How can you say the sound was horrendous, if that was the case Yamaha would not have sold the bucket loads of them that they did.
When you say horrendous, that is a very severe criticism. It implies the mixers were unusable.
Thank you for your reply. I’m going to try and service it anyway.That mixer is ancient digital technology, having more than 20 years now it needs for sure a complete Electrolytic capacitor Recap job, probably if you do that the problem will be solved. So try that first
I personally would just replace that mixer completely, unfortunately had to use those mixers a lot of times in the past, the sound of those earlier Yamaha digital mixer was horrendous, it's completely outdated nowadays in terms of features, internal processing (Eq,Comp,Effects) and sounds worst than anything that's out there in the present.
Thanks again, no need to discuss if there are better options. My intention is to try to keep it as long as I can. He did say “in his opinion.” I understand time and technology advancements. I will enjoy the process of trying to repair it and it will be more satisfying to me when using it after that fact. Again I thank you all for your help and responses.Gee, fellers, I sorta, kinda think you are not picking up what Mr. Whoops is putting down. (NOT that he needs MY help to make his point! ...)
He did not say the old mixer sounded bad or made bad recordings IN ITS TIME. He merely says it has been vastly superseded by newer models, and it may be more cost effective to buy a current model than refurbish the old one. The old model may have been state of the art THEN, but it sounds horrendous compared with current models. Should the bloke refurbish it, or replace it with a newer, better model?
Consider a parallel situation: In the 1970s I enjoyed a set of KOSS PRO 4/AA headphones which, AT THAT TIME, was considered pretty good. Yielding to a surge of nostalgia, last year I purchased a second pair, and they sounded horrendous compared to ALL other headphones I have owned since owning my first set of PRO 4/AA headphones. I quickly sold them to a ham radio operator who wanted their 15 dB passive noise reduction and weak bass response, making them better suited to communications grade audio than Hi-Fi music.
While both devices sounded good in their day, they are really lousy by today's standards. At least that is MY take on his comment.
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Heres a track recorded and mixed on an 02R. Now you tell me if it sounds crappy!
Thanks for the critique! Perhaps put up an example of your music so I can return the favour.
By the way, that album went to no 1 in New Zealand and sold 100,000 copies.
I've never really liked the Yamaha sound, but to call it "horrendous" seems a bit over the top,