What to look for in a mixer?

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What to look for in a mixer?

Post by MysteriousCreep » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:42 pm

I'm looking into getting a mixer, as they seem pretty useful for noise. However, I don't have a speaker yet (so I can only use it with friends) and have a limited budget ($100-150) after Christmas. With that in mind, what mixer would you recommend?

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by moch » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:12 pm

i just use a Behringer XENYX 802. works quite good.



heres a sample of what you can do with the xenyx 809 and 5 pedals -.-

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by Bipolar Fucking Joe » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:03 pm

I won't tell you to get a specific mixer because there's so many out there. Look for something that has send/return, panning, and at least a high/low EQ, but if you can get a high/mid/low EQ then that's even better. You don't need a dedicated stereo channel if you have panning, and it's more versatile so don't worry about that. Everything else depends on what you might prefer, like what type of connections are available or built in effects, but really make sure you have those three things because you'll get the most use out of those.

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by Misomusist » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:47 am

I like semi-parametric (swept) EQ's on mine.

I'd hit your local craigslist, and see what you can get. You might even pick up a powered one :eew:
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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by s.p.i.n. » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:34 am

I just want to warn anyone about the Behringer XENYX 802.
The 3 pronged power input/connector is very fragile. It breaks with little effort.

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by Misomusist » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:19 am

I have to warn you about people who warn you about Behringer.
I think trying to quantify music is one of the biggest wastes of time in the world, like discussing your favourite colour or deity or pizza topping. People should realise that and get on with their life.

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by timdrage » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:53 pm

More than 1 FX send (aka aux send, monitor send etc) is a great bonus for feedback-loop-based noise

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by Claud601 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:17 pm

Behringer is crap

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by Moonchild » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:55 am

Behringer is amazing.

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by Fletcher » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:57 am

moch wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:12 pm
i just use a Behringer XENYX 802. works quite good.



heres a sample of what you can do with the xenyx 809 and 5 pedals -.-
Thomann sell an 802 which is effectively a clone of this, which I what I think I will purchase as its about £60 and within my current budget limitations.
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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by xdugef » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:11 am

Claud601 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:17 pm
Behringer is crap
QFT

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by fire » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:50 pm

Moonchild wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:55 am
Behringer is amazing.
mine still works after being covered in dust and literally tossed around for a few years

cheap makes it easier to abuse
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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by xdugef » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:24 pm

fire wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:50 pm
Moonchild wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:55 am
Behringer is amazing.
mine still works after being covered in dust and literally tossed around for a few years

cheap makes it easier to abuse
Oh the one I have still "works" it just doesn't work very well and sounds like shit.

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by MKULTRA » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:20 am

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by xdugef » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:31 am

MKULTRA wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:20 am
I'll warn you about Behringer.
The only reason to buy Behringer is because it's cheap. Why are they so cheap? Because they are made cheaply and the end result is cheap shit. :twisted:

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