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Thread: What Should I be looking for in a Mixer for Podcasting

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    What Should I be looking for in a Mixer for Podcasting

    I am about to buy a new mixer and wanted to know what I should be looking for. Is there anything special I need to have for podcasting? What mixers do you boys suggest.

    I saw a yamaha the other day that didnt look to bad but I have no idea what I should be looking for

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    When I began, the most important feature I look for in a mixer was the number of Aux channels available.

    The ability to provide mix-minus returns to Skype callers was important and we had a specific number in mind. To that end we chose the X2442, which fit the bill perfectly at the time.

    If I were to do it today, I'd be looking for the above, along with the capability to provide good processing (expander/gate/compressor/limiter), similar to the external equipment that is being used, built into the mixer.
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    you should get something with atleast two aux sends.

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    It hurts to recommend Behringer, but their X1204USB or larger X2442USB mixers are a lot of bang for your buck. You should select a mixer based on your needs. Don't buy one until you know what you need.
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    Behringer X18 Tabletop ($699) or the Behringer XR18 Rackmount ($699) with 6 Aux Sends. Both are controlled via WI-Fi computer, Android or IOS Tablets or smart phones. They are priced right and very flexible, especially considering you can use a cheap android device to remotely control them. The Behringer XR16 ($499) and Behringer XR12 ($299) are perfect as well, and except for I/O's they offer all if the exact same features as the X Air 18's, but availabilty for these two mixers won't be until won't be until around June 2015. Why...

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    I agree that anything with a few aux sends is perfect. You do not need any of the EQ stuff that some of these mixers offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docizzen View Post
    Behringer X18 Tabletop ($699) or the Behringer XR18 Rackmount ($699) with 6 Aux Sends. Both are controlled via WI-Fi computer, Android or IOS Tablets or smart phones. They are priced right and very flexible, especially considering you can use a cheap android device to remotely control them. The Behringer XR16 ($499) and Behringer XR12 ($299) are perfect as well, and except for I/O's they offer all if the exact same features as the X Air 18's, but availabilty for these two mixers won't be until won't be until around June 2015. Why...
    Wow... do yourself a favour and watch all of the videos on this device. This looks to be a killer! I can see how any of the models will fit into my workflow. Certainly I will be investigating further.

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    It looks great but I personally need physical faders. Its hard to determine what you are moving without actually feeling it.

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    Well, there are the MIDI connections that allow one to use control surfaces, allowing for the faders you require. Behringer has a number of these.
    With a wireless MIDI connection you could even place the controller anywhere you wanted.
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