Looking at Mixers

post by jefftk (jkaufman) · 2020-01-06T16:10:01.773Z · score: 5 (2 votes) · LW · GW · None comments

This is not an official post by the BIDA Board, and the Board has not reviewed it.

In Spring 2015 BIDA bought a Mackie 1604-VLZ Pro mixer used for $275. It wasn't the ideal mixer, but it was reasonably close and a good price. It's been starting to wear out for a while, however, and last night one of the two monitor mixes stopped working. While this one may be fixable, I think we should probably get a new mixer that's closer to what we want and sell this one. Here's what I think would be good in a mixer for a dance like BIDA:

I'm thinking that an analog board probably still makes sense, given that we have a range of people who run sound at the dance, but I could be convinced otherwise. Looking around, here's are the options that look best to me:

Most of these also have cheaper options available if we bought used.

What mixers have people been using for live sound, and what do you like about them?

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