New Gear Review: Soundcraft Signature Series Consoles



The Soundcraft Signature and Signature Series Multi-Track analog mixing consoles are available in four frame sizes: 10-channels, 12-channels, 16-channels and 22-channels while the Signature Series Multi-Track consoles come in 12-channel and 22-channel versions (pictured).

You get Soundcraft's Ghost mic preamps from their pro consoles, the Sapphyre Assymetric Equalizer and also GB® Series audio routing technology as deployed in thousands of live venues worldwide. Both models include a wide variety of built-in Lexicon studio-grade reverbs and effects such as chorus and modulation plus there are dbx limiters on each input channel. The consoles have XLR and switchable Hi-Z inputs, so you're good to go for direct recording (DI) of guitars, basses and synths.

Signature Series consoles have smooth, premium-quality 100-mm faders with flexible pre/post switching on each Aux and subgroups with powerful routing and switching options and dedicated outputs. All consoles are built using metal construction, top-quality components and have built-in universal power supplies.

The Signature Series consoles come with a 2-in/2-out USB interface while the Multi-Track versions come with either a 14-in/12-out on the 12-channel version or a 24-in/22-out USB audio interface on the 22-channel console. Prices range from $399 to $799.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com