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Item # 863PFX16V2 | MFR # 2044603-00
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Mackie brings over forty years of experience to the design table with the latest upgrade of their popular ProFX Series mixers. The ProFX16v2 16-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.
The ProFX16v2 uses ten Mackie Vita™ microphone preamps, each featuring a virtually noiseless Class A design, made specifically for live sound. Each mic input also features a low-cut filter to help remove the unwanted rumble and bleed of a live stage mix. You can assign individual channels to four separate submixes, giving you better control over multiple instruments and voices.
Mackie's ReadyFX™ effects processor includes 16 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. You can assign a 7-band graphic equalizer to either the main stereo mix or a monitor mix so you'll have control over the front-of-house tone or any feedback issues in your monitor mix. The ProFX16v2 also includes one-knob audio compressors on four channels, to rein in and smooth out inconsistent dynamics.
Integrated USB connectivity makes 2-track digital recording and playback simple. For recording, the ProFX16v2 comes with Tracktion® music production software, but it'll also work with almost any DAW software. For playback, you can stream music directly from your laptop during breaks, for instance. A “Break” button mutes all mic and line inputs so you can play music through the PA while the band's off stage, without any unexpected noises coming from live channels.
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Excellent Hardware right out of the box !! Easy to use, results as expected
|Line inputs||16 x 1/4"|
|Monitors||2 x 1/4"|
Overview: The Mackie ProFX16v2 is a professional 16-channel compact mixer with ten mic preamps and a USB interface. The Mackie ProFXv2 series mixers includes a new ReadyFX effects engine that instantly delivers your choice of 16 effects. In addition, the ProFX16v2 offers 60mm faders, 3-band equalization for each input, and a stereo 7-band Graphic EQ for the main or monitor mix. The mixer features a solid steel chassis with rugged ABS side panels. Included with the mixer is easy-to-use Tracktion recording software (via free download).
Main Inputs: The ProFX16v2 offers the following main inputs:
Setting Gain: Each input channel has a gain knob that lets you adjust the input sensitivity. Nearly every level control on the mixer features a "U" symbol to indicate "Unity Gain," or no change in the signal level. For line-level signals, you can adjust the input sensitivity between -20dB and +30dB. For mic signals (from the XLR connectors), the range of adjustment is 0dB to +50dB. For the hybrid channels (9/10 and 11/12), the gain control only affects the microphone input (0dB to +50dB). A low-cut switch on channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9/10, and 11/12 cuts bass frequencies below 100 Hz at a slope of 18dB per octave. On the stereo channels 13/14, 15/16, the range of gain control is -20dB to +20dB, with no Level Set LEDs or Low-Cut Switch.
3-Band Equalization: Each of the inputs has 3-band equalization, with "low shelving," peaking mids, and "high shelving.". Shelving means the circuitry boosts or cuts all frequencies past the specified frequency. The mono channels 15dB of boost or cut at 80Hz and 12kHz, and a semi-parametric mid-sweep center frequency control between 100Hz and 8kHz. EQ knobs for the stereo channels 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and 15/16 provide 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.
Built-in Compressor: Each of the last four mono channels (5, 6, 7, 8) has an in-line compressor circuit with a variable threshold. You can use the compressor for vocals or drum microphones for more control. When the incoming signal exceeds the threshold level set by the compression knob, the signal level is automatically compressed. This reduces the dynamic range and reduces the chance of distortion due to overloading the input signals. The compression ratio is fixed at 6:1 and can be adjusted from Off (no compression) to 0dBu (maximum compression).
USB Input/Output: On the mixer's rear panel, the Type B USB 2x2 interface allows you to record two streams from the mixer, or input stereo playback from a computer. A Line/USB switch is provided on the last stereo channel to let you switch to the USB input, and control the level from -20dB to +30dB.
Tape In/Out: The ProFX16v2 offers both Tape Inputs and Outputs. The stereo unbalanced RCA inputs allows you to connect a CD or MP3 player or other line-level source. The level of the input signal can be controlled with a separate Tape Level knob. The stereo unbalanced RCA outputs let you record the main stereo mix onto a hard disk recorder or automatic CD burner.
Main Meters: The mixer's main peak meters include two columns of 12 LEDs, with three colors to indicate signal level ranges: green (-30dB to +3dB), yellow (+6 to +15), and red (+20 OL).
Main & Headphone Outputs: The ProFX16v2 analog mixer is fitted with XLR and 1/4" main outputs, as well as a 1/4" headphone output:
Sub Groups: The ProFX16v2 offers four flexible sub groups that allow you to send the output of individual channels to the inputs of a multi-track recording deck or to secondary amplifiers. Each sub group has its own 1/4" output and separate fader control. You can assign each sub group to the left, right, or both side of the mix.
Channel Assign Switches: Beside each channel fader, you'll find three channel assignment switches that determine the destination of the channel's signal. Two-way switches let you assign the signal to the main mix (L-R), Sub Group 1-2, and Sub Group 3-4. The channel's pan knob (see below) determines how much signal is split between the left and right sides of the main mix, sub 1-2, and sub 3-4.
Pan/Balance: The ProFX16v2 allows you to adjust how much of the channel signal is sent to the left vs. the right outputs. When the knob is rotated fully left, the signal feeds the main left output, or the Sub 1 or Sub 3 busses (depending on the assign switches). With the knob panned hard right, the signal feeds the main right output, Sub 2 or Sub 4 busses (depending on the assign switches). The pan control has a Constant Loudness design which increases or decreases the signal when panning to maintain the same apparent loudness. Channels 13/14 and 15/16 have a Balance Control, similar to the Pan control of the other channels.
Stereo Returns: Two 1/4" jacks are provided as stereo (aux) returns for balanced or unbalanced signals. They allow the stereo processed output from an external effects processors or other devices to be added to the main mix. The level of the incoming signal can be adjusted with the Stereo Return (ST RTN) fader. These inputs can also be used to add any stereo line-level source to the main mix.
Internal Effects: The powerful new ReadyFX effects engine uses a floating-point DSP to deliver 16 effects that can be used to enhance any performance. A rotary dial and 2-digit numeric display let you choose between the following effects:
|1. Bright Room||5. Warm Hall||9. Chorus||13. Delay 1 (Fast)|
|2. Warm Lounge||6. Concert Hall||10. Chorus + Reverb||14. Delay 2 (Medium)|
|3. Small Stage||7. Plate Reverb||11. Doubler||15. Delay 3 (Slow)|
|4. Warm Theater||8. Cathedral||12. Echo||16. Pan Delay|
Aux Monitor/FX Sends: The ProFX16v2 features 2 Aux Monitor and 1 Aux FX Sends:
Graphic Equalizer: The ProFX16v2 offers a 7-Band Graphic EQ for the left/right main mix or for monitor 1. The EQ affects the line-level outputs, but not the headphone or tape outputs. It can be bypassed at the press of a button, if needed. Each slider lets you adjust the level of its frequency band with up to 15dB of boost or cut. The center detent indicates no change in level (0 dB). The frequency bands are: 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, and 8kHz.
Applications: The Mackie ProFX16v2 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.
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