“NEW GEAR: MACKIE 24-8 MIXING BOARD”

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NEW GEAR ALERT: FOR SEVERAL YEARS, MANNY D USED A CONTROL SURFACE. SPECIFICALLY THE “M-AUDIO PROJECTMIX I/O“. IN A CONSTANT PURSUIT TO FEEL THOSE ANALOG TEXTURES, HE WANTED TO GO BACK TO HIS ROOTS. BEING ABLE TO RUN HIS TRACKS THROUGH AN OLD ANALOG BOARD MAKES MANNY D FEEL MORE AT HOME. AFTER RECENTLY ADDING A “FOCUSRITE LIQUID SAFFIRE 56” AUDIO INTERFACE TO HIS SET-UP, HE IMMEDIATELY SOUGHT OUT THIS 20 YEAR OLD, VINTAGE, 24-TRACK, 8-BUSS TANK. HE INSISTED ON AN EARLIER MODEL, BACK WHEN THESE MODELS WERE BUILT IN THE USA. HE FOUND A GOOD DEAL ONLINE, QUICKLY PICKED IT UP, AND DROPPED IT OFF AT THE SHOP. THEY OPENED HER UP, AND SPENT A FEW WEEKS CHECKING ALL POINTS & SIGNAL PATHS, AND DETAIL-CLEANED HER FROM THE INSIDE OUT. IT’S LIKE HE HAS A BRAND NEW BOARD. MANNY D’S A HAPPY CAMPER.