I've always trusted Mackie VLZ pro mixers and have owned three of them but my beloved Mackie 1402 VLZ2 mixer is finally ready for the dustbin. I've also begun to notice that there are a bunch of new highly compact and lightweight multiple pre-amp mixers on the market now. What do you use and how satisfied are you with it's use? I have to say, in advance, that Berhinger reverse engineered Mackies and have put out similar products very inexpensively for many years. Where they saved money, however , was not on the looks or features but on the pre-amps themselves. Berhingers, from my experience are considerably noisier than the Mackie's they copy, so really high quality pre-amps are very important to me. Ideally, I'd love to have 6 pre-amps in a board I purchase.Light weight, high quality and small footprint are the highest of my priorities.
Your respective thoughts? thanks, in advance Rick Walker