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Tapco Mix.50 as blender/pre

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Wxp4759cb, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. Wxp4759cb


    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I'm looking for a way to combine my pickup (realist) with a mic into my single input Acoustic Image. All the actual mic pres I've seen have two outs instead of a single combined signal, so I think I need to look at compact mixers. I've heard good things about tapco and the mix.50 looks appealing. What do you guys think?
  2. ctxbass

    ctxbass Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Central Texas
    Only the mic channel has eq, leaving you without tonal adjustment for the pickup.
  3. Wxp4759cb


    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Turns out the mix.50 doesn't have phantom power either, so I guess I'd have to go with the mix.60 which is unfortunatly a little bigger.
  4. bolo


    May 29, 2005
    Apex, NC
    Chris, had you considered the DTAR Solstice?

    Not cheap (over $300), but "rich" w/ features.

    The EQ is not tailored specifically for bass - probably more for acoustic guitar I'm guessing. Doesn't bother me though since I run it flat.

    Another option might be a used Raven Labs blender. You'd have to look for a used one since I believe they are not in production anymore.