$1,349 and $1,699 (2404-VLZ3 and 3204-VLZ3, respectively)
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Mackie has introduced two mid-format analog consoles, each featuring dual internal FX processors, dedicated compression and 4-track recording via USB –- the 24-channel 2404-VLZ3 and 32-channel 3204-VLZ3 (pictured). The Mackie 2404-VLZ3 and 3204-VLZ3 feature low-noise, high-headroom XDR2 mic channels (20 and 28, respectively) and two dedicated channels for stereo inputs. Inline compression is available on the four subgroups and four select channels.
Dual 32-bit RMFX effects processors offer 16 useable presets, including tap delay. The integrated 4×2 USB interface offers multiple routing options to a DAW, with a convenient stereo return that’s assignable to the mains for background music or into a channel strip for mix integration.
Stay tuned for a full review of the 2404-VLZ3 in Pro Audio Review.