*Initially published by BeatTips on 9/12/08*
Mackie has gone and done it. They’ve created a new mixer that will undoubtedly serve as a “must have” for hip hop beatmakers/producers interested in a solution that can help speed up their tracking process. The USB capability, in particular, will revolutionize the workflow of many beatmakers/producers who yearn to use the multiple outs of their pivotal workhorses. I see this mixer as an ideal addition for those MPC users who’ve longed to go with the individual outs over the main outs. Plus with an aggressive price point, (it lists for $279), I suspect that Mackie has a winner on their hands, much like in the vain of the CR and VLZ series.
Features & Specs:
Professional 12-channel Compact Mixer with onboard effects and USB I/O; 6 low-noise, high-headroom Mackie mic preamps with easy LED metering; 32-bit RMFX processor with 16 gig-ready reverbs, choruses and delays;
Precision 7-band graphic EQ for tuning Mains or Monitors; USB I/O for recording shows and music playback via Mac or PC; 4 full stereo channels plus extra stereo return for keyboards, external effects or stereo playback devices; 60mm faders for input channels, returns and Main/Monitor masters; 3-band active EQ (80Hz, 2.5kHz and 12kHz) on all channels; Hi-Z input for direct connection of guitar, bass and other instruments; Insert, 100Hz low cut filter, and 48V phantom power on all mic channels; Stereo RCA tape I/O with input level control,
Headphone output with separate rotary level control; Balanced XLR and balanced/unbalanced 1/4-inch Main outputs; FX mute with remote control via footswitch; Break switch mutes all channels for music playback between sets; Built-like-a-tank steel chassis with rugged, yet stylish ABS sidecheeks; Switching power supply for worldwide use; Includes Tracktion 3 Music Production Software for Mac or PC.
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