Soundcraft EFX12 Mixer
Are you looking for a high quality live mixer from a reputable manufacturer that is fully featured and versatile? Well you're in the right place. Soundcraft are one of the big boys when it comes to live desks, and the EFX 12 has 12 channels all with mic pres, plus an additional 2 stereo channels and a stereo effects return. Each of the 12 main channels has an insert, 3 band EQ with parametric mid band and 2 auxes.
The second aux is routed to the onboard effects which are managed by another company well known for specialising in reverbs and other spatial/time effects: Lexicon. The desk has a built in 24 bit digital FX engine that has everything you need for the average gig from a selection of reverbs and delays with a flanger, phaser and tremolo thrown into the mix.
This desk will easily cope with small-medium ensembles, and with built in effects all you need to do is plug in and set your levels. Great for when time is tight and setting up external effects often gets forgotten to make way for other things!
Here's what Soundcraft say about the EFX12 Mixer
The Soundcraft EFX Series combines all the features of the popular Soundcraft EPM mixer with a built-in 24-bit, digital Lexicon effects processor, expanding the Soundcraft low-cost, multipurpose compact range.
The Soundcraft EFX mixer uses the same AudioDNA processor featured in many of the Digitech and Lexicon outboard equipment including the highly respected Lexicon MX400 processor. With over 35 years experience, the Lexicon name is synonymous with the best reverb and processing in the business, ensuring the finest quality effects not usually found in a console at this price level.
The Effects section fits neatly into the mixers compact framework which is available in 8 or 12 mono input variants, both with 2 stereo channels and an effects send on each channel. There are 32 effects to choose from with a tap tempo function, 3 effects parameter controls and a user effects setting store facility. An effects channel level clip LED and Mute function gives the user even more flexibility.
The emphasis with the Soundcraft EFX is very firmly on quality build and audio performance, with an easy to understand control surface in line with the Soundcraft professional range. The Soundcraft EFX uses the highly-transparent GB30 Mic amp (designed by Graham Blyth for the company's 30th anniversary, and also used on the larger LX7ii and GB Series professional consoles).The Soundcraft EFX also offers all the features of the Soundcraft EPM most notably a configurable aux send, XLR and 1/4" metal jack connector sockets, RCA phono stereo playback inputs and record outputs, 3-band EQ with a swept mid on the mono inputs, 3-band EQ on the 2 stereo inputs, TRS insert sockets, inserts on all mono inputs, ten-segment LED output metering and a headphone output.
- 12+2 channel frame size
- Built-in 24 bit Lexicon digital effects processor
- 32 FX settings
- Tap Tempo and FX setting store function
- 1 FX send on each channel
- 1 configurable auxiliary bus
- XLR-type and 1/4" metal jack connector sockets
- RCA phono stereo playback inputs and record outputs
- 3-band EQ with a swept mid on mono inputs
- 3-band EQ on stereo inputs
- TRS insert sockets and inserts on all mono inputs
- Ten-segment LED output metering
- Intuitive and comprehensive solo system
- Headphone output
- Easily rack mountable
- The Soundcraft EFX will find itself in many applications including live music, recording, houses of worship and multi-speaker installations.