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VLZ. ™. 16 CHANNEL MIC/LINE MIXER. SERVICE MANUAL. Contents. Pg . . SIP R. PFL. SOLO. MACKIE CRVLZ. SIGNAL FLOW. VSD. Unlike my old CR, the VLZ Pro provides balanced XLR mic inputs with phantom power on all 16 channels. (A switch on the rear. Mackie CRVLZ Channel Mic/Line Mixer w/ ManualUsed, but in great condition. We used this board as our in-house mixer for our PA.

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Results 1 to 9 of 9. Mackie CR Mixer Preamps good for recording? Sign in to disable this ad. I’d have about 8 left over inputs on the Cf and I want a good 8 channel set of pre’s to feed into it.

Because normally, on my Tascam, after taking up the line in jacks with my outboard pre’s, I’d use the rest of the digital pres for larger tracking sessions like drums. I’m wondering, do you think the pre’s on that somewhat older 90’s?

Mackie board would be of a considerable good quality for tracking? I don’t think its any of the newer VLZ versions. Here’s the pic the seller posted. Lemme know what you think! Don’t have much opinion re the pres other than they’ve pretty much been good clean pres in live board duties all along and perfectly servicable in some live band tracking I’ve done. There’s also been a few diff versions, might want to nail that down.


I rc warn that there’s been a vlx of intermittent’ ribbon connector issues with these mixers to be aware of. Originally Posted by mixsit. I had one of the originals that I used for years Live duty. Sold it about eight c ago and they use it with out fault to this day! Thanks for the replies!

Did some more research on those and the thing is just too old school. I don’t trust it, especially how the direct outs are accessed by only going in one click on the insert jacks.

Call me ignorant, but that just feels too “jacked” to work that way. I need a regular mixer with real direct outs. Take a look at a used Allen Heath Mix Wizard! Originally Posted by RecordingMaster. Don’t know if your still looking for a mixer or not or, even if your still looking at that “old school” Mackie.

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I actually owned that board ccr well as the VLZ 3 updated version of it. The thing about the direct out being taken from the first click on the insert works fine. If it makes you more comfortable there is a cable you can buy go to zZounds and look in the insert cable ct that will let you plug all the way into it and use a mono cable. The updated versions addressed this issue and have 8 dedicated direct outs. Which is why I upgraded mine. It allowed me to still use the inserts for compressors if I was recording a live show.


Recording Tricks: Mackie CR-1604 Mixer

As far as it’s preamps and all that go, they are clean and for anybody who doesn’t want to spend pro studio money but, wants to get clean clear useable results you could do way worse then a Mackie.

The eq is very musical. It’s not the most complex eq or anything but for basic sound shaping it’s very serviceable. I used my Mackie’s with a Fostex XH 4 track cassette studio back in the day.

Wrote a lot of songs on that setup. Wasted even more tape. I ended up skipping that original cr Was for a fair price so I will try the pre’s and see how I like em!

Some people I have spoken to actually mentioned that the highs on the newer onyx mackie’s can get pretty crispy and sound overly baked. Haven’t tried myself so i can’t speak on behalf of that. By tyler in forum Mixing Techniques. Mackie Good Deal?

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