About the Mackie ProFX10v3
Get the perfect mix for stage or studio
Get the perfect mix for stage or studio
Mackie's ProFX10v3 10-channel mixer comes packed with all the input and output features you need for live sound production, along with onboard effects that allow you to retire that outboard gear and still be able to add some space and nuance to a mix. In addition, this mixer has stereo digital inputs and outputs and comes with a software package that includes two DAWs and two collections of effects plug-ins, so the board will also work quite well in a recording studio.
High-quality mic preamps
The ProFX10v3 uses four of Mackie's Onyx™ microphone preamps, each virtually noise-free with up to 60 dB of gain. Each mic input also features a switchable low-cut filter to help remove the unwanted rumble and bleed of a live stage mix.
Mackie's GigFX™ effects processor includes 24 performance-tested reverb, delay, and chorus effects to color the sound just the way you like it. You can plug in an optional footswitch so a player could activate or defeat an effect from the stage. The ProFX10v3 also includes one-knob audio compressors on two channels, to smooth out inconsistent dynamics.
Digital recording software
The USB port supports 24-bit 192K input and output connections to your computer. Mackie includes two suites of musical production software with this mixer.
- Pro Tools® First DAW plus The Musician Collection of plug-in effects
- Waveform™ OEM DAW plus The DAW Essentials Collection™ of plug-in effects
- channels 1-2:
- mono mic/line inputs (Combo XLR/TRS)
- HiZ switch for direct instrument connection
- channels 3-4:
- mono mic/line inputs (XLR and 1/4" TRS)
- channels 5/6-7/8:
- stereo line inputs (1/4" TRS)
- channel 9/10:
- stereo line (1/8" TRS) or USB input
- 3-band EQ on all channels
- switchable phantom power (+48 volts) for all mic inputs
- switchable low-cut filter (100 Hz, 18 dB/octave) on all mic channels
- insertion (I/O) jack on channels 1-4 for outboard gear
- clip lights on channels 1-4
- one-knob audio compressor on channels 1-2
- mute switch on every channel
- FX: post-fader bus to effects processor and FX send
- Mackie Onyx microphone preamps
- Mackie GigFX processor with 24 effects (reverb, chorus, delay, etc.)
- music production software included
- Pro Tools First DAW plus The Musician Collection of plug-in effects
- Waveform OEM DAW plus The DAW Essentials Collection of plug-in effects
- USB interface: 2-channel out, 4-channel in (24-bit, 192 kHz)
- LED output meter with peak indicator
- headphone and control room outputs
- steel chassis
- dimensions: 10-3/4"W x 3-7/8"H x 13-3/4"D
- weight: 4.9 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # PROFX10V3
What's in the box:
- 10-Channel mixer
- 59" DC power supply (12VDC/2A outupt)
- 76" USB cable (type-A to type-B / 2.0)
- Quickstart guide
- Pro-Tools download card
- Waveform OEM download card/license code
Mackie ProFX10v3 reviews
Thanks for submitting your review
More details on the Mackie ProFX10v3
Features & specs
|Line inputs||(8) 1/4" TRS|
Overview: The Mackie ProFX10v3 is a professional 10-channel compact mixer with 4 Onyx mic preamps and a USB interface. The Mackie ProFXv3 series mixers includes a new GigFX effects engine that instantly delivers your choice of 24 effects. In addition, the ProFX10v3 also features smooth rotary Level controls for each channel strip, 3-band equalization for each input, and single-knob compression for channels 1&2. The mixer's "Built-Like-A-Tank" design features a solid steel chassis with rugged ABS side panels. The Mackie mixer also includes ProTools/First and Waveform OEM professional software and plugin packages (via free download).
Applications: The Mackie ProFX10v2 is great for Live sound mixing, houses of worship, clubs, gyms, banquet halls, conference and board rooms, studio and field recording, video post-production, multimedia applications, broadcast, and many more.
Main Inputs: The ProFX10v3 offers the following main inputs:
- Onyx Mic Preamps (Ch. 1-4): Mackie's Onyx microphone preamps offer up to 60dB of gain and ultra-low noise performance. Channels 1&2 are equipped with female XLR/1/4" combo jacks while channels 3&4 feature standard female XLR sockets, all accepting balanced mic or line level inputs from almost any type of source. The mic inputs feature 48-volt phantom power from a single 2-way switch.
- Mono Line Inputs (Ch. 1-4): Channels 1&2 have the aforementioned combo jacks while Channels 3&4 have 1/4" jacks, each accepting line level signals from balanced or unbalanced sources.
- Line/Hi-Z Input (Ch. 1&2): Channels 1&2 feature a Line/Hi-Z switch that allows you to connect a guitar to either 1/4" input without a DI box. With the switch pressed in, the input impedance is optimized for a direct connection. In the out position, that corresponding 1/4" input becomes a line input.
- Stereo Line Inputs (Ch. 5/6&7/8): These 2 stereo Channels feature pairs of 1/4" jacks that can accept stereo or mono balanced or unbalanced sources. They may be used with just about any professional or semi-pro instrument, effect, or tape player. If you are connecting a mono source, you should use the left (mono) input, and the mono signals will appear on both sides of the main mix. The Gain for each pair of stereo line inputs is adjusted with a single potentiometer.
- 1/8" Stereo (Ch. 9/10): This uses a single 1/8" stereo input for use with a portable player, smartphone, or tablet.
- USB: A front-panel USB 3-4 switch on channel strip 9/10 lets you override the 1/8" audio input with the rear-panel USB input, letting you mix audio from a computer. This signal can be EQ'd, sent to Aux outputs, and is routable to the Mains or Subgroups.
- Inserts: Channels 1, 2, 3, and 4, feature a single 1/4" TRS insert jack for connecting serial effects processors, such as compressors, equalizers, de-essers, or filters. The signal can go out of the insert jack to the external device, be processed, and return on the same insert jack. (The insert cable must be wired as follows: Tip=Send, Ring=Return, Sleeve=Common Ground.)
Gain: Input channels 1-4 have a Gain control that lets you adjust the input sensitivity. The Gain controls feature a "U" symbol to indicate "Unity Gain," or no change in the signal level. Level Set LEDs are provided to let you know if any of the channels are distorting.
- Line Inputs: For line-level signals, you can adjust the input sensitivity between -20dB and +40dB.
- Mic Inputs: For mic signals (from the XLR connectors), the range of adjustment is 0dB to +60dB.
Low Cut: A Low Cut switch on channels 1-4 cuts bass frequencies below 100 Hz at a slope of 18dB per octave.
Compression: Input Channels 1&2 feature built-in compression that can be independently added via 2 rotary Compression controls (range: Off-Max). Compression can squeeze or "compress" an audio signal to decrease the dynamic range between the loudest and quietest signals. The Mackie mixer's Compressor is set at a fixed ratio of 6:1, meaning for every 6dB of input signal past the Threshold, only 1dB will be allowed to pass. Turning the knob clockwise decreases the Threshold level. At the Max setting, the Threshold is set at 0dB.
3-Band Equalization: Each of the inputs has 3-band equalization, with "low shelving" at 80Hz, peaking mids at 2.5kHz, and "high shelving" at 12kHz. Shelving means the circuitry boosts or cuts all frequencies past the specified frequency. EQ controls are provided for mono Channels 1, 2, 3, 4, and stereo Channels 5/6, 7/8, and 9/10, providing 15dB of boost or cut at 80Hz, 2.5kHz, and 12kHz. The "U" symbol indicates the center position (Unity Gain) where there is no change in the signal level.
FX Sends: The ProFX10v3 features an Aux FX Send for each channel strip. The Aux FX knobs tap a portion of each channel's signal to provide an FX mix feeding the internal FX processor, and to feed an external FX processor via the FX Send 1/4" connector. The controls are off when fully turned down (∞), unity gain (no change in level) at the center detent, and providing up to 10dB of gain when fully turned up. Effects are added to the main mix by increasing the level of the "FX to Main" fader. A 1/4" TRS connector is provided for connecting a one-button, on/off footswitch to mute or un-mute the internal effects.
Pan: The ProFX10v3 allows you to adjust how much of the channel signal is sent to the left or right outputs. When the knob is rotated fully left, the signal feeds the main left output. With the knob panned hard right, the signal feeds the main right output. The pan/balance control has a Constant Loudness design which increases or decreases the signal when panning to maintain the same apparent loudness. For stereo Channels 5/6, 7/8, and 9/10 the Pan control acts as a Balance control. Similar to panning, balance increases or decreases the signal amount for either of the two channels in the stereo field.
Mute: Each channel strip includes a Mute button to silence signals on that Channel, both from the FX sends as well as to the Main mix. The Mute buttons will illuminate while engaged.
Level Controls: The ProFX10v3 features a rotary Level control for each Channel strip. Each control includes "U" (unity), for no change in the signal, and can provide up to 10dB of additional signal gain if needed.
- Main: Two balanced XLR and two balanced/unbalanced 1/4" jacks are provided for the Main Output signal. Both outputs are adjusted by the Main fader and provide a line-level signal for running to an outboard amplifier or powered speakers.
- FX Send: A 1/4" TRS jack (bal/unbal) outputs the same signals
that are sent to the internal FX processor when a Channel's FX send is
turned up. This can be used for running signals through outboard effects
- Note: The processed signal from an effects unit must be returned on a spare channel, as no return jacks are provided.
- Control Room: Left/Right 1/4" TRS jacks (bal/unbal) are provided for sending signals to a control room amplifier or a headphone distribution amplifier. A corresponding rotary Control Room dial adjusts the output.
- Phones: A 1/4" TRS headphone output provides the same signals as the Control Room outputs. A corresponding rotary Phones dial adjusts the output.
- Foot Switch: A 1/4" TRS jack can be used for quickly muting/un-muting the internal FX with an optional one-button on/off footswitch.
Main Output Level: A single rotary control adjusts the output level of the main mix signals sent to the XLR and 1/4" Main output jacks. A corresponding Break button, with LED indicator, can be used to quickly mute all signals going to the Main, Control Room, and Headphone outputs.
- Main Meters: A pair of 12-segment LEDs display the Main Output level, ranging from -30 to 15. LEDs from -30 to 3 light green, while LEDs from 6 to 15 light yellow, indicating the signal level is near clipping. Red Clip LEDs will light if the signal does start to clip.
- Rude Solo: A large red LED will flash when one or more of the Solo switches are engaged.
- Blend: A rotary knob adjusts the amount of blended signal from all Input Channels and the USB 1-2 return input. Fully left provides just the Input Channel signal, center provides a 50/50 blend, and fully right provides just the USB 1-2 signals. This lets you blend between monitoring your computer's output and the feed from the mixer, with zero latency. A corresponding To Phones/Control Room button allow the blended signal to be sent to the CR and HP outputs.
- 48V: Activates +48V of phantom power to all of the XLR input jacks. A corresponding red LED lights when activated.
GigFX: The Mackie ProFX10v3 includes 24 high-quality FX (effects) built-in for easy selection and use. A Preset rotary knob with corresponding LED display let you quickly cycle through each Preset, while pressing the rotary knob selects the Preset number that's displayed. A list of all FX Presets are silk-screened on the front panel, along with an Effects Mute switch for quickly muting the selected FX. A corresponding LED lights when the switch is in use. An optional footswitch can be used to quickly mute/un-mute the selected FX. Effects include the following:
|12||Delay + Reverb|
|15||Delay 1 (Fast)|
|16||Delay 2 (Medium)|
|17||Delay 3 (Slow)|
USB: A rear-panel USB type-B (2.0) is provided for connection to a computer DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), providing a 2x4 I/O, along with 24-Bit/192kHz recording resolution. The 2x4 USB I/O lets you record a stereo signal to the computer and return up to 2 stereo playback streams from the computer. This lets you monitor specific tracks during playback in addition to the full mix.
Included Software Bundle: The ProFX10v3 comes with a powerful software bundle that provides everything you need to record, mix, and master your next project. This software package includes:
Pro Tools/First Software: Avid Pro Tools is the industry standard for audio recording and editing software. The Mackie ProFX10v3 includes Pro Tools/First, Avid's entry-level version of their powerful software. Even as "entry-level" software, Pro Tools/First is packed with important features for recording and editing your music.
Up to 16 audio tracks
Session Templates: Various session templates are provided to help you get started quickly. Templates for rock, pop, electronica, hip-hop, and jazz can cover a wide range of music styles, each including preloaded virtual instruments. You can also build tracks from scratch and save your track settings as presets.
Editing: Featuring Pro Tool's world-class editing tools, the Pro Tools/First software lets you click-and-drag MIDI notes, change tempo, edit pitch and timing, correct mistakes, and much more.
UVI Workstation 3: This is a powerful sample player and multitimbral instrument that makes it easy and fun to create unique sounds. It also includes Xpand!2 virtual instrument pack, offering a wide range of sounds, from beats and loops to orchestral instruments, and more.
Soundbase: Includes over 3GB of high-quality loops, samples, and sound content created by leading producers.
Effects & Utility Plugins: Pro Tools/First comes with 23 effects and utility plugins to help shape sounds, warm up tones, and give tracks greater presence. Plugins range from EQ and Dynamics to Reverb and Delays. Additional plugins can be purchased through Avid.
Cloud Storage: Pro Tools/First includes Avid's free introductory cloud storage, letting you save, sync, and share up to three projects.
Windows: 10 (Build 1809)
MacOS: Sierra (10.12.6), High Sierra (10.13.6), Mojave (10.14.4 or 10.14.5)
Mackie Musician Collection: This features 23 exclusive Mackie plug-ins, including multiple Compressors, Reverbs, and Delays, along with Fuzz, Flanger, Distortion, Phaser, Roto Speaker, and more.
Waveform OEM: Waveform OEM is a multi-award winning DAW featuring powerful tools for modern musicians. Key features include unlimited track count, compatibility with all popular plug-ins, and efficient performance on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems:
Windows: 7/8/10 (32/64-bit)
MacOS: 10.9 or later (32/64-bit)
Linux: Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit)
DAW Essentials Collection: Includes 16 contemporary FX plug-ins that can be used with any DAW. These effects plug-ins utilize the very latest algorithms and coding techniques, providing exceptional sound quality in an extremely efficient package. FX include: Equaliser, Compressor, Delays, Limiter, Gate/Expander, Crusher, and more.