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Lightweight two mic input mixer with headphone monitoring?

I shoot concert video. I have a kind of unique model - I do a multicam shoot with only myself and one other operator - fixed wide shot, medium and close-up by myself and a 4th camera with the second operator. And I carry every bit of equipment in a single backpack. So I'm constantly working at trimming the weight and bulk of my equipment. I've managed to get it down to less than 50 lbs. This has meant swapping RG-59 video cables to RG-174, or regular mic cables for lighter ones like Canare L-2E5.

So, the next thing I'm looking to trim is my mixer. Right now I have a Tapco/Mackie 6306. It has the feature set I need, but the steel case and the external power supply is too heavy. And honestly, I don't use all the features. I only really need:

2 XLR inputs with trim and phantom voltage
Headphone monitor (preferably with substantial gain - I'm shooting concerts)
TRS out and hi-Z out

And before anyone suggests it, a Sound Devices USBPre 2 is lovely, but way out of my ballpark. I just need to pad down board outputs and monitor them, and occasionally use the same input for a pair of mics.

What haven't I looked out that is *light*. An aluminum case, switching power supply - anything to trim a piece that is currently more than five pounds down to something a lot more reasonable.

Any suggestions?

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Topic - Lightweight two mic input mixer with headphone monitoring? - Chris Williams 23:03:02 11/12/11 (12)


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