The Mini Rack 16 Channel Mixer from Chandler is a 19" (482.6mm), all steel rack box that, fully-loaded, weighs 50 lb. (22.7kg) mostly due to the 22 transformers that embody the unit. The Mini has eight single-slot, 2-channel line input modules, a single-slot talkback module, a single-slot control room monitor panel and a 4-slot master module. Even though the mixer is a rackmounted unit and ideal for portable DAW rigs, it can be positioned at a slight angle in a permanent desktop cabinet to work as a conventional mixer/console/desk.
The unit has a full featured control room section including talkback, speaker switching, mute, mono, dim, external input (also used as an insert point), and separate control room and stereo bus outs.
Each control is push/pull to mute the channel
Toggle switch disconnects pan pot to allow for true centering, like on a vintage
API or Neve
Volume control and momentary push button to engage
Includes talkback, speaker switching, mute, mono, dim, external input (also used as an insert point), and separate control room and stereo bus outs
Pressing this button disconnects the mix section and control room allowing for some interesting combinations. The most obvious is to listen to other sources, like 2 track
machines or CD player, but was designed with other important options in mind
Volume for two sets of stereo outputs
By pressing the external you can create a stereo insert point between the stereo
outputs and control room sections of the mixer. Hit external, patch from the stereo output to
the external in, and the control room then becomes your stereo out with an insert point
To sum through the stereo out press external. Feed a stereo mix from your DAW to the external in and listen from the control room out. The mixer is then completely independent
from the control room and stereo bus. Allow use for dual mono or stereo summing