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Quality 4 channel mixer? Consoles
Old 22nd December 2010
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Quality 4 channel mixer?

I'm setting up a little space to practice bass/guitar, in which I'll be using the SansAmp character series (so I can keep my marriage intact). Can anyone suggest a quality 4 channel analog-only mixer? This is also a little experiment to see what kind of quality tones I can get with analog only emulation/signal chain, so I'm looking for more than, you know, a mackie.

$1k or below would be ideal - thanks!

Also, if anyone would care to suggest monitors for this little project, I'd love to hear it! $3k is where I'm looking for the entire thing.
Old 26th December 2010
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After a surprisingly large amount of digging, I stumbled on to this:

Toft Audio Designs ATB Series Console - 4 Channel Pony | VintageKing.com

This is pretty much what I'm looking for, but way too much $. I'd be perfect happy with removing the EQ section altogether to save $, but I doubt anyone makes a mixer like that? Any suggestions?
Old 26th December 2010
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I don't know a better deal. Cheaper can, but will cost you quality. Better can also, but will cost way more... You get what you pay for.

Maybe look second hand... There are many small hi end desks arround for rather cheap from broadcast and classical recording setups. i saw recently this one in the UK for 1400£ as example.
Old 26th December 2010
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I am also interested in a quality desk of this size, to put an entire mix through and parrallel compress (via the Auxs) without it obviously degrading the signal.
Old 27th December 2010
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Check out the Ashly stuff, perhaps. Pretty well done and within your budget. How about the MX-508?

Cheers,

Otto
Old 27th December 2010
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Originally Posted by ofajen View Post
Check out the Ashly stuff, perhaps. Pretty well done and within your budget. How about the MX-508?

Cheers,

Otto
This is exactly what I was looking for - thanks!

I'm still open to any other suggestions, of course?
Old 27th December 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by caustic386 View Post
This is exactly what I was looking for - thanks!
You're welcome. As you may have noticed, the MX-406 would also have enough inputs, but it has only high and low shelving EQ, without the tunable mid band that the MX-508 has. It also has only one aux send, rather than two.

Cheers,

Otto
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