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    What Mixer is this...Might be from The Ghost of FM

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    Hey,

    I was browsing the forum a while back and i rember seeing a mixer that I liked. The time has come where i'm about to buy a 4 or 8- track reel to reel, and i think that mixer would be perfect. I have a link to a pic that The Ghost of FM might have posted:

    https://homerecording.com/bbs/attach...chmentid=11190

    Also any additional info on the mixer would be good, because im in the market for such a little item

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    Hey,

    I was browsing the forum a while back and i rember seeing a mixer that I liked. The time has come where i'm about to buy a 4 or 8- track reel to reel, and i think that mixer would be perfect. I have a link to a pic that The Ghost of FM might have posted:

    https://homerecording.com/bbs/attach...chmentid=11190

    Also any additional info on the mixer would be good, because im in the market for such a little item
    Looks like a Tascam M-30 mixer (early 80's) sitting between a 22-2 on the left and 22-4 on the right. It's a nice sounding board, 8X4X2 with tape inputs and xlr mic inputs, 3 eq, and 4 send buttons, but no level control on each channel for sends, as I remember.

    I don't think it's Ghost's -- maybe Herm's.

    -Tim
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    Yea its mine.

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    wow, thats great. I'm actually buying a 22-4, and i need a mixer. When i saw that picture they look so well matched i wanted the mixer. I'm completely new to the whole analog style of recording...and recording in general i guess. Do you like the mixer herm? Anything extremely limiting? Any other mixers you might suggest for a 4 track?

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    To be honest I havnt got a chance to really use the mixer yet.
    But it is a perfect match for the 22-4. The only real limiting thing I can think of for this mixer is that it dosnt have phantom power. But that is an easy thing to deal with if you get a external unit for it.
    Do you have a dbx unit for your Recorder yet?

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    DBX I was just planning on using this 22-4 stock with a stock mixer, and record. What is phantom power used for?

    Btw extreme newb talking here.

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    Phantom power is used to power special condenser microphones that require a dedicated power source to work properly.

    Many of the large diaphragm types that you might see vocalists singing into in recording studios and many music videos are the type in question here.

    Dynamic microphones like the ever popular Shure SM57 or SM58 do not require phantom power to operate.

    dbx noise reduction might not be a really critical thing to use on a 4 track recorder; as the tape hiss won't be too objectionable with only 4 tracks but, if you do get into an 8 or 16 track recorder in the future, you might very much want to have it and use it as tape hiss a cumulative thing by nature meaning that the more tracks you have, the more hiss you will have too and especially if you're not careful with your recording levels and keeping them too low and allowing the hiss to be more audible.

    Cheers!

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    Phantom Power is for mics that require +48vDC (Condenser Mics).

    For a mixer that small it's not a huge concern unless everything you use for mics are condensers cuz the lil' Phantom Boxes can run a pretty penny in total.

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    Alright that helps me then. Does anyone have any experience with 22-4's?
    I kinda jumped into this ebay auction and buy it. It hasnt come yet, and im just wondering what you guys think.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...751609238&rd=1

    Oh and I was also looking at this mixer that was on ebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

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    The 4-track machine is pretty nice as long as the heads are still good. It looks to be in good condition. I've used one many many moons ago and they pretty much "do what they do"; they're ready-steady-go. The current $255 is just a bit steep cuz I've seen TASCAM 1/2" 8 Tracks go for around $300 to $500.

    The 22-4 is a good machine tho. I guess what it's at RIGHT NOW (as I type) is not that outrageous of a bid. This year it's all about getting the tape, more-so.... (with bated breath).

    As far as a mixer goes I think you should get something that has more channels than the tracks you're recording to. It's really nice to have the extra headroom cuz once you play around more with options the more channels you'll want to have (even at this stage).

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