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The 8 rack spaces of the Mackie 1604-VLZ Pro with the RotoPod is just
You might want to also consider getting the preamps with phantom power
separately from the mixer itself. 8 mic pres in one rack space is
common. Then you could just get the line mixer which will probably be
easier to find. I don't have any specific ideas on the rackmount line
mixer, but the XTRAMIX by Speck is a step in the right direction.
Mackie used to make a 3204 or something, too.
Trevor de Clercq
> I am looking for a mixer that has at least 8 mic inputs, phantom power,
> and preferably 4 aux sends that fits into a 4U or so rack space. I
> need to be able to mix at least 4 zones (to send to a 4 channel
> multitrack count recorder) usually from at most 3 mic inputs per zone,
> as well as provide a mix to the house mains. Am I in wishful thinking
> territory? Is there some other means to accomplish this?