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Old 11-17-2008, 12:07 AM
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Default Could anyone please reccomend a good mixer?

Hey all!
Just wondering if anyone could reccomend a mixer for home recording drums?
I am not looking for uber professional equipment , so for the mixer i would be looking at 70-110. If someone can't reccomend a specific one , could you tell me what to look for in a good recording mixer? Also i have a few questions while im here.

1) If i mixing deck has 12 inputs , but only 3 mic preamps , for example , could you use the other 9 inputs for mics by using XLR to 1/4 inch male jack converters?

2) Is the quality different with using XLR preamps and using a XLR to male 1/4 inch jack converter?

Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:11 AM
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Default Re: Could anyone please reccomend a good mixer?

The main disadvantage I can think of is that you wouldn't be able to use condensers that required phantom power with the XLR to jack leads. There might also be more noise on those channels if you did that.

What are you recording to? It may be that an audio interface would be more the thing you're looking for...
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: Could anyone please reccomend a good mixer?

Sorry i don't understand. So are you saying if i use a XlR to jack converter instead of plugging straight into a XlR socket i wouldn't be able to use some mic's that require 'phantom power'?
And the quality wouldn't be as good?
Also you mention an interface , what is this and what will it do? Thats again mate!
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:19 AM
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Coke is an excellent mixer.
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:51 PM
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The best mixer around? Kitchen Aide
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:05 PM
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Default Re: Could anyone please reccomend a good mixer?

Firstly BIG difference between quality of 1/4" jack and XLR, XLR gives the best quality, you will notice that the signal will sound better with XLR.

Stay away from Behringer they are utter rubbish as the pre-amps are so noisy and their EQ is harsh and just plain awful. Your best bet is Ebay as you can get anything from Sound Craft, Allen & Heath and Yamaha for reasonable price...

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Old 11-22-2008, 06:17 AM
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I've always liked tomato juice, or cranberry juice.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:42 AM
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Firstly BIG difference between quality of 1/4" jack and XLR, XLR gives the best quality, you will notice that the signal will sound better with XLR.

Stay away from Behringer they are utter rubbish as the pre-amps are so noisy and their EQ is harsh and just plain awful. Your best bet is Ebay as you can get anything from Sound Craft, Allen & Heath and Yamaha for reasonable price...

Good luck
I've had very good experience with Behringer products. I had a little Eurorack mixer and it was incredibly clean.
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