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brUKEman
03-16-2015, 07:17 AM
OK, due to previous posts on this forum the equipment I now have is: 2-PA Kustom 50 speakers and a Roland AC33 amp. We have a small group and I have 3 wired mics, one wireless mic & wireless instrument plug. I find it very confusing adjusting all the levels and think it would be best if I got a small mixer. I think possibly 10 or 12 channels would be good leaving me room for expansion. I am not a technical person and want something easy to setup and use. Any recommendations.

Olarte
03-16-2015, 08:12 AM
Yamaha has some fairly reasonably priced mixers I picked the c102 for a bit over $100 musicians friend has them on sale sometimes. I also got an optional bracket so it's at waist level. I also use color coded cables so I know what's what.

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ksiegel
03-16-2015, 03:43 PM
OK, due to previous posts on this forum the equipment I now have is: 2-PA Kustom 50 speakers and a Roland AC33 amp. We have a small group and I have 3 wired mics, one wireless mic & wireless instrument plug. I find it very confusing adjusting all the levels and think it would be best if I got a small mixer. I think possibly 10 or 12 channels would be good leaving me room for expansion. I am not a technical person and want something easy to setup and use. Any recommendations.

Ivan's recommendation is very similar to the Soundcraft Notepad 124 I bought on clearance from Musicians Friend:

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Prior to this, I was using a Shure 5 channel mixer - volume controls only, no EQ, but fed the PA50 just fine.

You should have no problem getting an 8-12 channel mixer in the $100 range, new.



-Kurt

Hms
03-19-2015, 07:30 AM
I have one of the old style Yamaha 12/4 mixers. Nice piece of kit, and iirc can be picked up relatively cheaply on ebay.
Can also supply power for XLR condenser mics.
Manual can be found on the Yamaha website.
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timmit65
03-19-2015, 04:28 PM
I have a Yamaha 10/2. Works fine. I, also, have a couple of Mackies, which I have a soft spot for. Both are quality products.

Phuufme
03-19-2015, 04:46 PM
We've had a couple of Yamahas and they are great mixers. My favorite though are the Mackie mixers

spots
03-19-2015, 06:44 PM
In addition to Yahmaha and Mackie don't forget the Allen & Heath ZED series. Behringer mixers sound pretty good for home studios given the price, but I had the plastic housing on the power brick on one crack open.

Recently I had a Mackie 1202-VLZ3. Overall it was a decent mixer, but I felt that it removed some of the bottom end from recordings. Recordings that by-passed the mixer always sounded a bit more full.

ricdoug
03-21-2015, 03:58 PM
With your current gear, a Harbinger L1202FX would fit the ticket for $115 bucks:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Harbinger-L1202FX-12-Channel-Mixer-with-Effects-110448362-i3786483.gc

http://harbingerproaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/LvL_L1202_FT.jpg

Pippin
05-05-2015, 09:50 AM
Ric, I think a couple steps up from this would be better. He needs more inputs for XLR mics and instruments. You know yourself, it is destiny... you're the king of gear. You could start your own swap-shop. :)

I'd look at Behringer's bigger boards on a budget. Allen & Heath are a bit more, but worth it.

ricdoug
05-24-2015, 11:10 AM
I prefer Carvin, Mickey, but even the Carvin compact C2040 dwarfs the Harbinger 1202FX's. With this size mixer a snake and a sound engineer are needed to minimize cable clutter on a stage:

http://www.carvinaudio.com/collections/mixers/products/c2040-concert-series-mixer

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Mixers.jpg

gaichele
06-10-2016, 01:49 PM
Just discovered this thread, so I'm late to the party. Our band uses a Samson MDR1064 (6 XLR/line inputs + 2 stereo line inputs). Currently about $120 new. We've been very satisfied with it. Not lots of bells and whistles, but does what we need quite well.

George

strumsilly
06-10-2016, 02:28 PM
looked right now , and all you can get for under $200 at MF is an 8.

strumsilly
06-10-2016, 02:31 PM
Just discovered this thread, so I'm late to the party. Our band uses a Samson MDR1064 (6 XLR/line inputs + 2 stereo line inputs). Currently about $120 new. We've been very satisfied with it. Not lots of bells and whistles, but does what we need quite well.

George amazon has the Samson MDR1064 for $120

gaichele
06-10-2016, 03:25 PM
So does Sam Ash.

George