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Mackie ProFX12V3 Review

Mackie ProFX12V3 Review

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Our Mackie ProFX12V3 Review

You need a mixer that offers great sound quality and is easy to use, but you don’t want to spend a lot of money.

Most mixers in this price range are not very good at all. They’re hard to use, they have poor sound quality and the effects are useless. 

The Mackie ProFX12v3 offers everything you need for live sound or recording music at home, with 2 Onyx preamps offering 60db of headroom, plus 24 built-in FX including reverbs, delays and choruses so your tracks will always be perfect sounding no matter what style you play.

And it’s designed for ease-of-use too – just plug in your mics or instruments and start playing!

Recording software/plugins included free! What is not to like about that? But is it right for you? That is the question we hope to answer in our Mackie ProFX12V3 review.

What Is The Mackie ProFX12V3?

This Mackie ProFX12v3 12-Channel Professional Effects Mixer with USB is the ultimate affordable solution for live sound, home recording, and content creators. Now with Mackie’s renowned Onyx mic preamps that offer 60db of headroom, everything from gain-hungry mics to guitars will sound better than ever.

The new GigFX effects engine offers 24 built-in FX for even more options for adding the finishing touch. Record your tracks in 24-Bit/192kHz quality with 2×4 USB I/O plus zero-latency hardware monitoring for easy overdubs. Both ProTools First and Waveform OEM recording software/plugin packages are included—syncing up what you need without having to buy anything.

Top benefits of the Mackie ProFX12V3

12 Channels

Small enough to not be complicated. Large enough to hand any small to medium size venue or band. A 12 channel mixer is enough to handle most gigs and small multiple band setups.

Powerful Onyx microphone preamps that offers 60db of headroom.

Microphone preamps help to dramatically improve the sound quality of your mix. Most other mixers at this price point have much weaker preamps that are less than 50db, and you can hear the difference immediately . 

GigFX effects engine for even more options to add the final touch.

Depending on what kind of effect you want to create, there are a variety of tools at your disposal. The type and severity will vary depending on the desired sound–from subtle changes like reverb or echo to more drastic alterations that completely change how the audio is perceived. With so many options available it’s easy for any musician from beginner all the way up to Grammy-winning artiste (or aspiring) with their own recording studio setup make use of effects in order capture just about every nuance imaginable out into music form

The Mackie ProFX12V3 provides 24 built-in effects , including reverbs, delays and choruses so your tracks will always be perfect sounding no matter what style you play. Whether you are a church, wedding chapel, event center, or auditorium, having built in effects will help make sure your sound always sounds great.

Record your tracks in 24 Bit/192kHz quality with 2×4 USB I/O and zero latency hardware monitoring.

On board USB I/O for zero-latency hardware monitoring or connecting to a computer. With 2×4 USB I/O, you can connect directly to a computer and record tracks at high quality, plus use the built in playlist sequencer so you won’t have any latency issues when playing live.

Record from mics, instruments, and other line-level sources with the same quality as your studio recordings. The USB connection accepts stereo or mono signals up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution for recording directly into a computer or DAW—ideal for playing back songs you’ve already recorded, adding more instruments to prerecorded tracks, or as a direct input for recording mics and line-level signals. Also has 2/4 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O plus stereo RCA inputs to hook up decks, media players, other mixers and more.

Mackie ProFX12V3 Review

Mackie ProFX12V3 Review Of The Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Power of Onyx microphone preamps that offers 60db of headroom
  • GigFX effects engine for even more options to add the finishing touch.
  • Record your tracks in 24 Bit/192kHz quality with 2×4 USB I/O and zero latency hardware monitoring.

Cons

  • The Mackie ProFX12V3 doesn’t have midi connectivity
  • It does not have enough channels for larger churches and venues.

My Experience with the Mackie ProFX12V3

The Mackie ProFX12V3 was my first choice in the church plant we are part of in Mesquite NV. It was perfect for us as we had 1 worship leader with a keyboard and a couple of wireless mics. It did well until we started to expand our worship team. At that time we upgraded to the Mackie ProFX22V3. Overall I can’t speak highly enough about the sound quality and simplicity of operation of Mackie Mixers.

Concluding Our Mackie ProFX12V3 Review

If you’ve been looking for a mixer that will give you the sound quality and features you need to make your music come alive, then you should give great consideration to the Macke ProFX12V3.

The Mackie ProFX12v3 is the perfect solution for live sound, home recording, and content creators. It has everything from Onyx mic preamps to GigFX effects engine with 24 built-in FXs. Record your tracks in 24-Bit/192kHz quality with 2×4 USB I/O plus zero-latency hardware monitoring for easy overdubs.

Both ProTools First and Waveform OEM recording software/plugin packages are included so you can start making music right out of the box!

This is an affordable solution that gives you all the tools needed to create amazing sounding recordings without breaking the bank. 

The Mackie ProFX12V3 is an affordable, easy-to-use mixer that offers you the tools needed to create amazing sounding recordings. The 12 channels offer plenty of room for live sound or recording in a home studio with 3 XLR mic inputs and 2 stereo line inputs on each channel.

With 24 built-in FXs including reverbs, delays and choruses so your tracks will always be perfect sounding no matter what style you play – this could very well be the best option for anyone looking at mixers within this price range. If you’re ready to take your music productions to the next level or you’re just starting out, the Mackie ProFX12V3 is your perfect companion.

Thank you for taking the time to read our Mackie ProFX12V3 review.

Source: Mackie

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