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Remember Me? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Reply With Quote. I've seen chatter on ProSoundWeb that the Mackie 8-buss had huge reliability problems, which is why they are discontinued.
I have never had reliability problems with them. They just don't sound that great and the eq is only half useful.
It is very easy to overload because it has very little headroom. I have never used the mx so I don't know how it compares.
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I love most of the features on it. Butt headroom sucks.
That is why Mackie got out of the big board business. And they used cheep ribbon cables in them that need to be reseated or replaced.
Mackie wants a grand to do a referb on the board plus shipping. Board is only 5 years old. Mine had the problem with the main stereo bus, it would drop in volume on the left side only, after doing that for several days, it would also sometimes drop out completely on the left side only.
My church had a 32x8 that had the aux bus issues. I've been running it in my studio now for a year and a half with no problems. The only complaint I have about the mixer in general is with the headroom and the EQ's.
The EQ seems to work fine if you work with a cut philosophy instead of a boost philosophy see BlueBear's articles for better explanation , so that is generally what I do.
I have to admit, though, that I have converted over to mixing in the box mostly and am getting better results primarily because the same amount of money bought more plugins than I have outboard gear, so I have more flexibility.
Butchering a Mackie 24 8 mixing desk
The Mackie, though, is my tracking and monitoring board and provides me with loads of flexibility in that application. Check out the clips at my studio site Mine is exclusively for live performance mixing, not recording.
I have a set of Aardvark Q10 dedicated to recording. I wanted one of the Mackie Onyx boxes, but they were vapor ware for so long Better overall sound Cons are: No meterbridge Age Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page:.
Mackie 24.8 24-Channel 8-Bus Mixer
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