Soundcraft Spirit M Series M8 Mixer
In a world full of compact mixers, Soundcraft has achieved something exceptional with the Spirit M Series. Equally suited to recording and live sound applications, the Spirit M Series delivers a great-sounding, reliable performance, session after session, mix after mix. A mixer for life.
The Spirit M Series is also exceptionally easy to use. The control surface will be immediately familiar to anyone who has used a mixer before and will quickly become second nature even to a novice. All inputs, EQ, auxes, panning and level controls are presented clearly, saving you time when creating your mixes and providing you with more time to spend on achieving the best sound. High quality 100mm faders combine with signal and peak LEDs on every channel and high resolution output metering places the operator in total control. You’ll find no unsightly screw heads anywhere on the M Series’ front panel to get in the way of your mixing, while a durable, multi-coat paint finish, ensures that a Spirit M Series console always looks as good as it sounds.
From raw component level through to cosmetic finishing, the Spirit M Series has been built to last. Just pick one up and you’ll know what we mean. Even the knobs are special, custom designed to our own exacting requirements. We’ve ensured there is plenty of spacing between the controls, enabling you to comfortably achieve total control of your mix. Even the headphone jack is located at the bottom right hand corner of the mixer so a trailing cable will never get in your way. Just another example of the attention to detail which makes the Soundcraft Spirit M Series the standard against which other compact mixing consoles must now be judged. M8 - 12 mono inputs, 4 stereo inputs, 4 stereo returns
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Comments about Soundcraft Spirit M Series M8 Mixer:
I bought the m8 [...] recently and I had the opportunity to plug it into my friend's daw as I have yet to set up my own audio workstation. We just did some experimenting with some dynamic mics and my Guild. The preamps in this mixer are it's best feature in my opinion. They far out do my Presonus TubePre and I thought the TubePre was pretty good! The clarity of the sound is so great when used with anything from a beta 58a to a bass guitar.All (8)of the mono channels have preamps which is not the case with cheaper mixers. The digital output is cd quality which some say is limiting but it fine for my purposes. The faders are bigger than the ones on Mackie mixers and have super low friction. All the higher end mixers I've seen have very low friction faders. I actually prefer the high friction faders just because I my hands shake alot and and the Mackie style faders help smooth out the motion of my hands. The mixer is versatile both in recording settings and for live applications with 4 aux sends for each channel that are perfect for live monitoring and insert jacks that make adding effects easy. My only beef is that there are no mute indicater lights to show when a channel is muted so you have to look carefully at the push button mute switch to see if it is up or down. This is not a huge deal on a mixer this size but it would be nice, also there are no solo buttons to listen to a single channel thru the headphones but again this is not a huge deal with so few channels.All in all I'd say its worth it just for the eight preamps which are much better than most standalone preamps in the $100/channel range, add an a/d converter and you've got a very cost effective recording tool which happens to be of excellent quality and transparency
Soundcraft Spirit M Series M8 Mixer