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  • Good mixer for home use?

    Hey all, i'm looking for a microphone mixer to use at home for karaoke. here's what i would like:

    - at least 3 mic inputs
    - reverb/echo or something
    - around 100 dollars

    Output will be going into my home stereo system (i know i should use live speakers, but I wont be doing anything crazy here)

    Any suggestions? Not looking for anything too amazing here....mainly want to get rid of the .15 secondish delay on the mics the way i have them set up now (going through an xbox).

    I see these little mixers that look about the size of a deck of cards and wonder if those would suffice, then i see powered mixers that are laptop sized and wonder if thats what i need. don't really know what advantage/disadvantage there is to a powered or unpowered mixer.

    Thanks for any help!

  • #2
    The small Yamaha MG series w/ effects might be a good choice?

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    • #3
      Yamaha MG series, Peavey RQ or PV series, Soundcraft Folio's. Both ART and Rolls make good quality versions of the tiny micro mixers, but remember that they have no EQ at all, so you can't control any feedback issues that are bound to be present.

      You don't need a powered mixer if you're going into the home stereo system. Powered mixers are intended to power a set of speakers directly. You'd probably destroy home theater speakers with all but the weakest of them.
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      • #4
        I find that good mixers for home use are 2 Liter bottles of Coke, Sprite & Selter. Helps to have some Vermouth around too. Make sure to stock up on limes/lemons, marishino cherries, olives (black & green). I know there's more to it but I'm forgetting stuff...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Unalaska
          I find that good mixers for home use are 2 Liter bottles of Coke, Sprite & Selter. Helps to have some Vermouth around too. Make sure to stock up on limes/lemons, marishino cherries, olives (black & green). I know there's more to it but I'm forgetting stuff...

          p


          All i serve at my place is everclear and milk. If i want to get frilly, i cut a dill pickle in half and throw it in the glass.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Craigv
            Yamaha MG series, Peavey RQ or PV series, Soundcraft Folio's. Both ART and Rolls make good quality versions of the tiny micro mixers, but remember that they have no


            Thanks guys, I checked out the peavey and it looks pretty good...i can get it used for $50 bucks at a local shop -- only drawback is no echo/reverb/etc., but i could just get an external thingamajig later, right

            http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=live/search/detail/base_pid/631366/c_lv=1/


            another one that looks good is this one.. has effects, but only 2 mic inputs really need at least three:
            http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/630156/

            P.S. what does phantom power mean? It's still considered an unpowered mixer, right? Advantages of phantom power? Thanks again

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ooooo


              All i serve at my place is everclear and milk. If i want to get frilly, i cut a dill pickle in half and throw it in the glass.


              I have very bad memories of everclear! I suspect that Mark may have a similar experience?

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              • #8
                Milk and everclear? Damn, thats just plain disgusting! I guess it depends how badly you wanna get drunk though...


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                • #9
                  I would stay away from the Alesis they make crappy mixer's I own one once took me forever to sale it. that's just my opinon. I know they re-vamp them but don't know how good they are now.

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                  • #10
                    I might get slammed for this, but these are decent for the money.

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                    • #11
                      Get the Peavey. The Alesis and Behringer are less than spectacular deals.

                      Phantom power is power applied to the mic cable to power condenser mics. You most likely won't need this with mics you'd use for karaoke...condensers are more often used for studio recording.
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                      • #12
                        Also know I will get slammed.

                        You wanted $100, this is $99.99
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ooooo


                          All i serve at my place is everclear and milk. If i want to get frilly, i cut a dill pickle in half and throw it in the glass.


                          Isn't this called a "cement mixer"? (Cause it curdles in your mouth)
                          Eschew Obfuscation.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by madjack
                            Isnt this called a "cement mixer"? (Cause it curdles in your mouth)


                            Never drink Bailies and Beer in the same night out

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                            • #15
                              I agree with Graigv go with the peavey they'll last you alot longer I know I still have one from the mid 90's and still works great and has been abused somewhat.

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