I have bought many mixers and the nuo 4.0 finally was the one I was looking for. It's an analogue 4 channel mixer with some very simple but excellent features.
Features: The eq knobs are big making them much easier to handle. Also they are full kill allowing me to mix out a track completely with just the eq knobs. Furthermore the 3 eq bands (low, mid, high) cut(kill)/boost ideally allowing me to mix in certain sounds/instruments of a track better than any mixer before. The upfaders and crossfader are another mixing tool and there curve/shape is adjustable. This feature is not often available for upfaders on other mixers and allowed more control over my mix. Other features worth mentioning are a reverse switch (useful for cutting in a track), a comprehensive fx send/return option for external fx (the routing worked very well with a SP 404-SX) and balanced xlr master and booth outputs.
Sound: The mixer is totally analogue and sounds warm. The sound has a transparent quality which complimented the sound quality of the cartridge/stylus I used on my turntables and the headphones I was mixing over. As the saying goes the signal path is as good as its weakest link!
Conclusion: Purely for mixing its ideal with excellent features. The sound is great. All in all a top mixer.
This is good analog mixer. No effects but plenty of effects routing options. If you have external eff. unit this will be perfect match (if you are looking for purely analog mixer).
Layout is straight forward and easy to use. I might complain about some controls placement but it's a minor issue. Sound quality is good. Very clean and might sound rather clinical which may be good or bad thing depending of what you are looking for. EQ knobs rules. Plenty of control and fun to use oversized knobs. Plenty of connections at the back and dedicated record on the front. All there.
Simply, if you are using clean good sounding purely analog mixer, this one is still one of the best. Above that is Alllen & Heath range only.
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