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Mackie 802VLZ4 Mixer Reviews

5.0 stars based on 6 customer reviews
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  • from Chico November 7, 2016Music Background:
    Beat Maker, Mix Engineer, Recording Engineer

    Solid & Resourceful

    The Mackie 802VLZ4 is a tank. Built really well, and extremely well thought out for a such tiny format mixer. The routing options that this little piece has are much appreciated and the sound quality is awesome. Tons of headroom and clean mic pre's. EQ section is not horribly surgical but can be useful in pinch situations (I tend to avoid EQing going in anyways).... the ALT 3-4 option is a big plus. I use it to route the output of a any channel I mute to go back into my MPC1000 for sampling. Makes the process of getting sounds back in a breeze. Only wish I payed for the larger version of this mixer as I need one more stereo channel nowadays... Great mixer - go buy it.

  • from Newington, CT August 9, 2015Music Background:
    Web Broadcasting, Podcasting, Live events, Nightclubs, Weddings, Voiceover Production, Former musician

    Mackie 802 sries lives up to its description

    I needed a small format high-quality mixer for my home studio to manage a combination of audio sources for broadcasting, podcasting, recording and voiceovers and took a chance on the Mackie 802 VLZ4 which I don't regret. The build quality, low profile, soudn quality, No-noise performance, and ease of use have exceeded my expectations. I hope they will e ventually add a 2x2 USB port to the full range of this series

  • from USA February 27, 2015Music Background:
    Musician, Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist

    Noise Free Clarity

    Mixers in this price range vary widely in quality. This is my first Mackie. I am so impressed with the performance of this model. The Onyx preamps are oh so good. The signal is clear and your mix translates through the board just as you played it. No sizzles or white noise to ruin your session. This is an excellent mixer and yields pro results. As a guitarist, I liked that it had HiZ buttons and the host of connection options. My last mixer had no on off switch. This one does. Someone might take that for granted. however, you miss this when you don't have one! I would consider this a best buy for the serious musician on a budget. Sweetwater service is always top notch. Thank you for detailed product information. It's nice to be able to make comparisons and also read the reviews before making a purchase.

  • from Gillette, Wyoming March 25, 2014Music Background:
    Recording Engineer, Live Sound, 18+ years Professional Vocals, Guitar, and Keys

    It's What You DON'T hear!

    This Mackie was put to the test and put to work as soon as the package arrived in the studio! This is an incredibly silent mixer, adding not even a trace of extraneous noise. In fact you have to look at the power and meter lights to even tell it's powered on. The Onyx pre-amps are nothing short of stellar and the EQ settings bow graciously to your commands.
    And you will absolutely love the rotating level knobs. No dirty faders here with the conveniently sealed knobs. Mackie has put just about everything you could ask for in a studio mixer including a line level / mic level switch on the XLR Main outs. Just in case you are running your mixer outputs into a USB or Firewire computer interface's sensitive inputs. This Mackie works hard and silently. So if you are as concerned with what you DON'T hear as much as you are about your critical sound requirements; (and without taking a 4x6 foot swath out of your studio space with a giant mixer), I very highly recommend this Mackie 802VLZ4 at about the size of a sheet of paper wide, and an inch and a half high.

  • from Princeton NJ August 13, 2013Music Background:
    Pro Musician, Live Sound, Recording Engineer

    Love the 802VLZ4

    I have used other Mackie mixers but needed a small mixer for solo gigs and when my other brand died I decided to try the new 802VLZ4 Mackie mixer and I am so glad I did. The mic pres are amazing to my ears and others. I am using the mixer with a DPA 4099G Gutiar mic and RMC Pickups with a Poly Drive II preamp for the RMC then I run the pickups and blend with the DPA. Just warm tone. No bright high or mud. The mic pres are very clean and clear with detailed tone. Then I run the Aux send to a Lexicon MX 300 for nice touch of reverb. Nice easy set up for Flamenco Gutiar or Acoustic. I also use another guitar with the Fishman Blend system into a Rane AP 13 and split the mic and pickup. Sounds great through the Mackie 802VLZ. Nice mixer, I ordered the bag too. Thanks Mackie.

  • from October 23, 2015

    Great Mixer

    The mixer is just the right size for the venues we do. It's what I expect from Mackie. It is a mini board but as usable without hum as the bigger boards.

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