Soundcraft Folio Lite
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Soundcraft Folio Lite

Folio Lite, Analog Mixer from Soundcraft in the Spirit Folio series.

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Average Score:4.0(4/5 based on 1 review)
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Value For Money : Excellent
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Big Job Head11/23/2007

Big Job Head's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Soundcraft Folio Lite
Analogue mixer 8 slices (4 mono + 4 stereo) in reduced format (30 x 28.5 x 3.7)
switchable phantom power on XLR inputs (two point)
2 aux sends (one switchable pre or post-fader and post fader)
one insert per mono, a stereo mix insert
a return to (stereo)
2-track return
output mix, monitor and headphones

Functions for each: gain preamp, EQ 2-band (high and low) level of aux sends, balance, fader, switch to preview (based super convenient for levels)
On the master: the return level (too practical, avoid monopolizing a slice), 2-track return level (for a magneto for example), the phantom power switch, selector pre / post fader from the 1, Led meter, mix and level fader monitor.
No Input / Output RCA.

power supply transformer, record non-standard and large enough

For a table of this size, the features are unmatched. good opportunities for routing

UTILIZATION

The use could not be simpler.
the possibility of routing are really interesting for a table of this category of this size.
the main defect is in fact related to design choices for the height gain:
-Spaces between the pots are not huge (watch big fingers)
-Faders are not linear
-Spaces between entries can be a fair bit as you use connectors (Neutrik such large gray though hefty)

it is a pity as not to have to mute / solo
otherwise it's all good. The frame is super solid sheet

the power supply connector is quite fragile (plastic tab to lock it).

SOUNDS

This console sounds pretty good (for the price eh, it's not high end either)
I find it very neutral.
The preamps are much better quality than Behringers (at the same time is not very hard).

No breath to report (at reasonable level of course, need to push the volumes tab)

The EQ is a bit limited on what you want to mix. To record and mix vocals or instrumentals, this is clearly not worth it.
Live, the console is doing not too bad.
Personal I used it mainly with machines, the eq is then well enough

OVERALL OPINION

I used this machine for 2 years.
Goodies:-a lot of possibility for a very small
-qualité/neutralité sound
-Robustness of the set (it is heavy for its size)

Cons:-no mute / solo
-Sensitive power supply connector
-Eq a bit limited on vocals and instrumentals

I have a few models after acquiring it: Behringer XENYX 802, souncraft Spirit Folio SX Soundcraft E Series ES, Mackie Onyx 1220 (the one I have now)
It is clear that compared to the mackie is the day and night but this is not the same category.
I would say that this console is perfect for those seeking a compact table without sacrificing the possibility of a more conventional size console, especially since the return is good.

A very good value for money used (a hundred of €)
If you need a small table cheap and well stocked, it's a very good choice. It remains to find one, they are rare.

Personal choice I would do it without hesitation, she always use when I go to the home of his friends: the table, a Machinedrum and a virus in a box guitar, cables, power supplies and a bottle in a bag, and c 'is gone !!!!!