Soundcraft’s new FX mixers. Northridge, CA (December 20, 2007)–Soundcraft has extended its multi-purpose mixer range with three new FX models–the FX16ii, EFX and MFX–each featuring no less than 32 Lexicon 24-bit digital effects.
The new models use the same AudioDNA processor found in many Lexicon and DigiTech outboard products, including the Lexicon MX500. The consoles also boast a user settings store function, three parameter controls, tap tempo and 32 effects presets.
The first mixer in the range is the Soundcraft FX16ii. The Spirit FX16 has been available since 1997; Ten years on, Soundcraft has brought the FX16 into line with its professional range by using the latest 24-bit digital Lexicon effects processor and a new control surface layout. The FX16ii will be aimed at recording musicians, due to its 26 inputs, 16 direct outputs, four stereo returns and rotating connector pod, which allows cables to be connected behind the rack to save space.
Second is the Soundcraft EFX, a Soundcraft EPM mixer with built-in Lexicon effects. Representing the smallest console in the Soundcraft multipurpose range, the EFX is available in 8- and 12-channel versions. Featuring Soundcraft’s GB30 mic preamp (designed by Graham Blyth for the GB Series), one aux send and one FX send on each channel, the EFX is equipped to deliver the Soundcraft sound in a multitude of applications.
Lastly, the Soundcraft MFX is a Soundcraft MPM with built-in Lexicon effects. The MFX is the most versatile of the multipurpose range with two group busses, two aux sends, one FX send on each channel and two stereo input channels, all offered in three frame sizes–eight, 12 and 20 inputs.