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    mackie cfx20mk2 mixer

    I was wondering if anyone has had any expirence with this mixer, and is it used best in recording or live sound?
    Anything would be helpfull.
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    its designed mainly for sound reinforcement but could be used for either purpose. depends on what you are trying to do with it. Also you have to take into consideration of the output being @ +4 when interfacing with recording equipment that may be @ -10. its not set up with the amenities of a recording type mixer both in bussing and direct outputs and the preamps leave much to be desired unless your purpose is just basic audio capture for refernce. two track recording or 4 track would be fine but anything beyond that you will have to get creative

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    its designed mainly for sound reinforcement but could be used for either purpose. depends on what you are trying to do with it. Also you have to take into consideration of the output being @ +4 when interfacing with recording equipment that may be @ -10. its not set up with the amenities of a recording type mixer both in bussing and direct outputs and the preamps leave much to be desired unless your purpose is just basic audio capture for refernce. two track recording or 4 track would be fine but anything beyond that you will have to get creative
    What do you mean output is +4?
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    +4 db, its a hotter output to interface with pro gear.

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    +4 db, its a hotter output to interface with pro gear.
    Ok, but couldn't that be fixed by ajusting the main out to a lower level?
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    its not that much of an issue, the main question is how many seperate channels of audio are to be recorded at the same time, if you are just doing 2track stuff it will suffice for your needs. if you need seperate outputs for each cahnnel to be mixed at a later time you only have the inserts available to use as a direct out per channel and would leave you with no ability to use them otherwise.

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    its not that much of an issue, the main question is how many seperate channels of audio are to be recorded at the same time, if you are just doing 2track stuff it will suffice for your needs. if you need seperate outputs for each cahnnel to be mixed at a later time you only have the inserts available to use as a direct out per channel and would leave you with no ability to use them otherwise.
    So if I am saying recording a band just on one file, let's say directly to cd, maby using channels 1-10, or 1-15, it would come out ok? So basicly, no moltytrack stuff. Is that what you are saying?
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    if you are taking the sum of all the channels into 2track (LR) on a cd playe it will suffice for your needs, I would suggest however that you use subgroup 3+4 so that you can control the level if you are using same said mixer as sound reinforcement at the same time, if not just take the L+R outs and mix away.`

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    if you are taking the sum of all the channels into 2track (LR) on a cd playe it will suffice for your needs, I would suggest however that you use subgroup 3+4 so that you can control the level if you are using same said mixer as sound reinforcement at the same time, if not just take the L+R outs and mix away.`
    is the 9 band eq good on that puppy?
    Regards,
    Ivan Fegundez. Recording Technician, live sound technician, and mastering technician.

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    it works, but again its designed for live use I would use it more to take away problem frequencies than to add coloration.

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