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Chandler Mini mixer compared to TG1 THD mode Summing Mixers
Old 23rd December 2015
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Chandler Mini mixer compared to TG1 THD mode

I’ve been thinking recently about going ITB and just having a summing mixer and it’s made me think about what I would miss most from my studio if I didn’t have it.

The answer was my TG1 but not just because it’s a great compressor but mainly because of the THD mode. I use it on so many things and it nearly always works for me.

So I’m wondering how the Chandler mini mixer compares. Would running it hot give me a similar sound or is it something unique to the TG1?
Old 23rd December 2015
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I’ve been thinking recently about going ITB and just having a summing mixer and it’s made me think about what I would miss most from my studio if I didn’t have it.

The answer was my TG1 but not just because it’s a great compressor but mainly because of the THD mode. I use it on so many things and it nearly always works for me.

So I’m wondering how the Chandler mini mixer compares. Would running it hot give me a similar sound or is it something unique to the TG1?
The Mini Rack Mixer has 22 transformers, it makes a difference. Basically 20 TG line amps and 22 transformers in one box; it's a big fat and wide sound! Like a large format console stuffed into 5 rack spaces.
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The Mini Rack Mixer has 22 transformers, it makes a difference. Basically 20 TG line amps and 22 transformers in one box; it's a big fat and wide sound! Like a large format console stuffed into 5 rack spaces.
That's what I've read. I suppose I really need to listen to one to see if it's what I'm looking for.

The summing mixer I'm using at the moment is 16x2 and has 20 transformers. All old Neve parts but it's just passive so it's not actually line amps on the inputs. I really like it but it can't be a bit "soft" for me sometimes. My TG1 is a bit edgier so I think I'd like that in a summing box. That's what I'm wondering if the Chandler mixer will give me.

With the Mini mixer. Does the channel level pot actually drive the line amp or does it come after the amp?
What I mean is... With my TG1 I can crank the input to get it to saturate and trim it down with the output. Could I push stuff into the mixer and trim it down with the level or does the level pot actually determine how much the channel saturates?
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With the Mini mixer. Does the channel level pot actually drive the line amp or does it come after the amp?
What I mean is... With my TG1 I can crank the input to get it to saturate and trim it down with the output. Could I push stuff into the mixer and trim it down with the level or does the level pot actually determine how much the channel saturates?
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