Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to ggz123)Re: M20D and Studiolive 16.4.2 comparisons
Thank you very much for the comparison and review. We are very pleased that you have had so much success after the prior unit's malfunction. By the way, that unit was an isolated incident. Happy performing.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to superflybass)Re: M20D and Studiolive 16.4.2 comparisons
Yes, I am still happy with it. In fact, I sold my Presonus studiolive 16.4.2. The only thing I have done different from my original post is I purchased rack ears (VERY EASY INSTALLATION) and a SKB 1SKB-R106 - 10U Over 6U case. The case has a slant top, cord routing options and a hard top as well. I will install my DBX Driverack PA + and 2 wireless receiver and power conditioner and still have room to spare if ever needed. This will all weigh only 40 lbs which is very managable and considerably less than my EV ELX112P, ELX115P, QSC KW153 speakers or KW181 subs. It will also make setup and tear down SO MUCH EASIER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything will be pre cabled....just pop off the top of the case, run the calbes to the speakers, call up any saved pre-set from the M20D, quick sound check, hit record and BOOM the Gig starts. The rack is arriving this morning and we have a gig tomorrow night that will be approx a 2 hour drive to get there. AS you all probably know, any time saved setting up is very valuable, but after the gig when you are dead tired after laying out your soul on the stage for 3-4 hours, any time tearing down is a GOD SEND!!!!!
I love this mixer, I love the Line 6 tech support folks, they have all been great.......from John who seems to be the one who usually takes my call to the managers and the parts folks. I have already posted my story regarding the first Line 6 unit I had and how Line 6 fixed it over night, well here is part II of the story......I received the rack ear installation kit from BHPHOTO early this week, however, the necessary screws and washers and instructions were missing. The instructions are very easy, no manual needed. I called Line 6 tech support to get info regarding screw sizes so I could just run down to Home Depot to pick some up. Line 6 over nighted the screws unsolicited. Unbelievable service and courtesy when I call. They are awesome As I have stated before, I am a vocalist and keyboard player so this was my first Line 6 purchase. I have owned Presonus, Korg, Yamaha, DBX, EV, QSC, and many other brands in the past and have never had any support that came close to what I have received from Line 6. That alone would make me tell you to buy the M20D over any other mixer that was in the same class....but, the M20D is just a better unit. Less complicated, just as configurable as you want it to be without having to be a rocket scientist (sound engineer) to get a great sound. The pre-sets are professional and gig ready without any tweaking if neeeded. IT IS THAT GOOD.
Buy this, don't think twice and make your life easier and your music ventures more pleasurable.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 6:31 PM (in response to ggz123)Re: M20D and Studiolive 16.4.2 comparisons
I am looking to move up from an Allen&Heath Zed22FX to a Stagescape or the 16.4.2. We are a six-piece band that uses Bose 1 towers (2) and four Bose bass bins. We mix from the stage but are musicians, not engineers. The more I read, the more I am intrigued by the Soundscape.
How has your unit been working for you?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 5:09 AM (in response to dkleiner)Re: M20D and Studiolive 16.4.2 comparisons
Best feature of the StageScape M20d
Ok, I'll make a bold statement:
The M20d is the only mixer that will make you sound better even without using it at the GIG!
I've been GIGing and rehearsing with the M20d for a little while now.
The best thing that happened it that my both my bands are playing better!
How that happens?
We record all the rehearsals and gigs in multitrack. Then I'll take the mixer home and fine tune the mix.
So our live mixes are getting better and better because they are mixed with time and patience just like a studio mix.
I make every thing sound great without touching the main out DSP. I use that to correct for the PA and room at the gig.
Also, I'll have all the time, piece and quiet to evaluate all the performance!
I'll make notes about what I think needs rehearsal and correction and send the mixes to my band mates via e-mail so that they can draw their own conclusions.
Then, I'll send to each one a mix with their track way louder so they have a solid reference of what they've done.
And a mix without their part so they can use it as a baking track to practice at home!
All this process put's a little more workload on my shoulders.
But both bands are progressing at an amazing pace! It's incredible!
This thing (the M20d) is amazing because is the first mixer that also makes the source (band) sound better!
So, even if you play a gig with rented or local sound and don't use thee M20d. You will still sound better because of it.
Because it helped you rehearsing and improving your band's performance!