Soundcraft EPM8

10-channel Mixer with Eight Mic Preamps, 3-band Channel EQ, and Peak LED Metering
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Compact Mixer with Quality Built In

Looking for a simple, easy-to-use mixer that delivers an exceptional audio performance? For recording, live, install or broadcast use there's a Soundcraft EPM mixer for you. EPM is available in three models: EPM8 (6 mono inputs), EPM8 (8 Mono inputs), and EPM 12 (12 Mono inputs), each with 2 stereo channels as standard.

Soundcraft EPM8 Mixer at a Glance:
  • Quality audio performance with premium preamps
  • Balanced inputs with inserts
  • Unique Peak LEDs monitor the entire signal path

Quality audio performance with premium preamps
The emphasis with the Soundcraft EPM Series is very firmly on quality audio performance, with an easy-to-understand control surface uncluttered by unnecessary features. The EPM8 features Soundcraft's premium GB30 mic preamp (as used on the large-format LX7ii and GB Series desks) to provide high headroom and
precision control of mic signals.

Balanced inputs with inserts
Mic and line inputs are provided on balanced XLR and 1/4" jack connectors, with the main stereo outputs on balanced XLRs for best integration with other professional equipment. There are also insert points on every mono channel and the mix outputs for external signal processing.

Unique Peak LEDs monitor the entire signal path
Because levels are constantly changing throughout the signal path - from the preamp stage, through filtering and EQ - the EPM mixers provide peak LEDs on all input channels. These monitoring LEDs are fed from multiple points in the signal path to ensure nothing is overlooked. The LEDs also employ proportional illumination to show signal level when approaching peaks, allowing you to maximize the quality of any signal by utilizing all the available headroom. The main stereo mix has 10-segment LED meters, with a PFL Active
indicator to show whether any channels are being soloed.

Soundcraft EPM8 Mixer Features:
  • Eight mic/line inputs plus two stereo line ins
  • Two configurable auxiliary buses
  • 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
  • 2-band EQ on stereo inputs
  • TRS insert sockets and inserts on all mono inputs and mix output
  • 10-segment LED output metering
  • Intuitive and comprehensive solo system
  • Headphone output
  • Easily rackmountable with optional kit
  • 3.56"(H) x 14.25"(D) x 13.0"(W)
The Soundcraft EPM8 Mixer delivers premium audio quality!

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Tech Specs

Type Analog
Channels 10 (8 x Mono, 2 x Stereo)
Inputs - Mic Preamps 8 x XLR (CH 1-8)
Inputs - Line 8 x 1/4" (CH 1-12), 4 x 1/4" (Stereo 2 channel), 2 x RCA (stereo)
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR
Outputs - Other 2 x RCA (Rec), 2 x 1/4" (Monitor)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
Send/Return I/O 2 x 1/4" (Aux), 4 x 1/4" (Return)
Phantom Power 8
EQ Bands 3-band Sweepable Mid (CH 1-8), 2-band (Stereo 1-2)
Aux Sends 2 x Aux (Pre/Post)
Faders 12 x 60mm
Channel Inserts Yes (CH 1-8), 2 x 1/4" (Main Inserts)
Rackmountable Yes
Height 3.56"
Width 13.0"
Depth 14.25"
Weight 12.34 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number RW5735US

Customer Reviews

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This did an excellent job

I was looking for 8 identical preamplifiers to record a drumkit away from my home studio with multiple mics. This was the most affordable option and also allows for a lot of different uses in the future for its versatility. The recordings came out excellent. There was no noticeable noise, good clean highs on the cymbals, nice low on the kick and toms. I never had an overdrive/distortion issue either so they must have good clean headroom. I like the basic no fancy frills for this but at least it had separate outs for each channel (using the inserts) and a way to set the levels very accurately with the PFL feature and the peak-response LED metering that has a 3dB resolution in the area where it counts. I got this to replace a crappy Behringer that never worked well on one channel and then up-and-died while not being used. Up and died. Though the Soundcraft doesn't have all the features of the Behringer, I really never used them anyways, so no great loss. Seems to be built solid. The faders and knobs don't have the cheap almost-about-to-break feel of "other" models out there. I have and use Mackie, Yamaha, and Ramsa mixers regularly, and this appears to be as good as these other pro-quality brands. It performed like those, but at probably 1/2 to 1/3 the cost!

Soundcraft EPM8

This is the unit I have been looking for. I am in a four piece gypsy jazz band and we play small to medium venues, often without a sound tech. We needed a mixer with as many XLR inputs as possible in a small package. The EPM8 fit the bill. The preamps are transparent and having two aux mixes is great. We use powered monitors and powered speakers so the setup gets done quickly. A sturdy unit- the faders and pots have a solid feel. Love that British EQ!
Music background: Piano, upright bass

Great performance, no-frills

This 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.
Music background: Church worship

Excellent Mixer - Good Value

I 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).
Music background: Hobbyist

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.
Music background: Commercial Audio Producer
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