Mackie unveils ProFX mixer line

Effects processing and USB I/O included

A couple of new compact Mackie mixers to tell you about – the ProFX8 and the ProFX12. Both feature the company's low-noise, high-headroom mic preamps and offer 16 effects that are powered by the new 32-bit Running Man FX processor. USB I/O is also included.

The smaller ProFX8 has four mic/line channels, with two of these offering stereo line inputs. A 100Hz lo-cut filter sits on every mic channel, while there's also a stereo return and a DI input. Every channel strip has 3-band active EQ, two aux sends, LED metering and a 60mm fader.

The ProFX12 has similar specs but, as its name suggests, is a little larger. There are six mic preamps and five sets of stereo line inputs (one of these being the stereo return).

Commenting on the launches, Mackie product manager Greg Young said: Mackie created the compact mixer market. The ProFX Series builds on this great tradition and takes it to the next level. They are truly the perfect blend of professional mixing tools and portability. No other mixer in this class offers such a complete set of mixing tools like integrated effects, GEQ and USB I/O."

The mixers are set to ship in the US in October and around the world later in 2008. Prices are $300 for the ProFX8 and $360 for the ProFX12. Detailed specs should be available soon on the Mackie website.

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