Soundcraft make great quality live desks at a good price for their quality build, and we have often used them for live electronic shows and band gigs. The hugely successful Soundcraft LX7 console has received an upgrade to the LX7ii — both in terms of audio specification and cosmetics.
The stylish new desk gets its looks from the MH3/MH4 touring sound consoles, and includes a new frame, module ID graphics, and end-cheeks, making the LX7ii not only easy to use, but creating a system that will be the envy of professionals everywhere.
The Soundcraft LX7II 16CH mixer continues in the tradition of the popular original LX7 in its applications in live performance PA, installed systems in churches, theatres, and any similar application where a compact sized console needs to provide a large number of inputs and maximum output capability. The LX7ii easily satisfies both recording and live requirements.
The new GB30 series mic-preamp and EQ section brings together some of the quality and precision of the mic pre’s used on the bigger desk, and the 4-band EQ comes straight from the channels of the MH4. The fixed LF and HF sections feature an unusually steep slope, removing unwanted mid-frequency ‘mush’ and delivering a clearer sound. A unique, cost-effective design brings high-end EQ into this affordable mixing console.
There are direct outputs on the first 16 inputs suitable for multitrack recording, and six auxes for flexibility for effects and foldback. The LX7ii mixes to seven outputs – four subgroups, plus the main Left, Right and Centre (Mono) mix outputs.
You can pick up one of these for a good price on Amazon:
Frame Sizes: 16 24 32
Stereo Channels: 2
Digital I/O: No
FX Processors: 0
EQ Bands: 4
Aux Sends: 6
Direct Outputs: Yes
Matrix Outputs: 0
Main Bus Out: LRC