mic pre, but still a usable option.

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Re: good quality tiny mixer? please suggest?!

Post by oblique strategies » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:24 am

Most of the rack mount options don't have preamps, but a few do.

This one is high quality & has mic pres:
API (ATI) 8MX2
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They have other options too: click on 'Rackmount'
http://www.apiaudio.com/8mx2.html

Rane have a line of rack mount mixers: some have mic pres:
http://www.rane.com/am1.html#gpm1_8
I used to have a couple of SM82 mixers that were quite good, no mic pres or cueing though.

As does Ashly - look under 'Analog Mixers':
http://www.ashly.com/products.html

This is actually pretty high on my wish list:
Speck Electronics X.Sum: it has 4 buses & can be used for quad speaker applications:
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http://www.speck.com/xsum/xsum.shtml

This looks cool: it's deep though, the photo is misleading:
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