Mackie Mix Series Mix5 5-Channel Mixer
Don’t let the size mislead you, the Mackie Mix-5 mixer is one tough little cookie. Offering up five channels to work with (along with a single mic preamp that includes a 2-band EQ to help sculpt tone), this unit weighs less than two lbs and is ideal for artists or performances who want a simple solution to tracking or performing. The aforementioned preamp also provides +15V of phantom power, which is necessary for some condenser microphones. The unit also offers a tape RCA I/O for playback or recording. A headphone output has its own separate volume control, which is great for when you’re recording and might want to make adjustments without making noise. Because of its small size, this unit is the ultimate in portability; simply stick it in your backpack and take it with you anywhere you’d like.