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Noob looking for recommended audio mixer option for specific use.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Noob looking for recommended audio mixer option for specific use.

Hi there,

First off, excuse my extreme ignorance on the subject. I have a simple task that I need to achieve but I am a complete noob and I am unsure what device(s) I would need to make this happen:

I need a device that allows me to receive feeds from 2 or 3 mics and output it to my headphones and at the same time get a feed from my pc or phone to output music to a couple 4 ohms speakers AND have the ability to output mic feds to those same speaker if needed.

Basically I need a device that has multiple inputs and multiple outputs and allows me to route specific inputs to specific outputs at the same time.

Is this something a regular 2-bus audio mixer can achieve? I know they have multiple inputs but I am unsure if I could ROUTE those inputs to different outputs at the same time.

I need to be sure before I make a purchase so I thought I'd ask here.

Here is the link for the mixer I was looking at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Alto-Professio...gateway&sr=8-3

Thanks a lot for your cooperation.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Hi there,

First off, excuse my extreme ignorance on the subject. I have a simple task that I need to achieve but I am a complete noob and I am unsure what device(s) I would need to make this happen:

I need a device that allows me to receive feeds from 2 or 3 mics and output it to my headphones and at the same time get a feed from my pc or phone to output music to a couple 4 ohms speakers AND have the ability to output mic feds to those same speaker if needed.

Basically I need a device that has multiple inputs and multiple outputs and allows me to route specific inputs to specific outputs at the same time.

Is this something a regular 2-bus audio mixer can achieve? I know they have multiple inputs but I am unsure if I could ROUTE those inputs to different outputs at the same time.

I need to be sure before I make a purchase so I thought I'd ask here.

Here is the link for the mixer I was looking at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Alto-Professio...gateway&sr=8-3

Thanks a lot for your cooperation.
Routing options on those desktop project mixers are essentially non-existent. Besides, the sound quality on that Alto mixer is mediocre. I know, because I owned one for a couple of months after getting it at a fire-sale price.

I know about routing frustrations, though, which is the reason I got a Behringer Ultrazone, a very simple, but, in my case, very useful line mixer. No mic pres, though. Strictly line-level.
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Its going to be difficult to get complete flexibility like this in a small desktop.

The old Behringer Eurorack MX1604A and UB1204s did have two output buses and an FX send, although the two buses weren't truly independent: The channel routing was Bus 1/2 OR Bus 3/4. The newer Xenix models got rid of Buss 3/4 altogether.

Also when you says "to output music to a couple 4 ohms speakers " you will need an external amplifer to do that. None of the mixers in this small desktop class have powered speaker outs.
Old 3 weeks ago
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The Fame Audio PM 400 Powermixer has 4 mic pre-amps, accepts a cd/line input and contains a 2x75w poweramp to drive speakers. Under a hundred quid.
It's not tiny, but it's not huge either!

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