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    Can any one recommend a basic, but high quality 4 channel Mixer with volume level display for each channel?


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    Define "basic" please :-)

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    Default Re: Basic But High Quality 4 channel Mixer

    basic to me means no thrills as in fx, soundcard, midi etc. plus no fancy input/output routing.

    or in other words 3/4 band eq and volume faders plus a monitor out.
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    check out technics, they have a very good 4 channel mixer for about 400 if you search well. Second hand should be even cheaper. Build like a tank and looks shiny too
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    If money is not an issue, check out Dateq XTC II, Rodec BX-9 and Hi-Level PM 4000 Mixers. They look crappy (especially the Hi-Level ones), but they are absolutely indestructible and sound brilliant (as far as the Dateq and Hi-Levels are concerned, I never had my hands on a Rodec).
    All of them don't have separate level meters per channel though, but show levels when cueing.

    If you're going the "no-frills route" because you're on a budget, I had good experiences with the vestax vmc004. It does have level meters for every channel, and it sounds pretty good for the money. Some people say that the faders have too much resistance, but I personally think they're fine.

    Don't know anything about the technics mixers that Michielygil mentioned, so I can't comment on that.

    But whatever you buy in the end, test it properly first.

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    By basic I mean - No effects / or USB connections etc.

    As I just want the mixer to mix externally with traktor - Using a controller for effects & all the fancy stuff

    Thanks for every1's input will check them out

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    I'm also looking for a basic 4 chanel mixer with vumeters per channel.

    In the 300 budget, the vestax VMC 004 is really the best and only quality option. The faders are less resistant than the ones of the VCI 100.

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    Myself ALWAYS being on a tight budget, I find the Behringer, Xenyx mixer's quite handy, sometimes a hastle to use, never the less, with my UMX 49 and U-Control it works perfectly fine. It obviously doesnt have the countless features of the higher quality mixer's, but it does the job.

    If you dont want to spend more than 100-150 AUS, I suggest the Xenyx range, but keep in mind its nothing special AT ALL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornelius View Post
    Myself ALWAYS being on a tight budget, I find the Behringer, Xenyx mixer's quite handy, sometimes a hastle to use, never the less, with my UMX 49 and U-Control it works perfectly fine. It obviously doesnt have the countless features of the higher quality mixer's, but it does the job.

    If you dont want to spend more than 100-150 AUS, I suggest the Xenyx range, but keep in mind its nothing special AT ALL.
    not really a dj mixer...

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    Yeah, but it does the job for midi and production work. I have no idea about actual DJ mixer's yet, I've just started getting into the tech side of music.

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