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Yamaha MG10XUF vs. Mackie ProFX8v2 | FSB #7

Prompted by a viewer who asked me about the differences between the Yamaha MG10XUF and the Mackie ProFX8v2. These mixers look very similar but that belies a whole host of important differences.

In this video I compare the following attributes of these mixers:

02:18 Price
03:09 Release date
04:29 Number of input channels
07:50 Input channel configuration
12:05 EQ section
12:51 Number of aux sends
15:29 ON vs. MUTE switches
16:57 Pre-Fade Listen (PFL) function
18:34 Onboard graphic EQ (Mackie only)
19:18 Onboard effects (FX) processor
20:40 USB Audio Interface
23:27 Studio Monitor Output (Yamaha Only) 25:29 Internal vs. External power supply
27:26 Aesthetics and Ergonomics

This purpose of this video is not to give a comprehensive overview/review of either of these mixers, but rather to educate end users about how to systematically analyse the differences between two apparently similar pieces of equipment. The aim of this being to avoid any nasty surprises after purchase!

Custom speaker bag for Bose S1 Pro by Roqsolid covers

New video! This is a short review of a loudspeaker bag that I had made by UK company Roqsolid. I’ve had an S1 Pro in inventory for several months now and it’s a great speaker but the stock cover is seriously flimsy. Using the dimensions I sent to them, Roqsolid produced a fully-enclosed, padded bag for the speaker which costs about twice as much as the stock cover but easily provides ten times the protection. 

Every sound guy or musician needs a good cover-maker, and Roqsolid are amongst the best – check them out the next time you need a piece of gear protected but don’t need the weight and expense of a flight case. 

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