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Postby Cutthoat » Wed May 30, 2012 11:10 pm

the title basically asks the question. I'm setting up a home studio and I want to get a good mixing board at the cheapest possible price (understanding these things are usually pretty expensive). I'll be recording 100% electronic music as well as 100% "real" instruments, and everywhere in between.

I've been looking at the "Allen & Heath AH-ZED-14 14-Channel Mixer with USB Interface" any suggestions?

any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Postby bassbum » Wed May 30, 2012 11:45 pm

It says its usb, dose that mean that it will give you a individual output for every channel or will it just give you the master out?

If its not then I would save for something better. You really need like a 8-16 channel desk, you know one with A/B select on every channel so you can run A as you input and B as your output(B).

If your doing that you will also need something like this so you can use the desk properly
http://www.avid.com/US/products/HD-IO/Specifications

Thats a audio interface with enough inputs and outputs.
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Postby Sonika » Thu May 31, 2012 12:32 am

Hey Alex :) whatsup man
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Postby Sonika » Thu May 31, 2012 12:35 am

Here's the one I was telling to about, the relatively cheap Yamaha one. 8 inputs should be good enough for you right? It's got sends and returns so you can use hardware delays and reverbs etc

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000Z7567A
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Postby ehbes » Thu May 31, 2012 12:50 am

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Postby nowaysj » Thu May 31, 2012 1:31 am

Is this the guy who doesn't know what headroom is?
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Postby drake89 » Thu May 31, 2012 1:57 am

I've been looking at the behringer junt. 8 channels with motorized faders and maybe some knobs too. In b4 behringers shit, sometimes it's a sweet perfume.
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Postby Sonika » Thu May 31, 2012 3:16 am

nowaysj wrote:Is this the guy who doesn't know what headroom is?



nope ;-) different guy
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Postby nowaysj » Thu May 31, 2012 4:50 pm

drake89 wrote:In b4 behringers shit, sometimes it's a sweet perfume.


Haha, that will break in 1-2 months. I broke my behringer ban and got a turntable preamp, no moving parts, no buttons, nothing... 1-2 months broken... how do you do that, there are NO moving parts. Anyway, a fool and his money.
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Postby fragments » Thu May 31, 2012 5:11 pm

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-MG10 ... 1172628.gc

JUST posted this another thread...but I got myself sorted for a bill and I'm pretty happy...I'm mostly using this to bounce from the box in to cassette, VHS, record vinyl samples...run stuff through my Korg monotron delay etc.
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Postby Sharmaji » Thu May 31, 2012 5:53 pm

forget the mixer. get yourself a decent i/o w/ good preamps. you'll rarely need more than 2 ins at any given time; anything from the motu ultralite to the metic halo uln-2 would get the job done.

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Postby wormcode » Thu May 31, 2012 6:28 pm

If you're going usb/digital then I'd agree might as well just skip to a good i/o and preamps.
If I were going to get an outboard mixer again, I'd get something with nice EQs that can be run hot and sound nice, likethe older Soundcraft line like the Spirits http://www.soundcraft.com/products/archived.aspx
or one of the Mackies like (maybe the smaller models) http://www.mackie.com/products/sr32-4vlzpro/


Both were/are staples in electronic music, and can be found for a few hundred these days.
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