[linux-audio-user] OT: need a mixer

Brett McCoy idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Tue May 16 15:05:54 EDT 2006

Josh Lawrence wrote:

> A little off-topic here, but I need a mixer.  I've got Ardour working
>  great now, and I'm ready to do some recording, possibly some live 
> recording of my trio.  Here's my problem:  I need a mixer that will 
> let me listen to the current mix, and only send what I want to record
>  to my inputs.  My Mackie 1202-VLZ did this via "Alt Outs."  I could 
> press a button on a channel, and only that channel went to the alt 
> outputs, meaning I could listen to the whole mix on my mixer and only
>  record what I wanted to.
> So the obvious answer here is "buy another Mackie," but they are a 
> little pricey.  If I can get out cheap, or maybe buy a higher quality
>  mixer used, I would do that.  I've looked into Behringer mixers, but
>  they don't seem to be able to do the alt output trick.  Also, there 
> are a lot of digital mixers on eBay (EZ-Bus, Tascam, Roland, Yamaha 
> 01-V) that look good and only cost around $300 or less.
> Any opinions?  What are you guys using in your home studios?

I use Ardour and a Delta1010 (with some outboard DSP gear and mike
pre-amps). With the Delta1010 and a pair of monitors and a headphone
amp, I find an outboard mixer superfluous. What are you using for your 
audio interface?

-- Brett
Brett McCoy: Programmer by Day, Guitarist by Night

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