Up to 25% Off Select Gear With Code: SPOOKY
Looking for Coupons?Call us Hablamos Español
MF MD HG Virginia No Tax
Top Rated
Mackie Logo
SKU 
J13344 000000000

Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects

  • Write a Review

Mackie is a leader in many categories, the small format mixer being among the foremost. The Mix12FX represents Mackie's current 12-channel option in ...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready To Ship

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price :
    $11999.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 960 reward points.

See All Mackie Unpowered Mixers
OVERVIEW

Small format, low noise, quality effects.

Mackie is a leader in many categories, the small format mixer being among the foremost. The Mix12FX represents Mackie's current 12-channel option in the inexpensive, low-profile mixer marketplace, and like all of their small format mixers from the past, the Mix12FX is a winner. It features Mackie's signature "built like a tank" construction care of its rugged metal chassis, and four of Mackie's legendary preamps. Other features include:

12-channels with proven high-headroom, low-noise performance
4 mic/line inputs with studio-level audio quality
3-band EQ with clean, precise tone shaping
Low cut filter (75Hz)
Pan, level and overload indication
Phantom power for studio condenser mics
4 stereo 1/4' line inputs
+4/-10dB operation
Balance, level and overload indication
12 great-sounding integrated effects including reverbs, choruses and delays
Dedicated stereo RCA inputs/outputs for playback or recording
60mm fader for Main L/R outputs
Headphone and stereo control room outputs
Rugged, reliable design built to last
Extremely compact and portable

FEATURES
Analog inputs
  • Total: 12
  • XLR: 4
  • XLR/TRS combo jack: Not applicable
  • 1/4" TRS: 4
  • 1/4" TS: 8
  • Aux returns: None
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
Analog outputs
  • Total: 8
  • Main XLR: Not applicable
  • Main 1/4" TRS: Not applicable
  • Main 1/4" TS: 2
  • Aux XLR: None
  • Aux 1/4" TRS: Not applicable
  • RCA (stereo pair): 1
  • Headphone: 1/4" x 1
Onboard effects
  • Compressors: No
  • Reverb: Yes
  • Delay: Yes
  • Chorus/flange: Yes
  • Simultaneous multi FX: Yes
Equalization
  • Rotary bands per channel: 3
  • Treble: Yes
  • High midrange: No
  • Sweep high midrange: No
  • Midrange: Yes
  • Sweep midrange No
  • Low midrange: No
  • Sweep Low midrange: No
  • Low: Yes
  • Parametric: No
  • Master graphic EQ: No
Inserts/sends/busses
  • XLR aux sends: None
  • XLR group sends: None
  • Inserts (channel): Not applicable
  • Inserts (master): Not applicable
  • Buses: 1
  • Sub groups: None
Connectivity
  • USB: No
  • FireWire: No
  • SMPTE: No
  • Coaxial: No
  • WiFi: No
  • ADAT: No
Other
  • Channel aux returns: 1
  • Width: 11.7"
  • Depth: 9.6"
  • Height: 2.1"
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs.
  • Automation: No
  • Channel Faders: 8
  • Fader type: Rotary
  • Motorized faders: No
  • Bundled software: No

Mix on a Mackie. Order today.

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
MackieMix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Compact (15)
  • Simple controls (13)
  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Versatile (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (13)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Professional recording (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (12), Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for my needs

I needed a secondary mixer for several reasons:
- add 2-3 extra channels to my existing 8-channel setup
- use for smaller events of 2-3 channels going to a single...Read complete review

I needed a secondary mixer for several reasons:
- add 2-3 extra channels to my existing 8-channel setup
- use for smaller events of 2-3 channels going to a single speaker-amp
- phantom power and local control of my levels and EQ

I thought phantom power would be just a frill, but it's come in very handy when working with a fiddler who needs phantom. This is a well engineered little unit, light weight and easy to use. It's got pretty much everything you could need for a smaller setup.

It's also come in handy when the main board is running low on channels. I can really "channel up" with some of my instruments: the accordion ideally wants two channels, ideally the keyboard will have the bass and treble ranges separated, and then the mandolin! When the house system is limited, a small but decent quality 8-input mixer really gives you room to breathe.

It's also been great for smaller gigs when all I really need is 3 channels (e.g., piano, violin, and vocal) into a 100 watt keyboard amp or similar. My Roland keyboard amp in fact has 4 channels, but that's all. Actually, now I have a newer, lightweight amp called the Roland Street EX which weighs 1/3 of the old unit but only has the two channels. When mated with the Mackie mixer, it's a pretty good combo. Again, we're talking small venues.

If you trade up to the ProFX12, for roughly double the price, you get a slightly more sophisticated unit that includes USB output. Unfortunately, the ProFX12's USB does not send the 12 channels separately but only sends a stereo mix, which is why I decided to save my money and stick with the more basic mixer. Eventually I'd like to get a 16 channel digital model that has that feature and thus would be very useful for recording purposes.

In the meantime, this little unit has already proven itself in the field and I am very satisfied so far. I spend more than this on a Samson 4-channel mini-mixer a number of years ago but the Mackie far surpasses it.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Noisy phantom power

I use this mixer in conjunction with a boss L1 for live performance. Mixer is brighter overall
than the soundcraft it replaced . Digital effects are great and eq is very responsive.Read complete review

I use this mixer in conjunction with a boss L1 for live performance. Mixer is brighter overall
than the soundcraft it replaced . Digital effects are great and eq is very responsive.
The only problem is the phantom power introduces a noise into the mix when used

Reviewed by 20 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for my needs

By Terry

from Boston

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

I needed a secondary mixer for several reasons:
- add 2-3 extra channels to my existing 8-channel setup
- use for smaller events of 2-3 channels going to a single speaker-amp
- phantom power and local control of my levels and EQ

I thought phantom power would be just a frill, but it's come in very handy when working with a fiddler who needs phantom. This is a well engineered little unit, light weight and easy to use. It's got pretty much everything you could need for a smaller setup.

It's also come in handy when the main board is running low on channels. I can really "channel up" with some of my instruments: the accordion ideally wants two channels, ideally the keyboard will have the bass and treble ranges separated, and then the mandolin! When the house system is limited, a small but decent quality 8-input mixer really gives you room to breathe.

It's also been great for smaller gigs when all I really need is 3 channels (e.g., piano, violin, and vocal) into a 100 watt keyboard amp or similar. My Roland keyboard amp in fact has 4 channels, but that's all. Actually, now I have a newer, lightweight amp called the Roland Street EX which weighs 1/3 of the old unit but only has the two channels. When mated with the Mackie mixer, it's a pretty good combo. Again, we're talking small venues.

If you trade up to the ProFX12, for roughly double the price, you get a slightly more sophisticated unit that includes USB output. Unfortunately, the ProFX12's USB does not send the 12 channels separately but only sends a stereo mix, which is why I decided to save my money and stick with the more basic mixer. Eventually I'd like to get a 16 channel digital model that has that feature and thus would be very useful for recording purposes.

In the meantime, this little unit has already proven itself in the field and I am very satisfied so far. I spend more than this on a Samson 4-channel mini-mixer a number of years ago but the Mackie far surpasses it.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Right

By Uncle Ronnie

from West Of Chicago

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Logical Surface
  • Quality Effects

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

    I have tried a variety of mixers for small venues. I have only owned this mixer for a couple of weeks, but so far it seems best. I play in a guitar-keyboard duo that often adds drums and lead to form a quartet. We run our sound from a small table directly in front of the keyboard. We use array speakers placed behind us, so we generally hear what the audience hears and we only use a sound tech on the biggest of our events. We need an intuitive, compact board that we can adjust on the fly. Good effects are essential for us too. So far, this mixer is my favorite.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Should I cook with the PAN or the POT?

    By The Howler

    from Howell, NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Effects bleed when using PAN feature

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home recording
    • Performances

    Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

    I got to say...for the money this is a nice little unit....Good enough for a small venue or home recording.
    Alas, when using the onboard effects, the signal bleeds into left and right if you try to use the PAN feature...
    Let's say you PAN left all the way and you have the reverb on.....You will get the main signal on the left with the reverb but you will also get the reverb signal which is also carrying part of the main signal on the right side also....If you want to pan you need to turn the effects totally off...The one down side... I haven't tried to effects loop yet, but Im coming to the conclusion that the effects pathway is not totally seperated in left and right. Yes, the main signal will pan left and right but the total signal with the effects will bleed into both sides....Well, that's what you get for purchasing a cheap costing unit....

    But this is the only downside....this is a very good board for the buck...

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value

    By Larry

    from Des Moines, ia

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

    • Limited controls

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

      I bought this for basement rehearsals for a small band. We use it with just one powered speaker (500w) and it works great. I'd like to have mute switches on each channel to make settings easier, and it would be nice to have XLR outs, but you can't have everything in a compact, inexpensive unit. Great for the price.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Mix 12FX

      By Al S

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Sound

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

          This board is great, as long as you don't really need phantom power! I tried three times to get one that worked correctly, all three had an unacceptable amount of noise introduced with the use of phantom power.
          I do live sound, own a recording studio, and perform, I know how things should work, this doesn't.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An excellent and easy mixer!

          By Gary B

          from West Warren, MA

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

            I bought this to use with my Fishman A220, which only has two channels. I am a solo performer, but I use one mic and three guitars for most performances and needed a way to have all three guitars plugged in and the tone dialed in. I had a rather important gig on November 20th and was able to give this a try. I went into the Fishman through the rear plug, since I did not need to rely on the reverb in the Fishman; the built in effects of this board were more than adequate. I am not the most tech-savvy guy and I was easily able to hook this up and use it. I highly recommend this.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Noisy phantom power

            By Lonesome Dave

            from Bandera, Texas

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Sound

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

            I use this mixer in conjunction with a boss L1 for live performance. Mixer is brighter overall
            than the soundcraft it replaced . Digital effects are great and eq is very responsive.
            The only problem is the phantom power introduces a noise into the mix when used

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Mixer and Effects very good for a moderate price board.

            By Paul

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy access to controls for each channel.
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Sturdy and durable to withstand stage use.
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Open Mic Nights
              • Performances

              Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

              I use this mixer for open mic nights and it handles my needs for two mics and two guitars. Easy to mix and balance acoustic and vocals for a variety of musicians each with different styles.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent, simple, great sounding, little mixer.

              By FrankKeyC

              from Brentwood, Tn

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Portability

                Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                This is a terrific little mixer with fantastic sound quality. I highly suggest it especially if you do not need digital connectivity. This thing can keep up with mixers several categories above it IMHO. Even without digital connectivity I could easily route its output to an audio interface and am certain the sound quality would be superb.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Easy to use, very good results, highly recommended

                By John D

                from Stockton, UT

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                  I purchased a large old analog church organ (Rodgers), but the former owner did not include a mixer. I tried an Alesis 2-channel mixer but it could not handle the number of inputs, it has some hiss in the output, and it was prone to overload and distort. In addition, I wanted individual level controls on the 6 main output channels, the ability to bring in 4 more antiphonal channels, and with some better quality adjustable reverb to simulate a warm hall up through a cathedral. The Mix12FX fit the bill very well, at a very good price point. Electrically it is very quiet (no hiss), the controls work well and are smooth and accurate, and the result was that the whole thing was set up in well under an hour (with outputs mixed down to a stereo system for now). The tape output is also easy to use (although I considered a USB output mixer, the analog tape out/in audio quality is very good). The only shortfall in the mixer is the lack of a dedicated FX return, but that is minor and can be gotten around through available controls and feedback connections on the unit.

                  (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Haven't used it yet, however...

                  By Pete

                  from Williamsport, PA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Music Videos
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording
                    • Soundtracks
                    • Use Your Imagination

                    Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                    I intend to use it in my solo act and in emergencies when one of the bands I'm in needs me to supply the mixer (rare). Although I haven't had a chance to use it yet, I believe it will be everything I expect and more. Reviews should really be asked for 3 to 6 months after a purchase, so folks can give a more complete an honest appraisal.

                     
                    4.0

                    Perfect for what I needed!

                    By J.B.

                    from S.C. Kentucky

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Controls
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                      The only reason I didn'the give 5 stars is because I've not owned it long enough to tell about its reliability. It works well for my needs which are small live performances. The effects work well and are easily adjusted for just the right sound.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Great service & fast delivery!

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect for small venues

                      By Fred

                      from Florida

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Controls
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances

                        Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                        Perfect PA for singers who need a small mixer for smaller venues. Has everything I need, including a little reverb for my voice but I can still hook up 2 computers. I use the Pro FX 12 for larger gigs of 100 to 300 people. Takes up very little space on my small table. I have over 40 years of professional experience.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good product. Good price.

                        By Mr. Bellows

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Controls
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Performances

                          Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                          Perfectly fills my need for good sound with 3 to 4 mic inputs in small venues. Not fancy, it just works well.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Exactly What I Expected To Get

                          By Tripp D

                          from KC area

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          See all my reviews

                          Ask me a question

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Controls
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording
                            • Soundtracks

                            Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                            This unit has some of the cleanest channels with lots of headroom AND it's metal (built like a tank), but very compact.

                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects

                            By Seaharp11

                            from Hazlet, NJD

                            About Me Experienced

                            See all my reviews

                            Ask me a question

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Controls
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                              Sweet little thing!

                               
                              5.0

                              I am glad I bought this mixer

                              By Guitar Dave

                              from Phoenix

                              About Me Experienced

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                                  I bought this to replace a Behringer mixer that was starting to give out. I will eventually repair it but I am rehearsing a show that I am doing out of state and need to stay focused on that. I do most of my work at my computer and mix my instrument and the source track into headphones or studio monitors. I am especially enjoying the digital effects built into this unit. This was an open box, reduced price unit but it is in brand new condition.

                                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  A great piece of equipment that is very simple to use.

                                  By Kyle

                                  from Rockmart

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Ask me a question

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Controls
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Sound

                                  Cons

                                  • No cons!

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Music Videos
                                  • Performances
                                  • Practice Practice Practice!

                                  Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                                  Excellent product and a wise investment.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Def receive more for the money with this unit.

                                  By The Howler

                                  from Howell, NJ

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Controls
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Sound

                                  Cons

                                  • Limited Functions
                                  • No on and off switch

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Events
                                  • Performances
                                  • Soundtracks

                                  Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                                  I bought a Korg Krome keyboard and wanted a PA system to push the sound and not a mono amp...so I went and bought some self powered speakers but still needed a mixer....I bought a Peavey 8 channel which only had two mic inputs for 10 samolians more than this.....I saw this being offered on Musiciansfriend and I jumped on it....
                                  The high mid and low knobs are pretty accurate. The digital effects....eh.....you get what you pay for but if you want some slapback or a bit of reverb you can get it.....but you can't combine effects...
                                  The speaker main output jacks are regular quarter inch not mic cable.
                                  All in all, for the money this is def worth it.

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great unit

                                  By Paqueman

                                  from New Orleans

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Sound
                                  • Great Unit

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Mackie Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects:

                                    Using this unit to mix vocal and solo saxes in a 16 piece big band

                                    Displaying reviews 1-20

                                    Back to top

                                    You are changing the Ship-To country.

                                    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.