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8-In Digital Mixer with Bluetooth and App Control, 60 mm Channel Faders, 2 FX Processors and USB/Audio Interface

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November 10, 2020

Digital mixers offer studio quality processing, total recall of all settings and even remote operation. All attractive features, thought often coming at the cost of increased size.

Behringer’s experience with analog small format mixers shows that there are many users who need a mixer that is compact, affordable, dependable and easy to operate.

Typical applications very often just need to balance the level of a handful of sources. So, why making things more complicated than they need to be? It is time for something new providing modern features and workflows in a simple and light form – enter FLOW 8.

EZ-GAIN ASSISTED GAIN STAGING

Have you ever heard someone say, “you need to pay attention to your gain staging”? Do you know what the “gain structure” is about? When you are interested in clean and healthy signals, with low noise and low harmonic distortion, then adjusting the right amount of preamp gain is paramount. Since source signals can be anything from a strong hit on the snare drum, to the subtle hum of bees, there is not one gain fitting all possible purposes.

Gain staging is always a compromise and finding the right one requires either experience and technical knowledge, or the new FLOW 8 EZ-GAIN feature. The function can monitor signals on one or all channels at the same time, until you think the loudest sounds have been put to it. EZ GAIN will then automatically adjust the channel gain to the optimum headroom.

EZ GAIN will automatically engage the 48 V phantom power on mic inputs 1/2 when no signal is coming in, just in case you forgot to do that. It will switch it off again if no signal is coming in still.

FULL APP REMOTE CONTROL

Let’s face it, small mixers are more often placed where cables end, rather than in a position where it would be most useful for controlling the mix. You may have to stretch out for controlling levels or walk away from the mixer to judge if your adjustment has the desired effect. No longer!

FLOW 8 mixers offer full remote control from Android or iOS devices, giving the freedom to go exactly where the sound is ideal for making any sort of adjustment. Tweak the 9-band EQ for the main PA speakers, set the compressor on the bass guitar or adjust the mix for the talents on stage.

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Behringer: behringer.com
Australian Distributor: australismusic.com.au
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