International Association of Internet Broadcasters - IAIB

News Updates
October 2, 2013:
Bambuser Adds Restrictions To Free Streaming
Results 1 to 10 of 54

Thread: Best Mixer for Podcasting

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Administrator andrewzarian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Queens NY
    Posts
    1,702

    Lightbulb Best Mixer for Podcasting

    there have been a few threads on here on Mixer suggestions so I thought it might be interesting to see what you guys think is the overall best mixer for Podcasting. I am a big fan of the Mackie 1402vlz3 due to the quality of the mixer. Very well built.

    What do you guys think is the best Mixer for Podcasting and why?

  2. #2
    Moderator / IAIB Pro Broadcaster mcphillips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    599
    Presonus 16.4.2, because I said so.

    Seriously, this mixer is amazing in terms of its capabilities. At $2000, it's still considered an inexpensive mixer, and it's difficult to get used to because it's digital, but mix-minus issues become a thing of the past once you learn how to set them up.

    Mackie makes great low-end mixers. If I were going to buy one, I'd consider the 1640i, but by the time you pay $1600, you might was well put another $400 with it and get the Presonus.

    I have had no serious issues with Behringer mixers. They are cheap and cheaply made, but they work great.

    Here's the good news. I challenge anyone to tell the difference in the quality of the audio over the Internet or Skype when comparing a Behringer mixer with a Presonus or even an SSL. The cheapest mixer is capable of producing better quality audio than the Internet or Skype is able to reproduce.
    Please direct all questions for me to the forum so that all can benefit.

  3. #3
    IAIB Broadcaster BradShoemaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    248
    I started looking at the Presonus, in part because of Mike David's recommendation, but also because a few people I know have said nothing but good things about them. Nice to know that it passes the McPhillips test.

  4. #4
    Moderator / IAIB Pro Broadcaster mcphillips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    599
    Well, thanks for that, but keep in mind that digital mixing is very different from analog mixing. If you decide to buy one, I'm happy to help you set it up. It has many more features than you will need, but it has ALL the features you should need.

    I'm not totally convinced that I have seen one set up optimally for Internet broadcasting, particularly as it relates to mix-minus. Time will tell.
    Please direct all questions for me to the forum so that all can benefit.

  5. #5
    IAIB Broadcaster BradShoemaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    248
    Over the last several years of my radio career, I have gotten used to the digital boards. The Harris Digital Consoles were installed into our building around 2004. Granted those things are waaaay out of the league of what we need nor are they close to the same as the Presonus, but I have definitely had some training on the digital boards and what makes them tick. I have a few engineer friends who are local and have experience as well who can help me work on the settings if I were to grab a Presonus.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    wilmington, nc
    Posts
    80
    Obviously I am on the wrong forum. I know quite a few people that do this now and i havent talked with anyone using a 2k mixer. But maybe i am confused. You cant be talking about an audio mixer like 8-12 channels usb connection ????? I have an alesis 8 channel i bought for a buck fifty (thats 150.00) from ebay and it works great. Not sure what you would need besides this. But there are prices for every pocketbook thats for sure.

    Good Luck,

    Bill

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
International Association of Internet Broadcasters All Rights Reserved.
Follow Us