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    Allen & Heath Mixwizard 20:8:2

    Mixer

    After a spell away from project studio consoles, Allen & Heath return with a magical new contender. Martin Walker conjures up some thoughts on the WZ20:8:2.

    Reviews Sep 1997
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    Yamaha 03D

    Digital Mixing Console

    Yamaha brought the price of an automated digital mixer crashing to below £2000 with the release of the ProMix 01. They then followed up with the fully-featured 02R, but at over £7000, it wasn't cheap. Now there's the 03D, which seeks to combine the features of the 02R with the amazing value of the 01. Hugh Robjohns checks out the 03D's zeros and ones...

    Reviews Jun 1997
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    Tascam M1600

    Series Mixing Console

    Another 8-bus console hits the streets, as Tascam release an ideal partner for their digital 8-track recorders. Dominic Hawken takes a listen.

    Reviews Apr 1997
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    Soundtracs Topaz 14:4

    4-buss Compact Mixer

    Steve Brodie checks out Soundtracs' latest addition to the increasingly-crowded compact mixer market.

    Reviews Mar 1997
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    Korg Soundlink DRS 168RC

    Automated Digital Recording Console

    Though digital technology has transformed the nature of synths, effects, and even multitracks, project studio mixers have largely remained steadfastly analogue, breaking the chain which, if complete, would allow your music to remain in the digital domain from sequencer to master.Korg's 168RC forms the heart of a system designed to all but eliminate the analogue signal path, and Paul Wiffen wonders where it's been all his life...

    Reviews Dec 1996
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    Spirit Folio F1

    14/16-input Mixer

    Employing the same surface mount technology and 100 millimetre faders featured on the larger Folio SX, the stylish new F1 Continues the progressive Folio tradition of offering more features for the same price or less. Man of taste Paul Hedges decides whether he likes the cut of the F1's jib...

    Reviews Dec 1996
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    MTA Intermix

    Modular Mixing System

    We've all heard of a modular mixing desks - &mdash but perhaps not where all the modules are rackmounting and can be mixed and matched to form a custom console, or used alone. Hugh Robjohns makes all the right connections.

    Reviews Nov 1996
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    Behringer Eurorack MX1602

    Compact Mixer

    Yet another ultra-compact mixer emerges from R&D, to fierce competition from similar models by other manufacturers. David Mellor does a spot of channel-hopping...

    Reviews Nov 1996
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    Soundcraft Ghost

    8-buss Automated Mixing Console

    After months of curiosity-arousing, X-Files-style advertising, Soundcraft's Ghost is here, offering the project studio owner automated 8-buss mixing at a highly competitive price. David Mellor deliberately avoids all jokes about EQ and haunting sound quality.

    Reviews Oct 1996
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    Spirit Folio Notepad

    10-input Micro Mixer

    After finally discovering this little mixer almost lost amongst its own packaging, Paul White puts it to work.

    Reviews Oct 1996
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    Tascam MO8

    12-channel Mini Mixer

    Tascam are known for the quality and reliability of their larger consoles: now they've turned their hands to a super-mini mixer, which will have to slug it out with similar models already on the market. Paul White assesses its chances.

    Reviews Oct 1996
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    Peavey Unity 500

    14-channel Compact Mixer

    Mackie's enormously successful 1604 and 1202 mixers have inspired a fleet of imitations, all keen to get a slice of the action. Sound Engineer Steve Brodie checks out Peavey's take on the compact mixer concept...

    Reviews Aug 1996
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    Mackie CR1604 VLZ

    16-channel Mixer

    As Mackie's new 1402 VLZ goes a long way to bridging the gap between their original 1202 and 1604, it comes as no surprise that the new 1604 VLZ has evolved a whole new range of features. Paul White checks out the update of this steel-clad classic...

    Reviews Jul 1996
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    Spirit Folio SX

    20-Input Mic-line Mixer

    First observed by the SOS team at the bottom of an aquarium at this year's Frankfurt Musikmesse, Spirit by Soundcraft's new Folio SX mixer has now arrived. Paul White dries it off and removes the goldfish droppings from the insert points.

    Reviews Jul 1996
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    Mackie 1402VLZ

    12-Channel Mic/Line Mixer

    Prefer a Mackie compact mixer with faders? then the 1402VLZ could be just what you're looking for. Paul White checks it out.

    Reviews Jun 1996
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    Samson PL2404

    4-Buss Line Mixer

    Inquisitor-General Paul White puts Samson on the rack, but finds few guilty secrets.

    Reviews Jun 1996
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    Studiomaster Mixdown Classic 8

    8-buss Mixer

    Studiomaster's new desk joins the long list of other contenders in the crowded 8-buss mixer market. Unlike many of its competitors, however, the Classic 8 is a split console, and includes MIDI muting and a meter bridge as standard. Is this enough to encourage musicians to settle for Studiomaster? Paul White finds out.

    Reviews Jun 1996
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    Soundtracs Topaz Project 8

    Mixer & Automation Software

    What can you do if you've been tempted by the automation facilities offered by digital desks like Yamaha's 02R, but your finances just won't stretch that far? In the first of two reviews of affordable automation systems in this issue, Paul White considers the Soundtracs option for those who already own an IBM-compatible PC...

    Reviews May 1996
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    Mackie Ultramix

    Automation System

    Although aimed primarily at Mackie owners, Ultramix is an automation system that will run on other desks too with the aid of a modestly-equipped Mac — promising the home studio everything but the motorised faders. Bernhard Speyer investigates...

    Reviews May 1996
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    Midiman MultiMixer 6 & MicroMixer 18

    Mixer

    The tiny and cost-effective line mixer could improve invaluable in all sorts studio, live and multimedia situation. Derek Johnson thinks small...

    Reviews May 1996
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    Yamaha RM800

    Recording Console

    The home and project studio mixer market is currently dominated by British and American manufacturers. With the release of the RM800 desk, Yamaha are clearly hoping that some of the success of their top-end digital mixers will percolate down to the middle market. Derek Johnson finds out whether the RM800 has what it takes.

    Reviews Apr 1996

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