Good Rackmount Mixers for Personal Use?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by eViL cAkE, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. eViL cAkE

    eViL cAkE Guest

    Sep 6, 2001
    Just East of Dallas
    Dear Bottom Dwealers,

    I dreamt up this idea a couple of days ago. I thought it might make for a jammin' live sound, if I added a small, rackmountable powered mixer to my rig; so that I could mix a direct from bass signal (external DI between bass and amp), a direct from amp's line out signal, a miked 15" speaker, miked 10" speaker, and miked tweeter; and then send a line out from my personal mixer to the house PA, so that the sound man would still only have one channel from me to worry about. Does anyone out there have any suggestions as far as brands/models of mixers I should try? I'm looking for a compact 1 or 2 rack space unit and I only need 5 channels to do this.

    Thanx a lot,
    eViL cAkE:)
  2. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I think that could turn out to be an incredibly bad thing, unless you really know what you're doing with a mixer.

    Besides, I'm sure the house mixer will be a much, better mixer then the one you'd be using (no offense). It's just that you can't compare a Mackie or Behringer to some little rouge mixer.

    Plus, the soundguy has a large mixer for a reason, he doesn't hold a mixer that (in decent sized venues) costs over 1k for no apparent reason.

    Just my 2 cents. :)
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Mr. Cake: Do you really hate the sound of your amp that much? :confused: Let the soundguy handle it, won't ya? ;)
    Ha, a lot of people actually DO compare Behringers to Rouges... :D
  4. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    I like the Behringer Ultralink Pro MX882


    8 channel mixer/splitter. You typically sacrifice a lot of functions when you put a mixer into a 1 or 2 space rack mount configuration, but this should suit your purposes fine.
  5. Dude... you really want a super processed tone dontcha? Actuly it wouldtn be that processed, but look at it this way. EVERY gig you'd have to set up all your mike's, DI's and all that junk. THEN, you'd have to set up the levels for EVERY input you decided on. I mean, you might as well have your own sound man at this point.

    why not just get a super good sounding amp, which you only need one mike for, will probly cost less than all that soundboard gear you want, and easyer to set up.
  6. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    hahahaha, Oysterman...

    I don't think that's a very intelligent comparison.

    I'm getting a Behringer 20 channel mixer, for recording purposes, and I'd eventually like to open a venue, and after the mixer, all I'll need is an old warehouse, and two powered P.A. speakers. :)

    I think if you do get one though, the one EString showed will more then suffice, although, I, personally, think it's a waste of money.
  7. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Personally, I don't think anyone needs more than one DI signal from your amp or your bass, and one coming from one miked speaker.
  8. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i want a mixer in my rack, but for a totally different reason.

    lets say you have 4 basses. all have different output levels. and you switch basses alot during a show.

    plug 'em all into the mixer, adjust them so all the volumes are the same, and then run the singular input into the rest of your rack. no a/b boxes to worry about....

  9. eViL cAkE

    eViL cAkE Guest

    Sep 6, 2001
    Just East of Dallas
    Thanks guys,

    Just thought I'd run that idea by some folks and see what they thought.

    Thanx again,

    eViL cAkE