Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus
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Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus

D8B Digital 8 Bus, Digital Mixer from Mackie.

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Audiofanzine FR 12/04/2008

Mackie D8B Digital 8 Bus : Audiofanzine FR's user review

5

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(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.