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rocket's ass
04-05-2012, 07:03 PM
I'm looking to get a mixer for a mobile DJ company. I will be running a laptop with an external sound card and want to have inputs for two mics.
That's it. Very basic.
I'm hoping I can get something decent for under $300.
I've looked online and seen some mixers...a Numark...Vestax has been recommended. After so many comments on here, I'm scared to go near anything with the word Behrenger on it.

What say you guys?

Blueprint
04-05-2012, 07:13 PM
Xone DB4 or a Pioneer DJM 2000.

DJNR
04-05-2012, 07:58 PM
Xone DB4 or a Pioneer DJM 2000.

http://cdn.overclock.net/5/59/480x323px-LL-597fc6a4_i-see-what-you-did-there-38863.png

djpenguin
04-05-2012, 08:42 PM
I'm hoping I can get something decent for under $300.

Not going to happen.

DJNR
04-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Not going to happen.

Man, you're right. You can't even get a DDM4000 under 300. Not to mention he doesn't want to go Behringer.

BillESC
04-05-2012, 08:59 PM
Decent 4 channel mixers are available but they are not DJ mixers. Allen & Heath makes the Zed 10 that offers 4 mono mic/line + 2 active DJ + 3 stereo line inputs for $ 249.00.

Phonic offers the AM 83 offering two Mic/line inputs and two stereo inputs for $ 109.00

Blueprint
04-05-2012, 09:28 PM
I was just joking but if you really want a $300 mixer, just go buy a used mixer. You can even get a djm 500 for that much, I know you can get a vestax cheapo pmc. Just be a bit patient, they're definitely out there.

rocket's ass
04-06-2012, 12:45 AM
Why do these suck? They really couldn't do what I want?

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/numark-m4-dj-mixer
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/numark-m6-usb-dj-mixer
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/american-audio-q-2411-pro-4-channel-dj-mixer/801603000000000
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/gemini-ps-828efx-4-channel-stereo-mixer-with-effects

SummitAudioDJ
04-06-2012, 09:09 AM
I use the American Audio Q Spand Pro in two of my racks and an American Audio Q SD in another with no complaints. The only thing I find annoying on many of these mixers is that of 2 mic channels only one is XLR , while the other is 1/4". I used Gemini mixers in my very first 2 racks with no problems as well. They just didn't have the features of the more expensive units. Of course if you have the $ go for a better unit than a Gemini. A buddy of mine won't touch Numark after several break downs and now uses Denon with good results. Are you looking for a rack mount 19" mixer or a 10 /12" table top mixer.

mufutau55
04-06-2012, 09:25 AM
Increase your spending to around $650 and get the Denon DN-x1100.

Mufutau

cvdeco16
04-06-2012, 11:17 AM
I'm looking to get a mixer for a mobile DJ company. I will be running a laptop with an external sound card and want to have inputs for two mics.
That's it. Very basic.
I'm hoping I can get something decent for under $300.
I've looked online and seen some mixers...a Numark...Vestax has been recommended. After so many comments on here, I'm scared to go near anything with the word Behrenger on it.

What say you guys?

I've got a barely-used Denon Dn-X500 that I've been contemplating selling, that I purchased new about a year and a half ago. Let me know if you're at all interested, and I'll post pics sometime this weekend and pm you a price. Where are you located, btw?

Mark_Spit
04-06-2012, 12:25 PM
The first mixer that came to my mind was the Urei 1603. Very simple, straight to the point mixer of very high quality. It also has inputs for 4 mics. I don't think it was very expensive all things considered probably not under $300 though. Sadly, it seems to be discontinued.

http://www.ureidj.com/product_1603.aspx

There's also Vestax VMC-004 if you can find one.

disparate
04-10-2012, 07:08 AM
What about these cheap 4-channel Vestax mixers that came out in the last few years?

Used one at a gig a while ago, it wasn't "nice" (you're not gonna get great quality at that price) but it seemed to do the job...

DJ Riddims
04-10-2012, 08:01 PM
Do you want a 19in mixer or a 12in mixer?

dj daywalker
04-13-2012, 02:27 AM
Ignore behringer hearsay, get a used ddm4000

sss18734
04-13-2012, 02:33 AM
You guys are really looking too hard into this. We used Numark C3FX's at a mobile DJ company I worked for. We had 5 of them mounted in portable racks and they've lasted like... 6 years without any issues whatsoever. I can't imagine why you'd need anything more in a simple mobile DJ mixer.

They can be had for under $200 all day long. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Numark-C3FX-4-Channel-19-Rack-Mount-DJ-Mixer-and-Alesis-Effects-C3-FX-/390382908662?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae4a274f6#ht_2893wt_1139

Man, even the Numark C1 or C2 would work just fine for the purposes you need it for. Unless you're trashing the knobs like a monkey on crack or dropping it every day...

Nothing wrong with Behringers either. They do their job. I have a Xenyx 502 that I've used pretty heavily at house parties for 3 years. It survived a 60 pound subwoofer frame falling directly onto it. from 3 feet above... and it still works. And that's one of the cheapest mixers they produce...

ampnation
04-13-2012, 03:22 AM
sss18734 is the luckiest guy in the world apparently... I have a Behringer UB802 and it blows.

Try to find an Ecler Nuo 4 used. It's the predecessor to the Nuo 4.0 which goes for $749 new so a used 4 seems like it should run around $300. You might have to look for a while to find one though.

Rackmount? Going price on used DN-X500's is about $200 to $250. Much better than any Behringer mixer IMO.

Also in the rackmount department, the discontinued Rane MP44 used here is a little more than $300 but a very nice mixer.
http://www.musicgoround.com/detail.aspx?id=1215353

Don't get an Allen & Heath Xone 42.

Some people get good results with Vestax offerings.
http://www.pssl.com/!ELJ5RvfWUzv34MNENDes6w!/Vestax-VMC-004XL-4-Ch-DJ-Mixer-WXlr-Outputs-Black-s

DJNR
04-13-2012, 03:26 AM
Or buy my Korg Zero 4 :D haha

Mark_Spit
04-13-2012, 08:38 AM
Also in the rackmount department, the discontinued Rane MP44 used here is a little more than $300 but a very nice mixer.
http://www.musicgoround.com/detail.aspx?id=1215353




That's a wicked deal right there. I'd jump on it if I were you.

punky
04-19-2012, 11:18 AM
Yeah if you can deal with rackmount, that's a solid deal.

Atomisk
04-19-2012, 09:19 PM
Why do these suck? They really couldn't do what I want?

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/numark-m4-dj-mixer
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/numark-m6-usb-dj-mixer
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/american-audio-q-2411-pro-4-channel-dj-mixer/801603000000000
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/gemini-ps-828efx-4-channel-stereo-mixer-with-effects

Hahahahaha I would never consider using any of those. I'd rather carry my flight case w/ my mixer to a venue than use those. They sound terrible and I'm sure the build quality is just as poor.

djscrizzle
04-20-2012, 01:41 AM
Hahahahaha I would never consider using any of those. I'd rather carry my flight case w/ my mixer to a venue than use those. They sound terrible and I'm sure the build quality is just as poor.

How 'bout a Vestax VMX-004XL, or a Vestax DSM-410? The 004 is a 12" and the 410 is a 19-incher. Both are discontinued, but not too pricey and sound GREAT!

MeowMix
04-20-2012, 09:35 AM
Ignore behringer hearsay, get a used ddm4000

Not if you plan on using mics heavily. The major flaw of the DDM4000 is its mic volume and output. Otherwise its a fantastic mixer for the price.

punky
04-20-2012, 02:59 PM
What about these cheap 4-channel Vestax mixers that came out in the last few years?

Used one at a gig a while ago, it wasn't "nice" (you're not gonna get great quality at that price) but it seemed to do the job...

The VMC isn't a bad idea. I've liked the ones I've messed with.