Sonic State Studio / Analog Mixers / MACKIE LM32

Average rating: 8.6/10 out of 10

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Albert a Professional user from USA writes:
I have a couple of these LM-3204 mixers now myself. Great rack mount line mixers for synths.

Like some of you, I wanted to buy them new, but Mackie discontinued the model. My understanding of why the LM-3204 was discontinued is that the parts to make them are no longer available. So Mackie was forced to stop making them. That's what they told my music dealer anyway.

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Monday, 30-Dec-02 at 19:1
Borchen a part-timer user from Netherlands writes:
I wanted to buy one new, until I discovered that it was discontinued... :(

Luckily I found exactly ONE on a Dutch 'e-bay-alike' site; the same day I picked it up for a nice price. I will NEVER sell it.

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Saturday, 28-Dec-02 at 8:56
Smart Steven from holland writes:
I think it's a big shame that Mackie discontinued this excellent line mixer. This is (was) the cleanest and best line mixer ever! 16 stereo(!) channels for all you synths and modules. I use this baby live and it never let me down. I want to buy a second one. Shame on you Mackie!!

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Sunday, 22-Dec-02 at 9:12
Patricia a Professional user from Sweden writes:
I forgot to leave my email...

posted Friday, 04-Jan-02 at 12:19
Patricia a Professional user from Sweden writes:
I have used my LM3204 for about 6 years now. I´m using it for the nice and clean preamps, my synths,my MAC and MOTU 2408 and both my Roland VS 880´s. I´ve connected the mixers ins and outs to a patchbay. Unfortunately this courses some problems as the channelinputs are STEREO (L+R)or MONO (just L). As I patched it in stereo (L+R)I have to fiddle at the rear quite often, as I need a MONO channel from time to time. Another thing to mention is the fact that the channel-inserts need to be fed by stereo-inserts. Using one channel as a MONO channel, the Left insert will only process the left side signal. This means that both channel-inserts (L+R) have to be used even for a single MONO signal(!) So you ALWAYS need to use a STEREOprocessor, even for this one MONO channel . Some waste of gear... The micpreamps sound great but as I have the mixer stuck in a 24 HE rack it´s hard to reach the gaincontroll and phantom ON/OFF switch without having to move the rack itself. It´s worth the jobb though. Summery: I like this mixer. It´s handy although it´s kind of compact-living. But does its jobb very well. I bought it second-hand for about half its retrailprice. I would not buy a new one from my local music store but on the other side I will never ever sell my LM3204 to anyone. So if you can get your hands on a used LM3204, just grab it before anyone else does. You never know when you´ll find another one.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Friday, 04-Jan-02 at 11:16
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