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Topic: High School Mixer Help
Posted By: Dudecar101
Subject: High School Mixer Help
Date Posted: 11/04/05 at 7:55pm

This year we are interested in installing a new soundboard. The soundbard that exists is 20 years old, it is really starting to die on us, it cuts out, ports are dieing left right and center and it is showing the wear of being in a high school theatre. Our theatre has 3 sets of speakers (2 speakers behind the audience, 2 speakers built into the proscenium and 2 on the back wall of the stage) we also use a booth monitor, we have 4 mic jacks on the stage, we use 3 CD Players(L&R 1/4 Phone lines), A tape deck (L&R 1/4 Phone line) a hanging mic in finality it all coverges in the booth and is mixed there, as well we are 4 adding wireless mics to the mix soon! 

Got any suggestion of a good mixer that will allow us to mix all these signals and is within a decent price range

(PS. due to the nature of our school, it is probably a good idea for all the plugins to be on the backside of mixer to minimize the number of people unplugging chords)



Im a great 11 student whose a lighting designer...if you got ideas...send em!

Posted By: jtonner
Date Posted: 11/07/05 at 1:12pm

We have had excellent results with Mackie.  They have a 16 channel board that would probably work quite well for your application.  You can get more information from - .



Posted By: Julien
Date Posted: 11/07/05 at 1:49pm

I definitely agree, Mackie makes some good stuff.  If you are looking for a more portable setup, that can be used primarily in a theatre, but can be moved if needed, genz benz makes a pretty good rolling system with a board, cd/tape/mp3 system and amps built into one rolling console, and all you need to do is plus stuff in the back.  Very nice.


Our school has one for outdoor events, seeing as we have a huge Soundcraft K3 32 channel, which is wayy to bulky to move around

Posted By: Dudecar101
Date Posted: 11/07/05 at 4:58pm
I was looking at the mackie Onyx 1640, my main concern was the way that sound is put out through an XLR but thenI realize that we can rewire the head of  that wire...dur

Im a great 11 student whose a lighting designer...if you got ideas...send em!

Posted By: Unclepeter
Date Posted: 11/09/05 at 10:50pm
We have recently installed a new sound system and last week opened "Forever Plaid".  We have received many positive comments from patrons.  Our sound system was designed by a professional sound tech to get the best possible system for the least amound of $'s (a common CT situation).  Our system is anchored by a Behringer Eurodesk 24 channel mixer, purchased from Musicians Friend.  We are most pleased with this mixing board, at about half the cost of a comparable Mackie.  Link will take you to the board. - 31247/src=01340

"Good judgement comes from experience - and a lot of that comes from bad judgement." (Will Rogers)

Uncle Peter

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