I am so happy that we in a band decided to invest and by Yamaha MG 16. The ratio of price and what you get is more than favorable.
This mixer has 16 channels which is more than enough to plug all the microphones for the band. We use it for drums, bass and guitar amps, two vocals and click tracks and sound loops. The mixer also has a compressor and 10 microphone inputs with preamps which makes it as a real small studio.
In the band we decided to try to record a few songs using this mixer, and I can not describe how satisfied we were. I'll just tell you that we decided not to rent a studio any more :)
Our band has four members, and this mixer has four aux for all channels which allowed us to have a different mix for each band member in-ear monitor and we love that so much that now we don't use in-ear monitors for live gigs only, but also for our rehearsals. The feeling in rehearsals is now as if we were playing our music in the studio, and I sincerely hope that our equipment will last a long time because if something goes wrong, it would be very hard to go back to the old way. Also, the mixer is very well-built, knobs, controls and faders are well made, and mixer itself does not take much of space. Sooooo satisfied!!!! :)