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Yuma, AZ

So my mixer finally died on me.
I have shows coming up starting Feb 3rd, and desperately need to get a new one.
I don't need anything fancy, nothing more than levels control really.

that being said, I was wondering if anyone out there had ever used the Behringer MX400 Compact before.  http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/MX400.aspx
It's simple. It's inexpensive. and it can be here in time for my shows. BUT I don't want to blow $$ for something that suck, or just flat-out not work.

My live set consists of 2 DMGS (linked) and and effects controller.
So 4 channels is plenty.

Thoughts? concerns?

Thanks guys

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Matthew Joseph Payne

I never trust Behringer.

$20 more, and performing beyond expectations in my setup:

here

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Matthew Joseph Payne

But if you really want to keep it that small, try this.

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Yuma, AZ

Loving that first link. Will probably end up going that route. (TBH will probably get both in time.)
thank you for the advice!

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kineticturtle wrote:

I never trust Behringer.

$20 more, and performing beyond expectations in my setup:

here


$49? FOUR stereo ins? (!)

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Abandoned On Fire
kineticturtle wrote:

I never trust Behringer.

$20 more, and performing beyond expectations in my setup:

here

That's what I have and I really do like it.  Perfect desktop mixer for all your turntable, PC, and gadget needs.

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uk

Agreed with the Soundcraft. Bought it a while long ago, never failed me, does the job perfectly. Just wish it had a stereo input insead of mono on first two channeles with equalizer. Otherwise I have to split gameboy into two separate mono channels, which isn't so bad I suppose.

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Milwaukee Area, WI

I saw Nullsleep last november and he had a Mackie 802-VLZ3. I got mine about 2 months ago and love it. I get 3 stereo channels and 2 monos. Has effects send and return and I can mix the aux by each channel. Super compact, about the size of large science text book and weighs a couple pounds. Not to mention this thing is really rugged so It will probably last me for years. Might be a little more than what you are looking for though.

Last edited by Moriokun (Jan 26, 2012 1:35 am)

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Yuma, AZ

@Moriokun I have looked at that very mixer. Nice to get a first-hand review. It's where I will probably end up. Low on cash and short on time at the moment, so something quick and simple is where im stuck unfortunately.

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IL, US

if you decide when you eventually go for a mackie upgrade and that you'd like to multi-track (and have access to a computer with firewire), you may want to consider the Mackie Onyx 820i http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/control … ;A=details very similar to the vlz series, but slightly better EQs (one channel is 4 band and takes stereo or mono, the two mono channels have sweepable mids & can work as guitar or bass DI) plus each channel can be send to a separate channel in your  DAW over firewire .. overall though, mackies are solid as hell
for cheaper brands, tapco & soundcraft are both pretty good options and even behringer's do fine in a pinch or just in live settings, just tend to be less durable and develop noise issues over time

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Yuma, AZ

That's a nice unit! I'm a PC, so firewire is a stretch for me. But that really is a nice piece of equipment. Mackie gear is always great.

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Ciudad de méxico, MX

I like this behringer mixer:

but I have a yamaha mixer on the way, which is nicer. Costs the double.

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IL, US

FireWire can be added to any PC, I have built in FireWire on my HP laptop, by you can get expansion cards for standard laptops

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Milwaukee, WI

When I move away from the DJ setup I'm currently using I plan on the Allen and Heath ZED-14

Last edited by Theta_Frost (Jan 26, 2012 10:40 pm)

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Chicago

Berhringer 802's are 60 bucks new at guitar center. I'd get on that shit before the deal is over.

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Yuma, AZ

Actually found an 802 on ebay for 35 wink
The deal is mine!