Thomann's Cool Online Guides: Mixers

In this guide we’ll concentrate on the functionality of hardware mixers. They are an essential part of any live sound systems and studio setups.

Welcome to our Mixer Online Advisor.

The traditional mixer forms a central hub for connections to and from all other equipment in the studio, and provides control over most parameters in a mix. For this reason, the mixer is generally regarded as the heart of the studio, and even though some musicians now favour mixing on a computer, many still do, and will always use the stand-alone mixing console. As with all equipment that has a software equivalent, the usual pros and cons apply - working ‘in the box’ is more cost effective and certainly more convenient, but the lack of a tactile control surface can leave musicians frustrated and uninspired.

In this guide we’ll concentrate on the functionality of hardware mixers, however due to the very nature of the software mixer being an imitation of its hardware equivalent, you should find the information contained useful in gaining a greater understanding of both. Of course, mixers are also an essential part of any live sound system, but again, the same principles still apply.

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages - you can jump from section to section using the index below or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Mixers overview

Yamaha P-125 BK Boss GT-1000 Line6 Power Cab Reloop RP 4000 MK2 Yamaha L-125 BK Alto TS 315 XVive Wireless System U2 Red Aston Microphones SwiftShield Flyht Pro Rack Drawer 19" 3U 28 cm lock Marshall Origin 50H Head LD Systems U518 BPH2 Aston Microphones Shield
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Yamaha P-125 BK

Stage Piano Graded Hammer Standard Keyboard (GHS) with 88 weighted keys, Pure CF Sound Engine, 24 Tones, Max. Polyphony: 192 votes, Dual, split and duo function, Two-track recording (one song), 20 Rhythms (drums + bass), Intelligent Acoustic Control, 21...

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NOK 4,455
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Boss GT-1000

Multi effect pedal 32-bit AD / DA, 32-bit floating-point processor and 96 kHz sampling rate, New BOSS DSP engine, specially developed for audio applications, AIRD (Augmented Impulse Response Dynamics) brings BOSS's Tube Logic concept to a digital guitar processor,...

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NOK 7,899
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Line6 Power Cab

Line6 Power Cab Guitar Cabinet, 1x12, '' active speaker systems, 250 watts into 8 ohms, 1 "Compression Driver, 6 speaker simulations, foldable feet, 70Hz - 20kHz frequency response, 125dB SPL @ 1m sound pressure, dimensions: 567 x 462 x 305...

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NOK 4,699
Recommended
Reloop RP 4000 MK2

Quartz-driven DJ turntable with high-torque direct drive Speeds (RPM): 33 1/3 - 45 - 78, Pitch with selectable range of +/- 8% and+/- 16%, Reverse function, Connections: 1 PHONO output (gold plated) and 1 GND ground connection, Incl. platter,...

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NOK 2,319
Recommended
Yamaha L-125 BK

Yamaha L-125 BK; stand for Yamaha P-125 BK; colour: Black

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NOK 1,025
(1)
Recommended
Alto TS 315

Active Full-range Loudspeaker Equipped with: 15"/ 1.5", Power: 1,000 W RMS/2,000 W peak, Class D power amplifier, Bi - Amp, Frequency response: 43 - 22,000 Hz, Maximum output level: 131 dB, Dispersion pattern: 90° x 60°, 2-channel mixer with...

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NOK 2,959
Recommended
XVive Wireless System U2 Red

2.4 GHz Wireless System Set with transmitter and receiver - both with battery and without power supply to operate, Built-in, rechargeable lithium battery, Range without obstacles: up to approx. 30 m, Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz, Latency: <6...

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NOK 1,035
Recommended
Aston Microphones SwiftShield

Aston Microphones SwiftShield; Universal Mic Mount and Pop-Filter; Mic Mount Features: without Rubber Bands; fits Mics from 30 to 50 mm Diameter; two quick release spring clips; made of Aluminium, grade glass-fill nylon polymer and medical grade latex ("ShockStar" suspension);...

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NOK 711
Recommended
Flyht Pro Rack Drawer 19" 3U 28 cm lock

Flyht Pro Rack drawer 19" 3U 28 cm with lock. Robust and easy glide lockable metal rack drawer. Colour: black, Dimensons: WxHxD 483 x 134 x 280 mm, weight: 6,3 kg

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NOK 359
(1)
Recommended
Marshall Origin 50H Head

Tube Amp Head for Electric Guitar Gain boost function, Two voicings (Normal, High Treble), which can be mixed continuously via the tilt control, Switchable power reduction for full sound in any environment, 1 Channel, Power: 50 watts, Preamp tubes:...

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NOK 5,209
Recommended
LD Systems U518 BPH2

Dual UHF wireless system with 2 bodypack transmitters 2 Dynamic headset microphones MH1 in black, Directivity: Cardioid, 19" 1U True diversity receiver, Frequency band: 1785 - 1800 MHz, Audio transmission range: 30 - 16,000 Hz, 96 Channels in 8...

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NOK 4,567
Recommended
Aston Microphones Shield

Aston Microphones Shield; Pop Filter; Hygienic washable filter made of stainless steel shield; hexagonal filter holes; matte-black rubberised goose-neck with crocodile clip; printed Aston Microphones Logo

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NOK 359
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