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Digital Mixer Special Prices


  • Soundcraft impact instant price deduction
  • New Lower prices on Behringer X32 series and stage boxes
  • New Lower prices on Behringer X-air series
  • New Lower prices on Midas M32 & M32r series and stage boxes
  • Yamaha rebates of TF1, TF3, TF5

Please email info@msmystemsinc.com for exact details







Digico S21 First Use

LifeMission Church discovered that a lightning strike had damaged their existing mixing console (which was installed by MSM Systems in 2008). While they had an existing analog mixer to get them through the following weekend, MSM had less than 10 days to get a new console in place! And Digico was quick to respond!

The Digico S21 was the console of choice due to sound quality and Digico's history of continuing to add value with future new features for their customers.

The D2 Madi stage rack with added for 48 inputs and 16 outs connected via redundant digital cables. A S21 Aviom card was added for the musician's existing IEM monitors.

This location services as the hub for their other satelite video venues, so reliability and quality is a major consideration.

Here is the console in action for the first time and Tech Director.




Soundcraft impact Review

Soundcraft impact Initial Impressions

Fader glow which is a nice visual indication of what faders you are mixing, esp. Helpful since all 4 fader layers are customizable if desired.

Improved responsive 5" touch screen vs expression.

26 faders, 24 customizeable, 1 ST, 1 Mono. On the 24 faders any in/out, send, matrix, return. Or have your 8 DCAs on far right master section on all layers, or mix and match as you need. Scribble strips also have names, and a few LEDs for input and compression levels.

If you have been using other digital consoles, most use a touchscreen to display channel settings. With the impact you pretty much need to unlearn using the screen for information. It is very analog like with knob/LEDs for all functions and levels so you have to look at the console controls vs the screen. Other than patching, fader layers, and in use, adjusting effects parameters which are aided by the screen.

Nice sounding Lexicon reverbs and delays. Dedicated Tap buttons.

32x32 USB interface with free software from Ableton (I didn't try this out)

Lots of busses, 31 total. 20 subgroup/mixes, 4 stereo/mono matrices, Stereo, Mono

Dedicated 8 mute group buttons

Can patch inputs to any fader, or double patch if that is your thing.

Affordable Ministage Box 16 in x 8 Out via Madi built in interface

Scene recall via a GO button seemed useable for theatrical


  1. Not expandable over 40 mix total channels, 32 mono, 4 stereo channels/returns
  2. No USB thumb drive 2 track recording for quick uploads to web
  3. No multiband compressor
  4. No UDK buttons for customized functions
  5. No stereo inputs, must use the 24-32 combo XLR/1/4" inputs

A good mixer with full surface channel control and easy user interface. Much improved visual indications with flexible layer configurations. I recommend giving this mixer consideration in the $2500ish price point. 


New Products NAMM Recap

At the recent NAMM show (National Association of Musical Merchants) several manufacturers introduced new products. Here is a wrap up of the pro audio or live event type products:

This post will be updated as more info is available. For more information please email

Shure KSM8 microphone a cool technology that reduces proximity effect on vocals for a clearer, more consistent sound. 

Mackie Axis a new surface to control the DL32R digital rack mixer

Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer a software solution for digital mixing. Looks interesting, but requires a substatial investment in software and hardware.  

Yamaha TF digital mixer V2 updates. This is a bit more of an incremental update (although some nice features) that a full Version 2, but nice to see this platform growing in features. Available now for with a FREE download. Also the iOS iPad app is updated as well. We have updated our rental stock and it has been solid so far.

Audio Technica E series in ear monitors. This looks like a solid line up in good price ranges. 

Yamaha Tio1608 rack mount digital stage box. This and the NY64D fall into the "it's about time"! category. The TF mixer was released in 2015 without the needed stage box or expansion card....we have some special pricing on these if bought in January with a TF mixer.

Yamaha NY64D Dante interface card 64 channel in, 64 channel out interace for TIO1608 and any other Dante digital transport setup or application.

Radial introduced a slew of new products, including an exciting Dante direct box which AFAIK is the first of its kind!  

Audio Technica E series in ear monitors. This looks like a solid line up in good price ranges. 

JBL Pro introduced the VTX monitors. These are high output, concert level stage monitors.

QSC E Series line of speakers. 10/12/15 with 18" subwoofer for portable or installations. These are passive so use with QXD amplifiers.

Presonus ULT speakers of the self-powered variety which are both wide coverage (horiztontal) pattern and long throw (vertical) amazing.

Presonus AVB mixing systems with digital rack mixer, control surface, and recording software.

Hosa Powercon power cables with edison or Powercon ends. Check'em out.


Yamaha TF mixer review <90 secs

Fantastic new iPad-like touch screen (Touch Flow) user interface and a few quirks, but overall an excellent release. Some of the shortcomings, I hope, will be fixed in software revs, and stagebox release. This is a short, phone video showing key items, so for more details or to get your hands on one email me.