The 1402VLZ3 continues the evolution of the Mackie VLZ mixers. With improved XDR2 mic preamps, a re-designed mix bus, and optimized active EQ on every channel, the 1402 VLZ3 is packed with premium features and maximum flexibility. Plus, it is the smallest mixer in the series to boast channel faders for a decidedly professional look and feel. The 1402-VLZ3 is equipped with six mono mic/line channels and four stereo line-input channels, for a total of 14 input channels. Each channel has a 3-band EQ, Aux 1 and 2 sends, Pan, Mute/Alt, Solo and a 60mm fader. In addition, the mic/line channels have phantom power, an input Gain control with 60 dB of gain, a sharp 18 dB/octave, 75 Hz Low Cut filter and a Channel Insert jack for connecting an external processor.
The Mute/Alt 3-4 switch effectively creates a second stereo bus. The Mute button on each channel mutes that channel in the Main Mix, but also acts as a router to the 3-4 stereo bus, greatly increasing signal routing flexibility. The Control Room/Phones section has its own level control, outputs and input matrix for selecting any combination of Main Mix, Tape In and Alt 3-4 to create custom headphone mixes, to monitor tape levels and more. A separate switch routes this multi-source signal back into the Main Mix.
Aux Send 1 has a master level control and a switch for selecting pre- or post-fader send, whereas Aux Send 2 is a fixed post-fader send, perfect for effects loops. There are two stereo returns, with a switch to route Stereo Return 2 to Aux Send 1 (to include reverb in the monitors, for example). Other features include a stereo tape input and output, a 1/4-inch stereo headphone jack, stereo 12-segment LED meters, and both TRS and XLR stereo output jacks, with a mic/line level switch on the XLR outs. Because of its many features and versatility, the 1402VLZ3 may be used for extra studio-grade preamps, as aux inputs for a mixing console, or as an impedance- or level-matching audio toolkit. And the mix will surely benefit from the tactile interaction with the channel faders.
→ New ultra-low noise VLZ3 design with highest possible headroom
→ Ultra-wide 60dB gain range
→ 130dB dynamic range
→ 22dBu line input handling
→ Extended low frequency response
→ Distortion under 0.0007% (20Hz - 20kHz)
→ Phantom power for studio condenser mics
→ 14 high-headroom line inputs
→ Advanced DC pulse transformer RF rejection
→ 2 Aux sends, level, pan and PFL solo on each channel
→ 2 stereo Aux returns EFX to Monitor
→ 3-Band Active EQ (80Hz, 2.5kHz, 12kHz)
→ 18dB/oct. 75Hz Lo-Cut filter on Mic input channels
→ ALT 3/4 stereo bus for added versatility
→ Control Room/Phones source matrix
→ Rack-mountable design using optional rack ears
→ Sealed rotary controls to resist dust and grime
→ New Multi-Voltage power supply for worldwide use
→ Rugged steel chassis
→ Includes Tracktion 3 Music Production Software for Mac or PC