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What's acceptable cheapest mixer for classical "line in" recording?

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if using anyhow at least some dedicated presimposing sources, what would you say is a acceptable mixer for passing line signals and evtl. a couple of mic signals and saving them to a multy teac recorder (tascam dr680)??
Is it basically only Mixwizard or Zed from AH?

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There's some really great engineers out there who either started on or moved to Mackies for their portability, so..... Fwiw. Actually Mackie Onyx's ive used had a cleaner sound IMO than my Mixwiz does.
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There's some really great engineers out there who either started on or moved to Mackies for their portability, so..... Fwiw. Actually Mackie Onyx's ive used had a cleaner sound IMO than my Mixwiz does.
Kevin, interesting you mentioned Mackie. I have seen it on this board as a good mixer, even the modest 1402 VLZ-3 that I have. I am sure used can be picked up quite cheaply. I have not worked with mine much. I am still way too new to mix live and prefer to do it in post.


PS - I just checked and they are US$400 new.
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Yeah in search of an answer I come here across posts saying classical got done on a Mackie. I guess if anyways you put line in then you might bypass the pres but still do you get any coloration?

Anything else (maybe better than a Mackie)? What do you make of the cheaper smaller Soundcrafts like edm6 I've heard their pres are very respectable.
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A small(ish) mixer often seen used on classical stuff in the UK is the DDA Interface. They're no longer available new but a good used one shouldn't be expensive. The Interface is bigger than the VLZ Mackies but has a much better build quality, is more readily serviceable and I think sounds noticeably better than any Mackie I've used - nicer sounding preamps, cleaner mix buss and useable EQ. I've found Mackies generally to have decent enough preamps but these are let down by the mix quality, a not very pleasant/useful EQ, and poor build quality/reliability. The DDAs are bigger and heavier but for me are worth the extra hassle as I feel they're just better sounding and more reliable mixers. YMMV of course.
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Thanks good tip.

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