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small broadcast mixers
Old 19th October 2002
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Lars FM's Avatar
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small broadcast mixers

Is anybody using (or have used) small broadcast mixers like the Neve 542, Amek BC2, Studer 169 (hope i got the numbers right) for tracking and or summing?
Any opinions on such small mixers compared to seperate preamps and summing hardware?


Old 20th October 2002
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Mike Tholen's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I use a Helios 16x4 for any summing-EQ-Pre yadda yadda...
I also use it to mix small sessions.
I also have a ****load of outboard pres-comps-EQs...the mixer just adds another flavor.
If you can afford it, I highly suggest it.
Old 21st October 2002
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CrazyBeast's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I have a Studer 269, and lately have been doing lots of tests to determine for myself whether this analog summing thing is worth it.

So far I'd say it is an improvement, in some cases a large improvement (especially in the case of larger mixes). The board itself I also like quite a lot, so in my opinion the 169 would also work well.
Old 28th October 2002
OzNimbus's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I've got a Ward Beck T-1202 console I rewired for 12 direct outs...the pre's sound really great.
For those not in the know, the WB stuff was built to compete with Neve, and sounds pretty damn close. I've done side by side comparisons with my 1272's and the WB's definitley hold up.

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