How do you improve on perfection? The Mackie 1604-VLZ Pro has been the long-running favorite of audio professionals the world over for its sound quality, ease of use, and rugged dependability. Thousands of recordings have been tracked and mixed solely on a 1604. Designing a mixer to take its place was a tremendous challenge, indeed. But Mackie's engineering team thrives on this kind of stuff, so they tackled this one head on, creating one of the best compact mixers we've ever offered: the Mackie 1604-VLZ3.