Soundcraft MFXi8 mixer
Soundcraft's new MPMi and MFXi mixers combine a range of features and Lexicon effects with a small footprint for theaters, small music venues, restaurants and houses of worship. The new Soundcraft mixers build on the original MPM and MFX Series by using vertically mounted PCBs with the control pots being nutted to the front panel. Soundcraft states that this practice increases the rigidity of the mixer and gives a firm-operating feel, and also aids in servicing, should it ever be required.
The MFXi has integral Lexicon effects. Using the same AudioDNA processor featured in many of the DigiTech and Lexicon outboard products, including the Lexicon MX400. The mixers have 32 effects presets, a function for storing user settings, three parameter controls and a tap tempo mode. These effects have been optimized for integration within the console to provide the lowest possible noise floor and deliver the best sound.
Both the MFXi and MPMi provide two group buses, three aux sends (two auxes and one FX send on the MFXi model), and two stereo input channels. The MPMi is available with 12 or 20 mic inputs, giving a maximum mix input capacity of 18 or 26 inputs, while the MFXi is offered in three frame-sizes with 8, 12 or 20 mic inputs, with a mix capacity of 16, 20 or 28 inputs.
Soundcraft MPMi mixer
Soundcraft adds that it has fine-tuned the mixers' audio design, further improving key specifications, including noise and distortion performance.
Both new models provide a slot on the chassis that accepts a standard Kensington laptop computer cable lock for securing the mixer in a venue, installation or retail display.
The 12-channel versions are now supplied with rack mount ears included, while these are available as an option for the 8 and 20 channel MFXi model.