Soundcraft Notepad-12FX

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12-Channel Mixer

  • 4 Mono channels with high-quality mic/ line preamp, Hi-Z, low-cut and 3-band equaliser
  • 4 Stereo channels - 3x jack, 1x RCA
  • 4-Track USB recording/ playback
  • Lexicon effects with tap switch
  • Outputs: Adjustable headphone output
  • XLR sum outputs with fader
  • Includes power adapter
  • Dimensions: (W x H x D) 280 x 65 x 230 mm
  • Weight: 1.7 kg

Note: USB cable not included

available since November 2017
Item number 419464
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Simultaneous channels 7
Mic-In 4
Mono Line-in 6
Stereo-In 3
Hi-Z Input 2
Phantom Power 48V
Master Out XLR
Aux Ways 1
max. Pre Aux Channels 0
PC Interface USB-B
Interface Input 2
Interface Output 2
Multitrack-Recording No
USB/SD Direct Recording No
Rec Out (Analog) No
Low Cut Yes
Inserts No
Direct Out No
Parametric EQ No
Compressor No
Panorama Yes
PFL No
FX Processor 1
USB Playback No
Bluetooth Playback No
Lamp connection No
Footswitch No
Matrixmixer No
Bag No
Zones 0
19" Rackmount No
110V capable No
Width 275 mm
Depth 225 mm
altezza 67 mm
Height 67 mm
Weight 2,3 kg
Parallel usable Channels 7
Mic Ins 4
Mono Line Ins 6
Stereo Ins 3
Number of Pre Aux max. 0
USB/SD Direkt Record No
Effect Processor 1
USB Play No
Bluetooth Play No
Lamp Connector No
Foot Switch No
Rackmount No
110V Power Supply No
Thomann Case 268319
Thon Case No
Gigbag No
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169 €
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Received Last week, First impression is good
ifacoustic 21.11.2017
Look nice, small and lightweight. Maybe not the most robust but no problem for homestudio/rehearsal
Simple and minimalist (no power switch, no power indicator, no 48v switch, ..) But not a problem for me
Preamp clear, Neutral, Good gain, no breath, pop's or other
All linds of Mic / Inst are well supported (Sure S58, RodeNt1, Bass guitar, Digital Piano, ..)
Simple and effective effects
Real 2/2 USB (Directly recognizable by Ableton after Installation of PC drivers)
You can record two tracks simultaneously in your favorite DAW
Different routing options in order to assign Mixer Inputs to the two USB tracks
Also two separate output tracks from the DAW to the mixer

The only "weak" point i see, but you can deal with it:
You always have to play with two
Knobs "FX / AUX (blue)" and "Input Level (big red)" in order to adjust the good balance between level and effect on a channel.
Also in order to completely silent a channel, your have to turn both knobs to zero

But first impression is Simple and Efficient

Update to come
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Does a good job recording synths over USB.
Sprite Dreams 07.12.2021
Excellent sound. It seems just right for my setup: currently a Volca Bass, Microfreak and Medusa plugged into mono channels, and Blofeld and Model:Samples in two stereo channels. It has one mono channel and one stereo (but RCA version) still available. I use the secondary headphone output as send effect (Ocean Machine effect pedal) which returns a stereo signal.

I just wish the onboard effects could be effective even when receiving an effect return. Also it would have been nice if all channels would be recorded separately over USB (it can do two mono channels, or the stereo mix).

Also, for a beginner without experience in mixing, I found it a bit obscure to fiddle with synth volume, input gain and the proper channel levels for my effect send pedal, which can crackle if the input is too loud. Most of the time I can resolve any issue quickly, though.

I suspect isolated brief drop-outs in the recorded audio were produced in my laptop (i7, 16 GB, Windows 10, Audacity) by background processes.
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Broken after 2 uses.
Carl SOUL 06.07.2019
I was initially very pleased with the sound quality but that is a given when you buy Soundcraft (this isn't my only one). It feels good and inspires confidence when gigging. Unfortunately I played a 3 hour duo gig with guitar and vocals on the Friday and a DJ/Vocal gig on the Sunday and half way through that it tripped out and started making a boom boom noise and is now dead! I will be asking for my money back or a replacement as I am sure I've been unlucky with this unit. But. I do not expect this from such a manufacturer and I expect professional results regardless of this units size. My little Behringer from 10 years ago is essentially rubbish but it still works!! Very disappointed to say the least.
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I thought this was the one... Not..
Jigme 08.04.2021
I got this one for using in live performances. For a large part this is experimental music and having many inputs with a small portable formfactor, Lexicon effect and usb streaming capabilities made it the perfect candidate.

Sound is pretty for sure but the low frequencies of my synths make it crack and pop easily and way before the red signal starts flashing.
There is no way to meter/view your signal flow. Live I feel like skating on thin ice. You have 3 lights metering on the master but it gives no sense of your balance or anything for that matter. To be safe I now can not let the master get higher then one light flashing.

To have the send pre fader to use the send as a possible monitor send sounds nice for monitor users but for any other user like me it is absolute stupid and it makes the build in effects unusable for me. Or I have to fade out channels and the reverb out at the same out and so on... so I cant use the effect processor in a live situation.

Then I already read a lot of complaints about the usb/computer recording but it is a drama. I can get my daw to recognize the Soundcraft but recording one channel gives dropouts in the recording and it is not able to handle the sound out without dropouts either. This is without any demanding settings no vst.. plain audio recording and playback.

So I should be giving some compliments too but I am too disappointed. I found out about the issues in due time and I can not send it back anymore. I am now working with nice sounding but hugely flawed mixer.
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