Opinion - mixer Gemini FX-7000

Discussion in 'Pro Audio' started by Shrink, Aug 28, 2004.

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    Shrink Guest

    I am preparing to buy a mixer, mainly for home mixing and fun,
    maybe some private parties. I browsed through web for mixers
    with built-in effect processor, and found that this Gemini FX-7000
    is just what I need. But I can't find any good costumers reviews,
    so if someone from here can tell me something more about this
    mixer, or maybe recommend me some other mixer.
    What I expect of an mixer? 3 channels and effect processor.
     
    Shrink, Aug 28, 2004
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    Pooh Bear Guest

    It's a cheap DJ mixer - is that what you want ? Don't expect anything
    special of it.

    Doesn't really belong in a pro newsgroup.

    Graham
     
    Pooh Bear, Aug 29, 2004
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    Shrink Guest

    I know it is cheap, but I don't have much money. So what if it is cheap?
    Does it really means that it is bad? I will not use it on hi-fi equipment,
    just to connect it with my PC and use it in mixing programs, I don't really
    have decks.

    I was trying to find best group for this question... What would be
    alternative?
     
    Shrink, Aug 29, 2004
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    Mike Rivers Guest

    It could be inappropriate, and that's bad.
    Just what is is that you want to do? Where do the inputs come from?
    Where do the outputs go? What are the output levels of your sources?
    What's the input sensitivity of your mix destination? What kind of
    connectors (will you need adapters or specially wired cables?)?

    Many things determine how appropriate this is for your application.
    Your dealer.


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    Mike Rivers, Aug 29, 2004
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    Shrink Guest

    I like mixing with my mp3 collection. I use programs like DeeJaysystem &
    Traktor. I have 2 soundcards, and they are my inputs. They are not
    expensive cards, I will even say cheap.
    Output is some old Pioneer amplifier connected to speakers (KEF5 150W).

    So as you see, with that hardware, I really don't need any expensive or
    hi-quality mixer. I just want to mix music, and to experiment with effect
    processor. I don't know if I will hear a difference (on my sound system)
    between hitech mixer and let's say Gemini.

    Yes, but I don't know are they trustworthy. I aked one delar who sells
    mainly
    Reloop products for opinion, and he just talked about how good Reloop
    is and how I shoud buy it.
    I really wanted to hear reviews from "real" people.
     
    Shrink, Aug 29, 2004
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    Shrink Guest

    Unfortunatelly, I don't live in country where everything is available
    (forget about online shopping) so I really doubt that anyone is selling
    this American Audio.

    Strange, I hear from people who have Behringer that they are not
    so satisfied with their mixers. And there is only one model with
    built-in effect processor - DJX700, and that is just to big.
     
    Shrink, Aug 29, 2004
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    George Guest

    I like mixing with my mp3 collection. I use programs like DeeJaysystem &
    Traktor. I have 2 soundcards, and they are my inputs. They are not
    expensive cards, I will even say cheap.
    Output is some old Pioneer amplifier connected to speakers (KEF5 150W).

    So as you see, with that hardware, I really don't need any expensive or
    hi-quality mixer. I just want to mix music, and to experiment with effect
    processor. I don't know if I will hear a difference (on my sound system)
    between hitech mixer and let's say Gemini.

    Yes, but I don't know are they trustworthy. I aked one delar who sells
    mainly
    Reloop products for opinion, and he just talked about how good Reloop
    is and how I shoud buy it.
    I really wanted to hear reviews from "real" people.[/QUOTE]

    The gemini will work for you, it is not very rugged and if you move
    into turntables you will need better but for the above application,
    house arties, making personal mix cd's and such you should be OK
    Buy it as cheap as yolu can so you do not feel bad when it give up the
    ghost in 6 months or a year
    George
     
    George, Aug 29, 2004
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    Mike Rivers Guest

    In that case, a DJ mixer is probably the right choice for you. Gemini
    is cheap and functional, Rane is top-of-the-line and will last a
    lifetime. For what you want to do, you probably really want a DJ mixer
    with a cross-fader rather than a more conventioal audio mixer. Go for
    it.

    One thing that you should check is to be sure that the inputs to the
    mixer aren't exclusively for phono cartridges. Those are low level and
    have RIAA equalization. You want line level unequalized inputs for
    your sound cards.
    I've never heard of Reloop, but then I don't follow DJ technology at
    all. The way to tell if you can trust a dealer is to ask him to
    compare his recommendation with the mixer that you've studied and have
    come in to buy. If he can show you features side-by-side and explain
    why he has his preference (and it makes sense to you) then he's
    probably worth trusting. If he can't, but just insists that another
    brand is better then he's just after more profit.
    Probably a DJ newsgroup would be where you'll find more people with
    experience with this sort of hardware.

    --
    I'm really Mike Rivers ()
    However, until the spam goes away or Hell freezes over,
    lots of IP addresses are blocked from this system. If
    you e-mail me and it bounces, use your secret decoder ring
    and reach me here: double-m-eleven-double-zero at yahoo
     
    Mike Rivers, Aug 29, 2004
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    hank alrich Guest

    Gemini offers a three year warranty to the original purchaser from the
    initial date of purchase.
     
    hank alrich, Aug 31, 2004
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