"I’ve got an old Mackie analogue desk, a 32:8 bus. I use Apogee digital converters. I’ve got a huge amount of microphones which I’ve collected over the years, mainly from working in studios and remembering which microphones I really liked the sound of. I do a lot of experimenting with mics and placement. I’ve got a huge live room at home, which I’m lucky enough to have. I’m placing different mics at different distances. It all gets recorded into Logic Pro on a Mac. Then I’ve got the chance to fiddle around with the effects, the delays, the phase reversals, things like that. But I very much want to get a performance and a whole track down."more
"I've got a 32-channel, eight-buss Mackie and there isn't anything in particular I like about it. It's just convenient. I bought it a long time ago and I didn't buy it for any special reason, I bought it for the price they gave me. It wasn't too big and there wasn't too many knobs, it was quite simple and straightforward."more
"The Prodigy sound owes a lot to Mackie because I've been using their stuff for years. The first mixer I ever bought was a Mackie CR1604, which I got when I was a teenager, and I've now got a 32:8 analogue eight-buss console that I love because it gives us our distinctive Prodigy sound. It's a desk that lends itself to being driven very hard. It has a naturally warm sound that allows you to push the channels as far as they'll go. Part of the appeal of The Mews was that it had a 32:8, so I immediately felt at home."more
i bought one of this but i sold it 3 months later because it was big console and i had no space in my room...i did not use it so much but it was e great experience for me to have a console like that!
You can get very high gain without a lot of noise, and the harmonic distorion is awsome. At least for its price if you use it just a summing box with some analog sound, still worth that money.