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What's a better mixer - Mackie ONYX 1220 or Soundcraft MFX12?

Postby Jelnet » Mon May 05, 2008 9:48 pm

Hi all

Just trying to get some general opinions - I'm looking for a smallish home recording mixer to integrate with a PC (Win 2K) setup running Logic 4 and various sound modules and outboard. I also record some accoustic stuff like guitar and sometimes vocals. I'm currently using a Behringer Eurorack desk but want something of a more pro quality. The two models mentioned are what I've narrowed it down to so far but are by no means my final choices.

Any opinions/suggestions about these desks or any others most welcome. Sound quality is my main objective - ie. lack of noise, crosstalk, distortion etc.

Here's a few things I like about those mixers so far:

Mackie: Spec
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Firewire option
ONYX preamps (are these good?)
Less faders - ie. more compact

Soundcraft: Spec
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Built in Lexicon FX
Good reputation around Eq(?)
GB30 Mic Pres (good?)

Any help/suggestions appreciated!
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Re: What's a better mixer - Mackie ONYX 1220 or Soundcraft MFX12?

Postby Martin Walker » Tue May 06, 2008 11:22 am

Hi Jelnet!

This query isn't PC-related, so I'll move it into MRT for you, and you'll get lots more responses.


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Re: What's a better mixer - Mackie ONYX 1220 or Soundcraft MFX12?

Postby DJW » Tue May 06, 2008 11:29 am

Hi

I've gone for the Alesis Multimix 8 USB2.0. Great little 8 channel mixer (4 mono, 2 stereo). If you're looking for a bigger one, there is the Alesis Multimix 16 USB2.0
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Re: What's a better mixer - Mackie ONYX 1220 or Soundcraft MFX12?

Postby Martin Walker » Tue May 06, 2008 12:56 pm

Jelnet - I didn't know you'd already created a duplicate thread in the MRT forum :headbang:

Please don't do this in future, since your answers get spread across multiple threads, making them far less useful to everyone else. Just post a single query in the most appropriate forum. Thanks!

I'll lock this thread though before things get even more confusing.


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