I'm looking to replace my ageing PV14 mixer and I'm considering a Yamaha MG20XU. I play guitar and do sound in a 4 piece band and am looking to branch out into doing sound/PA hire too.
My requirements for a mixer are:
12 mic inputs minimum
2 monitor mixes
Basic built in FX (simple compressor is a massive bonus)
Other than the above, I want quality sound over anything fancy or gimmicky.
Does anyone have experience with the MG20XU? Am I missing a trick by not going digital? 90% of the time I do the sound from the stage, but I do have a quality multicore and a friend keen to learn to ropes. Also, I want reliable control over the equipment and work on the basis of keeping it simple...and I don't want to have to buy an iPad!