#1
http://www.amazon.com/ART-MX622-Stereo-Mixer-Loop/dp/B002GIHRMI/ref=pd_rhf_gw_s_cp_5_3VC7?ie=UTF8&refRID=0G6N970THP02KX6GW5NP

This came up on my "suggestions" on amazon and from what i read about it, it actually seems like something I would like to get. I just recently got a desk with rack space on it that I'm using for my own little movie/music set up just for home use. I use amplitube with it (currently just KRK rocket 5's) and would like to add a sub as well just for the hell of it. Is this something that I can run all of the speakers into and then simply use this is the switch to shut everything off with and control volume and EQ for the speakers from?

I guess what I'm asking is, can I run an input from my computer, tv, or whatever audio source I'm using and then use the mixer and run outputs from that to the speakers/sub?
Last edited by andrerist at Dec 30, 2014,
#2
It would work, but you'd probably be better off (and find more usable and even cheaper) a small mixer with greater capabiltiies. For example, this little Alto Zephyr mixer (http://www.guitarcenter.com/Alto-Zephyr-Series-ZMX122FX-8-Channel-Compact-Mixer-with-Effects-106721483-i2344767.gc ) has more channels for sources, but is priced lower than the three-channel piece you're looking at on Amazon. Once you have the channels, you'll find things to plug into them (MP3 players, keyboards, etc.). Adding and removing sources is far easier on this mixer than it is on the rack version.

I have Rokit 8's, and have keyboards, MP3, Pods and computers plugged into a small mixer and out to both the Rokit 8's and a trio of Atomic Reactor powered guitar speaker cabinets (there are at least two buses on even these small mixers).
#3
Yes, it would work. The Alto mixer or even a Mackie 1202 would offer a lot more capability and it can be found for $100 used. I don't know how people get along without a good compact mixer for signal routing.

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#4
I really want this to be rack mounted as I have limited desk space here at home. That is why the one I added piqued my interest.
#5
FWIW, there are rack drawers that will allow you to pull out the mixer, make adjustments, and then slide it back in. You can fit up to a 12-channel mixer in those things.
#7
Quote by andrerist
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Studio-Trends-46--Desk---Cherry-109309229-i1919621.gc

This is the desk I have. I'm trying to do as much stuff in the rack space as I can so that there will be room left on my desk as I tend to leave a lot of clutter.



There are only two four-space racks (most rack gear will take up two rack spaces at minimum). Not the most efficient use of space. You're probably going to want the "sidecars" listed as accessories on that page. I'd also suggest putting your monitors on separate monitor stands. I'm using a pair of Ultimate Support MS-90-36's. That will give you more space. I'd also suggest keeping your computer OFF the surface. I'd suggest checking with Ergotron; they make probably the highest industrial quality arms and support systems: http://www.ergotron.com/tabid/300/language/en-US/default.aspx.
#8
Quote by dspellman
There are only two four-space racks (most rack gear will take up two rack spaces at minimum). Not the most efficient use of space. You're probably going to want the "sidecars" listed as accessories on that page. I'd also suggest putting your monitors on separate monitor stands. I'm using a pair of Ultimate Support MS-90-36's. That will give you more space. I'd also suggest keeping your computer OFF the surface. I'd suggest checking with Ergotron; they make probably the highest industrial quality arms and support systems: http://www.ergotron.com/tabid/300/language/en-US/default.aspx.



My monitors are on the second tier next to a TV so they aren't in the way and there isn't much else i'd be using that space for anyways. I'm just looking for something easy and small for home use