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looking for a large second hand mixing desk
my budget is £500 absolute maximum, i want to take direct outs into my motu 24 i/o do all of the larger desks like this have there direct outs post eq on the direct outs or is that specific to certain ones? i thought it might be nice to be able to use the eq etc, anyone else got any other suggestions for desks it might be worth looking at? in this price range? many thanks
oh also just wondered has anyone heard of or got any experience with DDA CS3 32 it says its midas quality on the listing?
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Oh, and you should *really* look at any second-hand desk you buy before you hand over money! They can be very time-consuming (and occasionally expensive) to maintain.
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A lot of desks with direct outs do so pre eq so the chance of using the mixer for that purpose are nil.
Check out this site for mixers with pre/post eq direct outs etc - it's not comprehensive but it's a start.
The other thing to factor in budget wise with all your ins and outs is cabling. Six times eight way looms of a passable quality ain't cheap.
Do it - but be aware of ALL expenses/disadvantages. Get it right though and it's a pleasure to do something without having to stare at a computer screen all the time.
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As has been said before, don't forget the cabling - I'm right in the middle of running all the cables for my new studio and it has taken nearly as long as the physical construction process.
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