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    Posted: 14 April 2017 at 7:15am
Hi everyone.

I am in need of a small mixer, 4 mic inputs, 2 stereo and an effects section would be great but not a must. Just for small jobs so no need taking my huge soundcraft all the time. Anyone has any recommendations.

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Take a look at Yamaha MG or A&H ZED range.
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This Soundcraft EFX8 is on ebay at the moment:


I have an EFX8 & EFX12 and find them ideal for small setups e.g. acoustic sets in bars/pubs.
Built in FX is very handy.



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Worth taking a look at the new Soundcraft Signature series...
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Thanks guys.

After doing some research I've narrowed it down to two.the zed 60 10fx and sound craft signature 10. Any thoughts on which I should go for.

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The Zed is more 'consumer' than the Soundcraft.
Short faders too from memory.
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I wasn't sure if you wanted to buy new or used - have to agree with Dylan that the Signature series is definitely worth a look.

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I'd rather have no desk than use a Zed.
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Originally posted by toastyghost toastyghost wrote:

I'd rather have no desk than use a Zed.

Not an unfair comment.

My advice, by an X-Air, the days of lumping around analogue desks and racks are SO gone!!!!
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Signature 10 it is then. Is the zed really that bad?

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The Zen has the same prob as the signature, no EQ.

For years I have wished someone would make a decent small desk, like 8 channels of Soundcraft Series 4 In with 4 auxes, but they don't they all have an EQ that would be more use on a Karaoke machine.

From Memory the signature series doesn't even have insert points, with renders it completely useless for even a single mic live job.

The Behringer XR12 is the same money with a decent feature set, I'd join this century and get one of those...

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Thanks guys for the feedback. I came across a Yamaha MG12/4fx mixer in pristine condition for a good price. What are your opinions on this mixer?

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