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Soundcraft Notepad mixers launched at Messe

Small-format recording and mixing solution unveiled

Harman Professional Solutions have introduced three new Soundcraft Notepad mixers. The Notepad-5, -8FX and -12FX are desktop analogue mixing surfaces that include Lexicon signal processing, and USB I/O connectivity. Streamlined to meet today’s audio workflow challenges, the new SoundcraftNotepad surfaces offer exceptional value and performance for podcasters, singer-songwriters and audio professionals who require small format mixing solutions.

“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.”

The new Notepad mixers include XLR combi jack mic/line inputs for easy connection with mics, 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.

A traditional channel strip layout provides fast and efficient access to desired channels and sends. Three-band EQ is provided  per channel on the -8FX and -12FX, suitable for simple audio shaping for incoming audio signals. An Aux/FX send makes it easy to feed audio signals to external effects sends or built in Lexicon digital processing. A master fader with LED metering provides XLR stereo output level control. Meanwhile, a rotary headphone level provides simple control for master mix or aux output levels.

The Notepad-5, -8FX and -12FX are expected to be available in July 2017, with UK pricing to be confirmed at time of writing.

Soundcraft by HARMAN is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd.

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