Hey all...brand new to the forum. I am in a rock band...generally playing in venues from 200-600 people running our own sound from the stage...a "set it and forget it" scenario. We are currently using a 32 channel Peavey Mark III console from the late 70's. This thing is a beast to lug from gig to gig...especially when traveling....but we love the warmth of the sound!!!
We're a warm tone...loud fender guitar...tube amp...new/ old southern rock kind band...and the warm tone we get from the Peavey is exactly what we want...but we'd like to find it in a rack mount unit. We need at least 14 mono XLR inputs...we run 3 separate monitor mixes...and we have a Lexicon effects processor that we use efficiently (and sparse) enough...so on-board effects isn't necessary.
We also own a Yamaha O1V and even though it has the functionality we need...the sound is just...sterile...and vacant. I have to admit...this has had me leaning away from most digital board options as I have assumed (quite probably due to my own ignorance) that this is an analog vs digital problem. We also don't need anything powered. Oh...and did I mention our budget is....cost averse? :-) We're trying to stay under $800. I know...the hits just keep on coming...right?
We are definitely not opposed to buying used