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Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer  

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Overview
  • Professional 12-channel compact mixer with onboard effects and USB I/O
  • 6 low-noise, high-headroom Mackie mic preamps with easy LED metering
  • 32-bit RMFX processor with 16 "Gig-Ready" reverbs, choruses and delays
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Fully professional and gig-ready.

The Mackie ProFX12 12-channel mixing console with integrated effects is the complete and simple solution for small to mid-size performance venues. 6 Mackie low-noise, high-headroom mic preamps ensure a pristine signal while LED metering and 60mm faders on each channel keep levels in check. Sweeten the mix using the mixer's 3-band active EQ and integrated RMFX 32-bit processor, which offers an arsenal of gig-ready effects. Easily tune mains and monitors with 7-band stereo graphic EQ and capture the mix or stream break music from a laptop using built-in USB I/O. Protective ABS side panels encase the already rugged solid steel chassis. It includes Tracktion 3 Music Production Software.

Tracktion 3 Music Production Software
Tracktion 3 Music Production Software doesn’t make you bounce around endless menus and windows to make music. Based on a simple, single-screen interface, the award-winning Tracktion 3 is a fast, powerful, and complete solution for turning your ideas into finished songs. It comes a plethora of power and plug-ins to keep your music flowing—not locked in menus or limitations.

Features
  • Professional 12-channel compact mixer with onboard effects and USB I/O
  • 6 low-noise, high-headroom Mackie mic preamps with easy LED metering
  • 32-bit RMFX processor with 16 "Gig-Ready" reverbs, choruses and delays
  • Precision 7-band graphic EQ for tuning Mains or Monitors
  • USB I/O for recording shows and music playback via Mac or PC
  • 4 full stereo channels plus extra stereo return for keyboards, external effects or stereo playback devices
  • 60mm faders for input channels, returns and Main/Monitor masters
  • 3-band active EQ (80Hz, 2.5kHz and 12kHz) on all channels
  • Hi-Z input for direct connection of guitar, bass and other instruments
  • Insert, 100Hz low cut filter, and 48V phantom power on all mic channels
  • Stereo RCA tape I/O with input level control
  • Headphone output with separate rotary level control
  • Balanced XLR and balanced/unbalanced main outputs
  • FX mute with remote control via footswitch
  • Break switch mutes all channels for music playback between sets
  • Built-like-a-tank steel chassis with rugged, yet stylish ABS sidecheeks
  • "Planet Earth" switching power supply for worldwide use
  • Includes Tracktion 3 Music Production Software for Mac or PC

Use it in your home studio and on the gig. It's that versatile. Order today.

 

ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer Specifications:

  • Tracktion 3 System Requirements
  • Windows XP
  • Pentium / Athlon 1GHz or higher
  • 512MB RAM or higher
  • OSX 10.4.8 or higher
  • G4, G5, Intel 1GHz or higher
  • 512MB RAM or higher
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MackieProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Compact (11)
  • Simple controls (11)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great mixer period

I was a little bit leary of buying this mixer due to some reviews that I have read on here. Let me just say that after buying it, I couldn't be happier. My...Read complete review

I was a little bit leary of buying this mixer due to some reviews that I have read on here. Let me just say that after buying it, I couldn't be happier. My one complaint was when I opened the box I was looking for a manual but honestly there is no need for one. It is very user friendly. A mixer isn't hard to figure out but I was wanting to make sure I used the USB properly. So, I plugged the USB in and my editing software recognized it immediately. You can use this as a recording studio with no problem at all. If you know how to adjust your latenency settings on your computer then you should have absolutely no problem. As to people complaining about noise, maybe their cables are bad. I haven't had absolutely any problem with noise at all. I haven't used the phantom power yet so maybe that is where the noise comes into play, but with my Shure SM58 it is clear as a bell. I've paired this mixer up with the mackie Thump 12A speakers and I have to say this is all that I'll ever need. For live gigs this is awesome. You can hook up your computer and play your sound tracks through the USB and record the gig at the same time! Windows media player is all you need to play your sound tracks. The volume control is soooo easy to use and you barely have to turn it up at all. The first time I used it the volume on the computer was at 100% accidently and it just about blew my ears off and the setting on the mixer was only at 1. The effects are very easy to use and sound great. You don't get a lot of good for nothing effects on this, just some reverb, delay and chorus options and a couple of mixtures of the different effects. It is a very rugged build and I'm looking for this to last me for many many years to come. Basicly, BUY IT!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great for DJs not so much for a band

This is a typical Mackie mixer, very good sound quality and built like a tank. However, I found it suitable for DJs needs rather than a band. Unless you are really experienced/professional...Read complete review

This is a typical Mackie mixer, very good sound quality and built like a tank. However, I found it suitable for DJs needs rather than a band. Unless you are really experienced/professional with mixers and band setups and can do without the missing functions (i.e. PFL button -needed to set gain structure-, sweepable mids knob, subgroups function, and you don't have the need to rack the mixer.) If you are ok without those functions then the Profx 12 is for you. DJs don't need those functions typically.
The Musician's Friend sales person that helped me, did not point out the differences between the profx12 and the profx16, he said the two were basically the same and the difference being the number of inputs and xlrs, which is not correct, the profx16 has all the functions needed for a band setup and is quite different from the profx12. I sold the profx12 to a friend who is a DJ and just bought the profx16 for my band.

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5.0

Great Basic SMALL mixer

By Tony Wright

from Stillwater OK, where the wind really doe

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Light Weight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Dj Support
  • Events
  • Performances
  • Rehearsal Sound System
  • Small Venue Live Sound
  • Spoken Word-speech

Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

I have not received the new ProFX12 yet. BUT, I am comfortable writing this review since I already OWN a ProFX12 and this is my second mixer. Yes, I still own the first. THAT alone should tell you something about the ProFX12.

I have larger mixers and use those when the event justifies those mixers. I like the ProFX12 because it is smaller, more portable, has lots of features and is reliable.

I used the mixer for my band's rehearsal space for slightly over 3 years. I also would use it during that time for other jobs it was appropriate for including small venue live sound such as coffee shops, casual dining pub and restaurants, backyard private parties, DJ Support and for "spoken word" events. (Ministry, speech, announcements with backing music)

I feel the mixer is very transparent, meaning it does not "color" the sound. I prefer mixers that let the natural sound of the source (voice or music) come thru to the listener's ears. Can I add a lot of the on board digital effects? Sure, but normally, I use just enough effects to "warm up" or "fatten" a thin voice...and no more.

I wish the mixer had a second Graphic EQ that was dedicated to the monitor Aux Out. It does not and I have gotten by for a long time without that feature, so I know I can continue.

I encouraged a friend to buy one for his needs. He opted to buy a small mixer from a different but equal quality manufacturer. He does not have on board EFX or GEQ and he does not have channel OR master faders. I know he regrets "saving" that extra money that the ProFX12 cost over the budget price he paid.

I take the ProFX12 to a jobs without any outboard effects or processors. What DO I take? Depends on the gig, but...if I am doing sound for a small 2 or 3 piece group at a wine bar or backyard party, I take the ProFX12, a pair of powered mains and a pair of powered monitors. Simple.

If I need subwoofers, I add a pair of powered subs. The size of the mixer does not dictate the size of the speaker system you connect. I can do LARGE events and I can project sound a long ways at outdoor events that do not require more than 8 input channels.

For MY thinking, this is a decent small, 8 channel mixer. I have 8 faders and 8 channel strips, you can label it 12 channels all day long, but I only count 8. It is a game ALL manufacturers play, so live with it.

You can expand this mixer to 8 mics by using a couple of adapters. Depending on the event, I use a transformer equipped adapter or simply a patch XLR to 1/4 cable. I can then change channels 9 and 11 to mono XLR inputs. I have a couple of snakes that allow me to work away from the "stage" or performers...all the trimmings like "larger" mixers.

Typical set up would put 3 vocal mics channels 1 thru 3. Channel 4 might be a mic for an electric guitar amp or a DI for an acoustic/electric guitar. Channel 5/6 might be a second instrument (perhaps a second guitar or keyboard or ???), perhaps bass into channel 7/8, perhaps kick drum and Channel 9/10. And one overhead drum mic or an iPod into Channel 11/12.

I typically will NOT take this mixer if the venue is large enough that micing all the drum kit is necessary. Most of the events that I use this mixer for a full band are in venues where the drum kit is able to carry the room with acoustic stage volume. I mic the kick and maybe an overhead or a close mic on snare IF/WHEN the drummer gets a little weak towards the end of 3 or 4 hours.

The majority of the events where my ProFX12 mixer gets the call are for acoustic groups in small venues or "announcement PA with some background music" such as car shows, corporate functions, and so on. We are starting to get several "DJ support" gigs, i.e.: DJ with a laptop, no sound or lights. We provide the sound and the effects lighting. We have also been getting more weddings and wedding receptions. 3 wireless mics, perhaps a wired mic for a singer, a laptop, an iPod if necessary, input for an electric keyboard or other instrument(s).

For outdoor weddings, I can get by with two Manhasset style music stands, one for the mixer, one for the wireless receivers with a piece of "tool box liner" on top to provide a slip free surface for notebook or laptop and/or mp3 players. The local winery has a wedding chapel in a wooded arbor. I use a quiet Honda inverter/generator...I keep it simple as that is typically the theme of the client.

I have encouraged several friends to purchase this mixer. I know that a couple have followed thru with those purchases. One uses it for a dance band playing small to medium clubs where they only mic vocals, instruments and kick. The other friend uses his for a small video production studio at his employer. Primary use is for training webcast and video including new employee orientation.

I must like this mixer or I would not be buying a second. I could probably "get by" with the ProFX8 for the DJ support jobs, but I like having that extra versatility of the extra channels. It is a great tool for my "tool box" of sound/lighting/even production equipment. Go out a buy one...or two. I did!

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4.0

Mackie Pro FX12 Mixer

By BlueCat

from Covington,, KY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • Suggest Fx16 For Band Use

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Recording And Dj

Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

Mackie Mixers have always been a great value, easy to use; and with good manuals and support. I have a bigger Mackie mixer and purchased the FX12. The FX12 is better suited for DJ/Mixing/Semi-pro recording than band or multi micro phoned performances. This is due to the types of outputs. The FX 16 and up have basic stereo line/mic MONITOR outputs suited for stereo power amps with TRS/MIC input.

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5.0

Great piece of kit

By Dizzle the Dj

from NYC

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dj
    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

    Handled 4-6 piece rock band without breaking a sweat.

    I was originally considering the VLZ 1202, but the faders and additional XLR inputs put this mixer ahead as the best choice. While the effects module is not the most comprehensive, it is more than adequate for improving vocals during speeches and live performances.

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    5.0

    Good product

    By Eddie

    from San Diego Ca.

    About Me Novice

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Usb And Buit-in Fx

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

      It helps me a lot, I play at an acoustic band, FX are parto of our requirements, the USB port is an extra that I'll ise in my home studio soon.

      It's easy to carry on and to use.

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      (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great for DJs not so much for a band

      By JC

      from Fort Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Music Videos
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

      This is a typical Mackie mixer, very good sound quality and built like a tank. However, I found it suitable for DJs needs rather than a band. Unless you are really experienced/professional with mixers and band setups and can do without the missing functions (i.e. PFL button -needed to set gain structure-, sweepable mids knob, subgroups function, and you don't have the need to rack the mixer.) If you are ok without those functions then the Profx 12 is for you. DJs don't need those functions typically.
      The Musician's Friend sales person that helped me, did not point out the differences between the profx12 and the profx16, he said the two were basically the same and the difference being the number of inputs and xlrs, which is not correct, the profx16 has all the functions needed for a band setup and is quite different from the profx12. I sold the profx12 to a friend who is a DJ and just bought the profx16 for my band.

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      5.0

      Great band and DJ mixer

      By Jon31696

      from Dallas, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

        I LOVE the ProFX series! Why? Well this board have never let me down. All of the inputs work flawlessly more than 3 years after purchase, the layout is so simple to use and visualize during use and it's the perfect size for a mobile DJ or small band. I've used this board for my band's live shows, all of my DJ gigs and recently started doing karaoke with it as well. Wish it had sweepable mids, but the larger ProFX boards do, which I'm upgrading to. The EQ options are great and the bypass switch is my best friend when DJing for when I want to cut the bass from my subs and then hit the crowd full blast again when the music drops. The monitor out is great for the band shows as well and the onboard FX are straight forward and easy to apply and adjust.

        When DJing, I actually run my subs from the Mon out so that I have control over my subs on one slider and my mains on another. It's very convenient when we you only need your top speakers for during dinners at proms and other events. The phantom power is a nice feature as well, however, I don't use it anymore. I've never had a use for it in a live setting.

        I did use the board a few times for recording in my home studio but found the USB connection to be very noisy and full of white noise. It may have been my computer, it could be the board, but I just don't use it anymore because it's my primary live board, which it holds up great for. I really have no complaints about this product. It has paid for itself over and over and continues to function perfectly for my small audio company. Great first mixer for anyone new to the music world!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great sound awesome price.

        By Nobody

        from Seattle

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Rack Mounts

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events

        Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

        I ,really didn't like that there is no mounts for it anywhere ! .
        And I should have gone with the next model the 16Profx
        For my application .but the sound it's in my opinion way
        Better than behringer .and the head room is amazing you get
        Really good sound before you even reach unity.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for an acoustic set

        By GibsonDude

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

          Me and a few guys had a little gig at a coffee shop and we had the ProFX12 over to the side on a table. It really has good quality for just playing straight through a speaker. I really recommend it for a person who's tight on cash, and really if its you and a few other guys you don't need anything ells.

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          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          love it,but......

          By willieburp 1

          from olivet, michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Limited Functions
          • Needs Pfl

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

          I love just about everything about my board. but I need the PFL fuction to cut signal strength so my powered speakers will stop clipping.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Small Footprint - Large Benefit

          By TPETERS53

          from Spring Hill, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

            I was in need of a mixer that would be small enough for my desktop and yet it had to be of very good quality in sound for studio and live performance. I found what I was looking for in this mixer and have used it in a couple of live performances with most pleasing results. Clean sound, easy setup and compact. Also clean for recording too! The best of both worlds without breaking the bank!
            Thanks Mackie!

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