Founded in 1973, Soundcraft first made its mark with the launch of the industry-changing Series 1, the first mixing console built into a flight case satisfying the demands of the growing touring band market. Since then it has grown to become an industry leader in digital and analog consoles for Tours, Theatres, Houses of Worship, Performance Venues, and Recording applications.
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Things to Consider When Buying Soundcraft Mixers
Audio mixers can be either digital or analog, but regardless of which one you choose, the good news is that you can easily find the one that’s perfect if you do a little research beforehand and determine exactly what you need. The right mixer is important for all broadcast productions, but you don’t have to spend a fortune or break the bank just to get a high-tech mixer that will last.
If you’re curious about some of the many features of these mixers, below are a few of them to take into consideration before you buy one.
Analog versus Digital
One of these is not necessarily better than the other, but keep in mind that there are a few advantages of choosing digital mixers. For one thing, they are usually more compact than analog mixers, are less noisy, and give you the ability to copy, save, and recall various settings with ease. The quality of both analog and digital mixers is top-notch, but there are conveniences with digital mixers that you just don’t get with the analog ones.
Yes, they do come in a wide range of prices -- from around $360 to more than $6500, in fact -- but don’t let these prices scare you. The truth is that most people find that the amount they end up spending is somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. A lot of things affect the price of the mixer, so more important than the cost, you have to look at the features to make sure that you get exactly what you need in the end.
Number of Channels
You might think that more channels is equal to a better mixer, but this is not necessarily the case. If you don’t need a lot of channels, you might as well save yourself some money and get a mixer with fewer channels. But if you need a lot of channels, you can easily find a mixer to accommodate you because they come with up to 40 channels for those who need it. In other words, it’s easy to be accommodated when it comes to the number of channels on your mixer.
Most Soundcraft mixers come with a one-year warranty, which is long enough to test yours out and make sure that it is working properly. You should, however, go ahead and set it up as soon as you receive it just to make sure it all works the way it’s supposed to work. If you do your part, a one-year warranty should be more than enough to make sure that it works and is built to last.