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blackwell99 3rd September 2015 10:51 PM

Mixer/Interface upgrade. What to buy?
 
Hi all,

We need to upgrade to a recording interface with at least 16 mic pre amps.

We have been using a Mackie 1620i and are pretty happy with it.

Our DAW is an older Mac Tower with Pro Tools. It has USB 2.0.

I have done some research on interfaces and mixers for recording and its hard to cut through all the products. We are thinking about a Mackie 1640i, its well priced and the Onyx pre amp sounds okay, but there are some downsides to Mackie Products, mainly support. We like the fact that the 1640 can send all tracks back to the mixer so you can do an analog mix.

Any suggestions would be appreciated greatly.

We are recording Avant Jazz, our latest project has more effects, horns with pedals and a vocalist.

Thanks
Mike and Billie

Female Jazz Drummer, Composer and Bandleader BILLIE DAVIES.

Mitch101 13th September 2015 09:20 PM

Im in a similar position, looking for a new mixer. Ive used up all the inputs on my old one. I thought it would be a good idea to get one which also has a built in interface, so I came across the Soundcraft Signature 22 MTK its due to come out next month. It has everything I need, except an aux send return. Maybe it would be worth you looking at too?

blackwell99 17th September 2015 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Mitch101 (Post 11330565)
Im in a similar position, looking for a new mixer. Ive used up all the inputs on my old one. I thought it would be a good idea to get one which also has a built in interface, so I came across the Soundcraft Signature 22 MTK its due to come out next month. It has everything I need, except an aux send return. Maybe it would be worth you looking at too?

Thanks, I'll take a look |:)

Did a lot of digging into interfaces, now I understand them a bit better.

We sort of went back to the Mackie 1640i, 16 inputs, firewire.

Take care
Mike and Billie

Female Jazz Drummer, Composer and Bandleader BILLIE DAVIES.