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    Need mixer suggestions

    In March two of my kids will be playing a gig together, both on horns and I will comp on guitar. We've found in the past that it is definitely better to mic the horns in this kind of setting because otherwise they kids have to blow them so hard to keep up that it is incredibly demanding.

    Anyway with micing two horns now we are in the territory where I am going to get a mixer with multiple XLR inputs. This isn't the last time they are playing- 2 months later they have another gig.

    My requirements- minimum 4x XLR inputs, low noise output (hiss). I don't need any effects. 8 channels might be best.

    Any suggestions?

    dB

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    dB, are you talking about getting a mixer to run a single low-level output to one of your guitar amps, or a powered mixed to drive it's own speakers?
    "I know just enough to be dangerous....."

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    Not a powered mixer. I was going to run them through a PA, not a guitar amp, but in this application it is basically the same thing.

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    I bought my wife the Magic Bullet mixer for protein smoothies. She said its the best single serve mixer you can get.
    Last edited by etechstan; 01-21-2013 at 06:54 AM.
    I don't play guitar because I'm good at it, I play because it's fun!!

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    This may seem more than you need, but as your young musicians grow up, they will like the extra features (USB out, FX):
    Behringer: XENYX QX1002USB
    $110 here:
    http://musicgearforless.com/QX1002USB

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    how is the quality of these Behringers? I need to make sure that hiss is very low

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    Friends don't let friends buy Behringer.
    I don't play guitar because I'm good at it, I play because it's fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by etechstan View Post
    Friends don't let friends buy Behringer.
    +1.

    Couldn't have said it better myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etechstan View Post
    friends don't let friends buy behringer.
    +3 junk

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    Tele's & Tweeds.Yes sir.

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    Carvin makes good basic gear.
    Newer Mackie stuff has crap china parts.
    Yamaha makes good stuff.
    Why no powered mixer ?

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    Tele's & Tweeds.Yes sir.

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