Mixing desk question...

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Well, my gear just grow out from my old but beloved Fostex 16 ch rack mixer, so now Im thinking of buying a new(other) mixer.

I can spend around 1000EUR for this, and 2nd hand stuffs are welcome.

I make 3 big groups of desk to choose :

1. bigger, older analog desks (around 24-32 channels, without efx)
2. smaller digital mixers (around 16 channels, with motorfaders)
3. or digital recorders with DAW functions, like the bigger Roland VS series (2000,2400,2480), or Akai DPS16...

Any tips?
Depends how you are going to link with your DAW?

Does you interface have lots of ins & outs? If not go digital I suppose?
gear-vault.com/mackie-onyx-1640i-mixer-review/

mackie onyx 1640i firewire/hardware
i want one now!
I use my DAW only for MIDI sequencing, I use only hardwares to make music, and E6400 Ultra, an S1000HD, a K-Station and a K4...

Im thinking of a bigger Behringer. I know, its sh*t, but its cheap, and its big Grin
(And Ive found a brand new, unused ALTO L20 extremly cheap, but I dont know anything about this company Icon_sad )
If I were to be mixing I'd go for the second hand option rather than getting some new shit with naff inbuilt effects.... I'd probably just use it as a summing device though and do all the automation, effects and stuff in the DAW.
snaper Wrote:I use my DAW only for MIDI sequencing, I use only hardwares to make music, and E6400 Ultra, an S1000HD, a K-Station and a K4...

Im thinking of a bigger Behringer. I know, its sh*t, but its cheap, and its big Grin
(And Ive found a brand new, unused ALTO L20 extremly cheap, but I dont know anything about this company Icon_sad )

Yep, a big analogue sounds about right.

I used to use a Behringer 2642A. But run all my synths direct in to my daw via multi in/out.

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