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in the market for a new mixer: midas venice f?
Old 24th January 2013
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in the market for a new mixer: midas venice f?

Hi,

i´m using a mackie 24/8 since a couple of years and it´s time to think about a new mixer. the midas venice f series looks very appelaing to me. i heared only good things about them and the firewirefeature isn´t a bad thing either. I´m not sure if i should go for a f16 or f24 but that wouldn´t be a big problem becuase i have hooked up everything on my patchbay anyway.

my stile of music is basically techno and bassmusic, definately very electronic, occasionally i record a sideproject which has a more jazzy kind of vibe and features a vocalist too. i have to record my hardwaresynths, drummachines and outboard fx, as i mostly make music otb.

so, do you think it would be a noticable step up from the mackie and suit the kind of music i´m producing? the mackie has some kind of sound which isn´t bad for my style of music and a lot of my synths have some noiseproblems anywy and to a certain degree i enjoy having noise on my records. so, i´m not searching for a supersilent desk but it would be good to have better EQs and eventually add some "sound" to my tracks.

thanks in advance,
sl
Old 24th January 2013
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🎧 10 years
Haven't used the F series, but I have used an older Venice 160. Have no complaints about the sound and build quality. The routing options are much better than most budget mixers as well.

I don't think it would be a silver bullet though. Are you unhappy with the 24/8 sound? I have a friend who has one and he records plenty of great music. I don't think his sound would change that much if he suddenly switched to another mixer and left all other parts of his signal chain the same.
Old 27th January 2013
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🎧 15 years
thanks for your input. i´m unhappy with the equalizers of the 24/8 and a couple of channels start to make problems and it takes a lot of space on the desk. a venice would have a smaller footprint but still offer 100 mm faders, which i like a lot to work with.
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