Yamaha’s n8 is an 8 channel digital mixer that connects to your computer with FireWire cable. This mixer is very well built and it is also very affordable. The EQ is very good and it has solo level control plus dimmer and mute switches on this unit. The N8 has XLR and TRS jacks on mono channels, it will allow you to basically bring in any audio source that you might have in your current set up.
The Reverb is High resolution reverb, it has an unbelievable natural and unique sound. The reverb on the N8 (Rev X) is better than any reverb on the previous models of Yamaha mixers. If you need to have an ambient and open feel to your mix then you will love using the Rev X reverb on the N8. The phantom power can be turned off and on through switches on this mixer, so if you have a condenser and need phantom power it is right at your finger tips, or you can turn it off if you don’t need it.
Each channel on the N8 has a solo switch so you can single out any channel you want and solo it. This feature is not the best feature you can have but it is very powerful, because it generally does not come on a lot of units that are of this price range. That feature is generally on bigger boards and in larger studios. The fact that this mixer is affordable and can be purchased for home use, plus it has soloing on each channel makes it one of a kind.
If you want quality then the N8 has that. If you have a lot of different gear you need to run through it then your are covered by just about any audio source you can think of. The N8 has it all and the unit is very well built. It will last you a long time. I have seen this unit used in semi large studios and in small home set ups. It is worth the money.
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francki09's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
config easy even for a beginner's manual is perfect and has everything falls roughly at hand
eq is perfect, it lacks a bit of precision for mediums but we can not have everything, the breath issue is the big strong point of the preamp are of excellent quality (Class A) and have no breath except thoroughly biensur they are accurate round and warm even
I utlise for 2 years I sold because need more tracks if I will have kept; it allows you to control Cubase and ca it's still really good! the fewer the number of entries but there is the more expensive N12 for ca recess so I would say that it is not a incovenient. Conclusion The quality price ratio is excellent!
very practical, good dynamic monitoring system separate nickel reverb, 2 channels with great preamps and compressors.
Return ordinary general or track by track.
everything is on the panel!
for semi-pro, it suits me perfectly, I use it as a recording interface and mixer for my keyboards during rehearsals.
Little breath, eq (especially the first 2 are very simple and effective)
I use it for 2 and a half years since I switched to mac!
when I bought it, there was almost nothing in this price range (especially used). I had a small yamaha audiogram, I was lent a Presonus.
Price new, it is certainly not a case, but I saw in the 350 €.
Given the versatility, quality, updates drivers, it is a good plan.
enough for me and it fits perfectly in my config Mao.
I do not regret ... is the yamaha! there are better, certainly, but it does a good taf, this is serious.
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BXLSTUDIOS's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- Is the rack?
Yes, it has an insert I / O per entry
- How many lanes, bus, auxiliary sends, returns ...)?
4 mono inputs with +48 v phantom of which she has to HI-Z, these 4 input has a preamp Sweet Spot Morphing! too well! 2 stereo inputs, all have insert I / O.
- What type of connectors (RCA Jack, XLR ...)?
4 mono: XLR or Jack; 2stéréo: RCA jack or
- The parametric equalizer is it?
Yes, and works in 18 db
- The effects section is integrated? ...
Yes, a very good Super Reverb
For digital consoles:
- What is the accuracy of sampling (bits / kHz)?
- Automation is supported?
- What type of sync are supported? ...
IEEE1394 is working on the sync is paas nécésaire
- The general configuration is simple?
HIPER complicated, if you have vista I would not recommend this product, that you will take time unless you make me demandiers his comments took me two months, now I'm a profesional to uninstall and reinstal the n8 on vista with cubase AI4
- The usual functions are they easily accessible?
Once n8 is instaled correctly allocate the rest is frankly easier to use
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
as regards the functions of n8, clear yes, as regards the instalation is really zero, you must play with the same control panels and computer codes for registering integrate n8 and ensure you do not file cubase "X". dll on the computer ....
- The console is transparent?
If you work on cubase, reaper, or any sequencer that accepts good mLan your yamaha n8 and you work with DAW n8 yes, super transparent, no parasites, a counselor!
- Introduced she breath?
YES, n8 torn in sound!
- The equalizer is it effective? ...
Yes, there is no problem unless you find something very powerful, so you would know that no mixer is firewire does not have an equalizer crazy ... but the one he is super good!
- For how long have you been using it?
- What thing do you like most/least about it?
as a function of multitrack recording on cubase, no need to sign and how to record, especially that of each track in cubase read on a track no need to sign on the n8 and travaillers volume and EQ on all n8 instead of mixing affected with the mouse on cubase! and a controller DAW n8 is too powerful!
What I like least is the compability of DAW with other programs like Reaper, it's not terrible.
- Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Not bad, I am satisfied with n8
- What is your opinion about the value for the price?
- Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
Phew I dunno, I ate so much the head with the instalation on vista, but after the result of my projects was its really a success.!