Mackie ProFX12v3 Professional USB Mixer, 12-Channel

Mackie ProFX12v3 Professional USB Mixer, 12-Channel

Mackie's 3rd gen of a best-selling compact mixer, the ProFX12 gives you 7 Onyx mic preamps, one-knob compressors on 4 channels, 2-in/4-out USB I/O, and more.

Mackie Onyx 1220 12-Channel Mixer

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(42 ratings)
Submitted April 9, 2006 by a customer from
"Another case of 'Money Well Spent'..."
Unless I have a situation where I need more channels simultaneously, or - as I learn more about mixers and what they can do, causing me to want a more feature-laden mixer - I doubt I'll have a need for another mixer.

Sound quality apprears to be top notch. I'm not a sound guy and have little experience with mixers, etc. However, it's far superior to the mixer I was using before I bought this one. The inputs are super-quiet as well; something I'm not used to because other mixers I'd used were never so quiet. Currently I have only used it in live situations and it's been great. Looking forward to seeing how it performs in a recording-type environment.

The feature I find to be the best is that you can more or less set up the channels without actually having to hear anything. Just use the LED meter. This ability to set things up quickly, coupled with what appear to be very good quality components, are my favorite features. There is really nothing I dislike about this mixer to be honest. Something that works this well goes a long way to instilling confidence when one walks on stage, etc. I'm glad I spent the money!

Ease of Use
I haven't used many mixers so I have little to compare against. Having said that, this mixer is a doddle to use. The manual is clear for the most part, though there were a couple of areas pertaining to mixing CD signals to the main mix, that I only read more ever got to work by trial and error, not actually by comprehending what was stated in the manual. Other than that minor issue I couldn't imagine a mixer being any easier to use.

Quality looks outstanding. I didn't give it a 10 because good quality is something that should be evident over time, and I haven't owned the mixer that long. Based on what many others have had to say about Mackie products I'd say I might be willing to bet money that this mixer proves to be as good as it looks.

I though it was a bit on the expensive side when I first bought it. But now I've owned it for a while, and used it in live performance situations, etc., I'm glad I ponied up the extra money this mixer costs (compared to some competitor's products). Sometimes you do get what you pay for!

Manufacturer Support
Never dealt with Mackie support so can't speak to their support.

The Wow Factor
Aesthetically, it looks good. Looks complicated, but actually is a very easy mixer to use. I prefer the design of these Onyx mixers over just about every other mixer I've seen. It 'looks' like a very expensive mixer. It also 'looks' like it can do the job. Perception is often important. I think Mackie made a good decision when they decided to make this mixer look the way it does.

Musical Background:
Part-time musician/hobbyist (perform on weekends only)

Musical Style:
Acoustic guitar: Blues, Ragtime, Folk, etc.
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