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Suggestions for a Small rack mixer as a backup

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robbocurry:

--- Quote from: Kev tyler on April 13, 2015, 09:34:03 AM ---I purchased a zed 10fx recently whilst I contemplated jumping in to the digital pond, it's a solid little desk, but I hate the fx, has anyone else found them a bit weird?

Kev

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They need a little work IME  :)

robbocurry:

--- Quote from: WK154 on April 13, 2015, 02:53:34 AM ---No-one can beat this for a backup.  http://cacophony.aspinock.com/index.php?topic=355.0
Last time I bagged 6 for $49.99 and $29.99 of that was shipping. Add a fan for $8 and you need to be handy making cables. Mount a 32 connector panel in the back and you can switch in less than 2 minutes from your DL1608 to 8 mic/line and 4 line inputs (loose the drums). Far less adjustments especially if you're a performer/FOH type. Yes you need a PC of sorts for setup but that can be done beforehand. I also bring out three switches for emergencies Mute and volume up and down on output 1 (L&R). It also has a lot of filters, compressor, delays and crossover functions along with lots of setup tools (White,Pink,single and scanning freq.). It understands NOM. You can go all out with macros and lots of setup storage. The pre's are  better than Mackie's or Behringer's. It did after all have a MSRP $5200 price tag in 2002. Just don't buy one with a dead fan like Sam or Robbo ( sorry forgot who) and expect it to last.

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Not me Bill, hard to get that cheap this side of the pond  :(

EDIT: I stand corrected, just saw two on eBay for 30 plus P&P. Might dip my toe just to see what they're about....

EDIT TWO: Oops! Just bought one for 25. Will check the fan 1st thing!

WK154:

--- Quote from: robbocurry on April 13, 2015, 05:31:01 PM ---
--- Quote from: WK154 on April 13, 2015, 02:53:34 AM ---No-one can beat this for a backup.  http://cacophony.aspinock.com/index.php?topic=355.0
Last time I bagged 6 for $49.99 and $29.99 of that was shipping. Add a fan for $8 and you need to be handy making cables. Mount a 32 connector panel in the back and you can switch in less than 2 minutes from your DL1608 to 8 mic/line and 4 line inputs (loose the drums). Far less adjustments especially if you're a performer/FOH type. Yes you need a PC of sorts for setup but that can be done beforehand. I also bring out three switches for emergencies Mute and volume up and down on output 1 (L&R). It also has a lot of filters, compressor, delays and crossover functions along with lots of setup tools (White,Pink,single and scanning freq.). It understands NOM. You can go all out with macros and lots of setup storage. The pre's are  better than Mackie's or Behringer's. It did after all have a MSRP $5200 price tag in 2002. Just don't buy one with a dead fan like Sam or Robbo ( sorry forgot who) and expect it to last.

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Not me Bill, hard to get that cheap this side of the pond  :(

EDIT: I stand corrected, just saw two on eBay for 30 plus P&P. Might dip my toe just to see what they're about....

EDIT TWO: Oops! Just bought one for 25. Will check the fan 1st thing!

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Probably right for one unit. Word of caution shut off AEC and NP or you can get some interesting side effects. The unit's main goal was vocal clarity and remote voice  communication. So unless delay's are adequate for FX you need external FX if you're into that. Just as a feedback control (up to 15 notch filters) and setup aid it's paid for itself. I've used them for going on 9 years even cascading units, delay is 150 microseconds input to output unless you send it thru the secondary filters which adds another 150 microseconds. Compared to 1500 microseconds for the DL. I've used them remote (USB Bluetooth to RS232) with a tablet (Toshiba R15, meters are slow but then you can get used to them like the MF3). Lots of additional features and it can be used for many functions limited only by your imagination. Solid design intended for 24/7/365 unattended operation.

robbocurry:

--- Quote from: WK154 on April 13, 2015, 06:34:32 PM ---
--- Quote from: robbocurry on April 13, 2015, 05:31:01 PM ---
--- Quote from: WK154 on April 13, 2015, 02:53:34 AM ---No-one can beat this for a backup.  http://cacophony.aspinock.com/index.php?topic=355.0
Last time I bagged 6 for $49.99 and $29.99 of that was shipping. Add a fan for $8 and you need to be handy making cables. Mount a 32 connector panel in the back and you can switch in less than 2 minutes from your DL1608 to 8 mic/line and 4 line inputs (loose the drums). Far less adjustments especially if you're a performer/FOH type. Yes you need a PC of sorts for setup but that can be done beforehand. I also bring out three switches for emergencies Mute and volume up and down on output 1 (L&R). It also has a lot of filters, compressor, delays and crossover functions along with lots of setup tools (White,Pink,single and scanning freq.). It understands NOM. You can go all out with macros and lots of setup storage. The pre's are  better than Mackie's or Behringer's. It did after all have a MSRP $5200 price tag in 2002. Just don't buy one with a dead fan like Sam or Robbo ( sorry forgot who) and expect it to last.

--- End quote ---
Not me Bill, hard to get that cheap this side of the pond  :(

EDIT: I stand corrected, just saw two on eBay for 30 plus P&P. Might dip my toe just to see what they're about....

EDIT TWO: Oops! Just bought one for 25. Will check the fan 1st thing!

--- End quote ---
Probably right for one unit. Word of caution shut off AEC and NP or you can get some interesting side effects. The unit's main goal was vocal clarity and remote voice  communication. So unless delay's are adequate for FX you need external FX if you're into that. Just as a feedback control (up to 15 notch filters) and setup aid it's paid for itself. I've used them for going on 9 years even cascading units, delay is 150 milliseconds input to output unless you send it thru the secondary filters which adds another 150 milliseconds. Compared to 1500 milliseconds for the DL. I've used them remote (USB Bluetooth to RS232) with a tablet (Toshiba R15, meters are slow but then you can get used to them like the MF3). Lots of additional features and it can be used for many functions limited only by your imagination. Solid design intended for 24/7/365 unattended operation.

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Yeah, will be interesting to see what it does, bit of a bargain for sure!
I'd like to run it wirelessly so probably go RS232/Bluetooth as you said.
I take it I'll need a Windows tablet of some variety or some kind of "screen sharing app"?
Using a laptop wouldn't be a hardship either ;)
Will need to order some Phoenix connectors too....

WK154:
I've run it under XP and W7 (one error message to politely ignore). Usually the connectors are still attached to the unit otherwise they're about $0.90 in US ... UK?
It is a Windows app don't know if it runs on Mac in Windows emulation.

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