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Mackie ProFX16 Compact 4-Bus Mixer with USB & Effects  

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  • Professional 16-channel 4-bus mixer with onboard effects and USB I/O
  • 10 low-noise, high-headroom Mackie mic preamps with +50dB gain range
  • Dedicated inline compression for critical inputs (ch. 5-8)
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A budget-friendly, 10 mono/2 stereo or 8 mono/4 stereo-channel mixer with USB and a rack-full of usefull live sound effects built-in.

The Mackie ProFX16 is the clear solution for any midsized venue or band that needs great sound, but doesn’t have the budget or space for tons of outboard gear. To lose the rack, built-in tools like compression and graphic EQ are crucial. The ProFX16 has everything needed to make your gig sound great and is really easy to operate. Plus, USB I/O lets you record the show or stream music straight from a laptop. The “Pro” in ProFX stands for Pro. Professional tools, rugged build quality, space-saving footprint…everything you need.

The ProFX16 is loaded with 10 Mackie low-noise mic preamps, 3-band EQ with sweepable mid, integrated “Gig-Ready” effects, precision 7-band GEQ and more. It has all the right tools, each and everyone designed to sound great. Perfect for portable applications, the ProFX16 is housed in an ultra-tough enclosure with impact-resistant sidecheeks. Plus, road warriors can simply rack-mount the ProFX16 for additional protection.

Live Sound Toolbox
Let’s face it. Audio gear is heavy. Getting a fully-loaded rack in and out of a van is not only arduous, it downright hurts. And it’s likely that you drag around a ton of gear that rarely, if ever, gets used. For most gigs, you just want it to sound good, but get done as easily as possible. Enter Mackie’s ProFX Series, delivering a live sound toolbox that does just that. High-headroom mic preamps, great-sounding effects, smooth compression, flexible channel EQ plus precision GEQ to tune-up the room or monitor mix. Sounds good, right? Leave that extraneous gear at home. The ProFX16 comes with all these features – it is truly the perfect live sound toolbox.

“Gig-Ready” RMFX™ Effects
The all-new RMFX (Running Man FX) 32-bit effects processor brings “Gig Ready,” useable effects to your mixes. Why scroll through hundreds of bizarre effects, like “ghost ambience?” Yeah, like anyone even knows what that means. Or how about winners like “delay+phaser2,” — which you’ll never use in a million years. Those other mixers will leave your fingers raw from all the scrolling you have to do. The RMFX processor features 16 solid FX that are known for their utility and usability. Small, medium and large room reverbs with a mix of warm and bright characteristics puts your mix in the right space. Simple, rich choruses and an array of practical delays enable you to create professional mixes without requiring a two-hour sound check. Basically, we’ve delivered the choicest parts of a full rack of gear, right at your fingertips, that is easy to master, allowing you to look and sound really good at your next gig. Really, really good.

Smooth, Simple Compression
Compressors are a critical tool for both live sound and recording. The ProFX16 features four dedicated in-line compressors, delivering simple, sweet dynamic control with the single twist of a knob. Use the compressors on channels 5-8 for vocals, bass or anything that’s dynamic and needs to sit a little better in the mix. Finally, you can stop obsessing about the vocal level and riding the fader like it’s going out of style.

Record and Stream via USB
With all the right tools for the job, the ProFX16 allows you to create memorable mixes, but even with all those features, portability is paramount and you can’t be burdened with lugging around additional equipment. No worries, integrated USB I/O takes the pain out of recording. Just connect the ProFX16 to a laptop, start up your included copy of Tracktion™ 3 Music Production Software (or almost any DAW software out there) and you can record the whole mix. You can even stream music from your laptop during breaks. Once you get home, record more tracks or use the ProFX16 to playback some tunes during your next party. Unless you’re anti-social, don’t have the right kind of place for a party or are just sick of buying food and beverages for everyone. In that case, you can play back whatever talk-radio show you listen to when alone.

And with a push of a button, you can route your USB return through channels 15/16, allowing you to apply some EQ or easily integrate performance software into the set. Just stream the output of your performance software into the ProFX16. Combine that signal with anything plugged into the mixer, and send the whole thing back to the computer for recording. Archiving your integrated live performances has never been easier!

Legendary Mackie Durability
Mackie is known for building mixers that are “Built-Like-A-Tank” and the ProFX16 is no exception. All of its tender bits are securely encased in a solid steel chassis. Not only that, the impact-resistant sidecheeks are made of ultra-tough ABS, adding extra protection where it is most likely to fall…not that you drop things.

Budget-Friendly
The ProFX Series Compact Effects Mixers strike the perfect balance. They offer all the right tools to get the job done well, sport the popular compact footprint that Mackie is known for, and are also the most budget-friendly of all the Mackie sound reinforcement mixers. Our competition either doesn’t have the expansive feature set of the ProFX Series, or they simply will not survive the test of time. You are investing in your mixer and the ProFX will be there for you at every gig, ready to roll.

Features
  • Professional 16-channel 4-bus mixer with onboard effects and USB I/O
  • 10 low-noise, high-headroom Mackie mic preamps with +50dB gain range
  • Dedicated inline compression for critical inputs (ch. 5-8)
  • 32-bit RMFX processor with 16 “Gig-Ready” reverbs, choruses and delays
  • Precision 7-band graphic EQ for tuning mains and monitors
  • USB I/O for recording shows and music playback via Mac or PC
  • Stream subgroups 1-2 or main L/R to your computer for recording
  • Stereo USB/tape I/O with input level control to mains
  • Convenient USB return to stereo channel for implementation of EQ, auxes and more
  • 3-band EQ with sweepable midrange on mono channels
  • 16 high-headroom line inputs (8 mono, 4 stereo)
  • Individual channel mute switches and overload (OL) indicators
  • 18dB/octave 100Hz low cut filters on all mic channels
  • Inserts on mono mic/line channels (ch. 1-4) for connecting outboard processors
  • 60mm faders for input channels, subgroups and mains
  • 48V phantom power with LED for use with condenser mics
  • FX mute button also controllable via footswitch
  • Break switch mutes all channels for music playback between sets
  • Control room / headphone outputs with rotary level control
  • Balanced XLR and balanced/unbalanced ¼-inch main outputs
  • Rack-mountable design using optional rack ears
  • Rugged steel chassis
  • Switching multi-voltage power supply for worldwide use
  • Includes Tracktion 3 Music Production Software for Mac or PC

Order a ProFX16 and a set of Mackie powered PA speakers and you've got a compete PA system ready for gigs.

 

ProFX16 Compact 4-Bus Mixer with USB & Effects Specifications:

  • SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
  • PC:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32 / 64, Vista 32 / 64 RTM or XP SP 2
  • Pentium 4, Celeron, or Athlon XP processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Mac:
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 – 10.6.4
  • G4 processor
  • 512 MB RAM
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MackieProFX16 Compact 4-Bus Mixer with USB & Effects
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Simple controls (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Amateur recording (3)
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    5.0

    Great Features

    By Dan-O

    from Alamogordo, NM

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No Rack Mount Ears In Box

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances

    Comments about Mackie ProFX16 Compact 4-Bus Mixer with USB & Effects:

    As usual, Mackie products are superb. Thank you to Musicians Friend for getting it to me so fast. I only had one regret, The product specs say "Rack Mountable" but does not come with the mounting ears. DONT FORGET TO PURCHASE THE RACK MOUNT EARS WHEN YOU ORDER YOUR MIXER! I think after paying so much for a product...little brackets to mount the board "SHOULD" be thrown in.

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    5.0

    Excellent mixer

    By tsurikov

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Reliable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No Printed Manual In Box

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Mackie ProFX16 Compact 4-Bus Mixer with USB & Effects:

    I bought this mixer as an upgrade from a Mackie ProFX12, primarily because I needed more channels. The ProFX16 has all the Mackie quality and usability of the ProFX12, plus more channels and lots more capability. I use it to provide live sound for 5- to 11-piece bands that play for our dance group. The ProFX16 has always done everything I needed -- and, more importantly, what the musicians needed. The only "con" that I list in this review is a very mild one -- you don't get a printed manual in the box. You get a quick-start guide, which includes a URL to download the full manual. It takes a bit of time to browse to the site, find the manual, and print it. But this "con" is outweighed by the dozens of great "pro"s.

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    5.0

    Sounds good to me 'eh!

    By Lionheart_69_2001

    from Central Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Mackie ProFX16 Compact 4-Bus Mixer with USB & Effects:

      Have used this on a few shows so far and it's been very nice and very clean. The effects are nice and not too overbearing. I'm currently using this with a set of Peavey PVxP subs and mains with a few powered monitors and it works great. Nice dual channel monitor channels so I can turn down the singer all I want in my monitor!!! Anyways, a very nice piece from Mackie!

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It has everything needed for small group

      By Bummer

      from Cedar Falls, Iowa

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Useful Effects
      • Versatile
      • Very Flexible Bus Use

      Cons

      • Takes 9 Rack Spaces

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Mackie ProFX16 Compact 4-Bus Mixer with USB & Effects:

      The physical description of the Profx16 should include that it takes 9 "rack spaces" to mount to a rack system. The case I ordered unfortunately has 8 spaces. The rack mount kit is not returnable.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great deal for the exact mixer I need

      By TexGoneNW

      from Texas

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Quality Pre-amps
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Mackie ProFX16 Compact 4-Bus Mixer with USB & Effects:

        I haven't used all the features of this mixer yet, but I've been very impressed with the quality of the sound when paired up with good quality powered speakers (QSC K12's). The restock model was in good condition, packed well with the power cord, and delivered on time. Very happy with the transaction.

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        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Mackie PRO-FX16 = No Complaints

        By Silver Fox

        from alex.,La.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Mackie ProFX16 Compact 4-Bus Mixer with USB & Effects:

          I have not owned a Mackie for a few years but recently bought a PRO-FX16 along with two Yamaha DXR12's and two DXS-12's. I am in a 5 piece classic rock/country band that performs an avg of two nights a week. I wish I had never gotten away from Mackie. My previous mixer did not have near the headroom which presented feedback and clarity problems. The FX-16 is a pleasure to work with and never even approaches being maximized. I have played music for 43 years using a lot of different equipment; the Mackie overall, cost included, is top notch for a working band.

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          (14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A superior, user freindly product!!!

          By CGP2

          from Bryon, KY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Fair Pricing
          • Mackie Made Affordable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • ClubStorefront Gigs
            • Events
            • Performances
            • Smaller Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Mackie ProFX16 Compact 4-Bus Mixer with USB & Effects:

            I currently own two 1604-VLZ3's (by Mackie) which are excellent professional boards, however, for the price, ease of use, and constricted spaces I frequently play in, I would reccomend this board to anyone! It literally sets up in minutes. You wont be disappointed. Fully Mackie at a fair price.

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