HARMAN Professional Solutions has announced three new Soundcraft Notepad USB mixers - a welcome return of this legendary small format mixer. The Notepad-5, -8FX and -12FX are desktop analogue mixing surfaces that include HARMAN signal processing, and USB I/O connectivity.
Streamlined to meet today’s audio workflow challenges, the new Soundcraft Notepad surfaces offer exceptional value and performance for podcasters, singer-songwriters and audio professionals who require small format mixing solutions.
As of the Notepad 1.09 firmware update, the firmware includes a highly-requested “audio ducking” feature as well as a firmware updater and a control panel that allows users to select which inputs feed the USB bus while connected to computer workstation software.
“Soundcraft Notepad mixers have a long history with musicians and audio professionals who need high-quality, small-format desktop mixing solutions,” said Scott Wood, Mixers Solutions Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The new Notepad generation maintains that trusted history while adding legendary Lexicon signal processing and USB I/O connectivity, all at an entry-level price.”
Featuring trustworthy designs with high-quality components, Soundcraft Notepad mixers include professional microphone preamps with excellent audio quality for a variety of uses, XLR combination jack mic/line inputs for easy connection with professional audio gear, and 1/4" balanced inputs for connecting keyboards, playback devices and more.
USB I/O connectivity enables easy recording and playback with digital audio workstations or video audio workstations. In addition, users of the Notepad-8FX and Notepad-12FX can also enhance their audio using renowned HARMAN Digital Signal Processing (DSP), including Lexicon reverbs, chorus and delay with tap tempo control.
Soundcraft Notepad mixers are designed for exceptional convenience and ease of use. A traditional channel strip layout provides fast and efficient access to desired channels and sends. Up to three EQ’s per channel are perfect for simple audio shaping on incoming audio signals. An Aux/FX send makes it easy to feed audio signals to external effects send or built-in Lexicon digital processing. A master fader with LED metering provides XLR stereo output level control. A rotary headphone level provides simple control for master mix or aux output levels.
With the newest firmware updates, Soundcraft Notepad USB Mixers offer 2 and 4-track USB functionality, an audio ducking feature and audio routing when connected to a computer workstation.
The Notepad-5, -8FX and -12FX are now available in NZ.