Mackie has introduced two exciting new compact effects mixers with USB I/O, the ProFX8 and ProFX12. Offering the most complete, professional feature set in their class, the ProFX Series mixers are the perfect choice for small to mid-size performance venues and acts.
“Mackie created the compact mixer market,” said Greg Young, Mackie product manager. “The ProFX Series builds on this great tradition and takes it to the next level. They are truly the perfect blend of professional mixing tools and portability. No other mixer in this class offers such a complete set of mixing tools like integrated effects, GEQ and USB I/O.”
Each ProFX model features Mackie low-noise, high-headroom mic preamps ensuring pristine signal and offers 16 “Gig-Ready” effects using the brand new, integrated 32-bit RMFX ™ (Running Man FX) effects processor. Every channel strip features 3-band active EQ, two aux sends, LED metering and a smooth 60mm fader. Onboard 7-band stereo graphic EQ allows for simple tuning of the Mains or Monitors, and USB I/O lets the user stream music directly from a laptop, or capture the live mix using the included Tracktion 3 Music Production Software.
The ProFX8 features four mic/line channels, two of which feature stereo line inputs. All mic channels offer a 100Hz lo-cut filter and include an easy Level Set LED. There is also a dedicated stereo line-in channel (bringing total stereo line inputs to three sets) and an additional Stereo Return for keyboards, external effects or stereo playback devices. It even includes a built-in DI input for direct connection of a guitar or bass. It is the ideal mixer for solo performers and for stage submixing.
The ProFX12 includes six mic preamps, and five sets of stereo line inputs including the additional Stereo Return. All mic channels feature the Level Set LED and lo-cut filter, and there is also a built-in DI. The additional input count makes this model the perfect choice for small to mid-sized venues or performing acts that may or may not have an engineer on staff.
The ProFX Series Compact Effects Mixers with USB will be available internationally in late Q4, 2008.