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Berhringer Eurodesk MX2442a
We all hear the occasional "blah blah blah" about Behringer products. I have to say this 24 channel mixer has been great! It's pretty quiet and the preamps aren't half bad. It has 4 stereo buses and stereo out. I thought the built in "talk back " mic was pretty cool. I mainly used this for drum tracking but I was really impressed with the Eurodesk mx2442a. Now Im not saying its as good as Neve by a long shot. But I got some really great recordings this this guy. I had mine for several years and have had no issues what so ever.
SPECS 24 microphone/line inputs; 16 mono, 4 stereo 4 subgroups with independent pan pots, separate soloing, main mix switches, and inserts 16 high-quality mic preamps with +48V phantom power and switchable low-cut filters 3-band EQ with semi-parametric mids and lo-cut 4-band stereo EQ 6 master aux sends with gain controls and soloing function 2 multifunctional stereo aux returns with individual pan controls, solo and routing switches Talkback mic Individual outputs for main mix, control room, and headphones Versatile headphone and talkback section BNC connector for gooseneck light External power supply