Soundcraft EFX8

8 Mono + 2 Stereo-ch Mixer with Built-in 24-bit Lexicon Effects
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The Soundcraft EFX8 not only provides a versatile, feature-filled mixing platform with plenty of I/O options that make it great for stage, studio, or house of worship applications, it also includes a stellar onboard 24-bit effects processor to make your sound even better! The EFX8 includes eight premium preamps, 32 effects settings, 3-band EQ (with swept mids on the mono channels), an effects send on each channel, and more! You'll be amazed at the great sound and performance you get from the ultra-portable 8-channel mono/2-channel stereo EFX8!

Soundcraft EFX8 8-channel Compact Mixer with Effects at a Glance:
  • Premium effects onboard
  • Easy to use
  • Great components

Premium effects onboard
The Soundcraft EFX mixer uses the same AudioDNA processor featured in many of the Digitech and Lexicon outboard equipment including the highly respected Lexicon MX400 processor. With over 35 years experience, the Lexicon name is synonymous with the best reverb and processing in the business, ensuring the finest quality effects not usually found in a console at this price level.The effects section fits neatly into the mixers compact framework which is available in 8 or 12 mono input variants, both with 2 stereo channels and an effects send on each channel. There are 32 effects to choose from with a tap tempo function, 3 effects parameter controls and a user effects setting store facility. An effects channel level clip LED and Mute function gives the user even more flexibility.

Easy to use
The emphasis with the Soundcraft EFX is very firmly on quality build and audio performance, with an easy to understand control surface in line with the Soundcraft professional range. The Soundcraft EFX uses the highly-transparent GB30 Mic amp (designed by Graham Blyth for the company's 30th anniversary, and also used on the larger LX7ii and GB Series professional consoles).

Great components
The Soundcraft EFX also offers all the features of the Soundcraft EPM most notably a configurable aux send, XLR and 1/4" metal jack connector sockets, RCA phono stereo playback inputs and record outputs, 3-band EQ with a swept mid on the mono inputs, 3-band EQ on the 2 stereo inputs, TRS insert sockets, inserts on all mono inputs, ten-segment LED output metering and a headphone output.

Soundcraft EFX8 8-channel Compact Mixer with Effects Features:
  • 8+2 channel frame size
  • Built-in 24 bit Lexicon digital effects processor
  • 32 effects settings
  • Tap tempo and effects setting store function
  • One effects send on each channel
  • One configurable auxiliary bus
  • XLR-type and 1/4" metal jack connector sockets
  • RCA phono stereo playback inputs and record outputs
  • 3-band EQ with a swept mid on mono inputs
  • 3-band EQ on stereo inputs
  • TRS insert sockets and inserts on all mono inputs
  • Ten-segment LED output metering
  • Intuitive and comprehensive solo system
  • Headphone output
  • Easily rackmountable
The Soundcraft EFX8 gives you great mixing performance and sound in a small footprint!

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Tech Specs

Type Analog
Channels 10 (8 x Mono, 2 x Stereo)
Inputs - Mic Preamps 8 x XLR (CH 1-12)
Inputs - Line 8 x 1/4" (CH 1-12), 4 x 1/4" (Stereo 1, 2), 2 x RCA (2 TRK)
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" (Mono)
Outputs - Other 2 x RCA (Rec), 2 x 1/4" (Monitor)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Send/Return I/O 1 x 1/4" (Aux), 1 x 1/4" (FX), 2 x 1/4" (Return)
Phantom Power 8
EQ Bands 3-band Sweepable Mid (CH 1-12), 3-band (Stereo 1-2)
Aux Sends 1 x Aux, 1 x Pre/Post, 1 x FX (Post)
Faders 13 x 60mm
Channel Inserts Yes (CH 1-8), 2 x 1/4" (Main Inserts)
Effects Yes
Rackmountable Yes
Height 3.6"
Width 13"
Depth 14.3"
Weight 10.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number E535.000000US

Customer Reviews

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Nice effects

Extremely great especially for the price. Can't beat the effects. I use it to power my JBL PA system.
Music background: All heavy music


When Wayne recommended this $400 mixer for my barn, paired with QSC 8s, I was... concerned... Soundcraft? Don't they make cheap crap? Well... The unit really is everything it needs to be and more. In fact, its been pressed into service as a small stage unit for a nightclub where we use it for open mics and late night shows. Open Mics are one of the true tests of a mixer. Some guitars are loud and brassy, others are soft and boomy. Some people sing big and close to the mic, others are too far away and practically whisper. It's freakin impossible, in other words, to make it all sound consistent and as good as it can 2unless you can mix and eq quickly on the fly. Plus: you need reverb for vocals. Trust me. And, Open Mic hosts are performers, not sound pros. It has to be dead easy or it won't happen. The EFX8 has been solid in this job for about 8 months now. Everything is right there where you need it, easy to make work. The parametric eq is awesome. The Lexicon 'verb makes everyone sound... well, better, anyway. The speakers are ceiling mounted so we have to leave them on all the time, which means we leave the board on all the time (avoid those annoying pops). So far, no problem. I wish there were more control over the monitor outs. If there is a way to adjust them by track rather than globally, I haven't found it. And I can never remember how to send the effects mix to the monitor. I'm pretty sure its easy. But the manual is pretty easy, but needs to be more a tutorial for newbies. There are videos, but some people (older) just don't learn well that way... But for $400 (now $370) and a very small footprint, this thing makes mostly dead simple sound really, really great.

Soundcraft EFX8

Recommended by my sales engineer, Chris Leonard. I use it for small to medium size venues for a small band and ensembles. Has a great sound, is easy to use, lightweight, low noise floor. For the price, it's pretty sweet. I use it as a replacement for a Mackie 1202-VLZ Pro and a Mackie 808s (I now have powered speakers, so I no longer need a powered head). It's definitely an upgrade in terms of sound quality. The onboard Lexicon effects are really nice. I also recently purchased JBL EON610 speakers (which I use as monitors) and already have a pair of Mackie SRM 450 speakers for mains. The Soundcraft sounds great with them.
Music background: pro keyboard player


Dan Van Amerongen guided me toward this mixer when I was seeking one for my music room and for small gigs. I was unfamiliar with this brand and mostly have used Mackie mixers. I am quite impressed with the clarity of the sound and the quality of the onboard effects. This device has been a perfect addition to my practice room. This is a GREAT mixer. Thanks, Dan.
Music background: worship musician, occasional band gigs

Great mixer!

I recently needed a replacement for my Yamaha 16 channel mixer that had served me well, but was getting along in years. The Soundcraft EFX8 had all the features and inputs I need for both of my bands and the reviews were good so I ordered it. The mixer sounds fantastic and the Lexicon effects really complement the mixer. My guitarist, a recording engineer by trade, gave it a big thumbs up. The mix is punchy and well defined. Adding to that, it's compact and a quick setup. As usual, my rep at Sweetwater (thanks, Jim!) did his typical stellar job of taking care of me. I ordered on Monday and had it in time to familiarize myself with it for a gig that Friday. Thanks, Sweetwater!
Music background: Bandleader, bassist, part-time musician
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