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Wayne V.
Re: cross-posted Q: help me find new mixer board for edit bay
on Feb 25, 2008 at 6:47:19 pm

Sorry for the delay on this... The Mackie boards are ok and more importantly are inexpensive. They sound fine - not great - fine (to my ears). Their circuitry is not as clean or accurate as many of the higher quality (more expensive) brands. The reason Mackie is so widely used in our industry is that they make acceptable sound at a low price. If you are looking to do better-than-average audio work, my preference would be with a company that has much cleaner electronics. If you have the opportunity, do a side-by-side comparo of similar level boards in a good acoustical environment - you will easily be able to tell the difference.

If you're doing mostly work that will end up highly compressed on a website somewhere, it doesn't make much of a difference what mixer you use. Compression will kill the sound anyway. If you are doing high quality work that will be seen on TV, I want to start with the best quality I can before the network adds it's own compression before distribution.

Just my 2 cents.

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