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Re: Line Mixers/MIDI Controllers

I'm using the Samson and found it to be fine for live use.
It's nice to have 16 channels with 2 aux sends in 2 rack spaces.
I don't know about the Rane.

Matthew Wiley wrote:

> Hey LD,
> it's been awhile since i've been here.  i have some questions and 
> thought i would come and ask the most technologically advanced minds 
> on the internet.
> i am using an EDP/TC Gmajor/Vortex/roland GR30 synth (sometimes 
> GR33)/and power amp w/a sans amp psa 1 or line 6 pod xt (not really 
> sure about the pre yet)
> i want to mix these and loop you know, while playing guitar through.  
> i would also like to have the capability to bring in a drum machine or 
> a vocal mic if needed too.
> the units that i am trying to choose between are the RANE SM 82 and 
> SAMSON PL1602.  does anyone on the list have any experience with 
> either?  the RANE (1 space) is $449 and an older design while the 
> SAMSON (2 space) i can get from the local music store for $200 and is 
> a new design.  i am mostly concerned by tone/sound/noise and 
> flexibility.  i have already tried console mixers and i just can't 
> deal with them.  i know there are racks that allow them to be wired 
> without any further tweaking, but the rackmount is the way to go for 
> me.  any suggestions on the units?
> does anyone have a digitech PMC-10 for sale, or know where to get 
> one?  i have a FCB 1010 and just can't get it going on with the EDP.  
> i am not very well versed w/MIDI to begin with though.  mostly 
> operator error.  anyway good to be back.  have a great day.