When Soundcraft designs a mixer, you can bet they're thinking about new ways to innovate, improve and do things differently. Ever since they created their original Series 1 hardware in 1973, which was the first mixing console that could be carried in a suitcase, they've done plenty to shake up the industry. That gear brought long-term changes to the way musicians toured, and Soundcraft mixers have never stopped making waves in the years since then.
Today's Soundcraft lineup has added a lot of diversity since those early years, with a range of mixers for all kinds of different uses. Whether you're in live sound, recording, media production or a different field altogether, you should have no trouble finding a great mixer here. In fact, the versatility of most Soundcraft models makes them ideal for a variety of different mixing tasks, so they're great choices for a jack of all trades as well as a specialist.
One of the things you should ask yourself when looking for the right Soundcraft mixer is just what sort of sound you're going for. If you like classic British character, for example, take a look at the Si Expression 3 Digital Mixer. This console has a seriously smooth EQ with lively preamps, backing up 32 channels of high-quality audio. With a ton of potential to personalize the color of your sound, this is a great mixer for any application.
If you're outfitting a smaller studio or venue where you don't need so many channels and staying on-budget is crucial, the EPM8 might be the choice for you. It's an 8-channel multi-format mixer and it doesn't pull any punches when it comes to features. The learning curve of the EPM8 is nice and relaxed, so even if this is your first mixer, it won't take you long to get into the swing of things.
Whichever Soundcraft mixer is the right one for you, there's no doubt that it's a good investment for your equipment collection. From permanent studio installations to mobile road-ready setups, any place that a mixer is needed will be the right place to put Soundcraft to work for you.