Soundcraft has launched a compact, high-performance MPM Series of multipurpose mixers. The MPM is available in two standard frame sizes, offering either 12 (MPM12/2) or 20 (MPM20/2) mono inputs, with each model featuring two additional stereo input strips.
The MPM’s highly transparent GB30 mic preamp, also used on Soundcraft’s larger LX7ii and GB Series desks, feature high-resolution adjustment over a wide gain range of 55 dB, and provides +22dB headroom through the console. Professional 48-volt phantom power accommodates for condenser microphones of all types.
Both the MPM12/2 and MPM20/2 are equipped with three auxiliary buses, configurable for use as effects or monitor sends, and all main connectors are professional XLR-type and 1/4-inch metal jack sockets. RCA phono connectors are also provided for disc and stereo playback inputs and record outputs.
Equalization on the mono inputs is 3-band with a swept mid (fixed mid on stereo inputs). All mono input channels have TRS insert sockets, and inserts are also provided on the mix output. High-quality 60mm faders for accurate channel control, an intuitive and comprehensive solo system and 10-segment LED output metering round out the MPM feature set.
The MPM’s monitor output and headphone output work in parallel so that performers can still listen on ‘phones while an engineer is listening on studio monitors.
The MPM12/2 and MPM20/2 can also each be quickly and easily converted for rackmounting by adding optional rack rails. (Although only the MPM12/2 will fit in a standard 19-inch rack.)
Prices: MPM12/2, $689 (or $722 with optional rackmount kit), and MPM20/2, $969.