Submitted February 26, 2015 by Dale Britton in Yelm, WA
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A buddy showed this unit to me a few weeks ago and I was very impressed... so I bought one. And I can honestly say I wish I would have had one of these 5 years ago when I started my band.
The features of this little mixer are incredible and Mackie hit a home run with this unit. The ability to use, operate via wi-fi, record, save settings for each show or venue, and the fidelity are simply fantastic. I have three Yamaha MG boards and I love them. They have been work horses for me and very reliable too; so, I hope this will be as reliable too.
Mackie continues to update the software very routinely and adds features from us (the users) which I see making this little (yet very powerful) mixer the top dog ion the market. Try and find a board nowadays that can run four monitors, it's tough. This has six, count 'em kids... SIX Aux sends! Finally enough to work with.
Also, most boards use the last few channels and split them with two 1/4 inputs; therefore, an 8 channel board is really is 6 XLR capable and a few others and so on. The last four inputs on the Mackie 1608L 16 channel mixer are the universal XLR/1/4 inputs which lend even more versatility.
I used it over the last weekend for three shows and I am very impressed with this unit. If you can run a mixer this is even easier, the fidelity through the mains rivals my Yamaha boards, and the monitors have never been so clear. So far, I'm absolutely happy with this unit and can't wait for the next gig to run it!!!!
Played guitar since I was a kid, local bands for 11 years.
Country, blues, classic rock.
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