Mix Series
Frequently Asked Questions
Mix Series
Question:
Answer:
I usually need to turn up the mic gain quite high to
get enough signal, why?
Depending on the microphone and source volume,
you may need to have the Gain turned up quite high.
For example if you are just talking into the mic, the
channel will require much more Gain than if you were
singing loudly.
I have my mp3/CD player connected to the Tape In,
but I can't hear anything, why?
In order to hear your Tape In out of the Main Outs
or CR/Phones outputs, you need to have the Tape
To Main and/or the Tape To CR/Phones pressed in.
Is the power supply universal voltage?
The power supply that comes with your Mix Series mixer
is voltage specific. So you will want to make sure that you
choose the correct version of your mixer before you
purchase.
Can I use a condenser microphone with the Mix Series
mixers?
Yes you can. With the Mix8 and Mix12FX, you have
switchable 48V Phantom power. On the Mix5, there is
a constant 15V Phantom Power engaged. On all three
models, make sure you do not plug any single-ended,
unbalanced, or ribbon microphones while phantom
power is engaged and never with the Mix5 (since it is
always on).
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Frequently Asked Questions
Mix Series
Question:
Answer:
Do the Mix Series mixers have any digital connectivity
like USB?
The Mix Series mixers are analog only. For USB output,
check out the ProFX Series.
What is the "U" on most of the controls mean?
The "U" stands for Unity. This is a term broadly used in
professional audio. It means that there is no increse or
decrease in level. For example, when the Low EQ
control is set to U, then it has no effect.
Do the Mix Series mixers have built in effects?
The Mix12FX model has built in effects. The Mix5 and
Mix8 however do not have a built effects processor.
What should I do if the OL light is flashing?
When the OL (overload) is flashing, this means that the
channel is running out of headroom and something in
the signal path is turned up too high.
On channels with a Gain control, try turning it down
until the OL has stopped flashing.
On channels with no Gain control, try reducing the
output volume of the source.
On the Mix12FX stereo channels, there is a level button
labeled +4 and -10. This is to switch between Line or Mic
level. Typically you will want this in the Up position (+4).
If the signal seems weak, you can try pressing this in.
Beware that setting it to -10 will result in a significant
volume increase.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Mix Series
Question:
Answer:
Can I plug a microphone into the Line In?
Microphones should only be connected to the Mic
input on a mixer. Line inputs are not made for the
kind of signal from a microphone and would result in
poorer sound quality and low input level compared to
the Mic in.
What are the CR Outs used for?
The CR Outs are helpful when you are in an isolated
area from where your Main Outs are going to. This is
often the case in a recording studio where the
engineer is in a seperate room from the artist. The CR
Outs mirror what is coming out of the Phones output.
What is the FX Send used for? (Mix12FX only)
Any channel that has its FX knob turned up, will come out of
this output. Note that this will also have the selected effect
on this output as well.
What is the Aux Send used for? (Mix8 Only)
Any channel that has its Aux knob turned up, will come
out of this output. This is helpful for creating a seperate
mono mix. Typically this is used to go to a stage floor
monitor. The Aux Master control is the master volume
for the Aux Send.
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