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Gain Control of Direct Output: Take them out of the l-r mix, assign them to the “group” busses i.

The that I evaluated isn’t actually a super lightweight device-it does have a bit of heft to it, since it’s largely composed of metal. This mixer weighs 31 lbs There are six other, smaller mixers in the line, ranging from inputs, but the and the bring three new tricks to mackis party that none of the others have-two onboard effects processors, USB connectivity with your computer, and onboard compressors.

Mackie 2404-VLZ3

By default, inputs will be hard-panned as left and right stereo pairs. A headphone jack on the rear panel?

Each channel strip from features a mm fader, signal routing and solo buttons, a mute button and pan knob. These have 24 and 32 input channels, respectively, and the “04” designation refers to the fact 2404-vzl3 these are both four-bus mixers.

Pan that input to the center. But at the same time, since I’m also responsible for the quality of the audio, I am skeptically optimistic at best when it comes to the fidelity of bantamweight gear with a “small footprint.


Aux sends are post-fader or can be set to send to the internal effects. There are three major features that make this mixer stand out: Another really cool and unique feature here enables the sending of auxiliaries five and six to your computer via USB for a “unique stereo recording” as stated in the mixer’s manualbut it’s important to remember that since auxiliaries five and six are fixed in post-fader mode; fader adjustments will change this “unique” recording.

Aux sends can be set pre-fader or post-fader. This is just one of over 75 professional audio mixers covered in The Mixer Output Guidewhich describes direct outs, inserts, hidden mods and more.

Trick to make them mono panned to the center: Back to Search Results.

This is powerful-it makes for quick turnaround of podcast uploads, and can also enable quick editing, processing, and burning of CDs for churchgoers. To get the maximum number of line inputsuse the 20 mono inputs, plus the 2 stereo input channels, plus the 2 stereo returns, plus the tape return sent to the main mix for a total of 30 line inputs. See the following tricks to make some of these mono.

The inclusion of these items is gaining popularity with other manufacturers as well, and rightfully so. Copyright c Production Media, Inc.

Skip to Main Content Area. Three and four can be msckie between pre- and post-fader mode as a pair, and five and six are a bit unique. But some of these are panned hard left and right.

Review: Audio Review: Mackie VLZ3 Compact Mixer – Church Production Magazine

The only difference is whether they are pre- or post-fader. To the far right of the control surface are aux masters, stereo returns, metering, effects controls, and faders 4204-vlz3 the mixer’s four subgroups. But, they can be routed to the aux sends. For more information and reproduction guidelines please contact us at or info churchproduction.


Above that is the mixer’s three-band equalizer, with low shelving mackoe at 80 Hz, high shelving at 12 kHz, and mids sweepable between Hz and 8 kHz.

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The compressors are surprisingly transparent, considering their fixed 6: The two stereo returns can’t be bussed to achieve the same trick as on inputs It would be nice to have them on more than just four input channels, but the four subgroup compressors are very useful.

About Us Subscribe Editorial Advertise. And certainly having a built-in USB interface not only lightens my load, but also facilitates a really quick turn-around in terms macke getting a sermon podcast online. That’s fine, because it’s not huge and isn’t that heavy, but it is solidly constructed and feels sturdy. Skip to main content. The badly placed headphone jack is among my very short list of cons, which is completely outweighed by a lengthy list of pros.

This pair is fixed in post-fader mode, so they’re not particularly useful for monitors.