We're putting more digital mixers and consoles into churches than ever before because now there's a great digital mixer to fit any ministry budget! We've come up with eight hot digital mixers based on the recommendations of our staff technology experts. These are the digital mixers that churches are buying from us and installing right now.
Our favorite rack-mount digital mixer
Allen & Heath QuPac
Qu-Pac takes the power and legendary quality of the Qu family and shrinks it into an uber-compact desk or rack mount format. Qu-Pac frees you to mix from your iPad, but the full functions of the mixer can also be accessed from the front panel and touchscreen.
With custom settings and Cat5 expansion up to 38 inputs, Qu-Pac provides a scalable, failsafe solution for hardworking bands, schools, hotels, corporate events, live music bars, conferences, personal mixing and many more scenarios requiring a pro mixing solution in a tiny footprint. User permissions and the customizable Qu-Control screen make Qu-Pac convenient and safe for day-to-day use by non-technical staff.
Our favorite digital mixer when switching from analog
Allen & Heath Qu Series
Featuring Allen&Heath's AnalogiQ microphone preamps and powered by a 5 core ARM processor, the Qu Series provided a variety of integrated effects and processing such as channel-independent 4-band parametric EQs, compressors, delay, reverb, and more. The mixer is capable of recording audio to either a Mac OS computer or a USB hard drive in up to 48kHz/24-bit resolution, allowing you to record both the individual tracks and live mix of your shows.
The Qu can also be used with the Qu-Pad app, allowing you to use your iPad to mix from anywhere in the venue when connected to a wireless network. A great entry into the digital console world while still having the feel of an analog mixer.
Our favorite cost effective system
Behringer X32 system
Introducing the CCI Exclusive Behringer X32 Digital Mixing System - if you've been holding back from going digital because of the price tag, we've got great news! The 32-channel digital mixing system includes, the X32 mixer, one S32 digital snake, eight P16-M personal mixers, one P16-D distributor, and 100' CAT5e cable. Now an extremely affordable digital mixing solution is within reach of even smaller churches.
Our favorite digital mixer- 32 channels or less
Yamaha TF Series
The Yamaha TF Series digital consoles offer powerful and intuitive features that mix engineers world over will love. Yamaha developed these mixers to have an intuitive interface that's easy to learn if you're a beginner, but advanced enough to ensure that professionals have everything they need to get the job done right. With that in mind, the heart of the TF is centered around Yamaha's TouchFlow Operation™, which is optimized for the onboard touchscreen panel, allowing control of most functions and parameters with the use of already familiar touch-based gestures such as swiping and pinching. If you use a smart phone or tablet, you will feel right at home on the TF.
Other powerful features include onboard effects, motorized faders, easily recallable presets and scenes, recallable D-PRE™ microphone preamps, optional Dante networking via the NY64-D Dante expansion card (sold separately), and wireless mixing options via PC or mobile devices. Pair the TF with Yamaha Tio 1608-D 16-Input x 8-Output Dante Stagebox (sold separately) and you have a flexible and powerful system.
Our favorite digital mixer - 48-64 channels
Yamaha QL Series (QL1 & QL5)
The acclaimed QL series raised live digital mixing console performance to an unprecedented level of refinement with evolved sound quality, operability, and functionality, while maintaining the traditional values that have made Yamaha digital mixers industry standards.
Core features and performance inherited directly from the QL series, including natural sound supported by sonically superb internal processing capabilities, operation that easily adapts to the demands of just about any working environment, and built-in Dante networking that facilitates flexible system configuration, have now been condensed and concentrated into the compact QL series digital mixing consoles. QL series consoles offer all-in-one mixing, processing, and routing capability for small to medium scale live sound, corporate speech events, installations, and much more.
Our favorite digital mixers - 64-96 channels
CL Series digital 48kHz Centralogic™ mixing console. Touchscreen display. Designed for use with RIO3224-D and RIO1608-D. Stereo + Mono/LCR, 24 Mix + 8 Matrix outputs. 8 Omni inputs, 8 Omni outputs, 3 MY-card slots, and built-in Dante™ interface. Up to 8 Rio I/O units can be controlled and auto-configured from one CL console. Control port for PC and/or Wi-Fi connection. 5 in/5 out GPI. 8U Stereo Effects Rack, 16U GEQ Rack, 8U Premium Rack, Nuendo Live and Dante™ Virtual Soundcard license included.
This Roland M5000 digital mixing system enables extended amounts of I/O without adding the cost of an expansion card. An extensive lineup of digital snakes to choose from all running at 24-bit/96kHz. OHRCA (pronounced ?orca?) brings adaptability to the world of live audio mixing. It conforms to the needs of both the application and the operator by delivering 128 freely definable audio paths, expandable protocols, multi-format I/O choices, and flexible user interface and workflow - all delivered at a pristine 24-bit / 96kHz sound quality. All on Roland's powerful REAC network.
Our favorite digital mixer - Over 96 channels
Solid State Logic L300 & L500
The SSL Live Series is a Benchmark of live digital mixers. There are two models available in the SSL Live console range, the larger L500 Plus and the more compact L300. Both consoles are perfectly equipped for applications in Touring, Installation, Houses of Worship and Theatre. Both consoles offer the same immaculate, huge SSL sound and the same superb operator experience.
There are no compromises in build quality and both consoles use and can share the same Remote I/O. The L300 is physically smaller than the L500 Plus, so it is a more compact, lower cost option? with no hidden performance compromises ? it's that simple. Compact it may be but the L300 delivers the power and connectivity to handle large scale productions with up to 568 input/outputs (600 with Dante), 192 mix paths (144 fully processed, 48 dry), a 32 x 36 matrix, 36 VCA's, and 48 FX slots.