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Soundcraft Compact 4

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

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All user reviews of 5/5 for the Soundcraft Compact 4

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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
mantudel207/05/2012

mantudel2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" nice coffee table and quietly"

Soundcraft Compact 4
already described on Audiofanzine

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is simple?
simple configuration in the limited buttons but without knowing the basic operation of a mixer, it takes a little searching and this is normal.
The manual is clear and sufficient?
yes but sufficient and clear English
Common functions are they easily accessible?
everything is on the front and easily accessible except the connection of the transformer on the side in the hollow. I still doubt if I pushed the cable.

SOUNDS

Its transparent but slightly colored, not breathing except when you push really into the preamps are great for condenser microphones. I have no experience with monitors.

OVERALL OPINION

How long you use it?
6 years
Did you tried many other models before buying it?
No, councils Audiofanzine
What is so special that you love the most, least?
The +
sound and convenience
The -
I saw how to use RAS
How would you rate the quality / price?
excellent
With experience, you do again this choice?
Quality yes (then I think it was better), to use my current minimalist, no. Besides, if I invest in monitors, I'll use it to plug it.
Stoparach04/16/2009

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

Soundcraft Compact 4
No rack, 2 mono channels with inserts with a Hi-Z switch, two stereo asymmetrical, Shipping and return types (sound card), routing to clap, or monitor mix, two headphone outputs, monitor output and mix Two LED VU-Maître.

UTILIZATION

Using ultra simple, think this console is for beginner home studio. was similar to the Trio caratristique mindprintmais with duplicate entries. I use it for direct monitoring when recording the practical tips on being able to grate artist and engineer for a headphone with electric junk levels and mixes. Routing extremely simple but very effective. Manage routing rec / monitor well thought out. The default that I could blame him: phantom power for simultaneous two entrances, hi-Z switch only between the two, low-cut only about 1 to, among Stros asymmetrical. Not switch it off (I resolutely the problem by connecting a multi socket with switch)

SOUNDS

The sound does not seem too transparent. I would say even that there is some staining but is apprciable. The sound emerges dynamis. Certainly raise thanks / pramplis fault to give a good heat to the transistor. You can plug a guitar or bass above rang! Souuffle's there if you push to the limit e Pramper is rarely ncessaire unless you like the saturated ... The equalizers are very effective pan type is volume balance. By plugging in a stereo pair I noticed that there was a remarkable gain diffrence between the two channels which is a can Gnant for this application.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3-4 years. I love the sound of pramplis and his home studio in ddi ct. What I like least is the sudden switches of hi-z and low pass are not on each entry. Currently few knobs grsillent when I turn. I had not tried other models but I'm rfractaire Berhinger. For that price I think the era there was no better, so I would do this choice. I'm used to the noise pramplis and I think my next table will also be a soundcraft
yoyo9211/18/2008

yoyo92's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Soundcraft Compact 4
2 slices mono (between TRS combo jack / XLR NEUTRIK) with micro pramp, insert, switchable 48V phantom on two slices of time, a low pass on Ch1, a high impedance adapter spcial on Ch2 (to use a live bass / guitar)
2 slices in stereo RCA / cinch asymtrique (with damage) with RIAA for turntables vynyle
Classic 3 band equalizer (high and low shelf, adjustable midrange frequency of bandpass), not to / bus, routing a résumé is a monitor button and a button Reccords)
in / out Reccords: TRS symtrique accommodating the asymmetry. Ditto for or monitor mix and out.
good config for the price, to a lack MRIT to 10

Adapter function extremely useful when high impdance bassist forgets his ID ...

UTILIZATION

Archi-simple to use, no problem of this ct l. .. English manual trs prvu complete and for someone who has never touch a mixer in his life, with explanations of the basic functions, standard wiring configurations and types ...

SOUNDS

Class A-Pramplis trs leve of quality for their price ... color typical Soundcraft (Pitit the hump in the high mids) ... Only default: the knobs are not great quality when they are pushing their end strength should be completely zero, a fact that hair prs amplification and the breath that goes with a blow up (APRS but few cases where you put the gain full fill)

-EQ rather effective.

No breath-note ... just a bit if you push the pramp over 40 dB

OVERALL OPINION

Trs a good console to start the home studio, compared to the same MODELS Yamaha / Behringer is a damn bit better and better sound ... This is replaceable in Notepad Russia.
just missing a bus and on the edges between symtrique Stereo, but with prices like we will not bog is excellent dj.
I do it again this election, or possibly I'll invest in the format above type E8, E12, 8 spirit ...
09/04/2008

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

Soundcraft Compact 4
Using the SOMA

UTILIZATION

Simple and for the hard comprennette Manual is here (one pot Portuguese musician)
everything is within reach and accessible except when you go to the cabin ds choirs singing (but hey, y'en that the long arm)
even at 100 € a switch-off would head (not a lot of juice) but welcome

SOUNDS

No, the console is not transparent, you can not see any circuit by its ugly against the (the mine) is!!
except that no breath of the singer who is often short
efficient equalizer

OVERALL OPINION

Used for 1.5 years
most: one of the few consoles with 2 headphone outputs, strength: dipstick fell 2 times the poor thing, nothing has unsoldered
quality / price ratio: incredible is given and it is unbeatable
Yeah I would do this choice unless grandma gives me in for a slice of SSL or NEVE
blacksunrise01/31/2008

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

Soundcraft Compact 4
Little wonder the routing of your home studio this console is really damn good for recording and monitoring.

I use it for 2 years and I'm really pleased

UTILIZATION

Trs simple, the manual is very well (and more beautiful it is!)

SOUNDS

I have not tried the sound directly from the microphones (neutrik the way)

OVERALL OPINION

Nothing to say except that if you want a console routing forget Tapco, Yamaha and Beringer and go for it on this one, the price was worth it.
sylvain6220006/15/2007

sylvain62200's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Soundcraft Compact 4
Super compact mixer as the name suggests, convenient to travel!
The audio sounds great for the price, Low respond well, Ideal for a home studio or for use on the go. No effects, no rack, but with an ultra compact design in my opinion really nice, two headphones handy, in short, really good!
This choice I would do without hesitation!
Cordially

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use.

SOUNDS

The equation is effective, no breath. Its clean.

OVERALL OPINION

Very good quality / price ratio
luchogie11/18/2006

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

Soundcraft Compact 4
It has everything you need.

UTILIZATION

Super easy to use, once you understand the principle of the nozzles.

SOUNDS

I do not know if it sounds good, I have no point of comparison.
But I can not complain.

OVERALL OPINION

This is the class. She is beautiful, well constructed, logical and complete.
What more for the price?
asair10/21/2006

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

Soundcraft Compact 4
It is not rack but it is very small and is placed in one hand and dplace
4 lanes in (2RCA, 2jack/xlr) / 1 master out jack / 1 monitor out jack / headphone out 2 / 1 record -> sound card out (jack or unbalanced RCA) / 1 line in for sound card (ditto)
2 inserts

It makes for great service including home studio Copyright INTERPRETATION, routing is excellent, it was a very good monitor for work ing his / 1 or 2 musicians, IDAL is when the gnral singing + guitar + sampler external compounds, is the stuff of the home studio of late and lonely hours including
be noted that not-dsagrable the vintage look is very nice

UTILIZATION

Config simple, visually enjoyable, ergonomics is great at this level think RAS
Ditto for manual

Everything is done to make something intuitive to death, trs pragmatic (one way lets be optimized for a low one for a song track e) to possibly a home studio mobile and versatile

SOUNDS

Transparency is average but trs correct, no breath, ok equalizer

OVERALL OPINION

Q / p excellent
with exprience ... I need something else but I already regret his cot "pod's home studio"
maximegendre04/18/2006

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

Soundcraft Compact 4
Nice, you can connect a lot of things DIFFERENT, it lacks a little on the edges to dpart micro but the price is good dj trs. For more switches for connecting turntables directly without plug (RIAA) and the DI intgre.

UTILIZATION

Nothing to say the operation is very simple (fortunately for a console of this size!).

SOUNDS

On this point the compact is dfend plutt not bad. By comparing a pramps Digi002 and those of the compact, the digi is rolled. From the top of my small ear I find quite transparent to Listen to and record everything.

OVERALL OPINION

I bought 99E 1 month ago or two and I'm happy if I had the choice again I Rasht. It rpond many needs of home-studio owners through (especially if you have powered speakers and nothing to connect both CD players, vinyl etc.) and is very practical use with a sound card (elimination latency thanks to the bus "rec").
No.k02/15/2006

No.k's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Soundcraft Compact 4
See manufacturer for sheet characteristics.

UTILIZATION

The concept is great there for absolutely everything it takes to work with a card audiomumérique.

SOUNDS

Transparent, efficient, no breath ...
What you ask for?

OVERALL OPINION

I've had almost a month, the price / quality ratio is excellent and I referrer this choice without any hesitation.