"Soundcraft have managed to cram high-quality analogue circuitry, a USB audio interface and a flexible feature set into a tiny mixer that costs less than most dedicated audio interfaces."
The new Soundcraft Notepad Series consists of three streamlined streamlined mixing surfaces offering Lexicon digital signal processing and USB I/O connectivity for computer-based music recording and playback. The 8-channel Notepad-8FX is reviewed in the latest issue of Sound On Sound magazine.
"The ability to use software to select any input pair or the complete mix for recording is quite sophisticated for a mixer in this price range."
"A mixer on this scale and at this budget is inevitably going to be very basic in many respects, but Soundcraft have managed to include two well-specified mic preamps, the Lexicon effects are of a high standard, the EQ on the first two channels has a very clean and polished sound, and having a tap-tempo button for the delay effects is very welcome for live use."
"Considering that the Notepad-8FX can do the job of many more costly two-channel audio interfaces but can also perform mixing and effects duties for small gigs, it could prove quite an attractive proposition at this price."
The full review can be found in the April 2018 issue of Sound On Sound magazine on sale now. The Soundcraft Notepad-8FX is also available now priced at £119 RRP inc VAT.
Soundcraft by HARMAN is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/soundcraft.