The 10 Best Studio Mixers

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Whether you're putting together a professional recording space or just looking to track your own band in the garage, it would be wise to build out your collection of equipment centered on one of the studio mixers from our list. Their preamps will go a long way toward determining the overall quality of your final product, and we've included models here for artists at most budget levels. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best studio mixer on Amazon.

10. Yamaha MG10XU

9. Behringer Xenyx X2442 USB

8. Mackie 1604VLZ4

7. Yamaha 01V96I

6. Mackie 32 VLZ4

5. Midas M32R

4. Allen & Heath QU-24

3. Mackie PRO FX 30V2

2. Tascam DP-32SD Digital

1. Yamaha MGP32X Console

Editor's Notes

January 30, 2019:

There are plenty of great entries on the market for building out both home and professional studios, and names like Mackie, Yamaha, and Behringer certainly carry their weight. Allen and Heath also makes an appearance here, with a model that seems intent on finally taking the company into the 21st century.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on January 31, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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