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Analogue mixer with post fader & eq direct outs
Old 4 weeks ago
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Analogue mixer with post fader & eq direct outs

hi there, i'm looking for a 'vibey' old mixing desk to use as a performance tool to get my arrangements done on the fly as i multitrack record into the computer through the many inputs on my audio interface.

the only definite option i've found so far is the soundcraft fx16ii but was hoping for something a little more characterful, with good gain distortion etc.

can anyone recommend a good cheap board with post fader, post eq direct outs? most of the boards i've come across involve using the insert which is obviously pre fader and wouldn't capture mutes, eq changes, fade ins etc
Old 4 weeks ago
  #2
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It's hard to say specifically since a lot of vibey older desks are used, and what it comes down to a lot of the time is whatever you can find for a good deal locally (fb marketplace, craigslist etc). How many inputs/outputs do you need? They're not glamorous, but older Yamaha's can get some gunk by being pushed and they're a great deal usually. I used to use one I found at Goodwill for $30 that I recorded post-fader post-eq into a Behringer Xenyx line input. A noisier way to do things but got the vibe I wanted.
Old 4 weeks ago
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what yamaha desk were you using? i just had a little look on the bay and there are a lot for sale but none seem to have direct outs.

i'm looking at anything with 8, 12 or 16 channels.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by lovecat View Post
what yamaha desk were you using? i just had a little look on the bay and there are a lot for sale but none seem to have direct outs.

i'm looking at anything with 8, 12 or 16 channels.
I can't remember, but it was an 8 channel. More important than the model I think is continuing to search for local stuff that fits your needs then pounce in whatever seems cheap and decent. Would an Allen & Heath MixWizard work for your uses? They're usually easy to find and inexpensive.
Old 4 weeks ago
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the mixwizard looks perfect functionality wise...

regarding the direct outs, some models seem to be pre fader and some post. it's gotta be post for me! i'll do some more research.

cheers!
Old 4 weeks ago
  #6

How about a SOundcraft K1 or K2?



-tINY

Old 4 weeks ago
  #7
Peavey AMR Productions series consoles have direct outs.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Seems that might have been one of the jumper mods' Mackie offered in their 24-8 bus manual?
Old 3 weeks ago
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Tascam M320(b). Get the b version if possible. The A version doesnt have phantom power. The direct out on each channel is post eq and post fader. It is activated when the channel is in the off position. This is key because you can wire your outs from your interface into the line ins so all you have to do is flip a couple switches and you can mix back through the board with out any rewiring. They go anywhere from 400 to 800 bucks. Kicks the **** out of a Mackie.
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