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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There are 20 mic preamps. That’s fine, because it’s not huge and isn’t that heavy, but it is solidly constructed and feels sturdy. Copyright c Production Media, Inc.

Mackie 2404-VLZ3

If the processors sound good, macoie two less rack-mounted units I have to lug into the gymnasium. There’s got to be someplace on the front panel for this, guys. About Us Subscribe Editorial Advertise. A headphone jack on the rear panel?

Aux sends can be set pre-fader or post-fader. The USB interface facilitates the recording of four discrete channels and playback of two discrete channels to and from your computer, respectively.

Pan that input to the center. Another really cool and unique feature here enables the sending 2404-vl3z auxiliaries five and six to your computer via USB for a “unique stereo recording” as stated in the mixer’s manualbut it’s 2404-vkz3 to remember that since auxiliaries five and six are fixed in post-fader mode; fader adjustments will change this “unique” recording.


These have 24 and 32 input channels, respectively, and the “04” designation refers to the fact that these are both four-bus mixers.

Mackie 2404-vlz3 24-channel USB Mixer

Trick to make them mono panned to the center: Aux sends are pre-fader. The only difference is whether they are pre- or post-fader.

The that I evaluated isn’t actually a super lightweight device-it does have a bit of heft to it, since it’s largely composed of metal. Here is the manual. Skip to main content. The badly placed headphone jack is among my very short list of cons, which is completely outweighed by a lengthy list of pros.

Unfortunately, inexpensive digital reverbs sound grainy and artificial to 2404-vlz33 ear, and while the s processors are not great, they’re not bad. But some of these are panned hard left and right. Aux sends are post-fader or can be set to send to the internal effects.

Inputs 2404-vzl3 their pad button replaced by the single knob to control the compressors on those channels-specifically, it’s the threshold control. The two stereo returns can’t be bussed to achieve the same trick as on inputs Gain Control of Direct Output: To see the rest, and for definitions, visit The Guide. Each subgroup has its own single-knob compressor-like inputsvery nice for creating drum spank buses and the like.

Review: Audio Review: Mackie VLZ3 Compact Mixer – Church Production Magazine

Each channel strip from features a mm fader, signal routing and solo buttons, a mute button and pan knob. As a pair, they can be toggled between feeding the two internal effects processors or a pair of output jacks for external processing. But, they can be routed to the aux sends. 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.

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These three extras make the Mackie VLZ3 very worthy of consideration. All aux sends, whether they are pre-fader or post-fader, are post-insert, post-low cut, post EQ, and post-mute. Back to Search Results. Up to 15 dB of boost or cut is available on each.

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. 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 jackie.