Summary: Just plugged in this mixer and put it through its paces. The sound quality is really good. I have it hooked up to a Tapco 1400 power amp, so I've got plenty of headroom. (overkill?) My Takamine acoustic sounds full & rich, and vocals are clear & strong.Two criticisms: 1. The power cord uses a funky, small computer typ multi-pin connector that was a pain to get lined up & plugged in. Bad design decision.2.
"Updated power LED replaced with much dimer orange LED!"
Chris L in Murphy, TX, zzounds.com
10 March 2013
Summary: I use this mixer to sub-mix my keys, vocals (both dry and post Voicelive Touch), as well as my guitar and a monitor mix. This provides a perfect 'more me' setup for my IEMs (output of mixer feeds a limiter box and then to my in-ears). One of the biggest complaints for this mixer has been that the blue power LED used to be so bright on stage, it would blind you and you would have to cover it with tape.
Summary: Nice for the bucks, a fully loaded small mixer for the price of a stomp box. plenty of features, lots of in & outs. Clean transparent sound. Mic preamps cover a wide range for high to low output mics. Phantom power a big plus. For someone familiar with mixers it's pretty straight forward and easy to operate. Seems rugged/durable. Never have had an issue. The effects are great, nice sounds and lots of 'em.
Summary: This mixer is the only one I've seen in it's class. Anything else at 100 bucks is a line mixer or something. This is actually gigworthy for a small band. Particularly if you have powered speakers! Then, your load in is easy, set up is easy, use is easy, tear down and leaving is easy. Sure beats the days of a rack of gear to do the same amount of work. It needs a power switch. But, the weaker point in the design is the input for power.
Summary: I bought this mixer as a 'rehearsal' mixer for our band. We run 4 vocal mics, rhythm guitar, and keyboard through it. There are plenty of inputs to run bass and lead guitar as well, we've just chosen not to.
Summary: Seems like a good little mixer EXCEPT I wasnt' aware that it was NOT powered . Make sure you have all supporting equipment before buying (POWER AMP)....then you'll be good to go. I'm rating it a 3 on sound simply because I was not aware that it could not be used as a direct plug in for shows and because it's not powered, it's quiet. Once properly connected to a powered source, I'm sure it will be fabulous.
Summary: I use this mixer a lot - it's not big-show-level gear, but for a small studio or practice this is a little work horse. The effects are decent, you get the pre-sets only, but they are clean and easy. The 4 channels with gain allow for good headroom and even with all channels in use, this little sucker holds its own. I have every port connected and have never had a single problem with it.