Digital Mixers

Hands-on Review

In this video, B&H Photo's Rob Rives takes us on a guided tour of the feature-rich X32 Compact digital mixing console from Behringer. The mixer, which features 16 MIDAS-designed mic preamps, can be used for front-of-house and monitor mixes in a live setting as well as for studio recording, with its built-in 32 x 32 USB audio interface card.

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1 year ago
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Presonus has announced the launch of their StudioLiveAI line of digital mixers, including the 16-channel 16.4.2AI, the 24-channel 24.4.2AI, and the 32-channel 32.4.2AI. Like their predecessors, each entry in the StudioLiveAI series has the number of channel faders and mic pres (and line inputs) to match their channel count: 16 on the 16.4.2, 24 on the 24.4.2, and 32 on the 32.4.2.

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Hands-on Review

As digital music continues to explore new realms and push boundaries through EDM, dubstep, and the growing trend of the mash-up, the demand rises for creative, functional, and deeply customizable MIDI controllers for both programming and controlling your DAW.

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Hands-on Review

Ultimately, the process of composing, recording, and mixing a track comes down to the final master. Mastering engineers dedicate their careers to developing their ears so they can balance levels, position the stereo or surround image, equalize, and optimize a track’s levels while preserving the musicality of the original recording.

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Tips and Solutions

If you gather ten sound engineers in a room and ask them what’s the best way to record something, don’t be surprised when you get ten different answers. One thing that makes sound engineering such a fun field is that all ten answers will probably be right.

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Tips and Solutions

It seems like eons ago, before digital media and the Internet forever changed the way we consume music, folks visited brick-and-mortar stores to purchase vinyl LPs and 45 rpm records. While there are signs that “vintage” analog is making a comeback, the fact remains that people nowadays mainly buy and listen to music on computers and portable electronic devices.

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1 year ago
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As Digital Signal Processors (DSP) and wireless technology continue to advance independently, manufacturers are striving to design products integrating a symbiosis of both. This was a clear theme among live-sound products being introduced this year at NAMM. Go Digital or Go Home!

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1 year ago
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In the past year, Mackie has given the process of live sound mixing a very futuristic twist. Combining their expertise in analog mixers with excellent digital audio conversion and iPad-driven operation, the DL Series mixers would have been right at home on Hanna-Barbera's animated TV series, The Jetsons. The latest model in this series, the DL806, is premiering this week at NAMM 2013.

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This week at NAMM, PreSonus is rolling out some new live sound gear for the New Year. They’ve gone for the gold, creating an entire sound system: a digital mixer, powered full-range mains and a powered sub.

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1 year ago
Hands-on Review

Everyone wants to be a DJ these days, and with good reason—DJs are cool. Movie stars are doing it. Sports stars are doing it. Guess what? You could do it, too.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

This video review explores aspects of the Mackie DL1608 16-channel live sound mixer. You’ll learn how to control all of the DL1608’s functions with an iPad, using the Master Fader app. Rob Rives demonstrates a few of the preset settings and effects, as well as the mixer’s wireless capabilities.

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2 years ago