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Old 11-25-2010, 07:34 PM
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Default Most affordable mixer for PT9?

Hello,
I currently have an Mbox mini, but would like to get a mixer, not made by digidesign, but another one compatible with PT9 at an affordable price. any suggestions?
thanks!
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: Most affordable mixer for PT9?

Why do you want to get a mixer?

What problem are you faced with that you feel a mixer might solve?
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: Most affordable mixer for PT9?

i need more than one mic input and feel like it is much easier for me to edit with a physical mixer
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: Most affordable mixer for PT9?

Mixer? or control surface? There is a notable difference, and thats the control surface controls the DAW. i.e. move a fader on the control surface, it will move on the daw. A mixer does not do this, the faders only control the input level.

That said, mixers can be found for between 100 and 200 from behringer for 8 channels. This will be useless to you since you've only got an Mbox mini (unless you place on summing all the inputs to 2 channels).

Control surfaces are very expensive, although can be had from behringer for about 250. Its a very primitave control surface, with 8 faders, solo, mute, and some rotery encoders. Very cheap, and the faders are loud.

To be quite honest, they look cool, and its fun to watch the faders move, but dont get a control surface until you actually need one. Once you get big sessions, things are time critical, and you need to impress clients, then get one

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: Most affordable mixer for PT9?

I go to a performing arts high school for music production and i'm trying to set up a home studio. i don't know if i need a control surface. at school i use a 003 with pro tools 8. i don't need anything this nice but would like to make some quality recordings and i need more than one mic input.
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:00 PM
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simple, try this...

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Onyx1620i/
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Old 11-25-2010, 08:12 PM
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would this work? http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com...xer?sku=500316
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:11 PM
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:45 PM
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Most normal mixers (unless they double as firewire interfaces) give you more mic pres, but they aren't going to let you track more than the number of inputs on your interface. If you have an Mbox Mini, I believe you have 2 inputs. You're still going to be limited to 2 things at once, or one stereo track at once. If you need more ins, you need an interface with more ins.

If you want to have a hardware unit to mix on (but still be mixing in the box) then you want a control surface as well.

So you basically want two different things, unless you go with a Digi 003 or something. That'll do both jobs for you.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:02 PM
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Most normal mixers (unless they double as firewire interfaces) give you more mic pres, but they aren't going to let you track more than the number of inputs on your interface. If you have an Mbox Mini, I believe you have 2 inputs. You're still going to be limited to 2 things at once, or one stereo track at once. If you need more ins, you need an interface with more ins.

If you want to have a hardware unit to mix on (but still be mixing in the box) then you want a control surface as well.

So you basically want two different things, unless you go with a Digi 003 or something. That'll do both jobs for you.
mandoluke... ignore this guy.... what you last posted will fill your needs...
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