Proel Mixer 16 Channel USB. 12 Mics/ 8 Mics + 4 Stereo c/w 2Subgroup & EFX
The Proel M16USB is a fairly inexpensive, but full-featured mixer aimed squarely at the small band market. Sporting 12 microphone pre-amplifiers, inserts on every mono channel and main outputs, three-band EQ (with parametric mids on the mono channels), three auxiliary sends, four output busses, phantom power and built-in digital effects, the feature set is enough to handle most bands and even small home studio setups.
The auxiliary section has three aux sends, one pre-fade (for monitor sends), one post-fade (for effects) and one switchable. The post fade send goes to the onboard effects, but can also be used for an outboard effects unit. Panning and fader controls as well as mute switch are all straightforward – as they should be. Routing is better than most small mixers, allowing you to route the channel to both pairs of output busses if needed, instead of the usual single switch either/or arrangement, which immediately makes the M16 more flexible. The solo switches can be used either pre- or post-fade and the clip LEDs are bright and clear.