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Jinglemaster
02-18-2009, 07:45 PM
My new mixer just arrived. It is only a baby, but is actually very good indeed. It is a TAPCO MIX260FX (Made by mackie) and has the following basic spec:

4 x mono channel (XLR or 1/4" jack)
4 x stereo channel (1/4" jack)
sub mixer
4 band eq on all channels
2 x aux sends per channel
mute
main mix
sub mix
solo and PFL
60mm faders

very good on board digital effects, around 260 effects

Multiple outputs including balance XLR as well as 1/4" jacks

I bought this to replace my aging Behringer 1604.

My only gripe? YELLOW sides!!!!!:retard: What nutter came up with that odea?

Anyway, we'll see what the output is like in a few days when my cold goes AGAIN.

Nick@SS
02-18-2009, 09:40 PM
pics please :)

KHUK
02-18-2009, 10:46 PM
Definitely a good buy there, Fin. It isn't the size that counts it's what you do with it that does. :p

I pulled this picture from Google, Nick. I think this is the one fin bought.

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/3443/tapcomix260fxkl5.jpg

Jinglemaster
02-18-2009, 11:38 PM
Yep, thats the one. 125 brand new. Cannot go wrong for that. I must say the sound from te Behringer is better IMHO, but I haven't really played with this yet. But for that money, heck it is good value.

carlwelden
02-19-2009, 03:31 PM
My only gripe? YELLOW sides!!!!!:retard: What nutter came up with that odea?

The designer who wanted to insure that this would never be confused with any other brand of mixer EVER. It will stand out amongst the silver, black and grey items.

At least they aren't wrapped in wood-grained contact paper....though I'm sure that's coming.

Voxjunction
02-19-2009, 06:35 PM
Looks very nice, but not the sort of thing you want to look at if you suffer from GAS..... (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).

Now I've got to list the excuses of why I need one ;)

xtra musica
02-19-2009, 07:50 PM
Looks very nice, but not the sort of thing you want to look at if you suffer from GAS..... (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).

Now I've got to list the excuses of why I need one ;)



excuse number one........the side colors make you think of sunny beaches?

Jinglemaster
02-19-2009, 09:47 PM
Or...... Flying vomit after a night on the pi55.

Or...... crushed cockroach stew

Or...... the wizard of Oz's skidmark!:Z:

Voxjunction
02-19-2009, 11:24 PM
excuse number one........the side colors make you think of sunny beaches?
He he :).... or the yellow sun of which the Canaries are having more of their fair share ;)

I think that's settled then. The Annual Broadcast World convention is to be held this year in Fuerteventura.

xtra musica
02-20-2009, 07:27 AM
He he :).... or the yellow sun of which the Canaries are having more of their fair share ;)

I think that's settled then. The Annual Broadcast World convention is to be held this year in Fuerteventura.


OK, the first drink is on me!!!!!!:welcome2bw:

Voxjunction
02-20-2009, 10:35 AM
OK, the first drink is on me!!!!!!:welcome2bw:
We'll hold you to that. As good as signing a contract LOL :)

Jinglemaster
02-20-2009, 10:49 AM
Yep, and I only drink Barrels!

Arfa B!
02-20-2009, 11:09 AM
Yep, and I only drink Barrels!

Funny, my missus said something similar about me last night in the booza! ;-)

carlwelden
02-27-2009, 12:46 PM
Looks very nice, but not the sort of thing you want to look at if you suffer from GAS..... (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).
Now I've got to list the excuses of why I need one ;)
I'm doing my part to antagonize anyone afflicted with Gear Acquisition Syndrome with posts like this one:
http://forums.broadcastingworld.net/showthread.php?t=7652

carlwelden
04-16-2009, 07:22 AM
Hey Jingle,
Thought of you last week on a live announce gig.
I had to patch into an existing sound system at an outdoor event, From a distance, I saw the console had these bright yellow sides. I said to the sound tech, "I see you have a Tapco" to which he instantly replied: "I've been meaning to cover the sides with gaff tape"

I am still cracking up over this one.