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    Default Budget 4 Channel Mixer Suggestions?

    Hi all, I'm looking for a 4 channel mixer to leave at my residency as they have no equipment of their own and I'm tired of carrying my DJM500 on the bus every week...

    It needs to have 4 line ins [every other week I play b2b with my mate so we need 2 ins each], XLR outputs, and ideally internal psu and mic input.

    This is the best ive found so far:
    http://www.decks.co.uk/products/numark/M6

    Anyone used one of these, or have any other recommendations?

    I'd be real grateful if you do!
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    that M6 looks alright.. im sure its not too bad for mixing.. sound might not be too great though...
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    +1 on the above. But why cant the place youre working for invest in some equipment?
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    Why on earth would you invest in a piece of equipment that your employer should pay for?

    The argument 'it'll be mine even if i'll leave the place' is invalid, since you're going for a budget mixer you'll never use at home.
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    I use Numark 200FX at home, does the job. The faders on all Numark equipment are not as timely as one would expect (or at least not if you abuse them like most fuckoff-DJs do). You might wanna notice that M6 has fatty EQ knobs, not so great for some styles of mixing (love them personally but numark's EQ curve won't really let you have the benefit of them being nice and thick).
    If you've never used any Numark before, I suggest you go somewhere and try it before buying. Try any similar (analogue) model, just to get the feel of line-fader and EQ curve.

    Edit: I hate that they used fader for master, I have gaffer tape over it to prevent moving it accidentally.
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    I don't like the numark mixers at all, have had an m6 and I didn't like it, sold it and got a ddm4000, and was very happy with that. Look into it, it's a good little cheap mixer.

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    Why don't you just buy a better mixer for the house and leave the DJM-500 at the club. A cheap mixer in a club environment is not a good idea.

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    To answer all the questions;

    1. The place I work at doesn't have a proper booth or any equipment so a stipulation of taking the job is that the DJ brings their own setup. I'm not about to start arguing with them about it now after working there for a year and a half.

    2. I'd love to leave my mixer their and justify treating myself to a new one, but the DJM500 only has 3 line inputs. The 4th channel is either phono or mic. I've been having to go into the mic input on really low gain, which is far from ideal. Also, my mate is willing to go halves on the new one for the bar, which he obviously wouldn't for a new one for my room!

    mr.drummer.boy: What exactly didn't you like about the Numark? Is the build better on the DDM4000? Because that's the only thing I'd pay more for, I'm not bothered about it's other features tbh.

    The master fader is a slight annoyance, but then my DJM has the same flaw and it hasn't really been an issue for me.

    Thanks for all the responses. Anyone got any other recommendations?
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    Dj tech ddm 3000

    Layed out similar to the djm 500

    but a kind of sketchy brand, you better look up some reviews
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    Behringer DDM4000

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