Mackie 8-bus

A mixer for the masses
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With so much home recording happening in the ‘90s, musicians began looking for a high-quality, yet affordable mixer. Mackie unveiled its 8-bus mixing console just as the ADAT and other multitrack digital-tape formats were flourishing. The mixers could be purchased in configurations up to 32 channels, and included surprisingly clean mic preamps and EQ on every channel, not to mention metering and a wealth of patch points. Depending on the mixer you chose, you could end up paying just over $100 per channel—not a bad deal back then.