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Recommendations for a small mixer?
Old 3 days ago
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Recommendations for a small mixer?

Hi guys,

I am currently running a live setup as part of my band which features 2 instruments with very different volume outputs. One is a synthesizer run from an app on my iPhone and the other is a home-made photo theramin. I run them through a pedal board featuring various weird and wonderful effects pedals.

At the moment, I mute the chain with a tuner pedal when switching between the two and use a gain pedal for the quieter of the two instruments. The iPhone and theramin do have individual volume controls but the difference between the two signals is still pretty big.

What I want to achieve is the ability to run both instruments at once, but also to be able to adjust each instruments volume level independently. For example, I have a Mooer Micro ABY pedal which allows me to run both instruments into the rig, but does't help me when it comes to controlling the volume.

My initial thoughts are a small mixer would work best, so I can have 2 channels going in with one output going to the pedalboard. I do have an Alesis MultiMix4 but this just feels like overkill for the sake of what I wanna achieve. Any suggestions either for a really small basic 2 channel mixer, or for something else that would work in this scenario?

Old 3 days ago
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Mackie 402 would do the job and leave room for expansion with mic inputs as well. Built well, sounds good, and can be a Swiss army knife mixer for other needs. I bought one for DJ'ing my daughter's school events vs. bringing a full rack, and it works great.

Otherwise, you could look at used Rane rack mount mixers.
Old 3 days ago
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In your shoes I'd use the MultiMix.

Rolls makes a few little tiny mixers that might be more what you're looking for; the MX28 and MX22S are a couple of examples that might be appropriate.
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Originally Posted by jsgordon1 View Post
Hi guys,

I do have an Alesis MultiMix4 but this just feels like overkill for the sake of what I wanna achieve.
The Alesis isn't overkill. Its exactly the right size. When you said its overkill I looked it up thinking it was some enormous unit that was too heavy to carry around.

Use the Alesis MultiMix 4.
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