Soundcraft has introduced its EPM Series: the EPM6 ($309.99), EPM8 ($359.99) and EPM12 ($459.99). These multipurpose mixers are well suited for live music, recording, houses of worship, multi-speaker installations and more. Each model is equipped with six (EPM6), eight (EPM8) and 12 (EPM12) mono inputs, and features two additional stereo inputs.
Surface-mount technology is used throughout, using close-tolerance components for high accuracy and repeatable settings for EQ and gain controls. The GB30 mic amp was designed by Graham Blyth for Soundcraft’s 30th anniversary and is used on the larger LX7ii and GB Series consoles. It features high-resolution adjustment over a wide gain range of 55 dB and provides +22dB headroom through the console. Forty-eight-volt phantom power allows for condenser microphones of all types.
The mixer’s peak LED uses multipoint signal take-offs for monitoring overload in several parts of the channel strip, and the LED lights more brightly as the signal approaches the peak point. The EPM also has 60mm faders.
The mixer has two globally pre/post-switchable auxiliary buses, and all main connectors are professional XLR-type and 1/4-inch metal jack sockets; RCA phono connectors are provided for disc and stereo playback inputs and record outputs. The standard mono input has 3-band EQ with a sweepable mid, while the standard stereo input has 2-band EQ. All mono input channels have TRS insert sockets, and inserts are provided on the mix output. Ten-segment LED output metering, a comprehensive solo system and a headphone output are also parts of the EPM feature set.
The EPM’s monitor and headphone outputs work in parallel so that performers can listen on phones while an engineer is listening on studio monitors. The AC mains inlet for the integral universal switched-mode power supply is recessed underneath the console, allowing the desk to be placed against a wall with the AC cable routed under the sides or mounted in a rack without the cable protruding on top. All models can be easily and quickly converted for rackmounting by adding optional rack rails.
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