Updated December 24, 2020 by Luke Mitchell

The 10 Best Rack Mountable Digital Mixers

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Whether you're trying to maximize your available space in a home studio or pack a whole live performance setup into a single rolling cabinet, the rack mountable digital mixers on our list are ideal for the task. Each offers exceptional control over its sound, either in the form of physical knobs and faders or with the use of intuitive and responsive software running on PCs, Macs, and tablets. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Allen & Heath QU-16

2. Mackie DL32R

3. Soundcraft Ui24

Editor's Notes

December 21, 2020:

While many of the tried and trusted mixers in this ranking have been around a while, they remain in popular demand and continue to garner praise in contemporary review pages and forums, hence they retain their places on this list. Our latest update does have some replacements, however, that reflect the growing trends in wireless connectivity and control via smart devices.

These include the Mackie DL32R and the Soundcraft Ui24 - two similar units offering 32 and 24 channels, respectively, each being remotely controllable, and each doubling as an audio interface for direct connection to a DAW. This essentially makes the unit a conduit for physical cables, with the actual mixing work carried out on the Mac, PC, or mobile device, saving space and adding considerable versatility over their hardware counterparts.

February 07, 2019:

It seems the big decision consumers have in this category is between models with full physical controls and those who cede their knobs and faders to tablets and PCs. Allen & Heath have one selection of each type, but their fully physical model takes priority for its reliability even if the user forgets to charge their iPad.

4. Presonus Studiolive 32R

5. Zoom LiveTrak L-20

6. Behringer XR18

7. Behringer X32Rack

8. Allen & Heath AH-QU-PAC-32

9. Presonus StudioLive Performance USB

10. QSC TouchMix-16


Luke Mitchell
Last updated on December 24, 2020 by Luke Mitchell

Having grown weary of working in office environments, music graduate Luke decided to trade the dismal skies of southern England for the far more agreeable climate of south Asia. Prior to writing for Ezvid Wiki, he established a small agency providing websites for clients all over the world. This enabled him to travel extensively, living for prolonged periods in a number of interesting countries and experiencing several different cultures along the way. When not playing or writing music, Luke likes to ride his motorcycle in far-flung regions where the air is thin and the roads are dusty. His areas of expertise are largely gleaned from his nomadic lifestyle and include travel, computers, automotive goods and accessories, musical instruments and gear, and boats.


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