What to look for in a mixer?

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by s.p.i.n. » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:13 pm

I haven't even fixed mine..just not worth it.

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by MKULTRA » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:35 am

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by xdugef » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:21 am

MKULTRA wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:35 am
In conclusion, don't buy Behringer.
Does Behringer make guitars , if they do I wonder if the same people saying their mixers are just fine would be shilling for their guitars? :lol:
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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by MKULTRA » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:24 am

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by crochambeau » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:38 am

I had a Behringer mixer for years. I purchased it in 2000 or 2001 because the phantom power on my main mixer was dirty as fuck and I needed something cleaner for an LDC pair in harvesting samples. It performed acceptably in this for years, even seeing the occasional noise set. I sold it, fully functioning, in like '13 or '14 if memory serves. I don't miss it at all.

My big complaint with them (and this extends to most contemporary entry level mixers) is the way in which they reach distortion when abused. I theorize this has to do with the low power, high slew (high gain bandwidth product) amplifiers used in construction.

For those unaware, the bandwidth of pretty much any active device (transistor, operational amplifier, tube) and a lot of passive devices (notably transformers) is affected by how much power is being channeled through that component. As the power goes up, the highest frequency able to pass goes down, and the vanishing point for your signal plays a huge part in how the distortion "note" sounds.

In my travels I've found I prefer lower GBWP (Gain Band Width Product), possibly due to it placing the slice of distortion deeper into my hearing range and throws away a lot of hash. Some people are going to want that hash, so I feel that this is an important thing to consider when weighing out what to look for in a mixer.

There's a lot going on inside of a mixer, if you're just starting out reach for functionality before diving under the skin. You may not need to even concern yourself with this shit.

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by xdugef » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:32 am

crochambeau wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:38 am
You may not need to even concern yourself with this shit.
Okay well if none of that is enough to dissuade somebody from buying a Mehringer.. how about I just don't like the way they look.. silver??? Why is all of their shit silver.. it's like when computers were all beige.. Beigeringer :lol:

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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Post by Misomusist » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:39 am

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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 xdugef » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:01 pm

They should try blending a mixer



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