The Mackie 2404VLZ4 is the ultimate "do-it-all" Live Sound Mixer, packed with a full set of processors allowing you to travel "rack free" while still making professional sounding mixes.
For starters, Mackie added not 1, but 2 of their patented Running Man FX processors (RMFX+™) featuring 24 "gig-ready" effects right into the board. This does not include useless effects such as "the warbler" or the "insanity delay", but rather a suite of quickly accessible and useable reverbs, choruses and delays that make coloring your mix a breeze.
Additionally, both FX processors feature a tap delay, typically only available on a outboard rack. Delays may easily be sync'd with the song at the tap of a finger. And because of flexible routing, the processed signal may be sent direct to the mains and monitors from the effects section or re-routed to the two stereo channels to bring them through the EQ and aux section, utilizing the 60mm fader to draw them into the mix.
But wait, there's more! The VLZ4 4-Bus has 8 (yes, 8!!) single knob compressors to stop the dynamic signals from poking out of the mix. 4 compressors are located on the last 4 mic inputs so that the most critical signals (such as vocals, snare drum or the occasional jaw harp) may be addressed. Plus, there are single knob compressors on each of the 4 subgroups so that grouped signals (such as a drum set or a choir of didgeridoos) may be blended together for paramount smoothness.
The VLZ4 4-Bus Series Mixers also feature a 4x2 USB recording and playback function. This means that up to 4 signals may be recorded simultaneously and a stereo mix returned to the mixer for playback.
Bottom line? You have an awesome mixer with VLZ4 sound quality, "Built-Like-A-Tank" build quality and a recording and processing feature set that is unparalleled. Congratulations and happy mixing!!