Mackie's VLZ Pro mixers gained a reputation for punching above their weight. Could this next generation do even better? Mackie's range of compact VLZ mixers have acquired almost legendary status over the years as solid, reliable, versatile and good-sounding desks. There was a brief manufacturing period when internal wire links became somewhat undependable, but this issue was resolved quickly and easily on those desks that suffered from it, and the reputation remained untarnished in the minds of most users, myself included. The manufacturers seem proud of the advances made, citing an improved mic preamp design, more refined EQ and improved mix-bus headroom.
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Thousands of recordings have been tracked and mixed solely on a Designing a mixer to take its place was a tremendous challenge, indeed.
But our engineering team thrives on this kind of stuff, so they tackled this one head on, creating one of the best compact mixers we've ever offered: the Mackie VLZ3.
While keeping the features and functionality of its predecessor, the Mackie VLZ3 offers even greater headroom than the original. They could have stopped right then and there, but they're obsessed with perfection. Whether you need a live mixing board for club work, or a full-featured workhorse for home and studio recording, you owe it to yourself to check out the Mackie VLZ3. You'll think it's perfect, too. They offer incredibly low noise, with individual mic pre THD below 0.
You simply won't find preamps this good on any other mixer in this price range. Professional Features Don't let its size fool you. Three-Band Equalization with Sweepable Mids High-quality equalization is a must for any good mixer, that's why Mackie didn't cut any corners when it came to their 3-band Active EQs--and why they include them on every channel. Tremendous resources went into optimizing the center points of the channel EQ.
Midrange compensation is handled by a peaking control with a two-octave variable frequency center. This means the Mids can be swept from a low of Hz, all the way up to 8kHz--with a boost or cut of 15dB. This gives VLZ3 mixers practical, useful equalization, providing not only sonic enhancement and correction, but also the tone-shaping facility to actually improve the musical nature of the original signal.
Split-Monitoring With split monitoring, you can use the first eight channels for your sound sources: vocal mics, drum mics, etc. From there, the channels manipulate the sound, but are not assigned to the output section. The signals will now be recorded or passed directly through the multitrack, depending on each track's record-ready status. These channels will be assigned to the mixer's output section, delivering the signals to their ultimate destination, which could be your mixdown 2-track, your control room system, or your headphones--making the VLZ3 a truly powerful 8-track recording console.
Mackie's ingenious Rotopod VLZ adds a tremendous amount of diversity to the VLZit's like having several different mixers in one! The optional Rotopod is a finely crafted all-steel fixture that allows the 's patchbay to be rotated to one of three unique positions.
With the Rotopod kit you can configure your for desktop use with the jack field facing up, or out standard, right out of the box. For rackmount installations, the Rotopod makes it easy to access the patchbay from either the front or rear of the rack. With the Mackie Rotopod, you get to choose the patchbay position that best suits your needs. Mackie's legendary solid-steel chassis can take the kind of abuse that would turn their competitors' flimsy boxes into twisted chunks of debris.
Instead of cheap, unsealed potentiometers, they use co-molded pots, which offer substantial strain and impact relief. By design, their control knobs "ride" just above the surface of the chassis, so if something falls onto the mixer, the impact is transferred from the knobs to the chassis--not to the potentiometers or circuit board. Finally, we use thick, horizontally mounted fiberglass PC boards to eliminate the potential for damage and brace them with a shock-absorbing support structure.
They've survived earthquakes, hurricanes and typhoons, so Mackie mixers can certainly handle whatever you throw at them. Whether you need a high-quality channel mixer for the stage, the studio, or even the road, you won't find a more perfect one than the VLZ3. Mackie Warranty. If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at and Sound: it looks great and was a great addition to my in home studio.. Did you? Im very unhappy with this product now. He served me very well.
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Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now. In a crowded subset of the mixer market, Mackie offers proven design, build, and operational qualities via its VLZ3. It was 18 years ago that Mackie introduced the CR, kick starting the emerging eight-track home recording studio. In , a significant facelift brought us the VLZ, with a true 4-bus architecture, sixteen improved mic preamps, sweepable mid-band EQ, and a number of other refinements. The VLZ-Pro Series in further improved the input section, lowered overall distortion, and continued to be a consistent good seller.
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