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What's a good mic mixing board?

ddw 07 Dec 99 - 11:28 PM
Noah Zacharin 08 Dec 99 - 01:10 PM
ddw 08 Dec 99 - 08:10 PM
Sandy Paton 09 Dec 99 - 01:03 AM
poet 09 Dec 99 - 06:07 PM
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Subject: What's a good mic mixing board?
From: ddw
Date: 07 Dec 99 - 11:28 PM

I'm looking for a mixer to handle two mics and one or two guitars with pickups and preamps in them.

The uses will be recording me and my harmonica playing partner at home for working on arrangements, timing, etc. and possibly for the odd gig.

I have a chance to pick up a Radio Shack 8080 mixer — nine channels, three of which are mic ports — for about half the new price, but I'm a little leary of it.

Would appreciate any comments from M'catters who have more experience with these things — including suggestions on other mixers and price ranges.

thanx, david


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Subject: RE: What's a good mic mixing board?
From: Noah Zacharin
Date: 08 Dec 99 - 01:10 PM

my initial response would be for you to check out the mackie 1202. they make great boards, high value for the money, high quality mic preamps. without knowing how much you wanna spend, however, there is no answer to your question. how much do you wanna spend?


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Subject: RE: What's a good mic mixing board?
From: ddw
Date: 08 Dec 99 - 08:10 PM

Thanks, Noah. Someone else mentioned the Mackie boards to me, but I haven't had a chance to check them out yet. I understand they have a Web site, which I plan to check later tonight.

I can't really say how much I want to spend on this thing — I have no idea of the costs. I imagine a lot has to do with sophistication, amplifier or just pre-amps, number of ports and pots, etc., so I'm really flailing in the dark here. I had a pretty good home recording setup back in the '60s, but haven't kept up with anything since then. I guess what it comes down to is doing enough research to decide what I need, then shopping for best value.

thanx

david


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Subject: RE: What's a good mic mixing board?
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 01:03 AM

Friend of mine once advised me: get anything you need at Radio Shack, provided what you need doesn't have to conduct electricity and has no moving parts.

Bruce Boege was going through a Mackie 1202 when he was recording Bok, Muir & Trickett's Language of the Heart. Sounded good to me, but it's probably more than you need for your purposes.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: What's a good mic mixing board?
From: poet
Date: 09 Dec 99 - 06:07 PM

DDW
A Carslboro 8 channel mixer amp would be ideal for you with
high & low imped inlets X 8.
base/mid/treble tone control.2 or 4 speakers. tape in and out ports + effects built in.

But remember the quality ofyour speakers is just as important as your mixer maybe more so.

asfor money buy the biggest and the best you can afford.small & cheap causes sound problems and you soon have to replace.

Graham (Guernsey)


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