Soundcraft EPM8 Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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from New York, NY
February 21, 2012Music Background:
Great performance, no-frillsThis is a great mixer for the price. You definitely get what you pay for. It gives a great clean sound. It doesn't give you as much control over the shaping of the sound, but if you have decent mics or instruments, that shouldn't be a problem. I wish the PFL and mute functions had lights on each additional channel, but I think that would drive up the price. The one thing I think they really should have added was a volume control for the 2 track input. It's the only thing I hate about this mixer. But other than that, this is a solid mixer at a great price.
from Chicago, IL USA
July 29, 2008Music Background:
Excellent Mixer - Good ValueI recently put together a basic sound system for a small church I've been attending lately. We were using my Behringer UB1204FX temporarily until the Soundcraft came in. (I didn't know much about equipment when I bought the Behringer.) I recently installed the Soundcraft EPM 8, and even through 15-year-old PA speakers, I could hear the difference. Great transparency. I hadn't realized how muddy the Behringer was until I heard this. The tone was better, and there was higher gain before feedback. This mixer doesn't have all the bells and whistles of many others, but it's a solid performer. Great value, too -- where else can you get 8 good mic channels for this price? Good build quality, and worth every penny. Just say no to the cheapies, and get this one (or the EFX 8).
from Akron, OH
October 9, 2007Music Background:
Commercial Audio Producer
Rule, Britannia!I bought this unit to replace an Alesis MultiMix 12FX as a headphone mixer in my commercial studio. The Soundcraft is a dramatic improvement in several ways. It has real pro-level headroom, gain controls on every channel, and a flexible but very simple layout. It also sounds better, with a smooth low end that was lacking from the Alesis.
The manual is a little confusing on a couple of points, and I wish these little mixers all had jacks facing the rear (or that could be swiveled to face the rear) rather than the top. Other than that, those crazy Brits have done it again!
As a bonus, it's not as ugly as it looks in the pictures.