Minimal mixers

hey thanks for this

glad to have you back on here (maybe you been lurking)

great thread.

I’ve been using a Rane SM82S line mixer a bit lately.

8 stereo channels with level, pan, a stereo send and dedicated return channel.

pretty minimal but does the trick.

I also have an A&H MixWizard 14:4:2 but I really regret not getting something bigger for that kind of desk mixing. I never have enough channels to bring all my effects returns back into it.

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This Taula 4 looks pretty great.

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wow lovely! would fit right in next to the RE-201

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Wow, that looks beautiful… bloody pricey, but lovely

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this isn’t minimal in the least:

but what stands out to me is the concept of per-channel “sculpting”

very nice. i would love to see this idea translated to something much simpler.

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do you use max for this? would love to see the patch if so

i’m glad you posted this

it caught my eye but i couldnt decide whether anybody here would care

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A friend of mine recently used one of these at a gig (photo from http://www.matrixsynth.com/2011/07/midiman-synthesizer-keboard-mixer-micro.html):

I thought it was pretty cool. Two stereo aux sends and returns, very small footprint. Would be great for feedback patching and effects too.

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those look cool
stumbled across one on ebay last time I was hunting for a cheap no-input workstation

the small footprint makes this seem like an ergonomic nightmare tho

late response to your initial post, but i often move more then one fader at a time during live performances. moving more then one knob at once scares me to no end, but i also was never a dj and have worked behind consoles for a very long time.

That’s not me :sweat: should be able to hit him up on twitter his handle is Peter_Speer. He posts a ton of really cool stuff there.

http://www.varia-instruments.com

Here’s a nice rotary. Not sure I like the stepped top for performance, but a great design.

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This looks like a beautiful mini-console for a studio, but agreed it’s a bit unsuited for live performance. VU meters just don’t scream ‘easy to read while tipsy in a dark club’…

Agreed! Stunning mixer, reportedly also sounds ultra warm.
Funny how a friend of mine brings his one to every dj gig. Not the most portable object…
Passion :grinning:

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Just stumbled upon this beauty! Uher A-122

Also have do matrix mixers also count as minimal? Having a lot of fun with this one at the moment. 32 VCA’s included :smiley:

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A collection of rotary/boutique mixers on djtechtools:

that alpha mixer looks v cool w/per channel filtering. fx send knobs could be bigger.

but $3,650?! surely it’s feasible to build something like this that still feels quality but steps away from the audiophile grade circuity (ICs and SMD vs discreet circuitry) while still sounding great?

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You should be able to build any small mIxer like that for $500. From what I hear the hard part is setting up your circuits to eliminate noise and crosstalk. I brt you could replicate it smt and no one would be able to tell the difference.

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