Monoprice 615808 – 8-Channel Mixer for Podcasters, Musicians

Monoprice 615808 Mixer

Monoprice 615808 Mixer

Today’s item I have for review is the Monoprice 615808 8-Channel mixer. This is a sub-$100 mixer that is perfect for 2-4 vocals, or 2-3 .

About the Monoprice 615808 Mixer

This mixer has 4-XLR inputs, 4-line in inputs and 4 auxiliary inputs. You can also plug in a CD or RCA and send out via the 2 track or . The mixer also has a USB port ( only) and aux send if you choose to add effects or compression to your mixer.

The first 4 channels of the 615808 contain an overall gain, two options, the aux-pre channel, pan and . Channels 5/6 and 7/8 only have , aux-pre, pan and level. Main outs are 1/4″ and the is balanced 1/4″ jack.

Advantages of Monoprice 615808 Mixer

This mixer is small and very portable. Perfect for a one-on-one interview, connecting to a computer and recording a show. The added adapter on the bottom allows you to place the mixer on a stand if no table is available. You can even run mics needing phantom power as it can run +48V.

Monoprice 615808 Mixer - Back

Monoprice 615808 Mixer – Back

Disadvantages of the Monoprice 615808 Mixer

The biggest is the USB – It’s playback only. If you try to record via USB, your recording will run a high pitched hum. Even connecting to the – it recognizes the USB mixer – but will still bring the pitch into your recordings.

Overall – Monoprice 615808 Mixer

For the $70 price tag, this mixer is perfect for beginners and works well if you are running a portable setup. The mixer works a lot better with a compressor/gate on it, which with a little thought (and some cool technology from JamUp Pro) I was able to do.

Monoprice 615808 mixer with PositiveGrid JamUp Pro as Effects unit via iPad

Monoprice 615808 mixer with PositiveGrid JamUp Pro as Effects unit via iPad

(Visited 1,231 times, 1 visits today)