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    Mixer recommendation?

    I was looking for a small mixer with two stereo ins and a headphone jack. Just for monitoring. I don't need bells and whistles, just clean sound. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Mixer recommendation?

    Check out the Samson Mixpad 4.

    http://www.samsontech.com/products/p...D=66&brandID=2

    I have it and am well satisfied.

    They also have a new model 6 channel that might be interesting.

    http://www.samsontech.com/products/p...D=60&brandID=2

    -- Martin
    http://www.starbirthmusic.com

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    Re: Mixer recommendation?

    Question: do you need a mixer or a monitoring box? Mackie's Big Knob is cheap and cheerful, there's the Presonus Central Station if you want something a little fancier, etc. Monitor controllers can be more convenient.

    Can you be more specific? What are you plugging in?

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    Re: Mixer recommendation?

    I've got a stereo output from a sequencer computer and a stereo output from a G3 computer...going to monitors and...to make my wife happy...headphones.

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    Re: Mixer recommendation?

    Peter,

    Do yourself a favor and get a mixer with more than 2 stereo inputs, because as soon as you get it, you will need more [smile].

    -- Martin
    http://www.starbirthmusic.com

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    Re: Mixer recommendation?

    Yeah, I was thinking I'd give myself a little room to expand.

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    Re: Mixer recommendation?

    Or not. I would have said that a few years ago, but for example I just got rid of my digital mixer. It was big, aging, and I've been doing everything inside the computer anyway, so I was able to streamline my rig by using MOTU PCI-424-based hardware (in addition to Pro Tools MIX).

    There are audio interfaces in every shape and size that can accommodate your toys, and many of them have room for expansion. If you run everything through your computer, you won't need four mixer inputs. You'll need a volume control and that's it.

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    Re: Mixer recommendation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Batzdorf
    Or not. I would have said that a few years ago, but for example I just got rid of my digital mixer. It was big, aging, and I've been doing everything inside the computer anyway, so I was able to streamline my rig by using MOTU PCI-424-based hardware (in addition to Pro Tools MIX).

    There are audio interfaces in every shape and size that can accommodate your toys, and many of them have room for expansion. If you run everything through your computer, you won't need four mixer inputs. You'll need a volume control and that's it.
    Hey Nick,

    I'm curious if you've done any listening tests to see how your mixes "in the box" compare to ones you've done with your digital mixer (ideally with the same material) to see how the imaging compares.

    I wonder if the summing would be better inside a dedicated digital mixer as opposed to a DAW. (This is an assumption i've been clinging to since i have a spirit 328.) i hope to do some tests someday, but due to some routing issues with external hardware units, i haven't been able to do a good A/B yet.

    I sure would like some desk space back tho! (shhh...i don't want my 328 to hear!)

    /john
    John DeBorde

    Composer of Music for Film, TV and Interactive Media

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