Analog mixer for Recording: Soundcraft 200b or Yamaha RM800

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Analog mixer for Recording: Soundcraft 200b or Yamaha RM800

Postby NCChao1268 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:03 am

Hi guys

I have the opportunity to obtain either a Soundcraft 200B for $200-250 or a Yamaha RM800 ($250-300)both 24 channel. Just wondering if any of you have experience with either of those mixers and which one would you prefer for a recording situation. Is the Soundcraft 200B more of a live mixer? Which one sounds warmer? which has less noise?

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-Nathan
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Re: Analog mixer for Recording: Soundcraft 200b or Yamaha RM

Postby ItsMeOnly » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:25 pm

If you like multitracking then RM800 is for you, because it has dedicated tape outputs and inputs, plus 8 busses, which is quite unusual for that class of mixer. 200B is more of a downmix device. I heard a lot of good things about RM800, although I have never owned one - it's actually quite rare on a second-hand market. Apparently the only downside are EQs, which are pretty much colorless - although in certain situation that might not be a downside at all.
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