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Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer  

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  • 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 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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    (5)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Simple controls (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (9)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7)

    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 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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        (7 of 11 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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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent compact solution

              By guitarslinger

              from south easton, ma

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

                Typical Mackie sound with good eq. I own several Mackie mixers and this purchase was for a specific band that only needs the 6 xlr inputs. Very small footprint and decent fx makes for a quick and easy setup. Nothing fancy, but everything needed for a live performance with control over mains and monitors self-mixed from the stage. This mixer seems a tad short on gain as compared to some of its bigger brethren but it has not been an issue yet. I have not tried using the usb connection, so cannot comment on the problems others have noted.

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Board!

                By 2burgsmusic

                from Blacksburg, VA

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Eq High Range Too High

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Mackie ProFX12 Professional Compact Mixer:

                This is a great board, from DJ'ing to live music events, this board can handel it all. High head room on all channels, would be great if each channel had a mute light to match. Add solo buttons and there wouldn't be much more a person could ask for. I'm using it to do sound for bluegrass, gospel, and even a couple or rock bands (electric drums = 1 channel)

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