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bogdan - #Mixer
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Slim Using Ableton Audio Controller Djing Interface Keith KMI KMix
Mixer Comments
jp: soundcraft!
quip: I love Yamaha MG mixers. They are built well, sound pretty good. EQ and Aux Sends work well. The pre-amps arent noisey they a
Iololike: I came across the same question
zyxt: I have not really looked into them but that interface would be nice for a set in a dark club.
n9: My 88 key weighted controller (a Casio Privia 150 which is good and cheap) and my 1967 Fender Jazzmaster are essential.As f
Retape: I have a lot of synths, modular stuff, drum machines etc in my studio, but in a desert island situation it would definitely b
zfigz: @bogdan for one, it can control 6 channels of midi. it's also super simple to use once you've wrapped your head around it's d
Jonas78: Must have = computer doh ;-) ...software-wise has to be Renoise on the top of the list, to channel protracker & fasttracker 2
TomPhonic: I am still very in love with the MachineDrum SP. I use it little for final works, but it is a much different way to switch ge
Juice: @bogdan fl is incredibly simple to use even from the time that i was like 15 where my only prior experience making "beats" wa
bogdan: @Juice: what is it about FL that appeals to you so much? It seems to be one of those tools that has a massive following from
gorf: The only tool I still have that's been with me since the beginning is Reason, so I'll have to go with that. It's still my fav
zfigz: monomachine for me! bought one in 2007 and it's been the brain of my setup ever since.
Juice: my only MUST HAVES are a pc w/fl and a midicontroller. for 10+ years my controller of choice has been the korg microkontrol (
bogdan: Thanks for the tip @implexgrace. I'll have to look into that one.
Mixer
Still on the hunt for a new ~8 channel Mixer. Ideally I'm hoping to find something with a digital interface (Firewire even, or USB), but I'm dropping the FX criteria as it's really not that important. I'd also like to find something that's not so old, as I worry about warranty. Any recommendations please?
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quip: I love Yamaha MG mixers. They are built well, sound pretty good. EQ and Aux Sends work well. The pre-amps arent noisey they aren't light (good) and relatively easy to fix. I have three knocking around MG12/4 is decent.
jp: soundcraft!
Headphones
What's your MUST have studio tool? A mixer, synth, plug-in, etc... Myself, I'd have to say my Denon AH-D5000 headphones. It's like being buried in a cocoon of sound. Highly recommended if you ever see them in a shop (or their successors).
zfigz: @bogdan for one, it can control 6 channels of midi. it's also super simple to use once you've wrapped your head around it's different ways of routing things / inputting different triggers (amp, filter, and Lego). it can be very modular like with its array of routing sound. you can also multitrack each instrument/machine it's playing. at this point, one of the biggest things it has going for it is i know how to use it thru N thru :-)
Retape: I have a lot of synths, modular stuff, drum machines etc in my studio, but in a desert island situation it would definitely be computer + headphones. The rest of my stuff I consider a luxury.
n9: My 88 key weighted controller (a Casio Privia 150 which is good and cheap) and my 1967 Fender Jazzmaster are essential.As for software, I don't think that I could do a lot of what I do without Live. The way that you can patch things together in the mixer works very well where a lot of DAWs do not, the Looper plugin is perfect and has the ability to insert effects in the feedback loop, which is key.Aside from that I feel real connection to Echoboy and Decapitator from SoundToys, the FET compressor from Softube, the H910 for detuning and reaktor's (freaking ancient, like 15+ years old) 6-Rev reverb ensemble.
Controller, Interface, Ableton, Preamps, Audio
Any of you have a chance to check out the Keith McMillen KMix yet? Curious but I wish it wasn't so bloody expensive!
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zyxt: I have not really looked into them but that interface would be nice for a set in a dark club.
Mixer
Is there such a thing as a modestly priced, ~8 channel, possibly built-in FX, slim, light, clean-sounding, low power using Mixer?
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implexgrace: it's 12 channel, but i used a soundcraft EFX-12 for years. it seems to be exactly what you want aside from the size. really great mixer.
bogdan: Thanks for the tip @implexgrace. I'll have to look into that one.
Iololike: I came across the same question