The quality of the mix can make or break a live performance; it's critical to have the right mixer for the job. At Sweetwater, we know what it takes to put a great live mix together. That's why we carry all the top brands of live sound mixers - in a wide variety of formats to suit every need and every venue. Whether you're a solo artist or a band running your own sound, a volunteer manning the sound system for your church, or a dedicated engineer controlling the mix for the big stage, we have the perfect mixing solution for you. We also have the experience to help you find exactly what you need for your application.
If you're mixing your own show, seeking a straightforward way to get a great mix, or wanting to equip your venue with a rock-solid mixer that's ready to roll with a minimum of fuss, then the trusty analog mixer makes a great choice. These units range from near pocket sized all the way up to full pro consoles, and we offer everything from super-simple layouts to top-tier mixers with all the bells and whistles. Need enough channels for the whole band but don't have much room? There's an analog mixer that fits the bill. Want to avoid clunky outboard gear? We carry mixers with effects and signal processors built right in. Whether you're building a live system or want to add the perfect "nerve center" to your existing rig, there's an analog mixer with the channels, I/O, and onboard features for you - right here at Sweetwater.
Digital mixers give you the familiar mixing feel of analog units, with sliders and tactile controls. But these units take mixing to another level. Do you need to mix multiple acts in the same night or during the same service? Do your channel-count requirements exceed the amount of room allowed for a larger-format mixer? That's where digital mixers shine. You can easily create and recall multiple mixes, so each act has its own customized mix ready to go - at the touch of a button. And digital units can pack huge channel counts into deceptively compact mixers. In some cases, you can even expand your mixer's channels and connectivity options by adding digital stage boxes; because they connect via Ethernet cable rather than a bundle of individual cables, these mixers offer unprecedented flexibility and a very clean setup for your live system. As a bonus, many digital mixers give you the ability to record the show. Plug in your laptop or pop in an SD card or a USB drive, and you're in business. As the nation's largest online musical instrument and pro-audio retailer, we stock all the latest and greatest digital mixing gear. More importantly, we make sure to help you choose the right mixer for your application.
Powered mixers pack everything you need into one unit - including power for your speakers. If you're a solo player or in a small ensemble, you know how important a quick, painless setup can be. If you're transporting your own PA to the gig, the last thing you want to do is wrangle multiple components and have to assemble a full sound system every time you play. But a powered unit lets you show up with one mixer plus your speakers. That's it. It's an elegant setup that gets you up and running, fast. Sweetwater offers powered mixers ranging from ultra-portable and streamlined all the way up to feature-packed units loaded with pro features.
For venues or performers using line-level audio sources (such as backing tracks or program audio from a music player) in addition to normal instruments and vocals, a line mixer is a must. Ranging from ultra-compact units to rackmountable mixers with several channels, line mixers are super simple to operate - often using a single volume knob. They also free up channels and preamps on your main mixing board. Want to pipe different audio sources to different areas in a venue? Many line mixers let you do just that, thanks to multiple inputs and outputs plus signal splitting capability. If you have questions about which line mixer best suits your requirements, just give us a call. We're happy to help.
In addition to our huge inventory of live sound mixers, we carry the accessories you need to get the most out of one. Expanding your analog or digital system? We carry a wide array of snakes and stage boxes to increase your I/O and bring your setup up to speed. Sweetwater also offers other live essentials and upgrades, including covers, cases, meter bridges, stands, and much more. When you shop with Sweetwater, you get more than great prices - you get the live sound know-how to help you choose your ideal gear.
Questions about Live Sound Mixers?
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