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Portable mixer for S1 Pro

Since the tone match mixers are not battery powered with the S1 Pro, what alternatives would you suggest for outdoor use that can run on battery or power bank?

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I’ve been using the Behringer 1002B mixer with my 2 S1s daisy chained together for quite some time now based on recommendations from other forum members. It has worked beautifully. it really makes outdoor setups I’ve been involved with due to covid19 a breeze. I can setup anywhere and in a hurry. I also use 2 Xvive U3s to connect my 2 SM 58A Beta mics to the mixer just to reduce cable clutter. I’ve also found that for outdoors concerts, I put the S1’s on speaker stands about 5 feet up to provide for good projection. 

It uses 3 9V batteries, 2 to power the overall mixer, 1 to provide phantom power. Note phantom power on the unit is 24v vs 48v and there are no special effects like reverb. I don’t need phantom power (so only use 2 9v batteries) and I use the S1 reverb so no need for any effects.

 

It has plenty of channels, is stereo, and the main line outs (L/R) are 1/4 inch balanced so you can have long cable runs from mixer to the S1. My setup involves 2 mics, 2 guitars. I pan all mic output to the Left and guitars to the Right, then put these into the 2 channels on the master S1. This allows me to custom set the reverb for vocals vs guitar and use the ToneMatch switch settings for mic and guitar on appropriate channels. Maybe do some final EQ, but try to centralize that on the mixer and keep the S1 settings flat. 

 

I also use rechargeable EBL 9v batteries which have lasted well beyond a 2-3 hour gig. I always keep a spare set and just rotate through them. They’ve worked flawlessly. 

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I’ve been using the Behringer 1002B mixer with my 2 S1s daisy chained together for quite some time now based on recommendations from other forum members. It has worked beautifully. it really makes outdoor setups I’ve been involved with due to covid19 a breeze. I can setup anywhere and in a hurry. I also use 2 Xvive U3s to connect my 2 SM 58A Beta mics to the mixer just to reduce cable clutter. I’ve also found that for outdoors concerts, I put the S1’s on speaker stands about 5 feet up to provide for good projection. 

It uses 3 9V batteries, 2 to power the overall mixer, 1 to provide phantom power. Note phantom power on the unit is 24v vs 48v and there are no special effects like reverb. I don’t need phantom power (so only use 2 9v batteries) and I use the S1 reverb so no need for any effects.

 

It has plenty of channels, is stereo, and the main line outs (L/R) are 1/4 inch balanced so you can have long cable runs from mixer to the S1. My setup involves 2 mics, 2 guitars. I pan all mic output to the Left and guitars to the Right, then put these into the 2 channels on the master S1. This allows me to custom set the reverb for vocals vs guitar and use the ToneMatch switch settings for mic and guitar on appropriate channels. Maybe do some final EQ, but try to centralize that on the mixer and keep the S1 settings flat. 

 

I also use rechargeable EBL 9v batteries which have lasted well beyond a 2-3 hour gig. I always keep a spare set and just rotate through them. They’ve worked flawlessly. 

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Re: Portable mixer for S1 Pro

Thank you for the comprehensive reply. It is very much appreciated.

the only othe small mixer I stumbled on which appears to be too hard to find is a belcat mx4 u

cheers michael 

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Re: Portable mixer for S1 Pro

One more as the s1 pros are new to me.

do you set bot up behind you so they act as foldbacks as well

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Re: Portable mixer for S1 Pro

Hi mafrost,

I can also recommend CityFolk's suggestion regarding the Behringer 1002B. For the price I find it extremely hard to beat, and Behringer has come a long way since it's early day where it's mixers were basically very cheap and noisy copies of Mackie mixers. Nowadays they pack a lot of punch for the price.

 

As far as the rechargeable EBL 9v batteries goes that CityFolk suggests I can also only say that I use them myself and am completely satisfied with them. I bought mine as a set of 5 complete with the EBL USB 9V charger which can charge up to 5 simultaneously. Being USB it also works with a power bank so you can charge on the go without the need for mains power.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Tony

 

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Thank Tony sounds great

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Always happy to help if I can.

 

By the way, welcome to the forum. I forgot to say that in my first post.

 

Tony