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do these specific mixers work for video? help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jordan, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. jordan

    jordan New Member

    ok, so i'm thinking of purchasing a new mixer. i've been using NuVJ by arkaos/numark, but thats a pretty limiting program.

    so i'm going back to modul8, and i'm interested in purchasing a mixer that will pair well with it.

    what i'm trying to figure out is if these mixers i'm looking at will actually work for/with/support video, or if they are all strictly audio.

    as far as i know, most (if not all) have USB capability and are MIDI controllers. (and should work fine with modul8, as long as they support video)

    yamaha MW12 (and MW12cx) and MG124cx
    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MW12cx

    peavey PV10 USB and PV14 USB
    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PV10USB/

    samson MDR1248
    http://www.samash.com/p/MDR1248-12-Channel-Mixer_-49990748

    if anybody has knowledge as to whether or not i can use one or any of these mixers almost strictly for video work, it would be highly appreciated.

    and/or any reviews on these mixers in general, mw12 vs 12cx, etc...

    thanks :)
  2. PCProject

    PCProject Moderator

    They are all purely audio mixers
  3. seex

    seex Codeep visuals

    The mixers you list have no video capabilities. The MIDI on the video mixers will be hard to utilize for M8, unless you buy one with lots of extra knobs that have no function. This will be rare on a video mixer, so think about getting a pure MIDI controller.

    this is a video mixer:
    http://beta.vjcentral.com/hardware/edirol-v8

    BTW: under hardware there are many more listings and reviews.
  4. jordan

    jordan New Member

    hmm, ok, good feedback. i appreciate the help...

    unfortunately i've had a hard time finding video mixers that are mildly priced.

    also, the v4 and v8 are things i've looked at, but i want/need something with more sliders and knobs. the number of channels doesn't really make a difference to me, since i'm more interested in mixing from just one program/input. but with the interface of modul8, at least 8 sets of sliders/knobs is important.

    what about this one?

    http://www.pssl.com/!gAMsOVkXjEFwl!0nl5Ttjw!/Behringer-BCF2000WH-USBMIDI-Controller-Motor-Fadr-s

    and/or any suggestions on a reasonably priced video mixer with said above capacity?

    thanks again!
  5. kattyb

    kattyb Talk to the Paw

    You are really talking about a midi device, not a video mixer. There are a lot of midi devices on the market, including ones made for specific softwares. They are a hell of a lot cheaper than video mixers, so I guess that's at least good news...
  6. PCProject

    PCProject Moderator

    Behringer always look good on paper but tend to fall apart about 30 seconds after you get them out of the box in my experience.
    What you are looking for is generally referred to as a midi control surface.
    Akai and their apcs are good from what I have read on here. Codanovas are brilliant but at the higher price spectrum and harder to get in the states.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2010
  7. vjair

    vjair Making Shapes

    they are hard to get anywhere.... sold out according to the website and has been that way for a while
  8. PCProject

    PCProject Moderator

    Did I ever mention that after I had been using the mk1 for a while I got the chance to pick up a mk2 for gbp150, so each laptop now has its very own one!!!
  9. 032981

    032981 New Member

    I don't know any thing about modul8 but the AKAI APC40 is a great midi controller. I use it with Arkaos Grand VJ. I love it.

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