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    Yeah, thanks Rob. I thought there had to be a catch with that! I think I'd better get one with 8 XLR channels! They are not that much more expensive but as they're a lot bigger they'll be a bastard to carry about!

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    Does anybody think this will do the job any better? i.e have enough “headroom” it’s also got 8 XLR ins but it’s more expensive and is not USB so no weird noises! Hopefully! - Soundcraft Signature 12 Analogue Mixer
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    Actually it is USB. Without spending the time to research I would be willing to bet it's clean and quiet via USB, probably 24 bit.

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    I didn't notice it was USB too! Anyway, he means when you use it as an analogue mixer you get some funny noise. i.e. sending from the main outputs (XLR) to a PA or recording device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Williams View Post
    I didn't notice it was USB too! Anyway, he means when you use it as an analogue mixer you get some funny noise. i.e. sending from the main outputs (XLR) to a PA or recording device.
    How do you know that?

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    Well, I assumed because he said don't get a USB one if you don't need a USB mixer. But to be fair I don't know. He might have meant it makes a funny noise however you use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Williams View Post
    Well, I assumed because he said don't get a USB one if you don't need a USB mixer. But to be fair I don't know. He might have meant it makes a funny noise however you use it.
    If you don't use the USB faciltity it will behave like any other mixer and to be fair the "funny noise" is only present on some 16 bit mixers and Windows and is usually fixable anyway.

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    Thanks. That's cleared that up. I won't be using the USB facility. It will be going from the mixer to the PA via the main XRL outs, an there is no computer in the equation. I think I am leaning towards the Behringer as it's 100 cheaper! Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Williams View Post
    Thanks. That's cleared that up. I won't be using the USB facility. It will be going from the mixer to the PA via the main XRL outs, an there is no computer in the equation. I think I am leaning towards the Behringer as it's 100 cheaper! Thanks guys.
    Well the Behringer stuff IS remarkably good for the money but I suggest you look at the relative facilities of the two mixer. I see the Mackie has inserts and high pass filters per channel (bass cut). I would also bet the Mackie is better built for a "road" desk?

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    What Mackie? They are Soundcraft and Behringer, the ones I'm looking at. Or is Mackie and Soundcraft the same brand? Anyway, another factor is size and weight. I have to carry this about! I don't think either give you their dimensions or weight in the spec. :-(

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