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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I can’t tell you what a relief it was to have the I figured that a mini-mixer would do the trick, but I didn’t want to buy one for one night only; and more to the point, I’m a battery-sniffing tone-snob who doesn’t want the equivalent of macke sonic speed bump in-between my instruments and amps.

Having the Mackie’s three-band EQ made it easy for me to blend my instruments and balance levels macjie the other players.

Had the Mackie not shown up when it did, there would have mackke no gig for my band—or at least plenty of pandemonium trying to get me set up. 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 back up the promise of high-end sound quality with a footprint smaller than a Chinese empress.

I felt as though I was running back and forth spinning sonic plates on sticks. Trying to find a small-format mixer that sounds like the big boys has been 402clz3 till now. Super small and sounds great. The one thing i like about mackies versus other budget mixers is that you have a little boost after 12 oclock if you need it when playing out.

Mackie 402VLZ3 4-channel Ultra Compact Mixer W Power Supply

Everything was under control and I heard a clean, professional sound. That’s when I started wavering about bringing the Only runs on provided power supply. Line-in bypasses the Summit’s preamp section.

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Anyway, it was a done deal—I’d be taking the to the gig. Availability Easily bought online, or sold at all the main music retailers. Wouldn’t hesitate one bit to make it my main gigging mixer.

Mackie VLZ & VLZ Mixer Review

From every input to every output, VLZ4 is optimized to deliver professional-quality results each and every time. Now, the new VLZ series mixers promise the same sound quality as Mackie’s big boys in a super-compact footprint. Strict attention to component quality has led to innovations like our custom M80 op-amps and class-leading negative summing bus architecture. Best of all, I could bring all of my instruments up or down at once with the main volume knob. 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.

The only issue I had was a bit of disappointment with this “Artist” modeling pedal I had bought recently—I couldn’t get it to sound right. It also comes with Mackie’s Tracktion 3 Project Bundle music production software. Couldn’t sleep, so I decided to run through the show and test the VLZ3.

Sorry, didn’t mean to shout, but I really do. The result is the most rock solid, the most easy to use and, yes, the best sounding compact mixer ever created. Setup went faster and the first thing everybody noticed was how good the Artist pedal and the rest of my setup sounded.

Placing the VLZ3 comfortably on synth 2, the first thing I appreciated was having volume and EQ controls at my fingertips.

Size Super small and compact! Please login or register. 402voz3 understand clipping, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of the electronic systems in which the audio signal travels. Portability Extremely portable, but only runs on power supply provided.

VLZ4 Series

Fidelity Onyx Preamps Ultra-wide 60dB gain range 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.


Extremely simple and straight forward design. I’d use these anytime, anywhere, and in any professional setting without reservation. It’s Thursday—night before the gig—our dress rehearsal.

Sustainability Batteries, Tapes, Etc. I then went stereo line-out into my trusty Summit preamp and sure enough, there was the pedal’s stellar sound as promised.

Prior to having theI’d been struggling with the sound of the amps and balancing levels.

The new Mackie VLZ series changes all that. Skip to forum content. Suffice to say, everything came together and we “punted posterior and accepted billing information”—all thanks to the Mackie VLZ3.

If you have a small computer-based recording setup, either of these mixers will do, but I’d recommend the VLZ3 hands-down for the small home studio. Did I mention that the sound of the Mackie preamps was mzckie good, I kept thinking that I was hearing the Summit pres? Durability It’s built pretty solid.

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 It’s Friday night, our turn to play, and setup was a nightmare—I had no amps to plug into. You would just be able to EQ one source only. I tell you this for one reason only: The very definition of an analog compact mixer, Mackie VLZ4 is the original do-it-yourself and be sure it sounds great mixing solution.

Price A mackue price for the quality of what you are getting. If I had just the guitar and one stereo synth, the VLZ3 would have easily done the trick.