Originally Posted by Bo Eder
For a guy running a 2-18 sub with a 2.5K power amp I'm a little surprised you don't know what kind of mixer you would actually need or why you would spend the least amount of money on one. Circuitry is like anything else - if you want it to handle what you're doing, the more money spent, the better. Save your pennies and get at least a Mackie 1604VLZ - better if you can get a Yamaha O1v96. But both of those are probably way out of your budget. You'll just have to learn to deal with the clipping.
Well for one, Im a drummer, not an audio tech, lol. I have been fortunate to be able to get the equipment that I have, that doesnt mean I have tons of money to spend all the time, unfortunately. The band does have a large board and sound system but I already have enough to carry around to gigs and try to limit the equipment as much as possible, so carrying around a large board to all our shows just doesnt work. Thats why I had a small mixer in the first place. I checked out both models on Ebay and both look very nice, just a little too big for what I want to carry around. I might jump on one in the future when the money is there.
Originally Posted by audiotech
Why was it clipping in the first place, because of too high a level, and what model mixer was it?
Im not sure why exactly it was clipping, I never thought i ran it that hard. It is an older Behringer 8 channel mixer that looks identical to this, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Behringer-Xe...ht_2585wt_1141
. I switched the channel I was running the trigger through at practice last night, it made it through one song and just stopped. I pulled the mix board apart and nothing looks wrong with it at all, no burn marks or anything.