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Warm Mixer for Oldschool House music (once again!)
Old 22nd March 2017
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(help me choose) Warm Mixer for Oldschool House music (once again!)

After some time spend with my choice (Crest Audio XR-24)

[here is the link to a previous thread about it: Soundcraft 600 vs Midas Venice 240]

i am selling it now. The reason is that it sounds too boring, lifeless,just too "clear". I was able to take an original Mackie 1604 mixer and was overwhelmed by the overall sound of my mixes, because it saturates like hell (in pleasant way). So now I am searching for a mixer desk that can be overdriven in a pleasant way with decent eqs.

I have options available on a used market:

1. Soundcraft bb100 - for a 1200$
2. Amec Tac Scorpion - for a 1200$
3. Soundcraft B400 (that Studer thing) for 1600$
4. Soundcraft SR200 - for 1100$
5. Allen & Heath GL 2400 - for 500$

And i do also have as an option, i dont know if i can reach out, but...

6. Trident 8T - for 3200$

I need a warm sound for house music, i want to be able to slam the mix hard, to give a saturation to my roland tr-909 machine and to my korg m1 pianos and other stuff.

By the way here are some my mixes made with Mackie mixer...




Last edited by dannynyman; 24th March 2017 at 11:56 AM..
Old 23rd March 2017
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Hey, anyone?)
Old 24th March 2017
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Also thinking about ordering Tascam M series Mixer, maybe M-320 or something like that from EBAY ...
Old 13th December 2018
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Hey man how did you go on your search for a desk? I'm in the same boat for my modular setup for techno.
Old 15th May 2019
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INTERESTED as well

I am playing around with a Soundcraft B800 atm, which to my ears sounds fantastic it is just a bit harder to use than my ssl x-desk that I also liked with a very open and precise sound (no eq though and there are no x-pandas to be found which would have solved the channel number problem for me).
Old 18th May 2019
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Can't speak for the saturation but the EQ on the old soundcraft spirit studio desks were pretty good! I also had the bigger Mackie desk that everyone had can't remember the exact name? Maybe 8 bus? Not the digital one! I sold it very quickly after I heard the Waves Renaissance EQ for the first time! The soundcraft Ghost is also very nice!
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