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Analog Mixer from Mackie belonging to the VLZ Pro series.

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  • Mackie 1604-VLZ ProPublished on 01/06/07 at 11:04
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Yes
    see characteristics manufacturer

    USE

    Easy, good qualities, and contrary to the opinion prcdent with pre-amps slightly superiors that new sries (I compar I have a new 1402)
    - 16 votes, direct outputs cannal (! 16), mute, 6 to an effective eq etc ..
    minimum space for small groups or studio
    9/10 for the quality / price (to put 10 must be changed slice budget!)

    SONORITS

    -little breath
    -a correct gain reserve
    -a fairly efficient eq (with parametric)

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    -a year of use (some live and studio outputs voice complment)
    -solidittaille reduced
    -9/10
    I sell it because I need 14 for use "clubs" if yes it is very reliable and accurate gear ...
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    Yes
    see characteristics manufacturer

    USE

    Easy, good qualities, and contrary to the opinion prcdent with pre-amps slightly superiors that new sries (I compar I have a new 1402)
    - 16 votes, direct outputs cannal (! 16), mute, 6 to an effective eq etc ..
    minimum space for small groups or studio
    9/10 for the quality / price (to put 10 must be changed slice budget!)

    SONORITS

    -little breath
    -a correct gain reserve
    -a fairly efficient eq (with parametric)

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    -a year of use (some live and studio outputs voice complment)
    -solidittaille reduced
    -9/10
    I sell it because I need 14 for use "clubs" if yes it is very reliable and accurate gear
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  • Mackie 1604-VLZ ProPublished on 08/16/10 at 00:50
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    the 1604 is a rackmount console, hardwearing, well finished with 8 Direct outs, 4 bus, 6 to 16 mono tracks each with an XLR connector, Jack (6.35) and an insert.


    USE

    The manual is clear but not essential because the console is easy to use: there is a button for each action, they are firmly attachs, prcis and reliable.
    The Pramp are good: The price quality ratio is not bad
    it is a good console to record 8 tracks or to go live in 16 tracks.
    I just regret the lack of a master XLR.

    SONORITS

    I do not know what to add, the console is effective and has a good service life ... She has also a reputation to match its performance ...

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    good quality for money,......
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    the 1604 is a rackmount console, hardwearing, well finished with 8 Direct outs, 4 bus, 6 to 16 mono tracks each with an XLR connector, Jack (6.35) and an insert.


    USE

    The manual is clear but not essential because the console is easy to use: there is a button for each action, they are firmly attachs, prcis and reliable.
    The Pramp are good: The price quality ratio is not bad
    it is a good console to record 8 tracks or to go live in 16 tracks.
    I just regret the lack of a master XLR.

    SONORITS

    I do not know what to add, the console is effective and has a good service life ... She has also a reputation to match its performance ...

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    good quality for money, with the experience, I do it again this choice.
    I like the console ...
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  • Great report quality / price

    Mackie 1604-VLZ ProPublished on 04/19/14 at 00:03
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Classic analog mixer 16 among mono (48V XLR mic / line TRS) + 2 among stro (Line TRS)
    Outputs L / R and SUB (<75Hz to subwoofer) XLR. L / R TRS
    2 auxiliary bus PRE / POST (returns or effects)
    2 POST auxiliary buses (effects, including a built-)
    I / O analog recording (CINCH)
    Corrections:
    - Mono: Grave / Medium paramtrique / Acute
    - Stro: Grave, Medium 1, Medium 2, Treble
    Mini graphic equalizer on the L / R

    Dtails here: http://www.mackie.com/fr/products/cfx20mkii/
    Manual: http://www.mackie.com/pdf/CFXMKIISeries_OM.pdf



    USE

    Operation is simple and intuitive. The manual is very clear and gives many examples of use (missing, however the console coupling, but it is......
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    Classic analog mixer 16 among mono (48V XLR mic / line TRS) + 2 among stro (Line TRS)
    Outputs L / R and SUB (<75Hz to subwoofer) XLR. L / R TRS
    2 auxiliary bus PRE / POST (returns or effects)
    2 POST auxiliary buses (effects, including a built-)
    I / O analog recording (CINCH)
    Corrections:
    - Mono: Grave / Medium paramtrique / Acute
    - Stro: Grave, Medium 1, Medium 2, Treble
    Mini graphic equalizer on the L / R

    Dtails here: http://www.mackie.com/fr/products/cfx20mkii/
    Manual: http://www.mackie.com/pdf/CFXMKIISeries_OM.pdf



    USE

    Operation is simple and intuitive. The manual is very clear and gives many examples of use (missing, however the console coupling, but it is very simple with 2 among STREO ...).

    The only point a little strange is the lack of direct assignment of a path to L / R. While not pass SUB, which is somewhat surprising departure. But it is well explained in the manual.

    For example, for a basic operation:
    Assign each channel 1/2
    Assign subs 1 and 2 L / R
    Set the level of subs 1 and 2 U

    Once we understand a, a roll.

    You can also assign a group of 3/4, which enables rapid mixing a group (drums, chorus, violin section etc.)

    Note the presence of an output STREO (mix) supplmentaire (Utility) with indpendant level rglage (but taken after the main mix) for sound to another room or the back of the room etc.


    SONORITS

    It is the quality Mackie. Net and are right, no coloring, no breath if we know rgler its levels ...
    equalizers formidable. Use with prcaution!

    The equalizer output is a little gadget, but it can help in simple cases ...


    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I use it for over a year. Absolutely nothing wrong, except that I want another one for 32 channels on hand! (Last sono: 28 tracks with 12 channels + 2 extension pr-mix 2-> 1 ...)

    In the 80s, I had an Allen and Heath 16/4/2 I'd improves (recblage buses, mute, level LEDs per channel direct outputs, headphone amplifier etc. ) .dropoff window With Mackie, I have everything!

    I appreciates the sound quality, the precision of rglages, 2 among stro that allow me extension, SUB output (for subwoofer) ...

    I only regret the absence of direct assignment L / R by, but that's a detail. Also, two departures AUX / PRE have more t ... apprcis (never enough mix back ...). Too bad the AUX 3 and 4 may not be in the PRE connects ...

    Too old to move to digital ...
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  • Mackie VLZ 1604 Pro

    Mackie 1604-VLZ ProPublished on 01/29/04 at 15:00
    Well I work as a media specialist in Toronto so I got it for free for my birthday because the guys know i what one. So yah i paid nothing.

    It's a 16 channel mixer with aux send and receive and everything a mixer should have it good to travel with it the BEST mixer you will ever have if you know what i mean all you pro star guys out there

    there is nothing to not like there

    it is the toughest piece of equpiment in your whole sound and pa system i know because it fell from a table and it survides the chash i dont know many that can survie a chash like that

    IT THE BEST MIXER IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW DUDES

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com...
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    Well I work as a media specialist in Toronto so I got it for free for my birthday because the guys know i what one. So yah i paid nothing.

    It's a 16 channel mixer with aux send and receive and everything a mixer should have it good to travel with it the BEST mixer you will ever have if you know what i mean all you pro star guys out there

    there is nothing to not like there

    it is the toughest piece of equpiment in your whole sound and pa system i know because it fell from a table and it survides the chash i dont know many that can survie a chash like that

    IT THE BEST MIXER IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW DUDES

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Mackie 1604-VLZ ProPublished on 06/07/03 at 11:05
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    This console rack. With an option (given the inflated prices that you can also have the connections back, top or bottom (rear of origin).

    Construction everything metal. Serious and robust in appearance.

    16 preamp (my taste quality of trs average). But all the connectors are l. The outputs are TRS and not XLR.
    4 real bus. Stereo AUX returns ...
    Semi parametric eq.

    UTILIZATION

    By focusing on this console, we can say that it is compact and can rev to draw a lot of situations. Everything is clear and precise net.
    Each function has t think much.

    SOUNDS

    Well, we made Mackie (VLZ Pro series), while a disturbance. Push the main mix with the ctrl room 0db in middle position......
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    This console rack. With an option (given the inflated prices that you can also have the connections back, top or bottom (rear of origin).

    Construction everything metal. Serious and robust in appearance.

    16 preamp (my taste quality of trs average). But all the connectors are l. The outputs are TRS and not XLR.
    4 real bus. Stereo AUX returns ...
    Semi parametric eq.

    UTILIZATION

    By focusing on this console, we can say that it is compact and can rev to draw a lot of situations. Everything is clear and precise net.
    Each function has t think much.

    SOUNDS

    Well, we made Mackie (VLZ Pro series), while a disturbance. Push the main mix with the ctrl room 0db in middle position (all faders at mini course) and you Niagara Falls. I have another console competitor and range and even less than I bcp breath.

    Otherwise the sound is quite clear and dry. No big color but can be below 200 Hz and a small cot flattering that above 8kHz

    The Eq is very sharp and "dcoupent" properly.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have this console for 2 years (non-smoking home studio no moisture no dust or shock) and my bf 2 knobs that crack, the main mix output to below -10 dB does not work has the right ...
    Some EQ knobs are hard to turn, others are flexible ... And it varies with time ...

    In short I am also deuct reliability.
    I do not buy it back.
    I may have fallen on bad SERIES?
    My advice: do not rush your eyes closed in spite of the pub ... the wise
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  • Mackie 1604-VLZ ProPublished on 07/04/03 at 08:59
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    It is rack but option.La connections can be suprieure bring back the game console (another option), and it is almost essential as very practical.
    16 channel, 4 bus, 6 to. (In fact, there is a choice between the. 3 / 4 or 5 / 6), 6 to dparts. Stros and 4 returns.
    Complte in connection XLR / jack for 16 inputs and Jack symtrique for reste.RCA for connecting a magnto / CD...etc.
    The band is 3 qualisation with mdium parameter.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is clear with a few tricks to deal well find many situation.
    Who knows about analog table, it is not rocket science ...
    ... The rest is explained in the manual and drle well done.

    SOUNDS

    It is transparent use, both in......
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    It is rack but option.La connections can be suprieure bring back the game console (another option), and it is almost essential as very practical.
    16 channel, 4 bus, 6 to. (In fact, there is a choice between the. 3 / 4 or 5 / 6), 6 to dparts. Stros and 4 returns.
    Complte in connection XLR / jack for 16 inputs and Jack symtrique for reste.RCA for connecting a magnto / CD...etc.
    The band is 3 qualisation with mdium parameter.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is clear with a few tricks to deal well find many situation.
    Who knows about analog table, it is not rocket science ...
    ... The rest is explained in the manual and drle well done.

    SOUNDS

    It is transparent use, both in recording live, breath coming in General for the amplification and not part of the console! And no table can not help it ...
    The qualisation is quite effective for some or even too "radical."

    OVERALL OPINION

    For the past six years, she is primarily used to record, but live, it is made capable of. It is robust and complies with the signal it sends.
    To buy it, I fi read tests in the press and I am happy with my trs choix.Je also have no intention of Sparer me!
    Now, I certainly would choose trs numrique console but I do not regret this choice at all.
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  • Mackie 1604-VLZ ProPublished on 08/20/03 at 07:08
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    Everything is said in two previous opinions on specs.
    Comprehensive machine whatsoever in connection or configuration options. Intakes can serve as direct inserts OUT which adds 8 more in relation to direct out of the factory, which can be handy sometimes.
    I put 10 for the satisfaction I had, regardless of the config (the home studio to live through the cabarets and repeat ...)

    UTILIZATION

    For those who know (and love (the annalogique, no need to read the manual (except perhaps some tips MACKIE signed, that was not used to seeing on other low-end consoles)

    SOUNDS

    The Mackie has no breath even after several years. It's been recently that I have mine, for I have against a......
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    Everything is said in two previous opinions on specs.
    Comprehensive machine whatsoever in connection or configuration options. Intakes can serve as direct inserts OUT which adds 8 more in relation to direct out of the factory, which can be handy sometimes.
    I put 10 for the satisfaction I had, regardless of the config (the home studio to live through the cabarets and repeat ...)

    UTILIZATION

    For those who know (and love (the annalogique, no need to read the manual (except perhaps some tips MACKIE signed, that was not used to seeing on other low-end consoles)

    SOUNDS

    The Mackie has no breath even after several years. It's been recently that I have mine, for I have against a friend who owns a 1604VLZ since 1996 ... Despite the years, no breath (unless it is thoroughly and again ...) and no cracking in contrast to what is said below.

    I must say that does not apply any EQ (all @ 0dB) for my PC2R when I do a lot of the correction on my Behringer to try to get the same sound! the preamps are of good quality.

    Admittedly, if one cares (no cigarettes, frequent maintenance, caress ;-)..., these devices there are hours of gameplay. I put 10 to enhance the cross because I note that Mackie is right.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had five months and I am quite satisfied. I BX8 couple with my M-Audio and it's class! I do not regret my choice and I believe that even if the price seems exorbitant (value for money below the mean), it is worth the purchase occasion. We can find around 800 to 1000Euros (nine 1450Euros).

    The day I sell my Mackie will not be for another analogue, and that day, it is because I may be rich ;-)....
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  • Mackie 1604-VLZ ProPublished on 11/19/03 at 15:09
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    The Mackie 1604 VLZ presents great ... in a small space rackabble format std 19 "
    first has already seen everything looks very solid, steel table, short fader (80mm) and solid knobs not the type to let go after six months .... OK

    16 mono tracks, four subgroups and a master. each slice with a gain control (10 - 40db)
    To 6 (2 pre / post, 2 post and switchable between 2 to 3 / 4 and 5 / 6 post fader)
    qualisation a very correct with sweepable mid frequency (low medium recess semiparametric would have been better but ...
    the low a 80hz / 15 db, the medium range from 100 Hz to 8 kHz + / - 15 db and a high 12kHz / 15 db

    connection level while TRS is 6.3, balanced XLR, inserts.......
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    The Mackie 1604 VLZ presents great ... in a small space rackabble format std 19 "
    first has already seen everything looks very solid, steel table, short fader (80mm) and solid knobs not the type to let go after six months .... OK

    16 mono tracks, four subgroups and a master. each slice with a gain control (10 - 40db)
    To 6 (2 pre / post, 2 post and switchable between 2 to 3 / 4 and 5 / 6 post fader)
    qualisation a very correct with sweepable mid frequency (low medium recess semiparametric would have been better but ...
    the low a 80hz / 15 db, the medium range from 100 Hz to 8 kHz + / - 15 db and a high 12kHz / 15 db

    connection level while TRS is 6.3, balanced XLR, inserts. D.out etc.. insert master, all but ... master XLR output! which for an ideal table size for the live gives an impression of slight rat!

    The master section is very correct with The possibilities of routing effects returns, in the tape, the control of the C / R etc.. but I think a control for the headphone spar would have been better (again this is a table that most live studio although it may well be used in the studio.
    I just added a possibility to choose headphones 0db (pre or post master)

    48V phantom power supply overall has obviously (a power supply on each track would have been pretty good but the chipottte I)

    UTILIZATION

    The use is a denfant games .... it is very flexible and allows a lot of'astuce whether for recording or live use.

    the manual is clear and is dotted with small jokes signs makie.

    the EQ is very clean (although a short breath when you shoot), there is a button aussin a 70Hz low cut very useful, especially on the HH and snares in complex mixes (which avoids the breath and provides a better Fair Resort snares an example of a tom)

    SOUNDS

    The pure sound mackie .... we like it or not ..... I personally find it a bit cold compared to an Allen & Heath GL or soundcraft .... but the two schools of thought: the sound of American mackie vs soundcraft sound English ..... each style (and budget) for the mackie costs 2 times cheaper than Allen & Heath 16 tracks (!) Obviously ca account but must also consider the difference in price between a nine and a Mackie MIDAS venice ... and Yappa picture because for less than twice the price midas balance are 10 times more! Finally, good short ...

    anyway it sounds good even when, pushing it a bit especially if you put a compressor as an insert on the master out.

    and then if it is used for the live she does her taf without flinching!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Matos very strong nothing to say, it holds the road .... exception of small mute button that is jumping a few times and that I had to glue together (2 times in 6 years ...)

    after is a matter of taste is what we like or not the mackie?
    In any case, value for price is very Reglo!
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  • Mackie 1604-VLZ ProPublished on 12/27/04 at 09:17
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    Rackable 19''

    16 mono tracks between line, insert, mic.
    16 Gain knob.
    + Switch 4 to 3 / 4 5 / 6 so we can plug in between the 6, 4 back on jack 6'1 / 2 stereo.
    3-band equalizer, 75Hz cut on the low, medium frequency adjustable knob.

    Two subgroups.

    Output and return types in the CAR.

    UTILIZATION

    Narrow inconveniant is his only, but the price of compact rack. (I do not pass a finger between two faders, the switch or there is the sub group.

    SOUNDS

    It's breath, but less than a spirit.
    Trs Sounds good, some reproaches from his cot cold marks English ....
    Personally I had a spirit folio, and has nothing less than breath and the equalizer is the mackie......
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    Rackable 19''

    16 mono tracks between line, insert, mic.
    16 Gain knob.
    + Switch 4 to 3 / 4 5 / 6 so we can plug in between the 6, 4 back on jack 6'1 / 2 stereo.
    3-band equalizer, 75Hz cut on the low, medium frequency adjustable knob.

    Two subgroups.

    Output and return types in the CAR.

    UTILIZATION

    Narrow inconveniant is his only, but the price of compact rack. (I do not pass a finger between two faders, the switch or there is the sub group.

    SOUNDS

    It's breath, but less than a spirit.
    Trs Sounds good, some reproaches from his cot cold marks English ....
    Personally I had a spirit folio, and has nothing less than breath and the equalizer is the mackie efficace.Personnellement I prefer by far.
    Compared to a phonic (ok c TFWP not comparable), and although it is not really comparable (lol), the Mackie has a dynamic sound, the non-phonic ....

    OVERALL OPINION

    I recently I did some basic tests on mixtures of sounds to push itself in acute self in the bass.
    Dj the bass response is good, powerful dynamics and not "soften".
    The knob for adjusting the frequency of the medium is effective trs.

    Even when it has a certain age (purchased used) but no crash, no knob in poor condition, everything works without any problems.

    Mackie is sturdy, clean, simple, effective ....
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  • Mackie 1604-VLZ ProPublished on 05/13/06 at 05:48
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    Good for me it's been six years since I .. rsultat accounts:

    a slice in less ...

    The master left who does not work anymore ...

    It's a good console, but hey, let's just say that it is effective for the routing of a config 8pistes direkt to analog disk ....
    She plays the role of prampli, has not the same, a relatively large crosstalk between tracks.?

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to take control ...
    It will be very effective in you home studio, but completely Exceeds for sound ...
    Does not have XLR outputs, prepare your interfaces ....

    SOUNDS

    However the sound is clean, and breath Grable has provided you observe the calibrations of equipment ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    Well it......
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    Good for me it's been six years since I .. rsultat accounts:

    a slice in less ...

    The master left who does not work anymore ...

    It's a good console, but hey, let's just say that it is effective for the routing of a config 8pistes direkt to analog disk ....
    She plays the role of prampli, has not the same, a relatively large crosstalk between tracks.?

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to take control ...
    It will be very effective in you home studio, but completely Exceeds for sound ...
    Does not have XLR outputs, prepare your interfaces ....

    SOUNDS

    However the sound is clean, and breath Grable has provided you observe the calibrations of equipment ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    Well it is about 6 years ago it was very interesting CEET console on the market today with the advent of consoles NUMriques, firewire as onyx, and I still think 96 to 01V and firewire interfaces, ( FUNCTION REMOTE console numriques +) .. I think the mackie ptite has little future before it.
    However in a fixed config like mine, it holds the road ...
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