800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 1ZS-16HC
close [x]
Available Hours (EST):
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 7:30AM - 11:30PM
  • Sat, Sun 9:00AM - 10:00PM

Rating and Reviews: Soundcraft Ui12 Mixer

Control this rackmountable digital mixer from your tablet, PC or smartphone! Sweeten your mix with the Ui12's Lexicon reverb/delays and dbx feedback control.

User Ratings
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
| | |

"Worth Every Penny" submitted March 23, 2016

By William W in Paris, TX
Overall
Sound
Features
Ease of Use
Quality
Value
Manufacturer Support
The Wow Factor
Musical Background: 10+ years in sound industry / Guitar, Drums, Keyboard/Piano, DJ / Live Performance
Music Style: Prog. Rock
Back to Product Information
SPOTLIGHT REVIEW
VERIFIED BUYER
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us.
Sound: Forums and blogs will tell you the preamp's are filled with noise at high gain levels (+30db or higher). I did not have this problem. I believe the issue was present during the first few runs of manufacturing. Soundcraft has obviously solved the issue. Feature: Every channel has awesome dynamic options and great EQ. Compressors are high quality and the Automatic Feedback Suppression algorithms are spot-on. With the feedback reduction settings turned on - frequencies are cut in real time. Frequency cuts are done at very specific levels and the reduction does not take away from the program material in any way. It's perfect. Ease of Use: The user interface is very easy to use - even for someone who has never touched a digital mixer... I watched the Soundcraft UI tutorials on youtube before the mixer arrived. Upon my first time using it in a real world application, I was able to easily navigate the interface via laptop and had my band practicing in around 10 minutes. Very easy to use and very powerful. If you intend to use an external router with the Soundcraft UI12 - configure a static IP address in the network settings and connect a CAT5 cable from the UI12 to your router using ports 1, 2, 3, or 4 etc... Do not plug the UI12 into the WAN1 or INTERNET port. Think of the UI12 as another computer or device connected to your router. Do not connect the UI12 to your router in terms of it being the "MODEM". It will not work this way. Quality: The product itself is lightweight and built well. I see no issues with the quality of this mixer. If you intend to take her on the road - I would suggest having a padded case built for it or at least use the original packaging to transport. This is a common sense topic though - protect your gear and it will be good to you...Bang it around and it may not work the next time you set the stage. Value: Yes. The value of this piece of hardware is unmatched at this point. I have used plenty of 4, 8, 12, and 16 channel mixers - this one is the best I have found so far. Manufacturer Support: N/A (Have not had to use any support.) The Wow Factor: The interface flows so smoothly that I cannot imagine giging without it. If you are a band that plays at the same venue somewhat regularly. The snapshot feature will make soundchecks obsolete. Simply save the "Show" and save the "Snapshot" of that show. Select it on the fly and plug in the same way you did last time. All of your settings are saved and you can begin playing immediately. This is a feature only found in much higher dollar products. Overall: Quite possibly the best 8 Channel mixer on the market...
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 1ZS-16HC. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 2AM a 3AM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Follow zZounds on:
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2016, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. Nobody Beats zZounds‘ Fast & Free Shipping

At zZounds, we know you want your gear fast, and shipped to you free of charge. That‘s why we have absolutely free ground shipping on every single order shipped within the continental United States. This includes heavy and oversized items. No minimum purchase required. No exclusions. We also ship over 90% of our orders with FREE 2-day shipping. We pull it all off with our strategically placed, coast-to-coast warehouses.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $59+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
no minimum

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!