Harman Introduces New Soundcraft Notepad Mixers

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At Musikmesse 2017, an international music gear trade show being held April 5-8 in Frankfurt, Harman introduced the new line of Soundcraft Notepad mixers.

The Notepad-5, -8FX and -12FX are desktop analog mixing surfaces that include HARMAN signal processing, and USB I/O connectivity.

“Soundcraft Notepad mixers have a long history with musicians and audio professionals who need high-quality, small-format desktop mixing solutions,” said Harman’s Scott Wood. “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.”

Soundcraft Notepad mixers include professional microphone preamps with excellent audio quality for a variety of uses, XLR combination jack mic/line inputs for connection with 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 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. Up to three EQ’s per channel are perfect for simple audio shaping on incoming audio signals. An Aux/FX send makes it easy to feed audio signals to external effects send or built in Lexicon digital processing.

A master fader with LED metering provides XLR stereo output level control. A rotary headphone level provides simple control for master mix or aux output levels.

Pricing and Availability

The Notepad-5, -8FX and -12FX are expected to be available in July 2017:

  • Notepad-5: $123.75 (MSRP)
  • Notepad-8FX: $161.25 (MSRP)
  • Notepad-12FX: $198.75 (MSRP)

5 thoughts on “Harman Introduces New Soundcraft Notepad Mixers

  1. I was just thinking yesterday how I want a mixer with a really small footprint to string all my equipment together!

    I think I need mute per instrument and global mute. Maybe the line/intrument button will work for that?

    This seems to be the fatal flaw for me of programming tons of equipment and being impressive vs. djing in serato like everybody else. I always miss the 1 count when I’m turning the volume pot back up.

    1. try the yamaha mg series.
      i got myself an mg-16 which has mute per track, mute per group and a mute on the main out.

      has a lot of crosstalking for my taste, but thats on another page 🙂

      1. I have the mg-16xu for home use, but I think it’s too large to travel with, so I was thinking about the mg-10 for live performances.

        One thing that irked me, I hadn’t realized before purchasing, was that it only sends 2 tracks into the computer via USB. Apparently you can somehow change those 2 to left and right main out, but I can’t figure out how, so I’m stuck with tracks 1 and 2 plus 14 completely useless inputs.

        My only workaround has been to go left/right main out into my old Scarlett 2i2 and bypass the USB capabilities of the Yamaha entirely.

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