VLZ4. Important Safety Instructions. 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this. In a crowded subset of the mixer market, Mackie offers proven design, build, and operational qualities via its VLZ3. As a continuation of the series, the VLZ is an extremely popular consumer-level mixer from Mackie. The original CR was a game-changing .

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After giving it a thorough workout I can macie for the fact that this latest version of the perennial favorite is an absolute knockout! Our policies and services are designed to provide you with the ideal shopping experience.

I have used this mixer off and on at the studio for about 3 years now.

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Log in Become a member. If you are looking for a high quality well made analog mixer, look no further because the VLZ3 is a machine! The VLZ Pro is the top mixer choice of audio professionals for any application where sound quality, ease of use, and durability are paramount. For more information about the VLZ3, please visit the website of Mackie. But our engineering team thrives on this kind of stuff so they tackled this one head on, creating one of the best compact mixers we’ve ever offered: In fact, the VLZ Pro quickly became the most successful, best-selling mixer of all time.

I just wish it was rackable.

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It will be your work horse and handle all of your recordings. Write a user review Ask for a user review.

Add to Wish List. The downside is that this mixer is pretty big and heavy for it to be just a 16 track mixer. And the top end sparkles—something you really notice when you start adding effects to the mix.


The design of the VLZ3 is nothing to really look at, it is big and bulky but has a clean design and easy lay out to work with. This gives VLZ3 mixers practical, useful equalization, providing not only sonic enhancement and correction, but also the tone-shaping facility to actually improve the musical nature of the original signal.

They are superbly transparent mackkie offer tremendous headroom versus the original XDR pres. Our experienced team of experts offers the highest level of before- and after-sale service.

The preamps that come on this mixer are by far its best feature. It is very rugged and made for the road, it can take some drops with any worries because it seems be made of solid materials that will not break. Please enter the email address mackis you used during registration: Mackie engineers burned the late-night mackle and extracted even more headroom and frequency response from their successful XDR2 preamps. Finally, despite all the arguments of Mackie on the background noise ultra-low since the onset of VLZ is far to provide the dynamics of the old models that were playing at the time in the same price range.

For mackis CR sounded good: The unique Rotopod option allows for two different desktop, and three different rackmount mackoe. I have used a lot of analog mixers over the years but on the VLZ3 we are able to get the exact sound we are looking for. My VLZ Pro has been rained on, dropped, and subjected to the various indignities that plague the nightclub environment—clouds of cigarette mackkie, the occasional spilled beer, and the seemingly endless exposure to the dust and “club goo” that forms a thin layer over everything I own.

If you’re looking for a compact mixer equally suited for the stage or the recording studio, then look no furtherthe Mackie VLZ Pro is your mixer. The signals will now be recorded or passed directly through the multitrack, depending on each track’s record-ready status.


There are no reviews for this product! Proudly Canadian since With the Rotopod kit you can configure your for desktop use with the jack field facing up or out standard, right out of the box.

My live mixes were good before, now they are highly detailed and cleaner than ever. Not satisfied with those reviews? They’ve survived earthquakes, hurricanes and typhoons, so Mackie mixers can certainly handle whatever you throw at them. It has seen me through more gigs than I can count without a single failure.

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Finally, we use thick, horizontally mounted fiberglass PC boards to eliminate the potential for damage and brace them with a shock-absorbing support structure. By design, our control knobs ride just above the surface of the chassis, so if mafkie falls onto the mixer, the impact is transferred from the knobs to the chassis, not to the potentiometers or circuit board.

Whether you need a live mixing board for club work or a full-featured workhorse for home and studio recording, you owe it to yourself to check out the new Mackie VLZ3. No steep learning curve here; I can practically close my eyes and grab the knob Mackir need without looking. We use the EQ maciie a lot to get the sound the exact way that we want it.

As a result, we put the Lows at 80Hz and the Highs at 12kHz.

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