Mackie 402-VLZ3 Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 14 customer reviews
Perfect for a small amount of inputs and outputs. Mackie mixers are rugged and they sound great. The Mackie 402-VLZ3 is perfect for your desktop music or video system, or for the live musician who does not need a massive mixer. You can't go wrong with this little guy.
May 3, 2013Music Background:
Horses for courses, as they say.I play guitar, keyboards and sing to my own backing tracks so for me or anyone doing what i do this little mixer is perfect.
Add on a Mic Mechanic for vocals and a quality powered speaker and it's difficult to see where you could make improvement..
from Fort Worth, TX
April 11, 2013Music Background:
DJ, sometimes Audio engineer
Superb, quiet clean little mixerThis is part of my small rig for small DJ gigs. So simple yet sounds clean without adding noise. I have two of these and like them both.
Adrian M Martinez
from Bronx, NYC
January 9, 2013Music Background:
DJ, Prod. Sound Mixer, Port. Recording Engineer
Solid and BasicAs a DJ, sometimes you need to add an extra mic or a bit of gain to boost an underpowered output and this little mixer is perfect for it. As DJ rigs get smaller, I can just toss this in my bag and be prepared for any connection situations. I wish it had a LF EQ on the stereo 3/4 track, but other than that, this this is great. Great clean ins, super clean and punchy outs. For 100 bucks, it's the best little budget mixer to get if you are trying to pair it with any 2 channel recorder or interface.
from Rapid City, SD USA
January 1, 2013Music Background:
Good use for mackie 402VLZ3 mixer.I got a Mackie mixer 402VLZ3 for my Event Speakers so I Can use the level of the sound. Coming from my Apple Airport Express in my bed room. Works good sound very nice.
October 25, 2012Music Background:
Pro musician, audio engineer
Works for meThis product does what I needed it to do; clean headphone mixer for practicing bass through headphones along with audio from my computer.
The instrument switch, on channels 1 & 2 are useful in this application, eliminating any need for a DI or pre-amp for my bass, plugging straight into the channel. The switch changes the impedance of the input, matching it to the output of my bass. I think for the price point, Mackie has a fine product. I've tried cheaper brand mixers with less than acceptable results.
from San Antonio Texas
May 3, 2012Music Background:
mackie 402- VLZ# mixerJust the ticket if you need just a couple of mics from one source and won't to record and be able to monitor with head phones just what I needed for my Yamaha Tryos and PA system.
from Portland, OR USA
April 27, 2012Music Background:
Decent Mini Line MixerGood quality. Solid. Plenty of gain and strong quiet output. Simple. Lacks channel mute buttons and -20 dB input level indicators found on most other Mackie models. Unit ;as received, had no output on Ring conductor for balanced output, so I had to use unbalanced putput.
from Long Island NY
March 15, 2012Music Background:
Musician over 45 years. Active church worship guitarist since for 35 years
Great little MixerI needed a new mixer for my recording setup. I only need a few channels to keep some stuff connected without plugging and unplugging all the time. This guy is perfect. It's quiet and simple. You can't go wrong with it.
One bit of advice.Learn a lesson from me. If you're trying to decide between this and a Behringer, like I was, don't waste your money. Get the Mackie. They have the best track record.
November 28, 2011Music Background:
really worth the money.This is a great buy works as promised and cheap pricemakes it affordable. I like its simplicity and size.
from Chicago, IL
July 29, 2011Music Background:
AWESOME!Great piece of gear for mobile deejays! Clean sound! Does the job!
from Decatur, IL
April 26, 2011Music Background:
Good mixer,Great priceI use my 402-vlz3 as an interface for emu soundcard in computer.
I have to say that mixer is quiet. preamps are warm, and live up to the claim "studio grade" as mentioned in product description. great mixer for the price. i like the on/off switch also.
Michael J. Hundley
December 7, 2010Music Background:
Pro musician,recording production.
one little detailBeen using small Mckie mixers for years. This little one could solve some gig problems. Only one problem.... no insert or loop for effects or outboard gear. Can't imagine anyone wanting their vocals totally dry. Or for my use as a submixer,adding compression or more detailed EQ. With this corrected I would grab one without hesitation.
August 25, 2009Music Background:
Performance, recording, live sound. sales, service
Long overdue equipmentThis piece is a near perfect addition to my gear closet. The pre-amps
make all my active and passive instruments a perfect match for recording.
The only improvement, would have been some insert point for effects,
for live performance. Overall, a very efficient piece of equipt.
from Toms River,N.J.
October 18, 2008Music Background:
Veteran keyboardist,workstation programmer,recording fanatic & vocalist.
A small wonder of a mixerI bought this mixer as a signal splitter to run audio from my Zoom 8HD to both my secondary monitors & my cd burner & the preservation of the audio signal is remarkable for a mixer of this size!
This tiny wonder has all of the build quality of it's bigger brothers & the level of fidelity for a mixer of this size & price point is staggering!
In my opinion,Mackie reigns supreme amongst all value-priced mixers in this range,due to the level of quality & features....Mackie is a trusted name without question,& that's a beautiful thing!