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Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus

D8B Digital 8 Bus, Digital Mixer from Mackie.

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Audiofanzine FR12/04/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
(Originally written by bassprodukt/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
No comments about the well-known features.

UTILIZATION

Extremely easy to use: my user's manual is rotting somewhere.

Pros:

Scene editing

Display

Effects

Cons:

Perhaps the preamps

SOUNDS

This mixing desk sounds good.

I bought it secondhand and I had heard some negative comments before buying it, but its sound surprised me. I find it punchy and very versatile.

The mixer is reliable and sturdy considering its price (please spare me the comparisons with an SSL or a Neve, which are totally different products).

I use it with a HDR24/96 and it's a breeze!

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for several months in my home studio. I also have two Yamaha 02-R to compare it to.

The mixer seems to be less sturdy than the Yamahas. The sound is very different but pleasant.

I don't use the converters because my Motu converters sound better. I use this mixer only to mix.

I manage all recordings with my PC and a control surface.

The value for money is unbeatable and if the mixer ever gets broken I'll run to the shop to buy a second one.

A small turnoff is that the OS upgrades are not free, which I find unacceptable. Mackie has an awful sales policy regarding this.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
This mixer is incredible.

Price paid: $8,999.00 (now much less)

Sound is improved with additional Plug -ins and Apogee Word Clock card purchased seperately.

Its very easy to use and the manual is clear yet in depth.

You must be gentle with this board.

I love this board!

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 3-, 2003)
fuzz198902/19/2014

fuzz1989's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
Well I give my opinion only because frankly the lack of objectivity of people annoys me.

I will not notice anything is too long sorry!

UTILIZATION

It's super simple and intuitive who had on February 1 st and with a current 96i 01v. I can tell you that the converter are great on the Mackie and that cake to use.

Not need the manual. It is so obvious that even added an adat in 2 click.

SOUNDS

The effects are not bad and if you like there is not enough to add to external effects.

The converters are not bad, already better than the 02 r v2. The dynamics are good.

OVERALL OPINION

I used it for 1 year and a half.

+ I liked its ease of use, sound really bad, the overall management of the number of the software.

- The size of the lives not just in small place. The software a bit slow.

We can have cheap frankly if it is for the rehearsal or studio is cool secondhand. For the live a little less.
Ricordu06/24/2012

Ricordu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good ergonomics. Good value for money in hand"

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
see manual

UTILIZATION

Simple. Boot time a bit long.

SOUNDS

Ok for live or for the home studio. For the professional studio, use preamp / converters externally.

OVERALL OPINION

This is the digital console that has the most ergonomic analog.
a bit outdated now (not the 96Khz), but very good quality / price opportunity.
lucasd'airy01/17/2011

lucasd'airy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Reverse, Right"

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
- Not
- Char 'already cited
- Parametric or not, it distorts my sense bcp when it occurs in the upper spectrum
- Yes, big-effects section plugins that do not work very well on any item which is not BAR: metal stamp
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UTILIZATION

Yes - it seems to be simple, but our engineers' strove well above, I think he had a knack for handling
- Yes

SOUNDS

- convertos very mediocre, which is felt on the length of a disk
- Effective yes, but at what price: overly placid sailing on EQ, reverb metal (I must say that I blame this to bcp reverb ', including some very expensive and supposedly much better)
- The dynamics are well respected

OVERALL OPINION

For an album
Many, it would exaggerate say that I very much identifies the difference with a Soundcraft or a control surface for a DAW
The best: it allows a rapid mixing
Fewest: sound very irregular on low, fairly well; cons for electric guitars sound artificial; so amazing classical guitars sound pretty, sunny, as if this was not the preamp, to factory turbine on voice: well generally, but with a cloudy sky in the high, perhaps due to caution before using the EQ, which I thank our engineer because when they intervene, it does seems more nothing (the height you say, the EQ are the main interest of the mix, right?)
The quality / price seems right hand that can Squeezer for converters and has at least two or three preamp 'colored.
For compression, I reserve my opinion, not knowing how far the sound has been compressed; say no audible pumping effect.
Without being mean, no, its too flat and poorly suited to rock.
In contrast, electronic parts emerge very well: I think it can even be an excellent tool for dealing with the voices apart and records / mixes with synth. Very good point that enhances all: not so bad.
comix11/07/2007

comix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
CHARACTERISTICS

-24 Channels, 8 buses, 12 auxiliary 2 Stereo Headset for the return.
Jack and XLR-connectors.
Double-EQ parameter.
-2 Sections intrgrs effects.
- 24bits
Sampling 48-KB
-Automation of faders, EQ, Effects, PAN ,..........
-Synchro, tdiff, adat, BNC

http://mackie.com/products/d8b_v3/TheMixer/TheMixer.html

http://mackie.com/products/d8b_v3/Specs/Specs.html
Use

Super simple to use. Everything is clear and intuitive. trs good ergonomics, clear operating manual (english franais)
Tone

Transparency fairly neutral and Fidler.
Lqualiser is trs own
The effects are really good
No breath (unless all the knobs back ...)

Global Reviews

I wanted to go to numrique to facilitate recordings via my PC. Before I used a Mackie 24/8/2 and I've always given me that but happiness.
But I do not regret the D8B (bought 3 months ago 2550) is excellent and is much easier to use than I imagined. It sounds good, it is convenient, compact and effects are nickels. Excellent choice!

UTILIZATION

N / A

SOUNDS

N / A

OVERALL OPINION

N / A
comix11/07/2007

comix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
-24 Channels, 8 buses, 12 auxiliary 2 Stereo Headset for the return.
Jack and XLR-connectors.
Double-EQ parameter.
-2 Sections intrgrs effects.
- 24bits
Sampling 48-KB
-Automation of faders, EQ, Effects, PAN ,..........
-Synchro, tdiff, adat, BNC

http://mackie.com/products/d8b_v3/TheMixer/TheMixer.html

http://mackie.com/products/d8b_v3/Specs/Specs.html

UTILIZATION

Use

Super simple to use. Everything is clear and intuitive. trs good ergonomics, clear operating manual (english franais)

SOUNDS

Transparency fairly neutral and Fidler.
Lqualiser is trs own
The effects are really good
No breath (unless all the knobs back ...)

OVERALL OPINION

I wanted to go to numrique to facilitate recordings via my PC. Before I used a Mackie 24/8/2 and I've always given me that but happiness.
But I do not regret the D8B (bought 3 months there in 2550) is excellent and is much easier to use than I imagined. It sounds good, it is convenient, compact and effects are nickels. Excellent choice!
rafbeyonddriven06/28/2007

rafbeyonddriven's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
See data sheet.
I would just note a message to posters: Please, make an effort when you write an opinion, they are almost unreadable!

UTILIZATION

First point that I find not the least: The overall appearance of this "console" is cheap. Everything is plastic, fragile appearance. It does not inspire comfort. The "tOPV" must not have a reasonable lifetime ...
The use of this "console" is rather simple. Although I had problems with recalls stage, who jumped automation. The worst is the compressor, unusable. The EQ is not extra, a 15 dB on a frequency no agreement, or else cringe. Ultimately, with external converters, and good bills, it could be a patch ...

SOUNDS

See above. It sounds not. it is a fact. The effects are nazes the dégueus EQ, compressor unusable. I do not know the V5. I hope that Mackie has been working hard on these algos ...

OVERALL OPINION

I did not used very long (several months). Enough to leave aside and mix in Pro Tools. By the same logic console, I prefer the 02R.
It's too expensive, as unnecessary. Not to be buying!
Reeve steve02/26/2005

Reeve steve's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
BONJOURS ALL AND ALL
I AM ABSOLUTELY THE SAME NOTICE THAT FORMAN.
I AM ENGINEER FROM SONG NOT BAD TIME AND I WORK CURRENTLY IN LARGEST STUDIO PARIS SHORT EVERYTHING TO SAY THAT MY EXPERIENCE YOU CAN BE HELPFUL ESPECIALLY FOR THIS CONSOLE.
NO SOUND ENGINEER TO MY KNOWLEDGE DO YOU BUY THIS CONSOLE DIRA D.
WHY ARE SIMPLE AND DIVERSE:
First N SOUND REALLY IS NOT TERRIBLE AND ANY HEAT IS REMOVED
SECONDO PRICE IS TOO MUCH AND RAISE FOR MOITIER directory you can HAVE ABSOLUTELY DIVINE ANNALOGIQUE.

USE

NOT EVEN 1 POINT TO THAT CALLS FORMAN "LA WANKING"

SONORITS

POOR AND FADE WITHOUT HEAT

NOTICE GLOBAL

IF HAVE OTHER CONSOLE AD COMPARE MY OPINION IS VERY UNFAVOURABLE
formanhenry02/24/2005

formanhenry's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
Hello the company,
for any potential buyer to the table I said be careful! especially n buy it!
this table did absolutely no life and pramplie emits no personality and is really your exact mdiocre.
you tell me about its many options but frankly s handjob is the pure and simple.
This table is useful for people who love to see the button moves alone.
wow! so what?
will point to a small virtual handjob.

UTILIZATION

Since its release

SOUNDS

No

OVERALL OPINION

Bad
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