Mackie ProFX8 Reviews4.2/5.0 based on 13 customer reviews
I plugged a Tele and a dynamic mic into the Mackie ProFX8 and - thanks to this mixer's hi-Z input and built-in digital effects - I was able to get a cool mix of my vocals and guitar without the need for a DI box and external processors. I can see how the thoughtful design of this mixer would make it perfect for small bands or solo acts. If I had the guts to do a solo singer/guitar act, I would take this board with me because it was made to take care of my needs. With the ProFX8, you get a reliable mixer - and a creative toolkit too!
from Hagerstown Md
July 28, 2011Music Background:
old garage band guitar player
A Company where the customer comes firstI was surprised of the personal service that I received with this company, very little of that in todays market place. My order was processed and shipped the same day I ordered it. Free shipping??? Here comes the pony express, No Way, half way across the country in two days. You can't beat that with a stick. Good Price, Great service, and knowledgeable people. I have decided to make Sweetwater my first choice for any future needs.
from London UK
April 26, 2010Music Background:
Another winner form MackieI had the previous Mackie DFX 6 also a great mixer.
The Pro FX 8 has a bit more headroom then the DFX 6 plus the effects are better then the EMAC ones that Mackie have in there older mixers.
Very low noise and very smooth sounding, crystal clear sounding.
My AKG C 535 condenser mic sounds amazing through this mixer.
The good thing is that it is smaller and lighter then the previuos DFX 6.
What I like about this mixer is for the price you get great features,
a stereo 7 band graphic EQ
added on in this price range, which I think is a real plus if you are playing live ..
A real winner form Mackie
Michael John Hall
from Santa Fe NM
July 5, 2012Music Background:
Recording Artist Solo Piano
Love this mixerI am not a professional engineer, so I was relieved to see how simple it is to use this mixer. Pure sound, easy to adjust. No hum or background noise. I was up and running in less than an hour with great initial results.
from Las Vegas
March 1, 2012Music Background:
Voice Over Artist
Another winner from Mackie!This is my 3rd Mackie board in 20 years. They still make the best boards for the money. I love the USB and effects features. Also, the Mackie EQ is great, not too much, just right. It's flexible and feature rich. Great value and bomb proof, like all Mackies.
from Massachusetts usa
December 14, 2011Music Background:
Pro Musician ,Songwriter ,Drummer
A great product and lightweight to bootA great product and lightweight to boot
November 9, 2011Music Background:
Plunker w/desire to play
Great!NIce for what I needed ... ONLY drawback is you have to get your manual on line. I'm all for hugging the trees, but my printer isn't the best (okay it's acheap $38 Black Friday special at Sam's) ... otherwise great for what I do.
from wilson, ks
September 27, 2012Music Background:
country and elvis p.
mixerI really haven't got to use it that much, been busy with other stuff, but so far I really like it.. I just wish I could find the sound that comes out of perfessional studios, I also use the lexicon to record threw..It has a 8 track recording studio but maybe it's just I don't know how to use it all yet..
from S.L.T. Cailfornia
December 26, 2011Music Background:
Live performance, keyboards
Mass productionThe first delivery was defective. Electrical shorts and static from unit. The second delivery after a quick exchange from Sweetwater was exactly what it said it was. Great clarity and that deep quality from Mackie you've grown to expect. One has to wonder though at such a great deal if Mackie isn't turning these mixers out so fast that a few of them don't make it to the inspection point. Otherwise, more than meets expectations!
from Baltimore, MD
October 31, 2011Music Background:
Great little mixer!Does the job really well. I play a lot of duo gigs in small clubs and this mixer works great with a set of powered speakers. The built-in EQ is a nice bonus and the effects are simple and easy to use. It's the best mixer of this size that I have found in terms of value and features.
from United States
September 21, 2011Music Background:
AV Engineer, singer
compact yet with many functionsvery good for small gatherings and music. this is a personal unit for me.
not like my much larger units for work.
from Orlando, Fl
May 24, 2011Music Background:
Mackie ProFX8This mixer packs a lot of power in a small footprint. While being small, it is built to take the knocks of the road and satisfies the home user as well. The effects are quality and after a little usage time you quickly learn the nuances and sweet spots of the mixer to suit your needs. Both Condenser and Dynamic mics are satisfied with it's onboard power. I'd recommend this to anyone needing a smaller mixer but still wanting quality.
July 2, 2010Music Background:
Alright mixer fro the money.This mixer produces a good clean sound to the new powered QSC K 12's I have. More head room overall from the board on the Mackie 808s powered mixer I just retired. The board design has good quality with the knobs and sliders with the exception of the EFX selector knob, which seems of less quality from the rest of the board. The EFX are clean and clear, however my ear does not hear a distinct difference in several of the 16 selections. Overall though a good deal for the money. Note..This is the only board of it's size that has graphic EQ for controling Mains or Monitors..I checked several other brands for that feature and other than Carvin (8 channel only) this is it. If keeping a setup simple with good sound and a lot of features in a compact setup is important, then this is the main show in town. If not the only!
Sal in Florida
from Clearwater beach Florida
September 10, 2010Music Background:
Perfoming musician for 30 years [ www.SalLive.com]
MACKIE PROFX8I don't know what the hell is up with Mackie these days. I have gone through three Profx8 mixers in two months and I'm now on my forth. On ALL the Profx8's that I've had and used for live sound: channels 3 & 4 preamps stopped working. On two of them the effects would drop out for a few minutes leaving only a distorted signal. I love the Mackie programmed effects so I've stuck with the mixer but this wil be my last attempt. I think a Chinese company "Loud" is producing these for Mackie. There must be a problem in the production or design. I hope they get it straight because it's a great live mixer when it works. Anyone else having these problems???