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Clearance 1202-VLZ3 Compact Mixer - 120V

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The Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Premium 12-Channel Compact Mixer builds on the legacy of the best-selling 1202-VLZ Pro, offering the same great feature set, plus greatly enhanced sound quality, and Tracktion 3 m... Read More

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The Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Premium 12-Channel Compact Mixer builds on the legacy of the best-selling 1202-VLZ Pro, offering the same great feature set, plus greatly enhanced sound quality, and Tracktion 3 music production software. 4 studio-grade XDR2 (Extended Dynamic Range) second-generation mic preamps, along with Mackie's proprietary active 3-band EQ circuitry, give the 1202-VLZ3 its high-headroom, low-noise functionality. The 1202-VLZ3 is the model of efficiency, packing more features into its small footprint than any other mixer in this class. With its outstanding sound quality, just the right amount of control, and multi-voltage power supply, the 1202-VLZ3 is the perfect choice for smaller mixing applications, anywhere in the world.

Tracktion 3 Music Production Software
Tracktion 3 Music Production Software doesn't make you bounce around endless menus and windows to make music. Based on a simple, single-screen interface, the award-winning Tracktion 3 is a fast, powerful, and complete solution for turning your ideas into finished songs. It comes with a plethora of power and plug-ins to keep your music flowing—not locked in menus or limitations.

  • 12-channel ultralow-noise compact mixer with highest possible headroom
  • Ultrawide 60dB gain range
  • 130dB dynamic range
  • +22dBu line input handling
  • Extended low-frequency response
  • Distortion under 0.0007% (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Phantom power
  • 12 high-headroom line inputs
  • Advanced DC pulse transformer RF rejection
  • 2 Aux sends, level, pan, and PFL solo on each channel
  • 2 stereo Aux returns plus EFX to Monitor
  • 3-band Active EQ (80Hz, 2.5kHz, 12kHz)
  • 18dB/oct. 75Hz Low-Cut filter on Mic input channels
  • ALT 3/4 stereo bus for added versatility
  • Control Room/Phones source matrix
  • Rackmountable design using optional rack ears
  • Sealed rotary controls to resist dust and grime
  • New multi-voltage power supply for worldwide use
  • Rugged steel chassis
  • Tracktion 3 System Requirements
  • Windows XP
  • Pentium/Athlon 1GHz or higher
  • 512MB RAM or higher
  • OSX 10.4.8 or higher
  • G4, G5, Intel 1GHz or higher
  • 512MB RAM or higher

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By Matthew Sampson

from Fredericksburg, Virginia

I use this mixer in my university's radio station to control my mic and the guests' mics. However, after playing hours of music through this mixer to go to broadcast, and listening through good headphones, I've noticed something odd about this series of mixers. The headphone amp is SUPERB. Listening to my songs while running my show is a real treat, as I notice an incredible increase in clarity and dynamic range. My method involves an insert Y-cable going out of my iPod Classic, into one of the stereo TRS inputs, and plugging my headphones straight into the board. Remember, this little quirk of the board is IN ADDITION to all the terrific praise people have heaped on it. It DOES have excellent headroom. It DOES have low noise. Most importantly for me though, it DOES make mixing and listening a total pleasure.

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Mackie delivers again...

By Josh Holley

from Redlands, CA

I purchased this mixer for my live "In Ear" monitor setup. You hear what pre's really sound like when using in ears, and let me just say that they are Warm, Crisp, Quiet and most of all transparent. This board is small, but don't let the size fool you... This little guys acts like its bigger brothers and left me with no desire to find anything else to do the job. My 1st favorite thing about this mixer is the pure sound... my 2nd is the "headroom." Mackie pushes levels super high before any noise, distortion, etc. You wont find a better mixer (at this size) anywhere else. If you need 4 mic pre's and 12 channels, stop looking at reviews and just BUY ONE!

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Easy to use

By TomE

from UT

They did an awesome job setting this up as intuitivetly as possible. But definately read the manual anyway if you're new to Mackie boards. The 1202 has a versitility that my old board lacked. I was a little apprehensive about there not being any sliders, but the knobs all refrence directly to dBs and have unity at the center position; which gives me a nice visual refrence. The sound quality is very transparent through all the outputs, so feel free to explore the multitude of set-up possibilties this board offers. But I think the best feature would have to be the microphone pre-amps. I've run a variety of singers and singing styles through this board in the last few weeks and they all sounded great(Thanks in-part to the Shure 58). Worth every penny

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small but got everything I needed

By mix and match

from San Francisco, CA

This Mixer is awesome compact mixer for its price range. I would recommend.

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very easy mixer to use

By Nick Dlugosz

from ohio

this is one of the greatest mixers ever. very easy to use. plenty of AUX to use for subwoofers. great sound. if you get the brackets for the mixer it fits right in the rack case.

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