Im looking to buy a field mixer for documentary, corporate video, pub, and some small-medium film. I want a minimum of 4 xlr in, a good monitoring screen.
I was looking at two mixer right now
The Sound Devices 442
+ Nice LED for monitoring
+ The direct output
+ Good panel configuration ( i dont have big finger )
- no boom remote
- Run on AA
The PSC alplamix
+ Boom remote ( nice since i have to do the 2 a the same time )
+ direct output
+ Native NP-1 powering
- LCD vu meter looks like crap, someone already worked whit it ? Can you see easely when you Boom at the same time or whit the sun reflexion and the angle of the bag ..... Looks like a really big negative point for me. But i never saw it live.
- Less option on the front panel.
And now i cant make my final choice. I love the fact that these mixer have direct output for each channel beause maybe after im gonna buy a Edirol 4 channel ( Edirol / Roland | R-44 Solid-State Four-Channel Portable | R-44 ) and just loop each channel into it.
But i only worked whit shure fp-33 and fp-31 and i just hate it, the analog VU ..... i just hate it so bad! Any comments or suggestion regarding these two mixer ? Please help me, thanks !