perfect mixer for home studio and live application
February 12, 2009
from Paris, France
i purchased this mixer because i was looking for an efficient audio interface (combined with the firewire module, it is the heart of my homestudio) and a true 16 channel mixer capable of handling live concert mixing. the sound of the recordings (i use a Mac with Logic Pro 8) is crisp and clean. firewire monitoring latency is tolerable, though noticable. this would be the only drawback, except you have multiple methods of bypassing this problem by routing signals on the mixer straight to the monitors.
I most of all appreciated the possibility of having a Mackie-approved mod done, mine is pre fader and i love the EQ sound, it is very intuitive to set and sounds good with relative little fiddling.
The mixer is really flexible thanks to all the routing options and subchannels, and offers a lot of features.
The live applications are much aided by the 6 aux channels which is a lot for this type of mixer, and the preamps have a lot of punch without sounding messy when turned up.