Mackie ProFX8 User Manual

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ProFX8 and ProFX12
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Professional Mic/Line Mixers with FX and USB I/O
MAIN
RIGHT
(BALANCED)
MAIN
LEFT
USB
(BALANCED)
8K
4K
2K
1K
500
250
125
15
15
10
10
5
5
0
15
15
10
10
5
5
0
TAPE
 IN
ST RETURN
MAIN OUT
PHONES
FOOTSWITCH
PHONES
TAPE
OUT
L
R
L
(UNBALANCED)
R
STEREO GRAPHIC EQ
DESIGNED BY MACKOIDS IN WOODINVILLE, WA, USA • MANUFACTURED IN CHINA
FABRIQUE EN CHINE • COPYRIGHT ©2008 • "MACKIE" AND THE RUNNING MAN FIGURE
ARE TRADEMARKS OF LOUD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. • PATENT PENDING.
FX SEND
MID
2.5kHz
MID
2.5kHz
MID
2.5kHz
MID
2.5kHz
MID
2.5kHz
80Hz
LOW
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
LINE IN 4 
INSERT
R
L
LOW CUT
100 Hz
U
GAIN
MI
C GAIN
U
+50
-20dB
+30dB
4
12kHz
HI
MID
2.5kHz
80Hz
LOW
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
12kHz
HI
MID
2.5kHz
80Hz
LOW
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
12kHz
HI
MID
2.5kHz
80Hz
LOW
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
12kHz
HI
PAN
AUX
U
+15
O
O
MON
FX
U
+15
O
O
R
L
PAN
AUX
U
+15
O
O
MON
FX
U
+15
O
O
R
L
PAN
AUX
U
+15
O
O
MON
FX
U
+15
O
O
R
L
PAN
AUX
U
+15
O
O
MON
FX
U
+15
O
O
80Hz
LOW
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
R
L
LOW CUT
100 Hz
12kHz
HI
PAN
AUX
U
+15
O
O
MON
FX
U
+15
O
O
80Hz
LOW
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
BAL /
UNBAL
(MONO)
(MONO)
(MONO)
(MONO)
LINE IN 7
LINE IN 8
BAL /
UNBAL
LINE IN 9 
R
L
LOW CUT
100 Hz
GAIN
7/8
5/6
12kHz
HI
PAN
AUX
U
+15
O
O
MON
FX
U
+15
O
O
80Hz
LOW
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
R
L
MI
C GAIN
U
+50
GAIN
MI
C GAIN
U
+50
9/10
12kHz
HI
LEVEL
SET
LEVEL
SET
LEVEL
SET
LOW CUT
100 Hz
U
GAIN
MI
C GAIN
U
+50
-20dB
+30dB
LEVEL
SET
LEVEL
SET
LEVEL
SET
LOW CUT
100 Hz
U
GAIN
MI
C GAIN
U
+50
-20dB
+30dB
LOW CUT
100 Hz
U
GAIN
MI
C GAIN
U
+50
-20dB
+30dB
PAN
AUX
U
+15
O
O
MON
FX
U
+15
O
O
GAIN
MIC 
MIC 
MIC 
MIC 
MIC 
MIC 
80Hz
LOW
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
U
+15
-15
U
+20
-20
GAIN
U
+20
-20
R
L
11/12
ST RTN
FX RTN
EQ
EQ
EQ
EQ
EQ
EQ
EQ
EQ
12kHz
HI
PAN
AUX
U
+15
O
O
MON
FX
U
+15
O
O
U
+15
FX TO MON
FX MASTER
U
+15
O
O
O
O
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
dB
30
20
10
10
O
O
40
50
5
5
U
60
L
R
(MONO)
LINE IN 5
LINE IN 6
BAL /
UNBAL
L
R
LINE IN 10
BAL /
UNBAL
L
R
LINE IN 11
LINE IN 12
BAL /
UNBAL
L
R
BAL /
UNBAL
L
R
BAL /
UNBAL
L
R
MON SEND
BAL /
UNBAL
BAL /
UNBAL
PRESETS
FX PRESETS 
01 BRIGHT ROOM
02 WARM LOUNGE
03 SMALL STAGE
04 WARM THEATER
05 WARM HALL
06 CONCERT HALL
13 DELAY 1  (300ms)
14 DELAY 2  (380ms)
15 DELAY 3  (480ms)
16 REVERB + DLY  (250ms)
07 PLATE REVERB
08 CATHEDRAL
09 CHORUS
10 CHORUS + REV
11 DOUBLER
12 TAPE SLAP
MON
MAIN
4
LINE IN 3 
INSERT
3
BAL /
UNBAL
3
LINE IN 2
INSERT
2
BAL /
UNBAL
BAL /
UNBAL
2
LINE/HI-Z IN 1 
INSERT
1
5/6
7/8
9/10
11/12
POWER
ON
0dB=0dBu
MAIN
METERS
OL
4
6
3
10
15
7
10
20
30
0
2
BREAK
(MUTES ALL CHANNELS)
PHANTOM
POWER
POWER
O
O
+20
U
TAPE LEVEL
O
O
+20
U
 USB THRU
LINE 
HI-Z
O
O
MAX
1
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
OL
MAIN MIX 
MON
EQ IN
BYPASS
PROFESSIONAL MIC/LINE MIXER WITH FX
PROFESSIONAL MIC/LINE MIXER WITH FX
FUSE: T1.6AL AC250V
~100-240V 50/60 Hz 25W
R
L
INPUT LEVEL
USB
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
MUTE
48V
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES AND THE ICES-003 FOR 
CANADA.  OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS 
DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST 
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY 
CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
MANUFACTURING DATE
SERIAL NUMBER
WARNING: 
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.  DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
AVIS: 
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE — NE PAS OUVRIR
 

Summary of Contents of user manual for Mackie ProFX8

  • Page 1: Front CoverProFX8 and ProFX12 Professional Mic/Line Mixers with FX and USB I/O OWNER’S MANUAL POWER WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions Important Safety Instructions ProFX8 and ProFX12 1. Read these instructions. 19. The MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is...
  • Page 3: Read This Page!Read This Page! Owner’s Manual 2. For mono channels, adjust the gain control so the level set LED just comes...
  • Page 4: Introduction Introduction ProFX8 and ProFX12 Thank you for choosing a Mackie professional ProFX • Headphones level control mixer. It is...
  • Page 5: ContentsContents Owner’s Manual IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........................ 2 28. PAN ........................................................ 20 READ THIS PAGE! .................................................... 3 29. OL LED...
  • Page 6: HOOKUP DIAGRAMS HOOKUP DIAGRAMS ProFX8 and ProFX12 Electric Bass Guitar Guitar Acoustic Microphones Guitar with pickup iPod Docking Station Mono Effects...
  • Page 7 Owner’s Manual Acoustic Guitar and Mic Electric Guitar Lavalier Microphones Clip-on Mic iPod Docking Station Assistive Listening System Headphones...
  • Page 8ProFX8 and ProFX12 Microphones iPod CD Player Docking Station Headphones MIC MIC MIC MIC (UNBALANCED) L L POWER WARNING: TO...
  • Page 9 Owner’s Manual Microphones TV monitor CD+G Player Video Headphones MIC MIC MIC MIC (UNBALANCED) L L POWER WARNING: TO...
  • Page 10ProFX8 and ProFX12 Acoustic Electric Guitar with Guitar pickup Condenser microphone Headphones for vocals Amplifier Modeler Headphone Amp press HI-Z...
  • Page 11 Owner’s Manual Microphones Headphones MIC MIC MIC MIC (UNBALANCED) L L POWER WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE...
  • Page 12: Rear Panel Features Rear Panel Features ProFX8 and ProFX12 POWER WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC 1 3 SHOCK,...
  • Page 13: Front Panel FeaturesFront Panel Features Owner’s Manual MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC (UNBALANCED) L L 6 TAPE IN R R TAPE...
  • Page 14ProFX8 and ProFX12 MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC 18 (UNBALANCED) 19 L L 6 6 6 6 6 6...
  • Page 1513. MON SEND 15. 1⁄4" MAIN OUTS Owner’s Manual Stage monitors allow the talented musicians in your These outputs feed...
  • Page 16ProFX8 and ProFX12 MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC 18 (UNBALANCED) 19 L L TAPE TAPE IN OUT R R...
  • Page 17ProFX12 Channel Controls Owner’s Manual MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC MIC (UNBALANCED) L L TAPE IN TAPE OUT The vertical...
  • Page 18ProFX8 and ProFX12 U 21 U U U C GAIN C GAIN U U 20 M IC GAIN M IC...
  • Page 19 25. LOW EQ Owner’s Manual Another way to consider low cut’s function is that it actually adds flexibility during...
  • Page 20ProFX8 and ProFX12 U 21 U U U C GAIN C GAIN U U 20 M IC GAIN M IC...
  • Page 21 Master Controls Owner’s Manual STEREO GRAPHIC EQ 37 32 15 15 48V 10 10 PHANTOM 32. PHANTOM POWER SWITCH...
  • Page 22 36. TAPE LEVEL ProFX8 and ProFX12 STEREO GRAPHIC EQ 37 This allows you to control the input level of...
  • Page 2341. USB THRU 45. STEREO RETURN FADER Owner’s Manual In addition to a mix of the other channels, the USB...
  • Page 24 50. PRESET SELECTOR ProFX8 and ProFX12 STEREO GRAPHIC EQ 15 15 Rotate this knob to increase or decrease the...
  • Page 25TABLE OF INTERNAL EFFECTS Owner’s Manual No. Title Description Example of its use 1 BRIGHT ROOM This room has a...
  • Page 26: Appendix A: Service Information Appendix A: Service Information ProFX8 and ProFX12 If you think your ProFX mixer has a problem, please check out...
  • Page 27: Appendix B: ConnectionsAppendix B: Connections Owner’s Manual “XLR” Connectors • Balanced mono circuits. When wired as a bal- Mackie mixers use 3-pin...
  • Page 28 TRS Send/Receive Insert Jacks Mackie Stereo Inputs and Returns: Mono, ProFX8 and ProFX12 Stereo, Whatever Mackie’s single-jack inserts are...
  • Page 29: Appendix C: Technical InformationAppendix C: Technical Information Owner’s Manual Specifications Noise Maximum Voltage Gain (EQ Flat) 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 150 Ohm...
  • Page 30 Dimensions ProFX8 and ProFX12 Meters Main L/R Mix Two columns of 12 segments each: WEIGHT OL (+20 dBu), +15,...
  • Page 31 Global 48v 48V Switch/LED Phantom Power Insert FX (post) (To All Mics) Mon (pre) L R Main OL (Flicker)...
  • Page 32: Appendix D: USB interface Appendix D: USB interface ProFX8 and ProFX12 System Requirements USB stream to computer These are the minimum requirements for...
  • Page 33Recording with USB Owner’s Manual Monitoring When recording to computer software with a ProFX The mixer's built-in USB connection allows...
  • Page 34ProFX8 and ProFX12 end-to-end disabled Tracktion Screen In Tracktion, to disable input monitoring for the track ins in your work....
  • Page 35: ProFX8 and ProFX12 Limited Warranty ProFX8 and ProFX12 Limited Warranty Owner’s Manual Please keep your sales receipt in a safe place. A. LOUD Technologies Inc....
  • Page 36: Rear Cover16220 Wood-Red Road NE • Woodinville, WA 98072 • USA United States and Canada: 800.898.3211 Europe, Asia, Central and South...