Mackie | Mix12FX | Owner`s manual | Mackie Mix12FX Owner`s manual

Mix5 • Mix8 • Mix12FX
Compact Mixers
OWNER’S MANUAL
L
R
BAL /
UNBAL
MIC
MAIN OUT
MIC
BAL / UNBAL
BAL / UNBAL
L
LINE IN
LINE IN
GAIN
GAIN
EQ
U
+50
+30dB
U
-20dB
1
-15
+15
U
-15
+15
U
-15
+15
U
-15
+15
U
-15
AUX
-15
+15
U
LOW
80Hz
-15
+15
AUX
U
+15
U
MID
2.5kHz
+15
U
LOW
80Hz
-15
+15
U
-15
MID
2.5kHz
-15
LOW
80Hz
HI
12kHz
+15
U
MID
2.5kHz
AUX SEND
L
TO CR /
PHONES
TO MAIN
R
IN
OUT
LOW
80Hz
-15
+15
AUX
U
CR OUT
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
-15
R
AUX
RETURN
5/6
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
MID
2.5kHz
PHONES
BAL / UNBAL
R
LINE IN
3/4
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
L
BAL / UNBAL
R
LINE IN
2
L
BAL / UNBAL
R
C G A IN
MI
+50
+30dB
U
-20dB
BAL / UNBAL
U
U
C G A IN
MI
L
+15
AUX
U
U
-OL
OO
+15
OO
+15
OO
+15
OO
+15
OO
+6
+15
AUX
MASTER
0
-20
48V
LEVEL
OO
+10
LEVEL
OO
+10
LEVEL
OO
LEVEL
+10
OO
48V
+10
CR / PHONES
OO
MAX
MAIN MIX
OO
+10
Mix5 • Mix8 • Mix12FX
Important Safety Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Read these instructions. Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A groundingtype plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12.Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
PORTABLE CART
WARNING
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury
from tip-over.
13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord
or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
15.This apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and no object
filled with liquids, such as vases or beer glasses, shall be placed on the
apparatus.
16.Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of
fire
or electric shock.
17.The MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device,
so the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK! DO NOT OPEN!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within
an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user
to the prescence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure, that may be of significant
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user of the prescence of important
operating and maintaining (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
18. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved
by LOUD Technologies Inc. could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment under FCC rules.
19.This apparatus does not exceed the Class A/Class B (whichever is applicable)
limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio
interference regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
ATTENTION — Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits
radioélectriques dépassant las limites applicables aux appareils numériques de
class A/de class B (selon le cas) prescrites dans le réglement sur le brouillage
radioélectrique édicté par les ministere des communications du Canada.
20.Exposure to extremely high noise levels may cause permanent hearing loss.
Individuals vary considerably in susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss,
but nearly everyone will lose some hearing if exposed to sufficiently intense
noise for a period of time. The U.S. Government’s Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) has specified the permissible noise level
exposures shown in the following chart.
According to OSHA, any exposure in excess of these permissible limits could
result in some hearing loss. To ensure against potentially dangerous exposure
to high sound pressure levels, it is recommended that all persons exposed
to equipment capable of producing high sound pressure levels use hearing
protectors while the equipment is in operation. Ear plugs or protectors in the
ear canals or over the ears must be worn when operating the equipment in
order to prevent permanent hearing loss if exposure is in excess of the limits
set forth here:
Duration,
per day in
hours
8
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
0.5
0.25 or less
Sound Level dBA,
Slow Response
Typical Example
90
92
95
97
100
102
105
110
115
Duo in small club
Subway Train
Very loud classical music
Matt screaming at Troy about deadlines
Loudest parts at a rock concert
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Apparatet må tilkoples jordet stikkontakt.
Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag.
Correct disposal of this product: This symbol indicates that this product should not be disposed of with your household
waste, according to the WEEE directive (2012/19/EU) and your national law. This product should be handed over to
an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling of this type
of waste could have a possible negative impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances
that are generally associated with EEE. At the same time, your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will
contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. For more information about where you can drop off your waste
equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, waste authority, or your household waste disposal service.
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Mix5 • Mix8 • Mix12FX
Important Safety Instructions................................... 2
Contents.................................................................. 3
Features / Introduction............................................ 4
Getting Started........................................................ 5
Hookup Diagrams..................................................... 6
Mix Series Mixers.................................................... 8
Front and Rear Panel Features............................ 9
1. Power In and LED...................................... 9
2. Mic Ins..................................................... 9
3. Phantom Power......................................... 9
4. Line Ins..................................................... 9
5.Gain ...................................................... 10
6. Hi EQ ..................................................... 10
7. Mid EQ .................................................. 10
8. Low EQ .................................................. 10
9. Low Cut Switch ...................................... 11
10. +4 / –10 Switch..................................... 11
11.Aux........................................................ 11
12.FX.......................................................... 11
13. Pan / Bal ............................................... 12
14. OLD LEDs................................................ 12
15.Level...................................................... 12
16. Main Out................................................ 12
17. CR Out [Control Room Out]...................... 12
18. Phones Out............................................. 13
19. Aux Send................................................ 13
20. Aux Return............................................. 13
21. FX Send ................................................. 13
22. Tape In................................................... 14
23. Tape Out................................................. 14
24. Tape To Main........................................... 14
25. Tape To CR / Phones............................... 14
26. CR / Phones........................................... 14
27. Aux Master Send.................................... 14
28. Main Mix................................................ 15
29.Meters................................................... 15
30. Preset Select........................................... 15
31. FX to Main.............................................. 15
32. FX Sig / OL LED...................................... 15
Appendix A: Service Information............................. 16
Appendix B: Technical Information........................... 17
Specifications................................................... 17
Dimensions...................................................... 18
Block Diagrams........................................... 19-21
Appendix C: Table of Effects Presets........................ 22
Limited Warranty................................................... 23
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Mix5 • Mix8 • Mix12FX
Features
Introduction
• 5, 8 and 12-channel compact mixers with
proven high-headroom, low-noise performance
• Mic/line inputs with studio-level audio quality
• Multi-band EQ with clean, precise tone shaping
• Pan, level and overload indication
• Phantom power for studio condenser mics
• Low cut filter (75 Hz) [Mix12FX]
• Multiple stereo 1/4" line inputs
• +4/-10 dB and balance operation [Mix12FX]
• One aux send with stereo 1/4" returns [Mix8]
Mix Series Compact Mixers are reliably rugged,
with the proven quality you expect from the world
leader in compact mixer design.
With proven high-headroom, low-noise design
preamps, Mix Series mixers sound great and maintain
audio quality from any source. Plus, with their rugged
metal chassis and high-quality components throughout,
they are a solid investment in reliability.
An amazing value, Mix delivers a straightforward
feature set that's easy to use and the sound quality
you need in rugged designs built to last.
• 12 great-sounding integrated effects including
reverbs, choruses and delays [Mix12FX]
• Dedicated stereo RCA inputs/outputs
for playback or recording
How To Use This Manual
• Main L/R outputs
After this introduction, a getting started guide will
help you get things set up fast. The hookup diagrams
show some typical setups, while the remaining sections
provide details of the Mix Series mixers.
• Headphone output
• Stereo control room outputs [Mix8 / Mix12FX]
• Rugged, reliable design built to last
• Extremely compact and portable
This icon marks infor­mation that is critically
­important or unique to your mixer. For your
own good, read and remember them.
This icon will lead you to ­­­in-depth explanations of f­ eatures and some
practical tips. They usually have some
valuable nuggets of information.
Need help with your mixer?
• Visit www.720trees.com and click Support to find: FAQs, manuals and other useful information.
• Email us at: techmail@loudtechinc.com.
• Telephone 1-800-898-3211 to speak with one of our splendid technical support chaps
(Monday through Friday, normal business hours, Pacific Time).
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We realize that you must be really keen to try out
the mixer. Please read the safety instructions on page
2, then have a look through some of the features and
details in this manual.
1. Place the mixer in a nice clean and dry
environment, free from dryer lint and dust
bunnies.
2. Fully turn down all the knobs and faders
to minimum, except for the channel EQ
and pan controls, which should be centered.
3. Make sure all buttons are in the out position.
4. With the mixer unplugged, connect cords from
the main outs to powered speakers (or to
an amplifier connected to passive speakers).
5. Push the power supply connector securely
into the mixer’s connector and plug the other
end into an AC outlet. The mixer may accept
the appropriate voltage as indicated near the
connector. The mixer will turn on automatically
when connected.
Things to Remember
• Never listen to loud music for prolonged
periods. Please see the Safety Instructions on
page 2 for information on hearing protection.
• Always turn down the main mix and control
room/phones knob down when making
connections to the mixer.
• As a general guide, the Mix should be turned
on first, then the speakers. As such, the mixer
should also be turned off last. This will reduce
the possibility of any turn-on or turn-off thumps
and other noises generated by any upstream
equipment from coming out of the speakers.
Owner’s Manual
Getting Started
• Save the shipping boxes and packing materials!
You may need them someday. Besides, the cats
will love playing in them and jumping out at
you unexpectedly. Remember to pretend that
you are surprised!
• Save your sales receipt in a safe place.
6. Turn the powered speakers (or amplifiers) on.
7. Plug signal sources into the mixer, such as:
• Microphones plugged into the mic inputs.
(Engage phantom power if needed.)
• Line-level sources such as keyboards, drum machines, or CD players plugged
into the line-level inputs.
8. Be sure that the volume of the input is the
same as it would be during normal use.
9. Turn up that channel’s level knob to the “U”
(unity gain) position.
10. Slowly bring up the main mix to a comfortable
listening level.
11. Repeat steps 7 to 9 for the other channels.
12. If needed, apply some channel EQ wisely.
13. Adjust the channel level knobs to get the best
mix. Keep the gain controls and levels fully
down on unused channels.
14. During the performance, if you notice a channel
OL LED turning on during peaks, carefully turn
down that channel's gain/level control until OL
does not turn on.
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Mix5 • Mix8 • Mix12FX
Hookup Diagrams
48V
Mix Series mixers are powerful tools that offer a lot of features, but are still easy to set up and use.
Let's take a look at an example of using a Mix12FX in a live PA environment.
In this example, a microphone is connected to the channel 1 mic input, the rhythm guitar to the channel
2 mic input via Direct Injection (DI), the lead guitar plays through a stereo effects processor plugged into
the channel 5/6 line inputs and a synth is connected to the channel 11/12 line inputs.
The FX send jack connects to an external effects processor which is routed back into the channel 9/10
line inputs, while an MP3 player is connected to the RCA tape inputs to provide entertainment between
sets. The 1/4" L/R main outs connect to a pair of SRM450v3 powered loudspeakers to please your
audience.
Live Stereo PA System
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L
MIC
BAL / UNBAL
BAL / UNBAL
LINE IN
LINE IN
L
GAIN
GAIN
1
EQ
U
+50
+30dB
U
-20dB
+15
U
-15
+15
U
+15
U
-15
+15
U
MID
2.5kHz
-15
AUX
U
+15
U
-15
+15
U
AUX
U
HI
12kHz
+15
U
-15
+15
U
-15
+15
MID
2.5kHz
LOW
80Hz
-15
+15
+15
L
TO CR /
PHONES
TO MAIN
R
IN
OUT
LOW
80Hz
AUX
U
AUX SEND
CR OUT
EQ
U
-15
MID
2.5kHz
LOW
80Hz
-15
+15
R
AUX
RETURN
HI
12kHz
-15
MID
2.5kHz
LOW
80Hz
R
5/6
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
-15
PHONES
BAL / UNBAL
LINE IN
3/4
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
-15
L
BAL / UNBAL
R
LINE IN
2
L
BAL / UNBAL
R
C G A IN
MI
+50
+30dB
L
BAL / UNBAL
U
U
C G A IN
MI
U
-20dB
R
MAIN OUT
MIC
AUX
U
U
-OL
OO
+15
OO
+15
OO
+15
OO
+15
OO
+6
+15
AUX
MASTER
0
-20
48V
LEVEL
OO
+10
LEVEL
OO
+10
LEVEL
OO
+10
LEVEL
OO
+10
CR / PHONES
OO
MAX
MAIN MIX
OO
+10
As mentioned in the previous hookup diagram, Mix Series mixers are powerful tools that offer a lot of
features, but are still easy to set up and use. Now let's take a look at an example of using a Mix8 as a
recording mixer.
In this example, a microphone is connected to the channel 1 mic input, the lead guitar plays through
an effects processor plugged into the channel 2 line input and a synth is connected to the channel
5/6 line inputs.
A pair of MR8mk3 studio monitors are connected to the control room outputs to listen to playback
of your latest masterpiece.
The RCA tape inputs and outputs are connected to a laptop. It's an easy way to get a stereo recording
for posterity and use the same setup as playback of that very recording.
Recording System
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1
L
2
16
BAL /
UNBAL
MIC
MAIN OUT
MIC
BAL / UNBAL
BAL / UNBAL
L
4
5
LINE IN
LINE IN
U
U
+50
+30dB
U
-20dB
1
EQ
U
6
7
8
GAIN
+15
U
+15
U
-15
+15
U
-15
+15
+15
U
-15
+15
LOW
80Hz
11
OO
14
+15
13
15
OO
OO
+15
+15
U
+15
U
-15
+15
MID
2.5kHz
-15
+15
U
-15
+15
LOW
80Hz
AUX
U
OO
LEVEL
OO
+10
19
R
+15
OO
+10
CR OUT
AUX SEND
22 23
L
TO CR /
PHONES
TO MAIN
AUX
U
LEVEL
OO
R
R
IN
+15
27
LEVEL
OO
+10
26
1
U
-OL
OO
0
-20
48V
CR / PHONES
OO
MAIN MIX
MAX
OO
+10
28
1
2
16
17
4
21
22
5
32
30
10
14
15
8
29
+6
+15
AUX
MASTER
Mix12FX
13
OUT
LOW
80Hz
3
LEVEL
+10
-15
25
24
HI
12kHz
MID
2.5kHz
AUX
U
18
PHONES
BAL / UNBAL
EQ
U
-15
LOW
80Hz
AUX
U
+15
U
MID
2.5kHz
-15
5/6
AUX
RETURN
17
BAL / UNBAL
HI
12kHz
-15
MID
2.5kHz
20
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
-15
R
L
LINE IN
3/4
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
-15
LINE IN
2
L
BAL / UNBAL
R
+50
+30dB
U
-20dB
L
BAL / UNBAL
C G A IN
MI
C G A IN
MI
GAIN
6
7
8
9
12
R
Mix5 • Mix8 • Mix12FX
31
24
25
18
23
26 1
29
3
48V
28
At the risk of stating the obvious, this is where
you plug everything in: power cord, microphones, linelevel ­instruments and effects, headphones, and the ­
ultimate destination for your sound: PA system,
laptop, etc. All features described in this section are
on top of the mixer, except for the power connector.
into balanced mic-level outputs and provide signal and
impedance matching. They also let you send your gifted
guitar renditions over long cables or audio snakes,
with minimum interference or high-frequency signal
loss. Ask your dealer or guitar maker about their
recommendations for a good DI box.
1. Power In and LED
3. Phantom Power
This connection is where you connect the supplied
external AC power supply to provide AC power to the
mixer. Connect the external power supply to the Mix
Series mixer first, then plug the power supply into a
suitable and properly rated AC outlet. The mixer will
turn on automatically when connected and the power
LED will illuminate.
Most modern professional condenser mics are
equipped for phantom power, which lets the mixer
send low-current DC voltage to the mic’s electronics
through the same wires that carry audio. (Semi-pro
condenser mics often have batteries to accomplish the
same thing.) “Phantom” owes its name to an ability to
be “unseen” by dynamic mics (Shure SM57/SM58, for
instance), which don’t need ­external power and aren’t
affected by it anyway.
Phantom power on the Mix8 and Mix12FX is globally
c­ ontrolled by the phantom power switch. (This means
the phantom power for all XLR inputs is turned on and
off together.) The Mix5 XLR input always provides +15V.
1
Make sure to use the correct external power
supply.
Mix mixers feature varying power connectors
based on country. Therefore, your power
connector may (or may not) look different
than the one displayed in the illustration above.
2. Mic Ins
This is a female XLR connector that accepts
a balanced mic or line level input from almost any
type of source. Be sure the cables are wired per
AES (Audio Engineering Society) standards:
Balanced XLR Input Connector
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Front and Rear Panel Features
Pin 1 – Shield (Ground)
Pin 2 – Positive (+ or hot)
Pin 3 – Negative (– or cold)
2
SHIELD
HOT
COLD
1
3
3
1
SHIELD
Never plug single-ended
­­
(unbalanced)
micro­phones, or ribbon mics into the mic
input jacks of a Mix5 [always] or if the
phantom power switch is engaged [Mix8, Mix12FX].
Do not plug instrument outputs into the
mic input jacks with phantom power on
­unless you know for certain it is safe to do so.
4. Line Ins
These 1/4" jacks share circuitry (but not phantom
power) with the mic preamps, and can be driven by
balanced or unbalanced sources at ­almost any level.
You can use these inputs for ­virtually any signal you’ll
come across since there is –20 to +30 dB of gain
(50 dB range) available for line inputs via the gain
knob. Always make sure to perform the level setting
procedure on page 5.
TRS stands for Tip-Ring-Sleeve, the three c­ onnections
available on a stereo 1/4" cable. This allows for a direct
connection to the channel input jacks. Be sure the
cables are wired per AES (Audio Engineering Society)
standards:
Balanced 1/4" TRS Connector
COLD
2
HOT
Balanced XLR Input Connector
Professional ribbon, dynamic, and condenser mics all
sound excellent through these inputs. The mic/line inputs will handle any kind of level you can toss at
them, without overloading.
Not every instrument is made to connect directly to
a mixer. Guitars commonly need a Direct Injection (DI)
box to connect to the mixer's mic inputs. These boxes
convert unbalanced line-level signals from your guitar
Sleeve – Shield (Ground)
Tip – Positive (+ or hot)
Ring – Negative (– or cold)
RING SLEEVE
SLEEVE RING TIP
TIP
RING
TIP
SLEEVE
Balanced 1/4" TRS Connector
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TS stands for Tip-Sleeve, the two connections
available on a mono 1⁄4" cable. This allows for a direct
connection to the channel input jacks. Be sure the
cables are wired per AES (Audio Engineering Society)
standards:
Unbalanced 1/4" TS Connector
Sleeve – Shield (Ground)
Tip – Positive (+ or hot)
SLEEVE
TIP
SLEEVE
Mix Series mixers have 2- and 3-band equalization
at carefully selected points — low shelving at 80 Hz,
mid peaking at 2.5 kHz, and high shelving at 12 kHz.
“Shelving” means that the circuitry boosts or cuts all
frequencies before or past the ­specified frequency.
For example, rotating the low EQ knob 15 dB to the
right will boost the bass at 80 Hz and lower, down
to the lowest note you never heard. “Peaking” means
that certain f­ requencies form a “hill” around the center
­frequency — 2.5 kHz in the case of the mid EQ.
TIP
TIP
SLEEVE
Unbalanced 1/4" TS Connector
5. Gain
These controls are found along the top row of knobs
in the channel strip section. Gain adjusts the input
sensitivity of the mic and line inputs. This allows
signals from the outside world to be adjusted to
optimal internal operating levels.
If the signal originates through the XLR jack, there
will be 0 dB of gain with the knob fully down, ramping
to 50 dB of gain fully up.
Through the 1⁄4" input, there is 20 dB of ­attenuation
fully down and 30 dB of gain fully up, with a “U” (unity
gain) mark at 12:00. This 20 dB of a­ ttenuation can
be very handy when you are ­inserting a very hot signal,
or when you want to add a lot of EQ gain, or both.
Without this ­“virtual pad,” this s­ cenario might lead
to channel clipping.
U
U
C GAIN
MI
C GAIN
MI
5
+50
+30dB
U
-20dB
GAIN
-15 +15
U
-15 +15
U
HI
12kHz
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
11
+15
13
15
OO
GAIN
-15 +15
U
-15 +15
U
14
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
OO
LOW
80Hz
+15
-15 +15
U
-15 +15
U
+10
HI
12kHz
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
OO
LOW
80Hz
+15
-15 +15
U
-15 +15
U
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+10
HI
12kHz
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
OO
LOW
80Hz
AUX
U
LEVEL
OO
EQ
U
AUX
U
LEVEL
OO
EQ
U
AUX
U
LEVEL
+10
HI
12kHz
6. Hi EQ
This control gives you up +15
to 15 dB boost or cut above +10
+5
12 kHz, and it is also flat
0
at the detent. Use it to
–5
add sizzle to cymbals,
–10
and an overall sense of
–15
20
100
1k
10k
transparency, or edge to
keyboards, v­ ocals, guitar
High EQ
and bacon ­frying. Turn it
down a little to reduce ­sibilance, or to hide tape hiss.
Hz
Hz
Hz
Hz
20kHz
7. Mid EQ [Mix8 and Mix12FX only]
+15
Short for “midrange,”
+10
this knob provides 15 dB
+5
of boost or cut, centered
0
at 2.5 kHz, also flat at the
–5
center detent. Midrange EQ –10
is ­often thought of as the
–15
20
100
1k
10k 20k
most dynamic, because the
Mid
EQ
frequencies that define any
particular sound are almost always found in this range.
You can create many interesting and useful EQ changes
by turning this knob down as well as up.
Hz
Hz
Hz
Hz
8. Low EQ
2
EQ
U
AUX
U
OO
LOW
80Hz
+50
+30dB
U
-20dB
1
EQ
U
6
7
8
10
2- and 3-Band EQ
+15
LEVEL
OO
+10
This control gives you
up to 15 dB boost or cut
below 80 Hz. The circuit
is flat (no boost or cut) at
the center detent position.
This frequency represents
the punch in bass drums,
bass guitar, fat synth
patches, and some really
serious male singers.
Used in conjunction
with the Mix12FX's low cut
switch, you can boost the
low EQ without injecting a
ton of subsonic debris into
the mix.
+15
+10
+5
0
–5
–10
–15
20Hz
100Hz
1kHz
10kHz 20kHz
1kHz
10kHz 20kHz
Low EQ
+15
+10
+5
0
–5
–10
–15
20Hz
100Hz
Low EQ with Low Cut
Hz
10. +4 / –10 Switch
[Mix12FX only, channels 5/6 – 11/12]
With EQ, you can also upset things royally. We’ve designed a lot of boost and cut into each equalizer
circuit, because we know everyone will occasionally
need that. But if you max the EQs on every channel,
you’ll get mix mush. Equalize subtly and use the left
sides of the knobs (cut), as well as the right (boost).
Very few multi-platinum-record-album engineers ever
use more than about 3 dB of EQ. If you need more
than that, there’s usually a better way to get it, such
as placing a mic differently (or using a different kind
of mic or singer entirely).
This two position switch sets the input level of the
channel 5/6 – 11/12 inputs to either +4 dB (balanced
input, switch disengaged) or –10 dB (unbalanced input,
switch engaged). Use the +4 dB setting for professional
equipment operating at the +4 dBu standard and use
the –10 dB setting for consumer equipment operating
at the –10 dBV standard.
11. Aux [Mix8 only]
These knobs allow you to tap a portion of each channel's signal out to another source for parallel
effects processing or stage monitoring. Aux send levels
are controlled by these knobs and by the aux master.
9. Low Cut Switch [Mix12FX only, channels 1–4]
Each low-cut switch, often referred to as a high-pass
filter (all depends on how you look at it), cuts bass frequencies below 75 Hz at a rate of 18 dB per octave.
These are more than just effects and monitor sends.
They can be used to generate separate mixes for recording or “mix-minuses” for broadcast, as well.
We recommend that you use low-cut on ­every microphone application except kick drum, bass guitar,
or bassy synth patches. These aside, there isn’t much
down there that you want to hear, and filtering it out
makes the low stuff you do want much more crisp and
tasty. Not only that, but low-cut can help reduce the
possibility of feedback in live situations, and it helps to
conserve amplifier power.
The aux send level ranges from off through unity
(the center position) on up to 15 dB of extra gain (when
turned fully clockwise). Chances are you’ll never need
this extra gain, but it’s nice to know it’s there if you do.
The channel 3/4–5/6 aux knobs control the mono
sum of the channel’s stereo signals for each aux send. For instance, channel 3 (L) and 4 (R) mix together to feed that channel’s aux send knob.
Another way to consider low-cut’s function is that it
actually adds flexibility during live performances. With the ­addition of low-cut, you can safely use low
equalization on vocals. Many times, bass shelving EQ
can really benefit voices. Trouble is, adding low EQ also
boosts stage rumble, mic handling clunks and breath
pops. Applying low-cut ­removes all those problems, so
you can add low EQ without losing a woofer.
Aux sends are post-fader. This way, when changes are
made, the “wet” signal moves up and down along with
the “dry” signal, maintaining a balance between them.
12. FX [Mix12FX only]
These knobs tap a portion of each channel's signal to
set up a nice FX mix feeding the internal FX processor,
and to feed external processors via the FX send.
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6
7
8
9
12
13
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Moderation During EQ
The FX feed from stereo channels is a mono sum
of the left and right sides of these channels.
The controls are off when turned fully down, deliver
unity gain at the center detent, and can provide up
to 15 dB of gain turned fully up.
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14
The FX signal reaching the internal FX processor
and the FX send output jack, is the sum (mix) of all
the channels whose
FX control is set to
more than minimum.
The FX signal from
the internal FX
processor is added
to the main mix using
the FX to main knob.
FX sends are
post-fader. This way,
when changes are
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made, the “wet” signal moves up and down along with
the “dry” signal, maintaining a balance between them.
There is more info about FX on pages 13 [FX send
jack], 15 [preset select knob, FX to main knob,
FX Sig/OL LED] and page 22 [table of effects presets].
13. Pan / Bal
Pan adjusts the amount of channel signal sent to the
left versus the right outputs. On mono channels (with
connections to the left input only) these controls act as
pan pots. On s­ tereo channels (with stereo connections
to left and right ­inputs), the pan knob works like the
balance control on a home stereo.
TRS stands for Tip-Ring-Sleeve, the three c­ onnections
available on a stereo 1/4" cable. To use these outputs to
drive balanced inputs, be sure the cables are wired per
AES (Audio Engineering Society) standards:
Balanced 1/4" TRS Connector
Sleeve – Shield (Ground)
Tip – Positive (+ or hot)
Ring – Negative (– or cold)
RING SLEEVE
SLEEVE RING TIP
TIP
RING
LEVEL
OO
These 1⁄4" TRS balanced/unbalanced outputs feed
the main mix out into the waiting world. You may feed
the amplifiers or powered speakers this way.
14
13
15
16. Main Out
+10
LEVEL
OO
+10
LEVEL
OO
+10
TIP
LEVEL
OO
SLEEVE
Balanced 1/4" TRS Connector
+10
14. OL LEDs
This LED will illuminate red when the channel’s input
signal is too high, indicating a signal overload. This
should be avoided, as distortion will occur. If the OL
LED comes on regularly, check that the gain knob is set
correctly for the input device. Hard clip begins when the
signal is at –3 dB.
TS stands for Tip-Sleeve, the two connections
available on a mono 1⁄4" cable. For most music
recording and PA applications, unbalanced lines are
fine. To drive unbalanced inputs, be sure the cables are
wired per AES (Audio Engineering Society) standards:
Unbalanced 1/4" TS Connector
Sleeve – Shield (Ground)
Tip – Positive (+ or hot)
SLEEVE
SLEEVE
TIP
TIP
TIP
15. Level
This adjusts the channel’s level, from off, to unity
gain at the center, on up to 10 dB of additional gain.
SLEEVE
Unbalanced 1/4" TS Connector
17. CR Out [Control Room Output]
[Mix8 and Mix12FX only]
These TRS 1⁄4" balanced/unbalanced outputs allow
you to listen to something other than the main mix.
These outputs are often used to run a nice pair
of powered studio monitors in a control room
or a headphone distribution amplifier. The volume
is adjustable with the CR / phones knob.
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R
16
Aux sends are post-fader. This way, when changes are
made, the “wet” signal moves up and down along with
the “dry” signal, maintaining a balance between them.
MAIN OUT
L
20
BAL / UNBAL
AUX
RETURN
L
17
20. Aux Return [Mix8 only]
PHONES
BAL / UNBAL
R
18
R
19
CR OUT
AUX SEND
This is where you connect the outputs of your parallel
effects devices. They can also be used as an extra pair
of stereo line inputs (i.e. channel 7/8, hence the name
"Mix8") if you have a lot of synths, for example.
The circuits will handle stereo or mono, balanced
or unbalanced signals. They can be used with just
about any pro or semipro e­ ffects d­ evice on the market.
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The aux send knobs tap a portion of each channel's
signal to provide an output here, allowing you to set up
a nice stage monitor mix, or to set up an external effect
from different channels.
18. Phones Out
This stereo jack will drive any standard headphone to
very loud levels. "iPod"-type and computer headphones
may also be used here, with a 1/4" male to 1/8" female
stereo adapter.
The level is adjusted with the CR / phones knob.
If you’re wiring your own cable for the phones output,
follow ­standard AES (Audio Engineering Society)
conventions:
Unbalanced 1/4" TRS Connector
Sleeve – Shield (Ground)
Tip – Left Channel
Ring – Right Channel
RING SLEEVE
SLEEVE RING TIP
TIP
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21. FX Send [Mix12FX only]
This 1/4" TRS line-level output may be used to feed an external effects processor (FX), such as a nice sound effect or delay unit. The output from this jack is an exact copy of what goes into the internal FX processor, being the careful mix of all channels whose
FX control is turned to more than minimum.
(The processed output of the internal FX does not
come out of this output, but is added internally to the
main mix.)
RING
TIP
SLEEVE
Unbalanced 1/4" TRS Connector
WARNING: The headphone amp is loud,
and can cause permanent ear damage.
Even intermediate levels may be painfully
loud with some earphones. BE CAREFUL! Always turn
the CR / phones knob all the way down before
connecting headphones. Keep it down until you’ve put
the phones on. Then turn it up slowly. Why? ­“Engineers
who fry their ears find themselves with short careers.”
19. Aux Send [Mix8 only]
This is a TRS 1⁄4" balanced/unbalanced output, commonly used to feed stage monitors or an external
effects processor.
The overall output level may be adjusted with the
FX to main knob. (This knob also affects the level going
into the internal FX.)
The output is “post-fader,” – or in this case, "postknob" – so any changes to the channel level knobs will
also affect the level going to the external processor.
The processed output from the effects processor
is usually returned to a spare channel where you may
carefully mix the original unprocessed channel (dry)
and the processed channel (wet). Altering the
original channel level knob increases both the wet
and dry signals and keeps them at the same delicate
ratio. (For example, the reverb remains at the same
level relative to the signal source.)
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22. Tape In
25. Tape to CR / Phones
Connect computer audio outputs, or tape recorder’s
outputs here, ­using standard hi-fi (RCA) cables.
Push this button in to route the tape in signal to
the control room and phones. When the switch is up
[disengaged], the control room, phones and meters
receive the main mix signal tapped after the main mix
control.
Use these jacks for convenient playback of your mixes.
You’ll be able to review a mix then try another pass
without repatching or disturbing the mixer levels. You
can also use these jacks with an MP3 player, CD player
or laptop to feed m
­ usic to a PA system between sets.
RCA plugs are ­unbalanced. Connect the signal to
the center post and the ground (earth) or shield to
the surrounding “basket.” Be sure the cables are wired
per AES (Audio Engineering Society) standards:
When the switch is down [engaged], the control
room, phones and meters receive the MP3/CD/tape
input signal. This is especially useful for auditioning
or cueing up house music to play in between sets.
WARNING: Turn down the control room /
phones knob before engaging this switch.
Unbalanced RCA Connector
Sleeve – Shield (Ground)
Tip – Positive (+ or hot)
SLEEVE
TIP
SLEEVE
TIP
U
Unbalanced RCA Connector
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23. Tape Out
OO
Unbalanced RCA connections tap the main mix output
to make simultaneous recording and PA work more
convenient. Connect these to your laptop or standalone
recorder’s inputs.
Mono Out: If you want to feed a mono signal to your
standalone recorder or other device, simply use
a stereo RCA to mono 1/8" cord to combine these
outputs. Do not attempt this with any other outputs
on a Mix Series mixer.
L
25
24
TO CR /
PHONES
22
TO MAIN
IN
OUT
24. Tape to Main
Push this button in to route the tape in signal to the
main mix.
14
+6
+15
AUX
MASTER
0
-20
48V
CR / PHONES
MAIN MIX
26
OO
28
MAX
OO
+10
26. CR / Phones
23
R
29
-OL
WARNING: Pushing in the tape to main
button may create a feedback path between
tape in and tape out. Make sure the tape
deck is not in record mode, record-pause mode,
or input monitor mode before this switch is engaged.
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As you might expect, this knob controls the levels
of both the stereo control room and the headphones
outputs. Make sure that you move it to minimum before
adding a new source.
Whatever your selection, you can also use
the control room outputs for other applications.
The sound quality is just as impeccable as the main
outputs. It can be used as an additional main mix
output and this one will have its own level control.
27. Aux Master [Mix8 only]
This knob provides overall level control of the aux
send, just before it’s delivered to the aux send output.
This knob goes from off (turned fully down), to unity
gain at the center, with 15 dB of extra gain (turned fully
up). You may never need the additional gain, but here it
is anyway.
FX [Mix12FX only]
This knob controls the levels of signals sent to the
main and tape outputs. All channels and aux returns
that are not turned fully down will wind up in the main
mix.
The Mix12FX features an internal effects processor
with 12 presets. Signals to this effects processor comes
from adjusting the FX send on each channel. The output
from the processor may be added to the main mix by
adjusting the FX to main knob.
Fully counterclockwise is off, the center is unity gain,
and fully clockwise ­provides 10 dB o­ f additional gain.
This additional gain will typically never be needed, but
once again, it’s nice to know it’s there. This is the knob
to turn down at the end of the song when you want "The Great Fade-Out."
NOTE: Mix12FX users, you probably noticed
that there is no main mix knob, but rather a
main mix fader. It works exactly the same as
listed above except you raise and lower the fader. Trying
to turn it clockwise and counterclockwise would be
counterintuitive to what you are trying to accomplish.
It would damage the mixer, too, and you don't want that!
Very careful thought and lots of audio love has gone
into the design of the 12 presets. The engineers spent
a lot of time lounging about in warm halls, visiting
bright halls and small stages and going to concerts
just to get these sounds right for you. Initially, they
wanted to investigate "warm beach in Hawaii," but had
to make do with "cold forest in Washington" instead...
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29. Meters
Mix Series mixers peak metering system – say that
five times fast! – should be made up of two columns of
four LEDs. If you happen to see more than that, post a
picture to Instagram and/or Twitter with the hashtag
#LEDsGalore. The threshold ranges from –20 dBu on up
to +18 dBu (OL = overload).
The 0 dB LED corresponds to an output level of 0
dBu (0.775 V RMS). The OL LEDs illuminate when the
output reaches +18 dBu. There is a fair margin of safety
before actual clipping distortion occurs, but turn things
down if the OL LEDs illuminate.
The meters typically display the level of the main mix
after the main mix level. However, if the tape to control
room / phones switch is engaged, the meters will display
that level instead of the main mix.
You can get a good mix with peaks flashing anywhere
between –20 and +6 dB on the meter display. Most
amplifiers clip at about +10 dB, and some recorders
aren’t so forgiving either. For best real-world results, try
to keep peaks between “0” and “+6.”
If the meters are too high, there will be distortion.
If they are too low, the signal-to-noise ratio will suffer.
Use the meters to help adjust the mixer for optimum
performance without distortion or noise. Then adjust
the amplifier's level controls for good overall volume.
The result: the best overall signal-to-noise ratio!
Please remember: Audio meter displays are just tools
to help assure you that your levels are “in the ballpark.”
You don’t have to stare at them (unless you want to).
If you find that staring at the meters sends you into a
hypnotic trance, please do not be alarmed. Just mow my
lawn and polish my car every Tuesday.
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31
30. Preset Select [Mix12FX only]
Rotate this detented switch to select the desired
preset effect.
Please refer to Appendix C: Table of Effects Presets
on page 22 for more details about the presets and
examples.
31. FX to Main [Mix12FX only]
Signals from the internal effects (FX) processor make
their way through this knob and continue on to the main
mix fader. They contain the effects’ “wet” signals and are
mixed together with the channels’ “dry” original signals.
Turned fully up, it provides 15 dB of additional gain, the
center “U” mark is unity gain, and fully down is off.
32. FX Sig / OL LED [Mix12FX only]
This dual-colored LED will illuminate green when the
FX signal is present, indicating FX signal. It will remain
lit so long as there is an FX signal above –20 dBu.
This dual-colored LED will illuminate red when the
FX signal is too high, indicating a signal overload. This
should be avoided, as distortion will occur. If the OL
LED comes on regularly, check that each channel's FX
knob is set correctly for the input device and/or turn the
FX to main knob down.
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Appendix A: Service Information
Warranty Service
If you think your Mix Series mixer has a problem,
please check out the following troubleshooting tips and
do your best to confirm the problem. Visit the Support
section of our website (www.720trees.com) where
you will find lots of useful information such as FAQs
and other documentation. You may find the answer
to the problem without having to send your mixer away.
Troubleshooting
Power
• Our favorite question: is the power switch on?
Ha, fooled you! There is no power switch!
Bad Output
• Is the associated level knob (if any) turned up?
• If it’s one of the main outs, try unplugging all
the others. For example, if it’s the left main
out, unplug the RCA and CR left outputs. If the
problem goes away, its not the mixer.
• If a left speaker is presumed dead, switch the
left and right cords, at the mixer's main outs. If the left speaker is still not working, it’s not
the mixer.
Noise
• Turn the channel level and aux ­return knobs
down, one by one. If the sound disappears, it’s either that channel or whatever is plugged
into it, so unplug whatever that is. If the noise
disappears, it’s from your whatever.
• Is the external power supply securely plugged
into the power connector on the back of the
Mix Series mixer?
• Is the external power supply securely plugged
into an AC power strip? Make sure the power to
the power strip is turned on.
• Are all the lights out in the building?
Bad Channel
• Is the gain set correctly?
• Is the level knob turned up?
• Try the same source signal in another channel,
set up exactly like the suspect channel.
• Check that the pan knob is set correctly.
• Check the EQ and the low-cut switch.
Repair
For warranty service, refer to the warranty
information on page 23.
Non-warranty service is available at a factoryauthorized service center. To locate the nearest
service center, visit www.720trees.com, click “Contact
Tech Support” and select “Locate a Service Center
or Distributor” [3]. Service for a Mix Series mixer living
outside the United States may be obtained through
local dealers or distributors.
If you do not have access to our website, you can
call our Tech Support department at 1-800-898-3211,
Monday-Friday, normal business hours, Pacific Time,
to explain the problem. Tech Support will tell you where
the nearest factory-authorized service center is located
in your area.
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Specifications
EQ
High Shelving ±15 dB @ 12 kHz
Noise Characteristics
Mid Peaking
±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
(20 Hz – 20 kHz bandwidth, 150
Low Shelving source impedance)
All outputs, master levels and channel levels off
–100 dBu
Low Cut Filter
±15 dB @ 80 Hz
18 dB/octave, –3 dB @ 75 Hz
All outputs, master levels unity, all channel levels off –90 dBu
All outputs, master levels unity, 1 channel level unity –85 dBu
Power Requirements
Mix5/8
Distortion (THD+N)
(1 kHz, 20 Hz – 20 kHz bandwidth)
Mic Input to Main Output
<0.01% @+4 dBu output
Attenuation and Crosstalk
Input
Output
US
AC120V~, 60Hz
AC18V~ 600mA
EU
AC230-240V~, 50/60Hz
(AC9V~ 300mA)x2
UK
AC220-230V~, 50/60Hz
(AC9V~ 300mA)x2
AU
AC220-240V~, 50/60Hz
(AC9V~ 300mA)x2
CN
AC220V~, 50Hz
AC18V~ 600mA
BZ
AC127V~, 60Hz
AC18V~ 600mA
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(20 Hz – 20 kHz bandwidth)
Inputs to Outputs @1 kHz
–85 dB
Mix12FX
Main Mix Off @1 kHz
–80 dB
US
AC120V~, 60Hz
AC18V~ 1000mA
EU
AC230-240V~, 50/60Hz
(AC9V~ 500mA)x2
Frequency Response
UK
AC220-230V~, 50/60Hz
(AC9V~ 500mA)x2
Mic Input to Any Output (Gain at Unity)
AU
AC220-240V~, 50/60Hz
(AC9V~ 500mA)x2
CN
AC220V~, 50Hz
(AC9V~ 500mA)x2
BZ
AC127V~, 60Hz
AC18V~ 1000mA
+0, –1 dB, 20 Hz to 30 kHz
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)
Input
Output
(Mic in to Insert Send out, max gain.)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
150 termination –125 dBu [Mix5, Mix8]
–122 dBu [Mix12FX]
Mix5
Height1.7" / 43 mm
Width5.5" / 140 mm
Depth7.7" / 196 mm
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
Mix8
Height2.1" / 53 mm
Width7.8" / 198 mm
Depth9.6" / 244 mm
(Mic in to Insert Send out, max gain.)
1 kHz better than 70 dB
Maximum Levels
Mic inputs (XLR)
+18 dBu [Mix5]
Mix12FX
Height2.1" / 53 mm
Width11.7" / 297 mm
Depth9.6" / 244 mm
+19 dBu [Mix8, Mix12FX]
Aux return in
+16 dBu [Mix8]
All other inputs
+21 dBu
All outputs +21 dBu
Impedances
Mic in 2 k [Mix5]
3.8 k [Mix8, Mix12FX]
All other inputs 10 k or greater
Tape out 1k
Phones
22
All other outputs 120
240
unbalanced,
balanced
Weight
Mix5
1.4 lb / 0.6 kg
Mix8
2.5 lb / 1.1 kg
Mix12FX
3.7 lb / 1.7 kg
Since we are always striving to improve our products by
incorporating new and improved materials, components, and
manufacturing methods, we reserve the right to change these
specifications at any time without notice.
The “Running Man” figure is a registered trademark of
LOUD Technologies Inc. All other brand names mentioned
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
holders, and are hereby acknowledged.
Please check our website for any updates to this manual:
www.720trees.com. Batteries not included.
©2015 LOUD Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Mix5
WEIGHT
1.4 lb
0.6 kg
7.7 in / 196 mm
Mix5 • Mix8 • Mix12FX
Dimensions
5.5 in / 140 mm
1.7 in / 43 mm
Mix8
9.6 in / 244 mm
WEIGHT
2.5 lb
1.1 kg
7.8 in / 198 mm
2.1 in / 53 mm
Mix12FX
9.6 in / 244 mm
WEIGHT
3.7 lb
1.7 kg
11.7 in / 297 mm
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2.1 in / 53 mm
LINE IN RIGHT
LINE IN LEFT (MONO)
2/3 and 4/5
STEREO CHANNELS
LINE IN
MIC IN
MONO CHANNEL
GAIN
HIGH PEAK
12K
80
SHELVING EQ
LOW
LEVEL
LEVEL
PAN
PAN
R
L
R
L
R
L
MAIN MIX
PHONES
TAPE TO MIX
TAPE TO PHONES
METERS
HEADPHONE
OUTPUT
RIGHT
CD/TAPE IN
LEFT
RIGHT
CD/TAPE OUT
LEFT
RIGHT MAIN
MIX OUT
LEFT MAIN
MIX OUT
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RIGHT MAIN BUS
LEFT MAIN BUS
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+48 VDC
PHANTOM
AUX RETURN RIGHT
AUX RETURN LEFT (MONO)
AUX RETURNS
LINE IN RIGHT
LINE IN LEFT (MONO)
3/4 and 5/6
GAIN
80
80
2.5K 12K
EQ
2.5K 12K
EQ
PEAK
LOW MID HIGH PEAK
LOW MID HIGH
STEREO CHANNELS
LINE IN
MIC IN
1 and 2
MONO CHANNELS
LEVEL
LEVEL
AUX
PAN
AUX
PAN
R
L
R
L
R
L
R
L
MASTER AUX SEND
LEVEL
MAIN MIX
CONTROL
ROOM/
PHONES
TAPE TO MIX
TAPE TO CTRL RM/
PHONES
METERS
AUX SEND
HEADPHONE
OUTPUT
CONTROL
ROOM
OUTPUTS
RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
CD/TAPE IN
RIGHT
LEFT
CD/TAPE OUT
RIGHT MAIN
MIX OUT
LEFT MAIN
MIX OUT
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Mix8 Block Diagram
AUX BUS
RIGHT MAIN BUS
LEFT MAIN BUS
+48 VDC
PHANTOM
LINE IN RIGHT
LINE IN LEFT (MONO)
5/6, 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12
+4
–10
STEREO CHANNELS
LINE IN
MIC IN
1 through 4
MONO CHANNELS
GAIN
80
75Hz
HI PASS
2.5K 12K
EQ
OL
LOW MID HIGH PEAK
LEVEL
LEVEL
FX
PAN
FX
PAN
R
L
R
L
SIG / OL
R
L
INTERNAL FX
FX TO MAIN
MAIN MIX
CR /
PHONES
TAPE TO MAIN
TAPE TO CR /
PHONES
METERS
FX SEND
PHONES
OUT
RIGHT
CR
OUTS
LEFT
RIGHT
TAPE IN
LEFT
RIGHT
TAPE OUT
LEFT
RIGHT MAIN
MIX OUT
LEFT MAIN
MIX OUT
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FX BUS
RIGHT MAIN BUS
LEFT MAIN BUS
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Appendix C: Table of Effects Presets
No. Title
Description
Example of its use
01 Small Stage
This preset simulates the sound of a small concert stage,
with a short reverb time and reverberant space.
Useful for vocals or guitars in fast paced,
high-energy songs that call for a “live” sounding
reverberation.
02 Small Room
The small room reverb simulates the reverberation
(persistence of sound) in a typical small room.
Small rooms are typically coined “dead” rooms
with little to no reverb.
Some artists record guitars (and/or bass) from
a bathroom to get a “punchier” sound out of
their amp.
The large room reverb simulates the reverberation
(persistence of sound) in a typical large room.
Large rooms are typically coined “live” rooms
since they have a lot of reverb.
Sound tends to carry in large rooms with a lot of
open space. This works well for a good, boomy
kick sound.
04 Warm Hall
This reverb simulates the sound of a spacious, yet
cozy, heavily draped and carpeted concert hall with
an especially warm tone.
Perfect for adding natural concert hall ambience
to close-mic’ed orchestral instruments.
05 Bright Hall
This reverb is characterized by its large, spacious sound, Useful on vocals that require a brighter reverb
long pre-delay and vibrant tone. It has a bright tone
to cut through the mix, or for giving acoustic
with lots of scattered reflections to simulate harder, more instruments a livelier vibe.
reflective surfaces.
06 Classic Plate
This preset emulates vintage mechanical reverberation
that was generated with a metal plate. Its sound
is characterized by lots of early reflections and
no pre-delay.
Perfect for thickening percussive instruments,
such as a snare drum, or tight vocal
arrangements.
07 Bright Plate
More than just a shiny object, the bright plate is
a fast-acting, airy reverb that scoops the lows out
of a standard or classic plate reverb.
Excellent for midrange instruments such as
acoustic guitars, or percussion such as snares
and toms.
08 Vocal Plate
This vintage plate emulation is warmer than your
standard plate, with a long reverberant tail, lots
of fast reflections and a very short pre-delay.
Particularly suited for vocal signals, but can
also be used for extra-thick drum tracks.
09 Chorus
This preset provides a soft, ethereal sweeping effect
that is useful for thickening and for making a particular
sound pop out of the mix.
Perfect for enhancement of electric and acoustic
guitar and bass, or to add a dramatic effect to
vocals, particularly group harmonies and choirs.
10 Flanger
The flanger creates a strong sweeping effect, useful for
This effect is particularly effective on electric
thickening and for making a particular sound really pop. guitars (rhythm and lead) in rock 'n roll.
11 Slapback
This effect encompasses a longer delay time with little to
no feedback.
12 Space Echo
A long-lasting, repetitive delay. We may title it the
The entirety of Radiohead’s OK Computer
“Space Echo”, but around the office it's known as Greg's album (which, hey, won a Grammy Award
Outstanding Long-lasting Delay, or GOLD!
for Best Alternative Music Performance in 1998).
03
Large Room
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Slapback is typically used to capture the vocal
sound heard on rock 'n roll records from the
1950s, although it's used on drums and other
percussion, as well.
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