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Any thoughts on the Solid State Logic SiX Desktop Mixer Multi-Channel Preamps
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Any thoughts on the Solid State Logic SiX Desktop Mixer

Any thoughts on this as a high quality stereo on location recording mixer?

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Seems quite happening to me. I cannot wait to test it out. Seems like it's at the right price point too.


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Any thoughts on this as a high quality stereo on location recording mixer?

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I have this unit and am listening to it. It offers a very good sound. Despite my bashing it for being made in China, it is very well built and well thought out.

In a pure sense, it is a minimalist mixer with two stereo line ins, and two mic preamplifiers. However, it has a useful number of aux. sends and inserts.

So for the OP, it could mix 6 inputs quite well. One would use 4 channels of outboard preamps, say with 2 ambience mics, and a stereo spot mic. Then the main mics on the two mic preamps on the SeX (sic). Stereo line ins are not pannable, so choose a real stereo input for those channels.

Faders are somewhat light weight but will not move when you breathe on them.

Mixer has excellent headroom and a neutral tone. NON SSL bright.

I will continue the evaluation.

I might keep it to sum recorded channels for a cd-ref mix.
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I have this unit and am listening to it. It offers a very good sound. Despite my bashing it for being made in China, it is very well built and well thought out.

In a pure sense, it is a minimalist mixer with two stereo line ins, and two mic preamplifiers. However, it has a useful number of aux. sends and inserts.

So for the OP, it could mix 6 inputs quite well. One would use 4 channels of outboard preamps, say with 2 ambience mics, and a stereo spot mic. Then the main mics on the two mic preamps on the SeX (sic). Stereo line ins are not pannable, so choose a real stereo input for those channels.

Faders are somewhat light weight but will not move when you breathe on them.

Mixer has excellent headroom and a neutral tone. NON SSL bright.

I will continue the evaluation.

I might keep it to sum recorded channels for a cd-ref mix.

cool to hear your review. have you tried the pres on their own? or would you certainly use outboard pres?

i'm picturing using it for remote acoustic recordings, but the pres are my biggest question. i really like my neve 5024 (5012) in comparison, and i don't drive them hard or use the silk much. i've thought about just getting a 5012 to bring with my converters, but the six has a lot to offer (at that price too).

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The mic pres on the SeX (sic) sound very good. My comments above concern using outboard mic amps for the (2) stereo line ins on the mixer.
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The mic pres on the SeX (sic) sound very good. My comments above concern using outboard mic amps for the (2) stereo line ins on the mixer.
ah yes, i thought about that after i reread your review. thx for the comfirmation.
sounds like its worth it for me to check one out.
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The mic pres on the SeX (sic) sound very good.
Yeah yeah. SiX/SeX. Good lord, this isn't junior high. Please conduct yourself like a grownup.

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For Brent Hahn, policeman.
God forbid one shouldn’t have a little fun.
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It's certainly a reasonable price for two good preamps and some decent signal routing capabilities. The channel EQ is light (looks like fixed bands to me) as is the compression.

But I was listening to the comparisons Lynn Fuston posted on Sweetwater, and it certainly sounds as good as the rack mounted preamps and bus compressor it competes with.
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It's certainly a reasonable price for two good preamps and some decent signal routing capabilities. The channel EQ is light (looks like fixed bands to me) as is the compression.

But I was listening to the comparisons Lynn Fuston posted on Sweetwater, and it certainly sounds as good as the rack mounted preamps and bus compressor it competes with.

i thought the gcomp sounded best in the 24bit samples for the drums and mix samples. a little more forward and detailed than the six. i could really hear it in the snares and reverb tails. i couldn't tell much difference between the pres tho, maybe a little more highs in the vhd, but pretty subtle.

i'm listening on some nice hp's.
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