mixing desk advice?!?!?

Jul 18, 2005

  1. miyo

    miyo
    30 posts
    Since Jun 14, 2005
    im looking into buying a mackie 8 bus mixer sometime in the near future? just thought id ask you guys your opinion, good or not?. also is a desk a good way to go if your running a mainly digital set up?
    any advice would be great!?
  2. Dillusion_Man Emu Abuser...

    Dillusion_Man
    10,174 posts
    Since Mar 2, 2002
    Its perfect if you have outboard and/or a mutli IO soundcard yep.

    I'd die without my mixer now. :death:



    Gain!! GAIN!!!!!!!! :love::thumbup: :upsidedow
  3. fatmomma2

    fatmomma2
    397 posts
    Since Jan 19, 2004
    desks are something which are a bit personal really

    like i run an a&h desk because the eq's piss all over the mackies - but then someone was saying they didn't like the sound of the a&h when you overdrive it ... personally i love it, most of my basslines make the peak light stay on constantly...

    so i won't really say which desk you should go for, you should make up your own mind

    but i will say

    1) if you're not sure then possibly an 8-bus isn't the place to start
    2) yes analogue is perfectly relevant to a digital setup, as long as you have the analogue outputs to drive it. analogue and digital are like two long lost lovers. Get them together on the right occasion and you'll have a beautiful harmony - either side without the other, i would say, is not wholly complete.
  4. Dillusion_Man Emu Abuser...

    Dillusion_Man
    10,174 posts
    Since Mar 2, 2002

    oh yes! gotta see the red!!! :devil:


    I found mackies light and a bit fairy. The soundcraft has lovelly gain and the EQ is controllable maybe more than creative, but the mid sweep has a lovelly tone.

    At 320 odd from turnkey the Spirit M12 is a fucking bargin in my view!

    :twothumbs:
  5. fatmomma2

    fatmomma2
    397 posts
    Since Jan 19, 2004
    yeah you gotta love the bottom line really

    i could have bought 16 of those... :teeth:
  6. Dillusion_Man Emu Abuser...

    Dillusion_Man
    10,174 posts
    Since Mar 2, 2002
    I almost did! :eek:
  7. king_louis The Jungle VIP

    king_louis
    11,018 posts
    Since May 15, 2004
    Come on Momma... post the pic! You know you want to.....:biggrin:
  8. Dillusion_Man Emu Abuser...

    Dillusion_Man
    10,174 posts
    Since Mar 2, 2002

    yeah! lets see. :eek:
  9. decoherance

    decoherance
    5,102 posts
    Since Oct 25, 2004
    :script:

    microkorg through the soundcraft overdriven to fuck = :eek: :slayer:
  10. king_louis The Jungle VIP

    king_louis
    11,018 posts
    Since May 15, 2004
    Pulse ---> Sherman ---> ART Tube Eq ---> Soundcraft:slayer: