Incredibly Affordable and Powerful Mackie Mixer!
Mackie’s 402-VLZ3 is a premium Mackie VLZ mixer that you can take home for under a hundred dollars! Bringing solid, reliable Mackie construction to lower-input applications, Mackie outfitted the 402-VLZ3 with two phenomenal mic preamps, and switchable hi-Z instrument inputs – ideal for the performing singer-songwriter! Yet, with its host of other connection possibilities, the 402-VLZ3 is an excellent choice for on-the-go recording, multimedia projects, field mixing, broadcast use, post-production work, and even in your home studio. Wherever you are, you can carefully dial in and sculpt your sound with the 402-VLZ3’s musical EQ, while remaining aware of your levels with its bright eight-seqment stereo meters with overload LEDs. An astounding value, you’ll enjoy top-notch Mackie design and proven Mackie reliability when you choose the 402-VLZ3!
Mackie 402-VLZ3 at a Glance:
- Tremendous XDR2 Preamps
- Premium musical EQ section
- Ultra-compact, yet ultra-versatile
- Sleek, rugged design
Tremendous XDR2 Preamps
If you want excellent, professional sound, you need great mic pres – that’s why Mackie put a lot of heart into the design of the 402-VLZ3’s XDR2 (Extended Dynamic Range) mic preamps. Delivering pure, clean, studio-grade sound, these pres have an impressively wide frequency range, especially in the low end, and even at extremely high gain settings. Switchable phantom power means you can use any of your favorite microphones with your 402-VLZ3 and expect incredible, high-quality sound. While it’s true that the VLZ3 mixers have gained an excellent reputation for more than just their mic pres, we can’t help but attribute some of that fame to the XDR2’s superb design.
Premium musical EQ section
The 402-VLZ3 features an ultra-musical 2-band active EQ for tweaking and sculpting your signature sound. Mackie spent time optimizing the center frequencies of these EQs, and it shows on the 402-VLZ3: enjoy low shelving at 80Hz and high shelving at 12kHz to find that right balance between punch and brilliance. Plus, up to 15dB boost/cut per band gives you a lot of flexibility, and the useful 100Hz low cut/highpass switch on each mic input can save you from that dreaded low-frequency muddiness.
Ultra-compact, yet ultra-versatile
Weighing three pounds with its power supply, the Mackie 402-VLZ3 is small and light enough to fit in your backpack, but don’t let its small footprint fool you. This mixer is a sonic beast, delivering a host of professional features to enhance your mixing experience, on top of versatile ins and outs to accommodate nearly any low-input configuration! Two switchable hi-Z instrument inputs mean you can plug your electric guitar or bass in directly, or, when disengaged, allow you to connect keyboards, CD, or MP3 players – anything line level. Plug a stereo microphone into the mic inputs, and record with amazing clarity onto your location recording device. You can even run the tape outputs into your laptop’s stereo inputs and use recording software to capture your sound for later tweaking and editing. Adding even more functionality, you can actually attach your 402-VLZ3 to a mic stand for convenient, hand-level control wherever you take it.
Sleek, rugged design
Professionals around the world choose Mackie mixers for their road-proven, time-tested design. These VLZ3 Mixers are the same Mackie workhorses we’ve come to expect, designed to take some serious abuse, yet keep on sounding their best. With Mackie’s legendary solid-steel chassis that protects it from any tough knocks, your 402-VLZ3’s control knobs even ride just above the surface of the chassis, transferring potential impact to the chassis – and not to the vital circuit board. Thick, horizontally mounted fiberglass PC boards add to the 402-VLZ3’s brick-like construction, giving it a shock-absorbing support structure that’s truly built to last.
Mackie 402-VLZ3 Features:
- Ultra-compact 4-channel mixer with low noise, high-headroom VLZ3 design
- 2 studio-grade XDR2 Extended Dynamic Range mic preamps
- Ultra-wide 60dB gain range
- Extended low frequency response
- Distortion under 0.0007% (20Hz – 20kHz)
- Phantom power for studio condenser mics
- 4 high-headroom line inputs
- Selectable Instrument inputs on first two channels – no DI box needed
- 2-band Active EQ (80Hz, 12kHz)
- High-resolution 8-segment stereo meters
- Sealed rotary controls to resist dust and grime
- Rugged steel chassis
The 402-VLZ3 is a top-notch, affordable Mackie mixer!