I am THAT guy
Join date: Feb 2011
131 IQ
Hey all;
I've been using a Behringer 1222fx mixer for home recording and practice/jamming. It's been a great machine and have done its job for the past 3 years. Now, channel 2 is not getting an signal through XLR/1/4" and channel 3 is not sending the insert properly. I know most of you don't like Behringers equipment but this one really did a great job with everything I threw at it and fit my needs perfectly.

However, I don't think I'm going to go with a Behringer again for the mixer (unless it's proven that they have better quality on the mixers). I'm working on buying a new place so don't want to spend a ton because I'm going to upgrade to something bigger/better at some point.

So the question, any recommendations for 10-16 channel mixers that are lesser expensive? Ideally, would love every channel to have inserts so I can send each one to my interface, but have not seen one like that. Don't care if USB, not going to use it.


EDIT: Have anyone had any luck with the PylePro mixers?
Last edited by david-b at May 28, 2013,
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2010
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The Alesis line is good, and works well for me, 8 or 16 channel with usb 2,0 and it will multi track well.
Join date: Nov 2003
2,175 IQ
how cheap are you talking? the peavey PV series mixers are fairly cheap and pretty solid. it looks like the PV14 is around $300, and has inserts on all the mono channels. I have one of the smaller ones and it has never let me down (though I rarely use it now).
Awwww.... NOW what?!
Join date: Aug 2006
2,471 IQ
Personally.... I wouldn't go less expensive than Behringer. Their stuff is the best you will get at those price points.

Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

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