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Ben Freedman July 19th, 2006 09:43 AM

Video review of PSC DV Promix Audio Mixer
Ever wanted to get better sound into your consumer camcorder? Wish you had XLR inputs? Need more than just 2 channels? You can solve these problems with the PSC DV Promix. Neo-Fight.tv takes a look from a beginner's POV...




http://www.neo-fight.tv [The "Techno-Debate" Video Podcast]

Bill Ball July 19th, 2006 10:37 AM

I've just finished using the PSC DV Pro mix on a project.

Jay Rose had a detailed technical review of it more than a year ago in DV. I believe it is still available at DV.com. He really liked it except for some strange output level choices.

The idea of a video review to accompany his written one is nice. Unfortunately I have to say the video review was 6 minutes of rambling happy talk and about 30 seconds of unstructured review and missed the opportunity to actually show how to hook up the Pro Mix and use it. I suggest less cleavage and more content in the future. Look up Rose's review if you want to learn something about this unit.

I really like the Pro Mix. They have changed the output options so you get -0dbu, -10, and -40 now. The -40 works great for mic level out for me, although the 0dbu is still a bit low for line level. Otherwise it's great. Condenser (w pahntom)/Dynamnic mic or line in on three channels, left/center/right routing. Bright enough LEDS for sunlight, loud enough headphone out to really hurt you, and XLR or minijack out. The included basic carrying case is also very nice. Note the unit has built in limiters that can't be turned off.

Thus as previous reviews have concluded, this unit is great for your average DV/HDV production but not a high end mixer. It took a awhile for me to be convinced that I needed a mixer to record one channel of sound but I would not want to go without it now.

Ben Freedman July 19th, 2006 11:45 AM

Hi, Bill...

Thanks for your comments. I agree that our format is 'non-technical', and is more for consumers. I had some concerns about reviewing a 'pro' level mixer, but decided to go with it as I though many amateurs might appreciate the overvew, shallow as it was...

For more in-depth coverage, Jay's review is excellent, and I also recommend the unit.

For more cleavage, check out http://www.neo-fight.tv :-)



http://www.neo-fight.tv [The "Techno-Debate" Video Podcast]

Shawn Nelson September 15th, 2006 12:01 AM

I watched the video and you repeatedly made reference to this unit being "about $350". Where do you get that price?? On B&H its $470 and then a Froogle search yielded prices from $470 to $579! Please tell me where I can get it for only $350.

Ben Freedman September 15th, 2006 10:21 AM


I apologize for the error. I believe I meant to say $450, not $350.

Thanks for watching, however...



http://www.neo-fight.tv [The "Techno-Debate" Video Podcast]

Shawn Nelson September 16th, 2006 03:23 AM

Hey Benjamin,
Thanks for doing your podcast. I enjoyed it. I think I am going to get it! Oh, and your co host is hot...

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