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Taylor

Taylor
June 27, 2012

Behringer Digital Mixer X32 Overview

Behringer is well known for making rather, well let’s just call them affordable, mixers. Their build quality is usually pretty solid but people have generally had issues with their sustainability and general prolonged operation. I am no stranger to Behringer myself owning some of their mixing consoles, using their amplifiers on tour with my band, and even using their 4 channel mixer in our video production studio. Their stuff is usually pretty low on the cost front (cheap is not a good word because they actually make pretty solid gear) but like some other companies out there with similar legacies, Behringer is stepping up their game and putting out more professional gear while maintaining that level of affordability that makes them the go to company for the band, sound engineer, club, etc. on a budget.

Enter the Behringer X32 Digital Mixer. As its name implies it’s a 32 channel mixer …

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Taylor

Taylor
January 21, 2012

Mackie DL1608 16 Channel Live Sound Mixer with iPad Control

If anything, Namm 2012 will likely be remembered as iPad heavy. With so many iPad apps and hardware add ons on the floor it begins to all run together. With a lengthy mixing pedigree, it is no surprise that one of the standout iPad related products was from Mackie this year.

The Mackie DL1608  is a 16 channel digital mixer for the iPad. It is very impressive in terms of hardware. 16 Onyx mic preamps and Cirrus Logic A/D converters make this an impressive I/O regardless of the iPad functionality. The addition of an iPad and the Master Fader app bring a very intuitive and visually impressive functionality to these specs. EQ and compression options are plentiful; with dedicated 4-band EQ and compression for every input as well as 31-band GEQ and a compressor/limiter on the outputs. The interface on the iPad is comprehensive and impressive and makes it seem quite …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
April 6, 2011

Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 First Look with Karl McBryde

Presonus comes correct with their line of StuioLive mixers and the addition of the 16.0.2 to their range does well to maintain their elite status in the world of affordable digital mixing consoles.  With its incredible signal-processing power on every channel, easy store and recall of every setting, and the ability to record it all with just two mouse clicks, you’ll get spoiled fast! Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, it delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production.

The 16.0.2 comes bundled with Presonus Studio One recording software, Capture for live recording and Virtual StudioLive (VSL) for control of the 16.0.2 from Mac of Windows based computers.  It also allows for iPad control using the Virtual StudioLive Remote application which we previewed at Winter NAMM here.  It is also compatible with all of the major DAW recording …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
December 4, 2010

Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 Review

We are happy to present to you our overview of the Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 and it’s bundled software.  There’s a reason why the Presonus Studio Live 24.4.2 Digital and Live Sound Mixer touts one of the longest product descriptions on our website.  And there’s also a reason why it continues to win awards at trade shows time and time again.   This is not only a digital console that you can use live, but it is also a computer interface that you can use in the studio to record and get your tracks perfect.  Then you take those presets and move them to a performance in a jiffy.  All you need to do a gig is this console, a computer, and some nice microphones and you are set.

In a word, this thing is “everything” you need.  Or should I say two words “Studio” and “Live”?  Hmmm…

Just read how …