Soundcraft Compact 4
Soundcraft Compact 4

Compact 4, Analog Mixer from Soundcraft in the Compact series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 15 reviews )
 11 reviews73 %
 3 reviews20 %
 1 user review7 %
Value For Money : Excellent

El_Becko's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Swiss army knife!"

Soundcraft Compact 4
Everything you need with XLR combos, a Phantom power supply, a Hi-Z input, RCA connectors for input decks but also main mix output and especially a well thought out routing to two independent headphone outputs and balanced outputs for sound card and monitor speakers.

If we wanted chippoter (and pay the little beast more expensive ....) it seems that nowadays it lacks a USB port.


Everything is under your fingers and if I write this review is to emphasize the hyper-practical side of this small console!

In two years she has already served me repeatedly:

- Save a musician with independent returns headphones for him and me
- Add two preamp inputs to an already full console
- Serve as backup preamp for recording guitar and voice via microphone static with its not great preamp but not ugly at all, the three-band EQ nicely colored and quite efficient and low-cut well placed
- Connecting my turntable without noise and with the right level of a Hi-Fi amplifier with only line inputs
- Serve as a controller for my studio monitors
- Serve my drummer Controller for his headphone and mixer return to his pad and click-station and all at once
- Serve as DI for my bass on stage when the quality of those who offered me was poor ....

In short you have understood this little thing has its place in a bag with your set-up and should never leave you!
And if I had known I would probably opted for the 10 entries ....


This is a Soundcraft low-end but certainly a Soundcraft still hear and it immediately to your light colored Class A preamps and wide rather hot band EQ and ear has not fear of settings (not too much) extremes.
And elsewhere in this price level it is not impossible that it is hard to beat ....


I put my fingers on many small mixers "Chinese" of all brands like Behringer, Phonic and the best Yamaha and Mackie me but none has appeared sound as well as effective and most technically this little Soundcraft and this price!

Black spot, because unfortunately there is one: the knobs eventually crachotter with time even if the console is properly protected ... a blow bomb contact is not enough unfortunately always solve the problem.

Nevertheless a great choice as console to do all the home-studio owner / musician ....
samuel k07/14/2008

samuel k's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Soundcraft Compact 4

it is a small console very practical especially for smaller configuration including through the RCA inputs (but there are also XLR) and has two output hp, artist mix / monitor, headphones artist / ingnieur sound. 2 preamp. it is non-rack and there is no effect


The manual is very clear and the layout of the console is perfect for me


The equalizer has shown some concern (cracking) and the balance is not very precise,


I use it for a year, the advantage is the wealth of connectivity and ease of use, this is my first console, the price and quality report quite correctly being given the versatility.
With exprience, I should have put a little extra for the yamaha and more of everything depends on what you want to do.

hkc97's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Soundcraft Compact 4
2 slices mono Mic / Line switchable input with combo (XLR / Jack Sym) and phantom power supply coupled to the two + Insert. One button has a high pass, the other is switchable high impedance.
Two slices stereo line level switchable phono stage .....
The equalizer is a low frequency shelf for bass and treble, but is not set to the middle, it is graphic.


Simple configuration
No Mute and Solo, you tell me with 4 slices démerder we can not .... just close down every concern of the Bus .....
For the rest impeccable!


Console transparent! false stops messing around. Just compare - a level equivalent in nominal level of the slices or playback directly on entry and non-s and we perceive that even when you lose in the end. You lose grain and also at the harmonics, the content is much less rich.
Well, I know I'm a little hard, for 100 euros c pretty good but we must tell the truth. Because "force read reviews that say transparent c you end up believing it. Should stop using the word all is transparency!
Personally, I regret the purchase dj!

PS: Not to be used with professional equipment!


With experience, I do firai that my senses and not the other when I read the word "transparency" and I'd no illusions about the fact that capacity to find a lower price .... .