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Overview

  • 10 studio-grade XDR2 Extended Dynamic Range mic preamps with:
  • Ultra-wide 60dB gain range
  • 130dB dynamic range
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    $879.99
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16-channel ultra-low noise compact mixer with highest possible headroom.

The Mackie 1642-VLZ3 Premium 16-Channel/4-Bus Compact Mixer extends the legacy of the best-selling 1642-VLZ Pro. Perfectly suited for line-level devices such as keyboards and drum machines, the stereo channels feature four-band fixed EQ, while the mono channels utilize Mackie's proprietary three-band active EQ, with sweepable midrange. Ten XDR2 second-generation mic preamps, along with completely redesigned mix bus circuitry give the 1642-VLZ3 its low-noise, high-headroom functionality and superior sound. The new multi-voltage power supply allows it to be used anywhere in the world. Ideal for home and project studios seeking superior performance, the highly versatile 1642-VLZ3 Premium Compact Mixer is equally at home on the stage or in the studio.

Tracktion 3 Music Production Software
Included with the 1642-VLZ3 is Tracktion 3 Music Production Software which doesn’t make you bounce around endless menus and windows to make music. Based on a simple, single-screen interface, the award-winning Tracktion 3 is a fast, powerful, and complete solution for turning your ideas into finished songs. It comes a plethora of power and plug-ins to keep your music flowing—not locked in menus or limitations.

Features

  • 10 studio-grade XDR2 Extended Dynamic Range mic preamps with:
  • Ultra-wide 60dB gain range
  • 130dB dynamic range
  • +22dBu line input handling
  • Extended low frequency response
  • Distortion under 0.0007% THD (20Hz _ 20kHz)
  • Phantom power for studio condenser mics
  • 16 high-headroom line inputs (4 stereo pairs, 8 mono)
  • Advanced DC pulse transformer RF rejection
  • 60mm long-wearing logarithmic-taper faders
  • 4 Aux sends, level, pan, -20dB/Solo and OL/Mute LEDs on each channel
  • 4 stereo Aux returns, 8 Direct outs, 4 stereo Group/Bus outputs
  • 3-band Active EQ with sweepable midrange on mono channels
  • 4-band Active EQ on stereo channels
  • 18dB/oct. 75Hz Lo-Cut filter on mic channels
  • Control Room/Phones multi-input source matrix with separate level controls
  • Balanced 1/4" inputs and outputs (except inserts)
  • Rack-mountable design using optional rack ears
  • Sealed rotary controls to resist dust and grime
  • New Multi-Voltage power supply for worldwide use
  • Rugged steel chassis

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1642-VLZ3 Premium 16-Channel/4-Bus Compact Mixer Specifications:

  • Tracktion 3 System Requirements
  • Windows XP
  • Pentium / Athlon 1GHz or higher
  • 512MB RAM or higher
  • OSX 10.4.8 or higher
  • G4, G5, Intel 1GHz or higher
  • 512MB RAM or higher
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Mackie1642-VLZ3 Premium 16-Channel/4-Bus Compact Mixer
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's the best quality at a great price.

By BongoFever-3s2Zu

from SF Bay Area

Comments about Mackie 1642-VLZ3 Premium 16-Channel/4-Bus Compact Mixer:

You can find some mixers for less, but Mackie's the best.You can't hear how good the Mackie mixer is, because you can't hear it at all. Lot's of headroom. If you hear any noise, chances are it's from the source. I've used a 1202VLZ-PRO for years to mix live stereo recordings with great results and reliablity. I recently expanded to 8-track live recording on a ZOOM/HD16. I'm using the 1642-VLZ3 for drum mix and combining the 4-busses with the sub-outs, which gives a wide range of input options. With 8 mic/line inputs on the ZOOM (with two direct HiZ instrument ins) there's channels galore for just about any live church/club situation.On top of all that, I can still use the mic/line switchable MAIN outs to send a mic-level drum sub-mix to the FOH via the snake.(Note: I've read some comments about "half-power" main output, which could be the result of having the wrong switch setting...it's on the back of the unit next to the XLR connector, so it could easily be overlooked)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy

By Shon

from Tampa

Comments about Mackie 1642-VLZ3 Premium 16-Channel/4-Bus Compact Mixer:

I purchased this mixer to use in a live performance application and I couldn't be any happier. My band has been using this mixer for the last 6 months and I have no compliants. This is a great mixer for this price.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome mixer!

By Voodoo-ZAK0q

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Mackie 1642-VLZ3 Premium 16-Channel/4-Bus Compact Mixer:

Before buying this unit I owned a Behringer Eurorack UB 2442FX-PRO for about 3 years. I chose it for its direct outs, 4 stereo auxes, and the 4 stereo busses that came in handy when recording my band's first demo (and in many live applications). However, the Behringer eventually had so many problems that I needed to upgrade. I was happy with the features the board had to offer, but I needed higher quality. This Mackie mixer provides exactly that! The pre-amps are SUPER clean, no hiss or hum from the mixer at all. For the features/quality you get, this mixer is worth it.My biggest complaint is that the Rack Ears were sold separately at a steep cost.Also, Thumbs up on the manual! It was extremely easy to follow and was filled with worthwhile information about the product. So if you're new to working around a mixer don't be afraid, all of the features are clearly explained inside the manual.

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(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Poor

By neopheen

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mackie 1642-VLZ3 Premium 16-Channel/4-Bus Compact Mixer:

I bought this mixer new and the main XLR outputs didn't work. I am disappointed with the quality of this one.

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Very Disappointed!!!

By PRSFanForLife

from Mechinicville, NY

Comments about Mackie 1642-VLZ3 Premium 16-Channel/4-Bus Compact Mixer:

I thought for sure I couldn't go wrong with these new Mackie's but that was a mistake. It's a great looking board. I was excited to hook it up for the first time. We pluged in the Mic(Beta 57)Set the gain to the proper levels, powered on the speakers and brought the faders up to unity, and NOTHING!!!! After boosting the gain there was a faint signal coming through the speakers. I thought for sure we messed something up. I called up the sound guy and had him go through it. Same result. We tried using the aux out for the signal and they were fine. But the main Left and Right outputs put out less then half the signal the the aux's, rendering this unit completely useless. This is not what I expected being the unit was brand new out of the box.

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