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Pro FX 12 or the 1202 vlz3 which Mackie Mixer

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by rokkitt, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. rokkitt


    Jun 7, 2007
    bronx, nyc

    I am starting to record at home, and I also want a mixer so myself and the drummer in our band can do a "lockdown mix" for IEMs if we get them

    but more for the recording at home, with my bass and a vocal mic....I sing backups, and a lead on a song or two.

    I have the 1202 vlz3 right now, but I can take it back to get the pro fx12

    I like the extra buttons and bells on the pro FX12....haha

    I have heard that the mic preamps on the 1202 vlz 3 are very very good.....but I cant really tell, I have never had anything to listen to compare it to.

    I am a beginner at recording, and I realize the benefits it can provide to increasing my playing, and my singing abilities , and the ability to do both at the same time...

    any suggestions?

    allen aka rokkittBass
  2. Chromer


    Nov 28, 2012
    Is the ProFX the version with the USB port? If so, you'll find that to be VERY useful paired up with some DAW software as it can be your audio interface. The VLZ series don't have USB in/outs (yet).

    For close-mic'd vocals, the preamps on the ProFX will almost certainly be fine. And you can always add a "boutique" outboard preamp later, if you want.
  3. rokkitt


    Jun 7, 2007
    bronx, nyc
    The pro FX does have a usb

    Good call! i do like that feature
    ..I can get rid of my other interfaces

    What about the bus systems?

    Are they similar? is there direct patch thru if needed on the pro FX?

    I am new to mixers...and I am learnig on the way

    Basically ...I dont want to lose any bus or patchng capability...I am goig to use the mixer in a recordig environment just..for me and maybe the drummer...and during live shows as well ...for iem's if we get them

    Along wih a rolls pm-351 of course! Peeps on here rave about that...lol

    Thnaks for all the advice.....Allen
  4. Chromer


    Nov 28, 2012
    Ah, well if you already have a decent interface, the VLZ is the better mixer from a construction and components perspective.

    As for the bus/insert questions, well, the manuals are on Mackie's site...

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