The State of Mixing Monitors

Over the last 15 years there have been tremendous advances in mixing monitor technology, helping us expand the way we can go about doing it.

The State of Mixing Monitors
For personal mixers, the Aviom A320 offers a solution with many of the same features as the A360, but in a more cost-effective package.
The State of Mixing Monitors
For personal mixers, the Aviom A320 offers a solution with many of the same features as the A360, but in a more cost-effective package.

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The State of Mixing Monitors
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Back in 2002, maybe 2003, monitor mixing as we knew it, changed.

Many were frustrated with mixing monitors from FOH and simply didn’t have the money to add a second console to mix monitors, so there was a bit of an outcry for a cost-effective, musician accessible way to mix their own monitors.

It seems hard to remember the days where our only choice was to mix monitors from a full size audio console.

It’s with this very premise in mind that Aviom came to be, and they entered the market in a big way with their A16 personal mixers that allowed the musicians to mix their own in-ears from the stage.

Flash forward to this year, and it seems hard to remember the days where our only choice was to mix monitors from a full size audio console. Shoot, today we don’t even need a physical console in order to allow a musician to mix their own ears. With at least a half dozen great personal mixer options and some new, interesting alternatives, I thought it might be fun to look at some of our favorite options for mixing monitors.

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Behringer - Powerplay 16

Not to be outdone by other manufacturers, Behringer has stepped up to the plate with their P16 mixers and true to Behringer form, these are extremely cost-effective solutions. Like the rest of the X32 digital mixing system, the P16s are full of user friendly features like 16 channels of mixing, 3-band EQ per channel, easy operation, and “drummer-proof” output levels. Especially if you’re using the X32 or M32 series mixers, the P16 personal mixers from Behringer are bang for the buck, hard to beat.

Elite Core - PM-16

One of the most rugged and cost-effective personal mixer solutions out there, the PM-16 came on the scene a few years ago with a great sounding, extremely user-friendly mixer that users everywhere have enjoyed. With 16 channels of mixing on 16 volume knobs and 16 pan knobs, operation of this mixer couldn’t be any more straightforward. And with its steel construction and built in compression, it will withstand the most rockin’ stage you can find.

Digital Audio Labs - Livemix

A newer player to the personal monitor game, the Livemix solution for personal monitor mixing has quickly become a favorite for us. With 24 individual channels, touchscreen control, Dante integration and even an intercom function, this little mixer packs a big punch at a pretty fantastic price. And it’s one of the only mixers out there that gives you not one mix per box, but two completely independent, fantastic sounding, 24-channel mixes per mixer.


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