mixer advice

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  1. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    Hey there!
    the cue fader on my mixer has gone a bit shitty :(
    so im guessing its time to buy a new mixer.
    I dont want to spend more than a couple of hundred - any ideas?

    ive seen a cheap allen&heath model for about 270 - is that any good - looks a bit flimsy in the pics.

    I only need 2 channels - dont mind about the FX.
    would LOVE if it could do MONO out - but its not a problem if it cant.

    currently got a behringer 404 - with a dodgy cue fader.

    any tips on makes to avoid etc?

    cheers
    Jim
     
  2. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    Highly recommend the A&H xone 22 as a good 2 channel mixer if you can pick one up for the right price second hand. Me and a mate got one for £100, replaced the channels and cross fader and the thing worked like new. Sold it on a year later for £180. Didn't make an awful lot of money, but we both knew the guy was getting a steal, and we got to use it for a year or so, not bad.

    Personally I've recently upgraded from a pioneer DJM600 which I can only describe as solid if unspectacular to an A&H xone 42 and the difference is massive.

    I know people like these Ecler mixers but never used one so couldn't give an honest opinion...
     
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    Afek_One Well-Known Member

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    DJ Tech makes the best budget mixers around IMO. Check out their 2 channel mixers. They're both quality.
     
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    jimjimjim oldskool

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    Howitzer Active Member

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    before you drop loads on a new mixer try spraying a little switch cleaner into the fader and slide it about for a few minutes. Its amazing what a bit of maintenance can do for hardware ;)
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    Mate. I've never heard of switch cleaner.
    Cheers for the heads up. Gonna try this on my dodgy EQ.
     
  7. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    guess what i managed to fix my fader. i thought it might just be some shit stuck on the fader inside.
    so i spent 10 minutes moving the fader back and forth quickly.
    the problem went away afterwards
    yay
    good job too as i didnt want to: 1. spend money 2. get used to a new mixer lol

    me is happy

    need to look out for that cleaner though - sounds like what i needed
     
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    heres that switch cleaner

    that will strip out any dirt and lint in your pots and faders. I would also recommend using some fader lube afterwards as the switch cleaner will remove all lubricant in your faders, they'll feel a bit scratchy because of this.
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    personally ive found that just using compressed air under the lid can sort most problems, then go the switch cleaner method like @Howitzer said (y)
     
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    jimjimjim oldskool

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    man all this talk of lube an stuff making me feel sexy. giggity!
     
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    Glad you got it sorted but if you do fancy getting a new mixer then i would recommend the 'Xone 62', it sound's amazing and is the mixer equivalent of the 1210's! Built like a tank, robust and amazing sound quality. I bought one second hand of ebay for £400 and it's worth every penny (as seen in my prof pic) Or if you have the money and space, go with the 92!
     
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    jimjimjim oldskool

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    cheers man
     
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