February 2024

Audio Mixers: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of audio mixers rankings posted by key online experts, as of February 2024.

Summary

On 7 Feb 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 101 audio mixer endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

76 audio mixers were endorsed in total, only 19 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 7 Feb 2024, Yamaha MG10XU takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed audio mixer with 5 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 5 recommended it as the '#1 audio mixer' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking audio mixers start at $49.99 (Pyle PMX7BU) and go up to $3090 (Soundcraft Si Expression 1). Median audio mixer costs $322.86 (Tascam Mixcast 4).
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At a glance - February Ranking

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Rank Change Price Audio Mixer
BestCovery
BestReviews
WireRealm
Music Radar
Old Time Music
Spy
Vlog Tribe
Hustlr
Podcast Insights
Music Critic
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Yamaha MG10XU
The Yamaha MG10XU mixer is a versatile and reliable tool with 24 built-in effects presets, audio interface capabilities, and 10 input channels, making it suitable for a range of use cases.
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Zoom LiveTrak L-12
The Zoom LiveTrak L-12 mixer is a versatile and portable device with 16 built-in effects presets, 12-track simultaneous recording, and a 14-in/4-out USB audio interface connectivity, making it a reliable and user-friendly recording device for musicians, podcasters, and content creators.
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Behringer Xenyx 502
The Behringer Xenyx 502 mixer is a reliable and affordable option for those who need a basic mixer without built-in effects, offering quality sound, versatile inputs and outputs, and USB master outputs for easy transfer of recorded audio to a computer or other device.
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TC-Helicon GoXLR
The TC-Helicon GoXLR mixer is a versatile and user-friendly audio mixer that offers customizable effects and audio parameters, making it ideal for content creators, streamers, podcasters, and musicians who want to produce high-quality audio.
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Alto Professional ZMX122FX
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BEHRINGER Xenyx 1222
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Mackie PROFX8v2
The Mackie PROFX8v2 mixer is a versatile and portable mixer with high-quality effects, USB connectivity, and a variety of input options, making it an excellent choice for musicians, podcasters, and live sound engineers.
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Yamaha Emx5014c
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Yamaha AG03
The Yamaha AG03 mixer is a versatile and portable audio interface with built-in effects, customizable sound options, and multiple input/output options, making it a great option for podcasting, music production, and live streaming.
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Peavey Pvi 6500
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Behringer PMP6000
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Allen & Heath ZED-12FX
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Maker Hart Loop Mixer
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Soundcraft EPM6
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Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
The Behringer Xenyx 1202FX mixer is a versatile and affordable option for small to medium-sized venues, home studios, and podcasting setups, with 100 built-in effect presets, a stereo USB audio interface, and a range of inputs and outputs.
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Behringer XR18
The Behringer XR18 Digital Mixer is a versatile and portable mixer with recording capabilities, effects, and connectivity options, making it ideal for live performances, studio recordings, and post-production applications.
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Rode Caster Pro
The Rode Caster Pro Audio Mixer is a powerful and versatile tool for podcasters, live streamers, and content creators, offering a range of DSP processors and effects, up to 14 simultaneous tracks, and a variety of connectivity options.
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Mackie 1604 VLZ4
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Mackie ProFX12v2
The Mackie ProFX12v2 mixer is a versatile and reliable audio mixer with a range of effects options, USB connectivity, and a variety of input and output options, making it a great option for musicians, live performers, and sound engineers.
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#18 $75.99 Maker Hart Loop Mixer
#3 $99 Behringer Xenyx 502
#9 $176.99 Yamaha AG03
#20 $239.99 Behringer Xenyx 1202FX
#1 $267.99 Yamaha MG10XU
#6 $269 BEHRINGER Xenyx 1222
#19 $305 Soundcraft EPM6
#4 $343.14 TC-Helicon GoXLR
#7 $374.48 Mackie PROFX8v2
#22 $635.15 Rode Caster Pro
#16 $639 Behringer PMP6000
#17 $729.99 Allen & Heath ZED-12FX
#21 $795 Behringer XR18

We ranked Yamaha MG10XU #1 in February 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Yamaha MG10XU as #1.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Simple Yet Solid

Built-in compression helps the audio shine;
48 volts of phantom power keeps all the mics and inputs sounding crisp.
Smooth digital effects (including reverb) create a strong, lean sound without the need for extensive training.
Great for musicians.

USB interface can be difficult to use

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Spy

Has 20 outputs
making it capable enough for larger settings.
Variety of built-in effects.
USB output.

Can potentially overheat.

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Vlog Tribe

Great All-in-one Audio Mixer

It has ten channel mixers
It is easy to use
It is durable
It has 4XLR input

On an expensive side
Some reviews are saying it malfunctions and overheats

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Podcast Insights

Best Mixer For Multi-Person Podcasts

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Music Critic

24 effects
Varying input options
Compressor knobs
3-band EQ
Compact and lightweight
Yamaha quality

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We ranked Zoom LiveTrak L-12 #2 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Zoom LiveTrak L-12 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Best of the best

A simple but comprehensive unit that doesn't take up too much space.
Connect up to 5 headphones at once.
Scene-saving function lets you save up to 9 at once.
Buyers laud its comprehensive feature set for such a portable unit.

Some reports of sound-bleeding through channels.

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Music Radar

This capable mixer is ideal for rehearsal rooms

All-in-one mixer and recorder
Custom mix monitoring

Mic preamps not quite flawless

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Old Time Music

Has everything you need to mix and record a live show.
Lots of onboard effects and features.
Easily transportable and well made.

None really.

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend audio mixers.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of audio mixers, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for February 2024 ranking

We ranked Behringer Xenyx 502 #3 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Best bang for the Buck

This portable sound mixer might have a limited scope of features and connections, but it makes them all count.
The included preamp and 2-Band British EQ help give the sounds a more professional sound.
Easy setup out of the box.
Great for podcasters and voiceover artists.

A few reports of faulty (loose) power supply

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Vlog Tribe

Budget-Friendly and Compact Streaming Audio Mixer

Affordable
It comes with five channels
It is lightweight and compact
It has an easy-to-use design and interface

It could overheat when used for a long time
This Mixer lacks wireless capabilities

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Music Critic

Best Value

Stereo inputs
Built-in mic preamps
Simple navigation features
3 channel
Fantastic audio

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We ranked TC-Helicon GoXLR #4 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked TC-Helicon GoXLR as #1.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Great For Looping

Part multi-channel mixer, part preamp, part sampler—this unit does a little bit of everything.
TC-Helicon is a favorite among musicians and podcasters for its simple and beautiful design.
Easy-access buttons make everything simple. Great for streamers

While many musicians love this unit, some may want more control than this offers.

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Vlog Tribe

Most Popular Audio Mixer for Streaming

It has high power
It produces exquisite sound quality
It has a multiple voice effects option
It has an RGB lights function

It is expensive
Some complaints are saying that it malfunctions a few months after use

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We ranked Alto Professional ZMX122FX #5 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Spy

Features two-bus design for convenience and control. There is a three-band EQ on each channel. Compact size still accommodates eight channels. Provides phantom power

The headphone channel is not separate.

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Hustlr

4-channel
Two stereo inputs
Clear sound
24-bit DSP effects
Onboard Alesis digital effects

The power cord is not durable

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Music Critic

16 professional effects
Compact
Auxiliary sends
Decent price
Simple and straightforward interface

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We ranked BEHRINGER Xenyx 1222 #6 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked BEHRINGER Xenyx 1222 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Hustlr

4-channel
Warm and dynamic sound
LED control knob
16 presets
Removes unwanted noise

Quality is subpar

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Music Critic

Best Overall

Comes with all the software you need
Anti-feedback technology
Studio-level quality

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We ranked Mackie PROFX8v2 #7 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Mackie PROFX8v2 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Old Time Music

EQ on each channel.
Great effects.
Easily transportable.

Only has eight channels, some may need more.

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Podcast Insights

Best Mixer For Multi-Person Podcasts

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We ranked Yamaha Emx5014c #8 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
WireRealm

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Old Time Music

Rugged steel construction.
Rack Mountable.
Excellent SPX effects on board.

Might be expensive for some.

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We ranked Yamaha AG03 #9 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Old Time Music

Excellent recording and loopback options.
Multi-usage.
Built-in audio interface.

Not particularly cheap for its size.

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Podcast Insights

Best Mixer For Solo Or 2-Person Podcasts

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We ranked Peavey Pvi 6500 #10 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BestCovery

Runner Up

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Old Time Music

Enough effects to handle basic sound production.
Well made and sturdy for travel.
Basic but built to be that way.

Best for live work only.

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We ranked Behringer PMP6000 #11 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BestCovery

Best Powered Mixer

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Music Critic

Editor's Pick

100 amazing presents
Anti-feedback technology
800 watts of power

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We ranked Allen & Heath ZED-12FX #12 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Old Time Music

12 channel mixer with preamps on 6.
Masses of excellent features.
Good effects.

Will take some time to get to know its operation.

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Podcast Insights

Best Mixer For Multi-Person Podcasts

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We ranked Maker Hart Loop Mixer #13 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Vlog Tribe

Versatile Design Audio Mixer for Streaming

It has a versatile design
This audio mixer has 9V Power
It is a 5-channel mixer
It has 3 outputs available

The power button is said to get stuck on the casing
Some complain about issues with the input

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Hustlr

5-channel
3 outputs
Versatile design
Signal control
Mono and stereo adapter
9V power

The power button can get stuck inside the casing

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We ranked Soundcraft EPM6 #14 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BestCovery

Best Digital Mixer

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Music Critic

Compact case
Easy-to-navigate controls
Studio or live use
Excellent sound quality
Simple features

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We ranked Behringer Xenyx 1202FX #15 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Hustlr

Affordable
5-channel
Durable
Dynamic quality
Easy to use

It does not give much room for customization
No wireless connection available

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Music Critic

Plenty of input and output options
Compact
Lots of effects
Well-priced
Easy to navigate
USB Channel

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We ranked Behringer XR18 #16 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BestCovery

Best Digital Mixer

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WireRealm

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We ranked Rode Caster Pro #17 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Music Radar

Step up your podcasting game with this ace little mixer

Specialist capabilities
Programmable pads are a great addition

No ¼” jack inputs

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Podcast Insights

Best Mixer For Multi-Person Podcasts

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We ranked Mackie 1604 VLZ4 #18 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
WireRealm

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Old Time Music

Tough, sturdy build.
Preamps on all channels.
Sealed control units

The price might put some off.

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We ranked Mackie ProFX12v2 #19 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best audio mixers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Old Time Music

Compact and easy to transport.
Packed with sound and mixing options.
Good value for money.

Some may require a bigger desk.

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Podcast Insights

Best Mixer For Multi-Person Podcasts

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