Eurorack Mixer Ideas

Cwejman, Livewire, TipTop Audio, Doepfer etc... Get your euro on!

Moderators: Joe., luketeaford, lisa, Kent

User avatar
MindMachine
weekend warrior
Posts: 6982
Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:45 am
Location: Santa Susana Field Lab

Post by MindMachine » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:56 am

oilpanic wrote:If I where to do it again I would pick the joranalogue mixer. Two of them.
What do you mean 'again'?

Petaluma, nice! I was in Mill Valley for a few years.

I use quite a few mixers for various functions but go out of the box with VCA's or my Erica Output module.
FS: Pedals and Euro modules, Delta Labs
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=233636&p=3287718&h ... e#p3287718

R.U.Nuts
Super Deluxe Wiggler
Posts: 1829
Joined: Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:43 pm

Post by R.U.Nuts » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:40 am

Arneb wrote:
cptnal wrote:
Arneb wrote:...sending audio at modular levels into your desktop mixer through 3.5mm-to-6.35mm TS jack adapters?
Exactly what I do with my Mackie VLZ4 (which I didn't include in my original list :ripbanana: ). In fact, with all the routing possibilities and a bunch of pedals, it's practically an extension of my rack. There's so issues with levels if that's what you're worried about. Just keep it low and work upwards. :tu:
Being able to handle modular levels is just one part of it, though. I mean, in my current 3U learning setup I do work with modular levels from ModDemix straight into an old DJ mixer I got for free from a friend decluttering their household. It works... with the fader at 20% in. Which makes for a pretty short usable fader range and a correspondingly sensitive fader. Which is why I'm currently doing the actual mixing work with ModDemix, not the DJ mixer.

(Ofc ModDemix isn't exactly a viable long-term solution either, except as part of a cascading setup.)
Doesn't that DJ mixer have input gain controls? Usually you can attenuate a modular signal with the built in channel preamps. I do gain staging in a way that I can slam the faders all the way up without clipping and it works fine if I set up the input gain correctly.

dopelganger
Learning to Wiggle
Posts: 11
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:19 am
Location: toronto

Post by dopelganger » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:31 pm

Thanks! This is an awesome reference!!

I get mskala's point and in the studio that makes complete sense. But for performance its not really an option...
mdoudoroff wrote:Depending on your process there are many different ways to go, and with due respect to mskala, in many of them, a stereo mixer module can make a great deal of sense. It just depends.

Here’s a pretty exhaustive comparison list of the stereo mixer modules that are available:

https://doudoroff.com/mixers/

By no means does this comparison address all questions, but it’s probably a useful reference.

Arneb
Veteran Wiggler
Posts: 680
Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:50 pm

Post by Arneb » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:06 pm

R.U.Nuts wrote:
Arneb wrote:
cptnal wrote:
Arneb wrote:...sending audio at modular levels into your desktop mixer through 3.5mm-to-6.35mm TS jack adapters?
Exactly what I do with my Mackie VLZ4 (which I didn't include in my original list :ripbanana: ). In fact, with all the routing possibilities and a bunch of pedals, it's practically an extension of my rack. There's so issues with levels if that's what you're worried about. Just keep it low and work upwards. :tu:
Being able to handle modular levels is just one part of it, though. I mean, in my current 3U learning setup I do work with modular levels from ModDemix straight into an old DJ mixer I got for free from a friend decluttering their household. It works... with the fader at 20% in. Which makes for a pretty short usable fader range and a correspondingly sensitive fader. Which is why I'm currently doing the actual mixing work with ModDemix, not the DJ mixer.

(Ofc ModDemix isn't exactly a viable long-term solution either, except as part of a cascading setup.)
Doesn't that DJ mixer have input gain controls? Usually you can attenuate a modular signal with the built in channel preamps. I do gain staging in a way that I can slam the faders all the way up without clipping and it works fine if I set up the input gain correctly.
That thing goes down to -10dB at the input gain stage, which is still too hot for using the faders as God intended. I don't really understand the math of this dBu/dBv/... stuff, would -20dB likely be enough?
dopelganger wrote:Thanks! This is an awesome reference!!

I get mskala's point and in the studio that makes complete sense. But for performance its not really an option...
I'd say it still is, we're not talking about bringing an X32 after all. Somewhere between 6 and 12 channels ought to suffice and still be light enough for live gear.

steveoath
Common Wiggler
Posts: 136
Joined: Thu May 25, 2017 10:45 am

Post by steveoath » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:25 pm

Rebel technology's mix range are great. I'll be picking up another mix module to complement the one I have ready. The link function is cool too.

User avatar
ZenitSar
Common Wiggler
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:35 am
Location: Eureka, CA

Post by ZenitSar » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:40 pm

I use a Doepfer A-138p. It's cool because it's simple. I need to get another one because I need more channels. I'm mixing kick, snare, hihat, and a couple of voices atm. I like the send and send level control for delay use, but I kind of wish it had two sends. I thought about modding it to accommodate an individual out module that would be easy to make. It's cheap, but sturdy.

ZenitSar - Solo modular
CV - SciFi Rock

User avatar
DJMaytag
Ultra Wiggler
Posts: 835
Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:59 am
Location: Madison, Wiscompton
Contact:

Post by DJMaytag » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:04 pm

It looks like it could be crazy expensive, but the Frap Tools CGM system looks really nice. I don't need the EQ's, so this is a good way to start a system for me: buy the Group and a couple channel modules, then add a master and additional channels later. I'd rather drop $200 several times than drop $800 or $1000 all at once.
Instagram | Soundcloud | Wisco Wigglers

If you talk about improper grounding 3 times, Graham Hinton appears!” -djs

Post Reply

Return to “Eurorack Modules”