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What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:42 pm
by MysteriousCreep
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?

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:12 pm
by moch
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 -.-

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:03 pm
by Bipolar Fucking Joe
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.

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:47 am
by Misomusist
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:

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

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

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:19 am
by Misomusist
I have to warn you about people who warn you about Behringer.

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:53 pm
by timdrage
More than 1 FX send (aka aux send, monitor send etc) is a great bonus for feedback-loop-based noise

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:17 pm
by Claud601
Behringer is crap

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:55 am
by Moonchild
Behringer is amazing.

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:57 am
by Fletcher
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.

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:11 am
by xdugef
Claud601 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:17 pm
Behringer is crap
QFT

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:50 pm
by fire
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

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:24 pm
by xdugef
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.

Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:20 am
by MKULTRA
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Re: What to look for in a mixer?

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:31 am
by xdugef
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: