Music Mixer

Which Music Mixer is a perfect fit for digital recording on a PC?

Mixer/soundcard combinations are an alternative solution to soundcards with built in microphone preamplifiers.

For using professional condenser mikes, we need a mic-preamplifier with 48 volt phantom power and a soundcard with A/D converters to get the signal into the computer.

The best deal for mic-preamps is buying one of the little mixers like those you can see below. They are equipped with incredibly good mic-preamps.

Mackie delivers an esoteric high-quality preamp with the VLZ-series and also Behringer with the Invisible Mic Preamps (IMPs). The price is ridiculous low compared to other solutions with a similar performance.