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    digital mixers WITH eq knobs on each channel?

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    Is it just me wondering?

    I used to havea mackie 1604 VLZ PRO, and I LOVED the fact htat I could just tweak all the EQs directly without having to "Select" or jump to a particular track

    I am about to purchase a digital mixer (not expensive, around $1000) but I am realizing that none of them have the EQs knobs above the levels ...


    I'd go with a Mackie again, I woudlnt mind, but it sucks to give up automation/motorized faders and also... ADAT I/Os is something I absolutely need, as I want ot mix sources from my Pulsar 2 card back and forth (Effects, etc)


    I have my eyes on a Yam 01V or Tascam DM-24 (a bit more expensive though) - but none of them have those EQs per channel hands-on


    What do you think?

    Please give me your inptu and point of view on this.

    thanks

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    I don't know anything about the models you mentioned but I used to work with a Soundcraft mixing board when I used to set up bands and I loved the eq knobs on each channel. Nothing beats using those knobs. I'll always prefer old school type equipment eventhough the modern stuff is so versatile.

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    the problem is that if I go with a Mackie or Soundcraft analog board, I would have to keep my current AD/DA converter to be able to route/mix signals from inside my DAW - but I sold it - compared to digital mixers which would integrate with my DAW no problem via a few ADAT cables, as it converts as well

    tough choices!

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    I know its above your budget, but the mackie D8B can be had on ebay now for 3,4k... excellent board.

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    Behringers digital mixer isn't shabby at all.

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    Originally posted by hokus208
    I know its above your budget, but the mackie D8B can be had on ebay now for 3,4k... excellent board.
    If I happen to have this budget at some poitn, it is definitely the digital mixer I'd aim for - as I said in my initial post I used to have a 1604 analog and really liked it - in fact my mixes were better considering the little I knew about mixing (ie without trying hard the result was good).
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    i was learning how to do live mixes on a mackie cfx-20 board and i loved it. you just brought back memories with the mention of the vlz because i almost got one but went for the cfx instead. i had it for two months then a burglar came and permanently borrowed it. this thread will help me along on my new search to replace it.

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    I am almost considering an analog mixer again BUT I wouldnt be able to mix my ADAT sources (IE all the internal ones in my PC) ... unless I keep my converter - I cna't keep both though.
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    yeah look at all those EQs RIGHT on the face... thats what Im talking about... digital mixers dont have this "direct" approach to thinsg unfortunately

    I would give up "4 bands" for 1 parametric + 3 "fixed" bands of EQ anytime (thats what the VLZ had)
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    If you want control over the EQ's then why not get a digital mixer and an additional midi controller for the EQ's? $1000 isnt much of a budget for a digital.

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