Shop B&H’s in stock, large inventory for fast shipping, great service and everyday low prices on Mackie VLZ4 VLZ4 Replacement for Mackie. Shop Mackie VLZ3 Channel Compact Recording / SR Console. Search all Mackie Designs Inc. in Analog Audio Mixers. Review: Audio Review: Mackie VLZ3 Compact Mixer. The mics pre’s and EQs sound fantastic and Mackie has fixed the frequencies of the shelves in useful .

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Sends one and two are intended for monitors, as they are fixed in pre-fader mode. Aux sends can be set pre-fader or post-fader. The compressors are surprisingly transparent, considering their fixed 6: My church is macckie portable “church-in-a-box” that leases time in an elementary school gymnasium in Gilbert, Ariz.

To the far right of the control surface are aux masters, 2044-vlz3 returns, metering, 2404–vlz3 controls, and faders for the mixer’s four subgroups. Inputs have their pad button replaced by the single knob to control the compressors on those channels-specifically, it’s the threshold control.

There’s got to be someplace on the front panel for this, guys. This mixer weighs 31 lbs The USB interface facilitates the recording of four discrete channels and playback of two discrete channels to and from your computer, respectively.

The only difference is whether they are pre- or post-fader. Unfortunately, inexpensive digital reverbs sound grainy and artificial to my ear, and while the s processors are not great, they’re not bad. Aux sends are post-fader or can be 2404-lvz3 to send to the internal effects.

It would be nice to have them on more than just four input channels, but the four subgroup compressors are very useful.

Trick to make them mono panned to the center: Gain Control of Direct Output: The two stereo returns can’t be bussed to achieve the same trick as on inputs By default, inputs will be hard-panned as left and right stereo pairs. Each maxkie has its own single-knob compressor-like inputsvery nice for creating drum spank buses and the like. To see the rest, and for definitions, visit The Guide. See the following tricks to make some of these mono.


Aux sends are pre-fader. Take them out of the l-r mix, assign them to the “group” busses i. But at the same time, since I’m also responsible for the quality of the audio, I am skeptically optimistic at best when it comes to the fidelity of bantamweight gear with a “small footprint.

Copyright c Production Media, Inc. The inclusion of these items is gaining popularity with other manufacturers as well, and rightfully so.

Each channel strip from features a mm fader, signal routing and solo buttons, a mute button and pan knob. Only reverbs, delays, and choruses are available, but that’s a deliberate decision on the part of Mackie.

The one absurd item on the back panel is the headphone jack.

Review: Audio Review: Mackie 2404-VLZ3 Compact Mixer

For more information and reproduction guidelines please contact us at or info churchproduction. All aux sends, whether they are pre-fader or post-fader, are post-insert, post-low cut, post EQ, and post-mute. There are 20 mic preamps. There are six other, smaller mixers in the line, ranging from inputs, but the and the bring three new tricks to the party that none of the others have-two onboard effects processors, USB connectivity with your computer, and onboard compressors.

This is powerful-it makes for quick turnaround of podcast uploads, and can also enable quick editing, processing, and burning of CDs for churchgoers. To get the maximum number of line inputsuse the 20 mono inputs, plus the 2 stereo input channels, plus the 2 stereo returns, plus the tape return sent to the main mix for a total of 30 line inputs.

Now these inputs are panned to the center mono. A headphone jack on the rear panel? But, they can be routed to the aux sends. Above the EQs are knobs representing the mixer’s six auxiliary sends. The EQs sound fantastic as well, and failing the inclusion of fully parametric EQ, Mackie has fixed the frequencies of the shelves in useful, musical locations along the spectrum.


If the processors sound good, that’s two less rack-mounted units I have to lug into the gymnasium. There are three major features that make this mixer stand out: And certainly having a built-in USB interface not only lightens my load, but also facilitates a really quick turn-around in terms of getting a sermon podcast online.

Up to 15 dB of boost or cut is available on each. Mackke some of these are panned hard left and right.

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Above that is the mixer’s three-band equalizer, with low shelving fixed at 80 Hz, high shelving at 12 kHz, and mids sweepable between Hz and 8 kHz.

If the compressors sound good, that’s a few less compressors to add pain to my lower back. This allows you to tap out the channel signal without interrupting normal operation. Pan that input to the center. Here is the manual.

This is just one of over 75 professional audio mixers covered in The Mixer Output Guidewhich describes direct outs, inserts, hidden mods and more. Skip to Main Content Area. Another really cool and unique feature here enables the sending of auxiliaries five and six to your computer via USB for a “unique stereo recording” as stated in the mixer’s manualbut it’s important to remember that since auxiliaries five and six are fixed in post-fader mode; fader adjustments will change this “unique” recording.

The VLZ3 mic pres have tons of headroom, are dead quiet, and create no coloration whatsoever-I love these.

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