As I use several sound sources at club gigs and festivals, I usually prefer, to sub-mix myself.
Sick of taking a heavy amp rack to your gig? Why not go for a mixer that has its own amps built in? Here's our selection of currently available options.
PA veterans Studiomaster bring the established powered-mixer format up to date, with USB interfacing and built-in DSP effects.
The X32 Compact takes the heart of Behringer's flagship console and crams it into a cheaper, smaller package. We put it to the test.
By stripping this mixer down to the bare bones of preamp, EQ and stereo summing, Geoff Tanner shows us that less really can be more when it comes to quality vintage-style consoles.
The new Si Expression range aims to combine the flexibility of digital mixing with 'analogue' ease of use. Is it time you made the switch?
The biggest name in studio consoles have announced their first mixer designed exclusively for the stage. We took a trip to SSL's factory in Oxford to see what the fuss was about...
The latest series of consoles in Dynacord's CMS (Compact Mixing System) family is the CMS3 range, which consists of three models
With systems getting ever cheaper, there's never been a better time to explore personal monitor mixing. Here's our selection of current options!
Computer recording technology is now very mature, but many people still prefer to work with traditional mixing desks. So why not get a desk that fully integrates with your computer? Here’s our pick of available options.
It’s not the cheapest mixer in its class, but with its built-in effects, graphic EQ and quality engineering, the PowerMate offers real value.
Adding a mixer to an eight-channel preamp may not sound revolutionary, but if it all fits in a 1U rack case it could be very useful indeed!
This attractive desk, crammed with technology gleaned from A&H’s flagship iLive consoles, goes straight to the top of our live sound engineer’s wish list...
More and more of us are podcasting or Internet broadcasting, and this affordable dedicated mixer can make these tasks easier.
It might look like a simple analogue desk, but beneath the MGP16X’s familiar exterior lies some extensive digital processing.
Cadac’s large-format consoles are legendary in touring theatre circles, but their Live 1 range aims to clean up in the compact-mixer market...
Does anyone need eight channels of distortion when summing analogue signals together? Looptrotter might be able to persuade you that the idea’s not entirely crazy!
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