"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’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
"At home I do most of my mixing in the box–that’s to say, inside Pro Tools. For serious mixing I go off campus. On the input side I have a few nice pre-amps like Amek, Neve, API, Daking, and the underrated Drawmer 1960. And for overflow I have several Mackies (32×8, 1604, 1202) and a few Presonus pre’s."more
"I've got an 8100 Power Mac that was basically outdated the second I bought it. I use Performer, and I have four 760 Roland samplers. I have a Korg TR rack sound module, a Korg O1RW sound module, a Korg X3R, an old Proteus FX and a Roland JD-1080. I've got a Roland R-8M. My keyboard is a Roland D-70. I have an old Ensoniq ASR-10 sampler. I have a Tascam DA-88 and a Mackie 32*8 mixing console, plus a couple of Lexicon reverb units."more
To work up his scoring assignments Robb has assembled a home studio-he calls it the Wreck Room-that blends the old school MIDI gear he started with back in 1987 and some more up-to-date recording devices. For example, in the midst of a Mackie 32*8 board and two 24*E expanders is a 286 PC that runs his vintage main sequencing program.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.
What to say? It was and industry standard in the 90's studios, now cheaper than ever but still a great choice over some digital gear: just add a good audio interface, maybe behind its 8-submixes as if it was a multitrack tape recorder. Crystal-clear sound, near unlimited routing attitude (what a school is it!), almost uncolored mix and very high dynamics. Robust and made to last, even PSU can resist to herky-jerky voltage fluctuations... and a beast on stage too with all these send/return knobs...