Sonic LAB: Focusrite LiquidMix 16 Powers Up Your Mix

Shorn Rah takes a look      19/09/08

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5:37 mins
The original LiquidMix had a bit of a wow-factor, what with the real-time and display an all that ting. A sexy looking FireWire DSP box with 32 channels of dual processing (one EQ, one dynamics) - and such good emulations of classic EQ’s and compressors at what seemed a pretty reasonable price (£499 Uk $1099). But Focusrite decided to bring this LiquidMix technology in at an even lower cost so more people could enjoy some Liquid Love. So they introduced the LiquidMix 16 - with 16 mono instances of processing at 44.1 or 48 kHz. Without the front panel LCD, it brings the system in at £329/$799 list. I’ve seen em for as low as £299/$499.
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    9 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    turkey    Said...

    unpleasant

    19-Sep-08 06:22 AM


    crackster    Said...

    omfg, what the hell .... the audio industries deserves muppets like this, i mean ... selling a product with a jerk like this " ... histortic emulated units ... blah blah", so little facts, so little analysis, lol this website is just a a poor marketing channel .... save from this drivel please.

    20-Sep-08 03:42 AM


    Bastiaan    Said...

    I actually really enjoy these videos. Keep it up guys!

    20-Sep-08 07:13 PM


    David Jatt    Said...

    douchequeef

    21-Sep-08 11:09 AM


    abby    Said...

    no facts in this vid. am i supposed to run to a store near me and buy it? give some concrete and relevant info next time, please?

    22-Sep-08 05:26 PM


    Cerebral Infect    Said...

    All the principal facts are in the video. Well they are smashed in your face.

    There is no point of describing the 40 compressors types and 20 eqs type or doing comparison test. They are emulation and it means : sounds like the unit but it`s not 100% the unit.

    It`s hard to review products like a mixer and audio processors as they modify the sounds slightly. It's not like reviewing a synth, guitars or amps that has special sounds.

    One things that would have been cool in this video would have been a mix examples of a band multi-track recording with compressors and EQ from the eras of the 60ies, then the 70ies, 80 ies and 90ies to hear if the Liquid mix is able to nail down the sounds of the different era. Focusrite marketing pitch is the liquid mix is a collection of compressors and vintage compressors, well let`s hear if he can reproduce a vintage sound.

    Anyway, good video production and production as always !

    28-Sep-08 11:45 AM


       Said...

    I love the videos too, and am a huge fan of the sonic state podcast.

    And for you lazy gits: http://www.focusrite.com/products/liquid/liquid_mix_16/

    All the corp specs you could want - and for the unofficial dirt, pop onto gearslutz or similar forum and search for a review.

    Seriously, my teenage daughters are less dramatic. than the comment trolls here.

    29-Sep-08 01:04 PM


    Manicquin    Said...

    Honestly, I look forward to the Sonic State reviews. Plus the videos are freaking entertaining!

    Good job guys, and don't let the negativity get you down.

    02-Oct-08 11:36 PM


    Manicquin    Said...

    Honestly, I look forward to the Sonic State reviews. Plus the videos are freaking entertaining!

    Good job guys, and don't let the negativity get you down.

    02-Oct-08 11:36 PM


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