Mixer, preamp, transducer questions by a newbie to such things... HELP!

bellgamin

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I am going to use a Dean Markey transducer pickup on the soundboard of my Recording King's soundboard. The transducer is passive so I need a preamp, right?

QUESTION 1-- Can anyone recommend a simple, easily portable 3 or 4 channel mixer?

QUESTION 2- If I am using a mixer, will I also need a preamp for my uke's passive transducer pickup, or will the mixer make a separate preamp unnecessary?
 

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We have 3 mixers. With all three of those, there are pre-amps only on the mic inputs. You should find yourself a pre-amp for your uke. The pre-amps we own are out of production L.R. Baggs. Someone else who has been looking into the issue lately can give you ideas for current mixers and pre-amps.

One of our mixers-Newer versions, (not this one), have USB ins/outs

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L.R. Baggs Pre-Amp/EQ - (out of production)

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Behringer Xenix 1002B mixer:

http://www.fullcompass.com/common/files/21016-BehringerXENYX1002BManual.pdf

and Behringer ADI21 DI box with preamplifier:

https://imagescdn.juno.co.uk/manual/493805-01U.pdf

Here's some photos of my bands setup using three vocal microphones, one U-Bass through a Behringer BDI21, an acoustic electric guitar through a Behringer ADI21, an 'ukulele through a Behringer ADI21 and my 'ukulele through an LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI all mixed through a Behringer Xenix 1002B mixer through a Bose S1 Pro. This entire system can be run on AC or batteries!:

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I have a six channel mixer, Yamaha MG06X, when I bring my Carvin MB15, and a Pyle Pro PAD10MXU Mini 2/3 channel mixer when I use my Phil Jones Double Four. I use them with Alesis MicLink Wireless mic system, which all work very well together.

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Behringer Xenix 1002B mixer:

http://www.fullcompass.com/common/files/21016-BehringerXENYX1002BManual.pdf

and Behringer ADI21 DI box with preamplifier:

https://www.audioreputation.com/dac-amp-combos/

Here's some photos of my bands setup using three vocal microphones, one U-Bass through a Behringer BDI21, an acoustic electric guitar through a Behringer ADI21, an 'ukulele through a Behringer ADI21 and my 'ukulele through an LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI all mixed through a Behringer Xenix 1002B mixer through a Bose S1 Pro. This entire system can be run on AC or batteries!:

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lMVYowL.jpg

The Behringer Xenyx 1002B offers several improvements over my 1202. It is slightly larger than the 1202 but not cumbersome, and offers better control and monitoring of outgoing and incoming signals. It is much quieter. I use it as an interface with my computer recording software. It has everything I need, and more. Not only does it deliver a clean signal to my recording software, everything about it indicates it is built to last. It is sturdy. Knobs and sliders are durable.