To get the best sound there is, you must own an audio mixer. On this list, we gathered the best audio mixers there are for a reasonable and affordable price. Take a look.
1. Mackie PROFX8v2 8-Channel Compact Mixer with USB and Effects – $219.99
This portable mixer is excellent if you are a musician or a sound engineer. It has 16 professional effects, and you can also record thanks to a USB port. If you are a beginner, then this is a great device to start with.
2. Allen & Heath ZEDi-10FX Hybrid Compact Mixer – $279.00
This model has a four mic/line inputs and three stereo inputs. There is also a built-in FX and a guitar mode. The bad thing about it is that it has a few compatibility problems.
3. Yamaha EMX5014C 14-Input Powered Mixer – $729.99
Yamaha was always the best in the sound business, and this mixer is great. It has Eq, digital effects and a power amplifier. In addition to mixing, you can also amplify if you want to. It also supports built-in SPX effects, and the 14 inputs make this mixer stand out.
4. Mackie DL1608L 16 Channel Digital Live Sound Mixer – $649.99
This audio mixer has a total of 16 channels. It has an iPad feature, and it is great for musicians and bands that have to mix themselves, and behind the stage. That feature allows you to keep hardware minimal. Onyx mic preamps power all 16 inputs. There is also an Ethernet port. The bad thing is that it takes a while to set up.
5. PreSonus Studio 24.4.2 Al Active Integration Digital Mixer – $999.00
This is a combination of analog-like mixing and digital mixing. It has a DSP power, and it allows you to do more simultaneously. It is a bit hard at first, but as time goes by, you get used to all of its features. It is excellent for professional use.
6. Peavey PVi 6500 400-watts 5-Channel Powered Mixer – $399.99
Peavey is known for its distinguished loyalty. This device is durable, and it is excellent if you are doing more than just one task. It is great for church, school, band, and events that up to 100 people attend. There is a built-in Bluetooth technology, and this model has digital effects.
7. Soundcraft Si Expression 1 Digital 16-Channel Live Audio Mixer Console – $2,559.00
This is probably one of the best audio mixers at a reasonable price. It has a FaderGlow technology, the Direct Out Gain Stabilizer, and there is a copy/paste option. Another great thing about this mixer is that it has a security option, and no one who is not authorized can’t access. The bad thing is that it is lacking RCA connections.
8. Mackie 1604VLZ4 16-Channel Compact 4-Bus Mixer – $999.99
Mackie has high audio mixers, and this one is no different. It has 16 Onyx preamps and line input and inserts in a compact 4-bus design. It has a rugged solid-steel chassis and high-contrast controls allowing tactile control. It is excellent for bands who use an analog mixer. It is a little too expensive for what it provides.
9. Behringer X Air X18 – $448.99
It offers 18input/12 bus digital desktop mixer. There is also an iPad and Android feature, allowing your mixer to correspond well on tablets. It is excellent for life and studio apps due to its 16 award-winning MIDAS-designed mic preamps. There is also WiFi available as we ass USB Audio Interface.
10. Mackie PROFX12V2 12-Channel Compact Mixer with USB and Effects – $279.00
It offers six low-noise Mackie Vita mic preamp, ReadyFX effects and 16 amazing sound effects like reverbs, delays and choruses. It is compatible with Mac or PC, and it has a built-in USB recording interface. There is also a Tracktion recording software.