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    What mixer?

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    Hello all, I'm in the middle (OK beginning!) of setting myself a studio up and for a start I've got myself a TASCAM 388 which is in very nice condition. I eventually want to get myself a 16-track recorder (in a year or so) and so I obviosuly want to buy myself a desk that will cope with it all from the off. I'm after 24 channels, 8 bus and thats about all I've given thought to so far.......

    My real question is can anyone recommend any specific makes or models to keep an eye out for? I'm worried about getting stuck with something that isn't sufficient for me.

    Any help would be hugely appreciated........

    Cheers guys,

    Rich

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    Anything Neve! (LOL)

    It really depends on your buget, brand preference and if you are considering new or used.

    Naturally, in the Tascam dept. the M520 or M3700 come to mind.
    (The 520 is 20 channels X 8 Buss, but can basically be had for a song if you consider the prices of what's out there new.)


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    Well, the Tacsams have really plummeted in price lately, and a 24 channel 8 bus Tascam in good shape can be found for $500 with some luck. I can't comment on how the sound quality is compared to the Mackie 8-bus, but the prices are easily less than half.

    I mean, thats what you'd pay for a Behringer!
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    Look at the Soundcraft Ghost. It is the best board (IMO) in the price range!

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    In WHAT price range? $3000-$6000! That's what!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=23785
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    TASCAM M300 SERIES

    Tascam M312 or M320 would fit very well with the 388. They are from the same era and have a similar layout to the mixer section of the 388.

    In fact, The 388 mixer section was based on the M300 series mixers.

    The M320 is four channels shy of your stated 24, but it's a sweet mixing board with a reasonable price tag. There are some advantages to having separate mixers rather than one large board. Add an M308 or M312 when you move to 16 if you really need those extra inputs.

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    (In addition to a M520) I'm hoping one day my tracking needs will warrant the upgrade to a fully Ghostimized 624 Double B!

    MAYBE we can see a pic.... Ghost??


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    There's a bigger picture of mine here;

    http://www.recordingproject.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=622

    Scroll down a bit on the page and there it will be.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Mixer

    Thanks for that guys, mu budget is slightly flexible so I'm not too fussed at how much I pay (although I'm no millionaire!). Based upon the advice you've given me, I think I'm going to go for the M320 or the 520...... Can I ask what the difference is between the two of them? I'm not familiar with either model..........

    Sorry if it's a stupid question.

    Cheers,

    Rich

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    This is very limited (Taken off of Ebay) and doesn't at all answer your question. (Sorry)

    M-320:
    20 Channels, 4 Subgroups, 4 Aux sends, 2 Effect sends, 2 Stereo returns. Direct outs and inserts and on all channels, Talk back mic input, Tape inputs.


    M-520:
    20 Ch 8 buss mixer with 12 VU meters. External 4 rack space power supply. Features include: Solo Funtion, Talkback, lk-10k-40k test tones, XLR balanced in's and out's. Balancing amp, 1 30db pads. Phase reverse, 100mm faders, very smooth, 3 band graphic eq and semi-parametric eq, direct in's and more!

    I have pics of both units, but M-520's are too large to post here... PM me if you're interested in getting them via Email.


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