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Old 02-06-2008, 09:00 PM
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yea basically what it says. im looking for a good mixer. nothing too big or too fancy something simple and good. anyone have any ideas?
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:31 PM
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We need a little more info,

How many drums/cymbals do you have?
How many mics are you planning on using?
Is this pro recording or home studio/fun recording?

If your going a few mic's(up to 8) get a simple 8 track Berehnger(sp?) mixer
or if your using it for a more advanced recording application you need to ask someone with more experience than me.

Hope that helps somewhat?
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yes, we need the application! I will be glad to help once you tell us that- you can't give us too many details
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:59 AM
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We need a little more info,

How many drums/cymbals do you have?
How many mics are you planning on using?
Is this pro recording or home studio/fun recording?

If your going a few mic's(up to 8) get a simple 8 track Berehnger(sp?) mixer
or if your using it for a more advanced recording application you need to ask someone with more experience than me.

Hope that helps somewhat?
oops forgot about that lol...um...let see:

- ive got 5 drums and 5 cymbals
- about 5-7 mics
- and for home studio/fun recording
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:14 AM
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yea basically what it says. im looking for a good mixer. nothing too big or too fancy something simple and good. anyone have any ideas?
Mackie, Berhinger both make great mixers. You do want a mixer which has inserts on every channel and preferably with mic imputs on every channel as well.

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Old 02-08-2008, 07:31 AM
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those mackie rackmount 16 channel mixers are all over ebay and they hold up pretty well so buying a used one isn't really an issue. They're fairly complete as far as options go too, considering they're relatively inexpensive and pretty compact.

Make SURE to get a board with phantom power if you have condensers.

And a board that you can mix down to 4 subgroups is pretty handy for recording purposes. You can mix the toms down to a group, snares to a group, kick by itself and overheads/hi hat to another group making it easier to get a solid mix in whatever tracking device you're using.

The smaller Allen and Heath consoles are REALLY nice too (more eq options, matrix outs, longer faders, just more stuff in general) but you pay some serious chedder for them. One of my bands has a 24 channel and a 40 channel, both allen and heaths... I'll never buy anything else (short of a Midas...) after running them.

Also, if you're recording to a computer, you could save yourself some money by looking at boards with a firewire output. This makes it possible to connect it directly to your computer without any other interface. Less gear = less time spent screwing around with gear = more time actually PLAYING DRUMS!

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Old 02-09-2008, 07:33 AM
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those mackie rackmount 16 channel mixers are all over ebay and they hold up pretty well so buying a used one isn't really an issue. They're fairly complete as far as options go too, considering they're relatively inexpensive and pretty compact.

Make SURE to get a board with phantom power if you have condensers.

And a board that you can mix down to 4 subgroups is pretty handy for recording purposes. You can mix the toms down to a group, snares to a group, kick by itself and overheads/hi hat to another group making it easier to get a solid mix in whatever tracking device you're using.

The smaller Allen and Heath consoles are REALLY nice too (more eq options, matrix outs, longer faders, just more stuff in general) but you pay some serious chedder for them. One of my bands has a 24 channel and a 40 channel, both allen and heaths... I'll never buy anything else (short of a Midas...) after running them.

Also, if you're recording to a computer, you could save yourself some money by looking at boards with a firewire output. This makes it possible to connect it directly to your computer without any other interface. Less gear = less time spent screwing around with gear = more time actually PLAYING DRUMS!

This is some pretty good advice as I forgot the about having phantom power as well as the subgrouping which will allow you to run the vox one one subgroup and instruments on the other.


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