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So we created the VLZ3, the perfect ultra-compact mixer for applications that require few inputs, but demand full-on professional sound. The 4-channel VLZ3 delivers pure VLZ3 quality in our smallest form factor ever, making it ideal when your input counts are low, or when space is at a premium. In a sleek, small package, you get the signature VLZ3 high headroom, low noise design, complete with 2 XDR2 preamps, premium EQ, and modern mix bus architecture, for the best-sounding, mini-est pro mixer on the planet.

And the price is mini, tooin fact, its our lowest price in recorded history for a VLZ3 mixer. At last, you no longer need to buy more mixer than you need just to get the quality you deserve. Thats because serious amounts of time and energy went into their design, and the result is phenomenal. You simply wont find preamps this good on any other mixer in this price range. The XDR2 preamps deliver pure, clean, studio-grade soundthe kind of quality youd expect to find in pricey boutique mic pres. They have an incredibly wide frequency range, especially in the low end, and even at extremely high gain settings.

They offer incredibly low noise, amazing RFI rejection, and with 60dB of available gain per channel, the VLZ3 can handle inputs ranging from a whisper to a scream. With the superior sound of the VLZ3s two XDR2 preamps, rest assured you will always get optimum performance out of your professional ribbon, dynamic, and condenser mics.

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We invested tremendous resources into optimizing the center frequencies of our EQs, and improved the interaction of the separate EQ bands, so your tracks can be molded and tweaked for the perfect result. Read more Small Yet Powerfully Flexible Though small in stature, the VLZ3 provides an incredible abundance of professional features and mission-critical tools to enhance your mixing experience and your creativity.

In addition to essential features like phantom power for your condenser mics, you get a variety of user options that make the VLZ3 a surprisingly versatile mixing machine. Two switchable Hi-Z instrument inputs allow you to plug instruments like electric guitar or bass in direct, no external gear required or, disengage the switch to connect line level sources such as keyboards, or CD or mp3 players.

Use the high pass filters on channels 1 and 2 to cut the rumble with the touch of a button.

Connect line level stereo gear like DJ decks using the assignable stereo RCA input, and either route to your phones for queuing up, or to your main mix for overdubbing while monitoring back from your computer on phones. Flexibly monitor and record mono and stereo sources using the stereo pan functionwhen the switch is out, a mono source will be split between the left and right of the main mix equally, and when the switch is in, channels 1 and 2 are hard-panned left and right perfect for recording stereo mics. No matter how you use it, the VLZ3 supplies everything you need to get the job done.

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Connect line level stereo gear like DJ decks using the assignable stereo RCA input, and either route to your phones for queuing up, or to your main mix for overdubbing while monitoring back from your computer on phones. Flexibly monitor and record mono and stereo sources using the stereo pan function — when the switch is out, a mono source will be split between the left and right of the main mix equally, and when the switch is in, channels 1 and 2 are hard-panned left and right perfect for recording stereo mics. No matter how you use it, the VLZ3 supplies everything you need to get the job done.

ProfileNow you can have your pro mixer, and take it with you, too. The VLZ3 features a tight, low-profile design that fits the most modest — or congested — areas perfectly, including your backpack or laptop case.

Mackie's legendary solid-steel chassis can take the kind of abuse that would turn competitors' flimsy boxes into twisted chunks of debris. Instead of cheap, unsealed potentiometers, Mackie uses co-molded pots, which offer substantial strain and impact relief. By design, Mackie's control knobs 'ride' just above the surface of the chassis, so if something falls onto the mixer, the impact is transferred from the knobs to the chassis — not to the potentiometers or circuit board.

Finally, Mackie uses thick, horizontally mounted fiberglass PC boards to eliminate the potential for damage and brace them with a shock-absorbing support structure. And not only is the VLZ3 tough, but it can be flexibly positioned, thanks to a bottom panel that lets you easily mount an optional mic stand adapter with just a few screws. Attach your VLZ3 to a mic stand, and you can adjust its height and angle to suit your unique—or weird — work style.

With its professional features and ultra-compact footprint, the VLZ3 is ideal for a variety of applications, including home studio and on-the-go recording, multimedia projects, field mixing, broadcast use, and post-production work.

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Check out Mackie's hookup guide to see how you can put it all together. The best-sounding, most professional ultra-compact in its class, the VLZ3 gives new meaning to the old adage, less is more. While there are other ultra-compact mixers out in the world these days, none provide the performance or sound quality of the VLZ3. Thanks to its ultra-flexible, super-versatile, professional design, you get the low input count you want, the extra space you need, and the quality you deserve — all at an unbelievably low price.

Put simply, the VLZ3 is the go-anywhere, fit-anywhere professional mixer, delivering superior sound quality — and unbeatable value.

If you don't see it, it doesn't mean we don't have it. If you are interested in a certain product, but don't see it on our website, please call us or e-mail us! Small Yet Powerfully Flexible Though small in stature, the VLZ3 provides an incredible abundance of professional features and mission-critical tools to enhance your mixing experience — and your creativity.

Ultra-compact, sleek, rugged chassis ProfileNow you can have your pro mixer, and take it with you, too.