Some people don't like Mackie mixers, but this one has worked for me for over 7 years and has provided reliable and top quality service.
I'd buy another in a heartbeat.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $1900.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sweetwater
24 Mic/Line input
24 direct recording outputs
24 channels inserts
24 channels Mix B input
24 channel LED meter bridge with analog VU summing bus metering
24 channels of 100mm faders
individaul mute/solo switching
2 talkback channels
8 Buss assignable from each channel
4 Band Parametric EQ
All balance I/O
Very warm analog circuitry with low noise preamps. The EQ section is pre/post switchable or you can switch the EQ sections completely out of the signal path. This is a very musical sounding mixing console.
The signal path is flexible both in terms of flexibilty and level matching. The direct recording out allows all 24 channels to be recorded simultaniously. The seperate Mix B section with seperate fader and pan functions allow playback fading without losing recoding level settings.
I've used this mixer for both live and road use for 7 years without any incidents whatever. It is built like a tank.