The MS1202-VLZ has recorded symphonies and audiophile acoustic guitar albums, done network television and radio broadcasts, and more. Why? Because it is a Mackie. That means features, reliability, and affordability. And in the case of the 1202-VLZ, ultra-compact-ability. We call the MS1202-VLZ the "Swiss Army Knife®" of compact mixers because of its many uses. Some people use it as their only mixer in a small studio or multimedia/video post suite. Big name producers and engineers use them for their high quality mic preamps -- they've got the headroom and low noise characteristics of those on very expensive mixing consoles (or as the British call them, "desks"). Quiet enough to record audiophile discs, the MS1202-VLZ makes use of Mackie's VLZ® circuit design, just like all of our compact mixers.
Other features of the MS1202-VLZ include: 3-band EQ, Mute/Alt 3-4 for an extra stereo bus on a 2-bus mixer, low cut filter on mic channels (1-4) for eliminating mic thumps and wind noise from your mix, Control Room/Phones matrix for routing flexibility, balanced inputs and outputs (except headphones, channel inserts, and RCAs), and balanced XLR main outputs. If you're looking for a compact mixer that packs an impressive punch, the MS1202-VLZ is it.