If answering this is too much work, I’d appreciate any links to resources or videos out there that may help. Thanks!
Basically I’m looking to buy a mixer that will work with my current setup as well as future proof it when I eventually incorporate the Octatrack MKII.
-Mono output Synth
-Stereo output Synth
-Mono output reverb pedal
My main goal is to be able to have all 4 instruments and reverb pedal input into the Octatrack and be able to sample/loop them live on 4 different tracks and have the pedal act as a fx return/send. Since the Octatrack only has 4 inputs, I understand I will need to have a mixer combine instruments into a bus track, correct? Once I achieve this with a mixer, how does the Octatrack distinguish the different instruments in the bus channel inputting into the Octatrack and then allocate them to 4 different tracks?
Though my main question is the following. What is the smallest, cheapest mixer out there right now that you know of that would be able to accomplish this?
I’m currently looking at the Mackie ProFX12v3 12-channel Mixer. It has 1 subgroup sub channel. Would this be enough to accomplish what I’m looking for? Any other alternatives that pop in your mind that may have a smaller form factor?
I’m open to the idea that I may just need to sample one or two instruments before a live set, and play them as recordings rather than a live instrument I could manipulate on the spot - though it’s just not my current wish list at the moment.
I am still fairly new to the hardware world - any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!