Archive for the ‘Mixers’ Category


Mackie Rides The Big Green Bus And Make Some Noise.

July 4, 2008

12 Students, 12,000 Miles and 1 Waste Veggie Oil Powered Bus on a Mission for a Greener Tomorrow. Of course, having a great message to put across is not enough – you gotta say it loud! Here’s the story of the Green Bus and what they brought along to make themselves heard…

Lofty goal? The 12 Dartmouth students who are living and touring on The Big Green Bus would probably agree. However, the intended message is rather simple—educate Americans about climate change and its relationship to energy issues.

This year marks the fourth summer road trip of The Big Green Bus, a green 27’ long 1996 International school bus which has been lovingly converted to run on WVO (waste veggie oil – view diagram). As they traverse the country, the students stop at any place where they can educate people. From festivals and block parties to wind farms and city council meetings, The Big Green Bus is a focal point for promoting high-profile media attention in the communities visited in an effort to spark a national dialogue. So…start talking people!

Mackie believes in the cause and wanted to provide some gear to help spread the message. Two SRM350v2’s and a 1202-VLZ3 enable the students to be heard during presentations and interactions. Bus-rider Trey Roy had the following to say, “We will be heard loud and clear with the two portable Mackie loudspeakers and compact mixer to run our presentations through.”

This setup is really good for those who want a powerful but compact P.A. system. If you’d like more info on this gear visit:

Mackie 1202-VLZ3 page

Mackie SRM350v2 page


Visit  to learn more about this inspiring project. You can follow the bus as it travels the country and read the blog, highlighting the progress as the bus rolls on. There’s also some great video content on YouTube. So check it all out and learn what you can do to be a part of the solution.

Hopefully we’ll see more gear manufacturers acting positively to help the planet! Well done, Mackie…


Meet The Mackie Mixbusters – Gear Extreme Performance And Destruction Videos!

July 4, 2008

It is common knowledge that Mackie products are Built-Like-A-Tank. However, there may be some out there that harbor doubt, so Mackie set out to prove it….

Join product managers, Greg and Woody, as they demonstrate the ridiculously robust nature of Mackie gear. See mixers flung off the roof! See power amps pushed to the edge! See Mackie gear pushed to the very limit of physics!

802-VLZ3 Mixer Destruction

FRS-2800 Extreme Performance

If you think those babies are good enough for you, and you are ready to give them more love than those crazy mixbusters dudes, then go to Dolphin Music as both products are available!

View Mackie FRS-2800 page

View Mackie 802-VLZ3 page


Soundcraft Launches Three New Mixer Ranges with Built-in Lexicon Effects

August 14, 2007

Soundcraft announces the extension of its versatile Multi-Purpose range with 3 new mixers all featuring no less than 32 legendary Lexicon 24 bit digital effects.

The new Soundcraft effects mixers use the same AudioDNA® processor featured in many of the Digitech® and Lexicon® outboard products including the highly respected Lexicon MX500. With over 35 years experience, the Lexicon name is synonymous with the best reverb and processing in the business, providing the finest quality effects ever found in a console at this price level. The consoles also boast a user settings store function, 3 parameter controls, tap tempo and 32 effects presets.

The first new mixer in the range is the Soundcraft FX16ii. Already established as an immensely popular console, the Spirit FX16 has been offering professional audio solutions to musicians since 1997. Ten years on, Soundcraft has brought the FX16 into line with its professional range using the latest 24-bit digital Lexicon effects processor and a new control surface layout. All the FX consoles are versatile but the FX16ii will be particularly popular with recording musicians thanks to its 26 inputs, 16 direct outputs, 4 stereo returns and rotating connector pod which allows cables to be connected conveniently behind the rack to save space.

Second is the Soundcraft EFX, a Soundcraft EPM mixer with built-in Lexicon effects. Representing the smallest console in the Soundcraft multi-purpose range the EFX offers a professional solution in a smaller frame-size, available in 8 and 12 channel variants. Featuring the highly regarded GB30 mic preamps (designed by Graham Blyth for the popular Soundcraft GB series), one aux send and one FX send on each channel, the EFX is equipped to deliver the famous Soundcraft sound in a multitude of applications.

Lastly the Soundcraft MFX, a Soundcraft MPM with built-in Lexicon effects. The MFX is the most versatile of the Multi-Purpose range with two group busses, two aux sends, one FX send on each channel and two stereo input channels, all offered in 3 frame-sizes – 8, 12 and 20 inputs. The combination of a wide range of features and world leading Lexicon effects makes the Soundcraft MFX the perfect solution for many venues including theatres, small music venues, restaurants and houses of worship.

The Soundcraft FX range use the latest PCB surface mount technology which means that more features can be fitted into a rugged, compact frame. All the consoles can be rack-mounted through optional rack kits.


Yamaha Stagepas 500 – The Perfect Portable PA?

May 24, 2007

The Yamaha Stagepas 500 – light, portable and easy-to-use, The STAGEPAS™ 500 is a great choice for easy operation in a wide range of applications. This versatility makes the Stagepas 500 ideal for the most diverse situations, such as:

Solo Guitar Plus Vocals: The high-quality built-in reverb adds the finishing touch to great vocal sound, and the STAGEPAS 500 system also features a LIMIT/COMP switch that  can help to deliver smooth, punchy vocals.

Solo Guitar Plus Vocal 

 The STAGEPAS mixer also has more than enough input capability to directly handle a range of instruments from electric-acoustic guitars to electronic keyboards, which can be plugged directly into the mixer. 

Live Performance/ Bands:  Multiple microphone inputs (up four) make the STAGEPAS™ 500 system a good choice for band rehearsals or performances. MSR100 powered monitors (sold separately) can be added for monitoring. The Stagepas 500 is an unbeatable live performance system.

The Yamaha Stagepas 500 is quite simply a great, versatile PA System!

All of this is provided with no compromise in sound quality or versatility, plus some advanced features you normally wouldn’t expect to find in systems in this class.  You can currently find the Yamaha Stagepas 500 quite cheaply on the Dolphin Music website, which sells it for much less than the £849 RRP – it’s only £599 at Dolphin! VIEW


Phonic MU1202 Compact Mixer : Now only £49

August 21, 2006

The MU1202 Compact Mixer from Phonic features a total of 4 mic/line inputs, 2 stereo input channels and 2 stereo AUX returns. Each input channel features 2 AUX sends, enabling a variety of external devices to be connected to the mixer, 2T return and Record Outs with mini stereo jacks, and a record out trim control for level matching. This compact mixer is ideal for engineers and bands that need a mixer for live and home recording, as well as houses of worship, clubs and so forth.


Alesis MultiMix USB mixers

August 16, 2006

MultiMix USB mixers are the most compact, affordable, high-quality mixers with built-in 28-bit digital effects and digital stereo inputs and outputs. Studio-quality components and effects processing combine with rock-solid construction. The MultiMix mixers also have USB audio, which allows direct computer audio interfacing for 16-bit simultaneous stereo input and output using standard recording software.

MultiMix mixers are perfect for musicians and engineers needing a portable, flexible mixer with digital effects for sound reinforcement, rehearsals, studio recording, submixing, field recording, and digital audio/video computer workstation mixing.


Everything a Musician may need!

August 8, 2006

Welcome to Musicians Tools Web Blog designed to bring you some of the best products for musicians from Dolphin Music. We will be covering everything you could imagine from Acoustic Treatment from Auralex, Books & Manuals to help you get the most out of your system, Cables to connect everything together, PC & Apple Computer Systems, DJ Equipment & Lighting, Furniture & Stands, Guitars from Gibson & Fender, Hardware Synths, Headphones, Keyboards, Microphones, MIDI & Sync Equipment, Mixers, Multitrack Recorders, Musical Instruments, PA & Live Sound, Sample CDs, Music Software, Sound Cards, Speakers / Monitors, Studio Outboard, Video products, & Vocal Booths.