Mackie VLZ4 Series Compact Mixers is the original no-nonsense mixer series featuring Mackie’s flagship Onyx mic preamps. Find great deals for Mackie VLZ3 4-channel Ultra Compact Mixer W Power Supply. Shop with confidence on eBay!. Mackie & VLZ3 While large consoles may attract all the longing glances, the reality is that many studios now can do without them, but there remains a.
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Trying mmackie find a small-format mixer that sounds like the big boys has been near-impossible till now. Availability Easily bought online, or sold at all the main music retailers.
Only runs on provided power supply. Will easily fit in your 402vls3. My jam-night setup would be guitar effects into channels 1 and 2; synth 1 into channel 3, which can either be mono XLR or stereo TRS; and synth 2 stereo into line-in didn’t need Fun The Mackie Mixbusters.
Anyway, it was a done deal—I’d be taking the to the gig.
I figured that a mini-mixer would do the trick, but I didn’t want to buy one for one night only; and more mzckie the point, I’m a battery-sniffing tone-snob who doesn’t want the equivalent of a sonic speed bump in-between my instruments and amps. Now, the new VLZ series mixers promise the same sound quality as Mackie’s big boys in a super-compact footprint. How did the set go?
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Once acoustic signals are converted to an electronic signal via a Having the Mackie’s three-band EQ made it easy for me to blend my instruments and balance levels with the other players. Pages 1 You must login or sign up to post a reply. With three XLR ins, three pairs of stereo inputs, and slightly larger size, it still fit comfortably on top of my synths. Skip to main content.
That is pretty much the only thing I could negatively say about this mixer. EQ is two-band high- and low-shelving, which gave me the option of adding a little air or removing some low-end rumble.
The only issue I had mackif a bit of disappointment with this “Artist” modeling pedal I had bought recently—I couldn’t get it to sound right.
It’s Friday night, our turn to play, and setup was a nightmare—I had no amps to plug into. Getting back to the “Mackie thinks of everything” department, the external power supply has a locking connector so you never have to worry about accidental disconnection during a performance. You would just be able to EQ one source mackei. Somehow, Mackie has managed to shrink a large-format console down to munchkin-size and retain the sound quality and functionality.
Skip to forum content. Extremely simple and straight forward design. I then went stereo line-out into my trusty Summit preamp and sure enough, there was the pedal’s stellar sound as promised.
Finally, I could actually play music instead of controls.
Couldn’t sleep, so I decided to run through the show and test the VLZ3. Had the Mackie not shown up when it did, there would have been no gig for my band—or at least plenty of pandemonium trying to get me set up. From every input to every output, VLZ4 is optimized to deliver professional-quality results each and every time. Placing the VLZ3 comfortably on synth 2, the first thing I appreciated was having volume and EQ controls at my fingertips.
I can’t tell you what a relief mxckie was to have the If I had just the guitar and one stereo synth, the VLZ3 would have mackle done the trick. It is ideal for live performers who need one stereo source for their main audio, and 1 other stereo source for a backup source or something else to use in conjunction with your main audio feed. It may illustrate my deficiencies as a engineer, but playing out live with one got way easier versus other budget mixers when dealing with strange sound at clubs.
Keep in mind that there’s absolutely no difference in sound quality between the two. Line-in bypasses the Summit’s preamp section. Super small and sounds great.
Call it providence or synchronicity, the mixers showed up on Tuesday, the week of the jam, giving me the opportunity to see if they could mavkie up the promise of high-end sound quality with a footprint smaller than a Chinese empress. I’d use these anytime, anywhere, and in any professional setting without reservation. Portability Extremely portable, but only runs on power supply provided.
Setup went faster and the first thing everybody noticed was how good the Artist pedal and the rest of my setup sounded.
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Wouldn’t hesitate one bit to make maackie my main gigging mixer. Did I mention that the sound of the Mackie preamps was so good, I kept thinking that I was hearing the Summit pres? However, the 2nd set of stereo inputs does not have any EQ knobs. It’s Thursday—night before the gig—our dress rehearsal. Still a great quality mixer! Forum Rules and Announcements.
Features The very definition of an analog compact mixer, Mackie VLZ4 is the original do-it-yourself and be sure it sounds great mixing solution. Just got one of these and it rules.