Cheap line mixer?
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Cheap line mixer?

Hi,

On my mixing desk I've got 2 pre-fade and 4 post-fade aux sends.. but only 2 available stereo returns, which is a real pain.

I bought a cheap Soundlab 4 channel stereo mixer in order to create a submix of my aux sends and return them all to 1 stereo return. I'm not sure what I was expecting but it's completely crap with no headroom at all and it makes everything sound awful.

Are there any better (but still cheap) stereo line mixer options I could use for this purpose?
I've seen the Behringer RX1602 but I really don't want to spend as much as £90 if I can avoid it.

Cheers.
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Using your existing mixer why don't you return the auxes to input channels rather than FX returns? I never use returns unless completely necessary.
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Hi,

On my mixing desk I've got 2 pre-fade and 4 post-fade aux sends.. but only 2 available stereo returns, which is a real pain.

I bought a cheap Soundlab 4 channel stereo mixer in order to create a submix of my aux sends and return them all to 1 stereo return. I'm not sure what I was expecting but it's completely crap with no headroom at all and it makes everything sound awful.

Are there any better (but still cheap) stereo line mixer options I could use for this purpose?
I've seen the Behringer RX1602 but I really don't want to spend as much as £90 if I can avoid it.

Cheers.
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Using your existing mixer why don't you return the auxes to input channels rather than FX returns? I never use returns unless completely necessary.
No channels spare unfortunately
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Cheers but I'm in the uk. And that one is almost £300 anyway. Way too expensive for this particular purpose. My 16 channel mixer itself cost me the same as that.
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