Soundcraft Signature 12 Analog 12-Channel Mixer with Onboard Lexicon Effects

(10 customer reviews)



Signature 12 (US)

Soundcraft Signature 12

Soundcraft Professional

Soundcraft is a British designer and importer (formerly a manufacturer) of mixing consoles and other professional audio equipment. It is a subsidiary of Harman International Industries, which is owned by South Samsung Electronics. It was founded by sound engineer Phil Dudderidge and electronics designer Graham Blyth in 1973.

Soundcraft Signature 12

Analog 12-Channel Mixer with Onboard Lexicon Effects

All Soundcraft Signature Series consoles incorporate our iconic Ghost mic preamps and employ Sapphyre Asymmetric EQ to deliver extraordinary, professional audio quality.

  • High-performance 10-input small format analog mixers with onboard effects
  • Iconic Soundcraft Ghost mic preamps with ultra-low noise performance
  • 14-in/12-out ultra-low latency USB playback and recording interface
  • Hi-Pass Filters (low-cut) and 48V Phantom Power on all mic channels
  • Comprehensive Soundcraft GB Series audio routing
  • Smooth premium-quality faders
  • Robust metal construction for tour-grade build quality and reliability
  • Internal universal power supply

Key Features

The Legendary British Sound

From humble beginnings in London more than 40 years ago and still designed and engineered in the UK, Soundcraft defines the term ‘British Sound’ in live sound mixing consoles. Acclaimed Ghost mic preamps and our Sapphyre ‘British’ equalizer ensure the Signature range carries the Soundcraft signature sound today.

Iconic Ghost Mic Preamps

It’s no secret that great sound starts with a great microphone preamp. Inheriting technology from our top-of-the-line professional consoles, our acclaimed Ghost mic preamp delivers stunning audio fidelity, with high headroom, wide dynamic range and superb signal to noise ratio.

Soundcraft Sapphyre British EQ

To get every element sounding great in your mix, from the kick drum to the lead vocal, you need a great EQ. Famed for its musical sound and unmistakable ‘British’ quality, Signature Series mixers feature our highly regarded Sapphyre EQ. Signature 10 & 12 feature a 3-band EQ with sweepable mid.

Switchable Hi-Z instrument Inputs

Eliminate fuss by connecting instruments directly to your mixer. Removing the need for DI boxes or additional hardware, Signature Series mixers make it simple to get a great instrument channel sound using the switchable Hi-Z inputs, optimized for acoustic guitars, electric guitars and basses.

Flexible Soundcraft GB Audio Routing

Giving you maximum flexibility, the Signature Series mixers feature comprehensive Soundcraft GB Series audio routing with flexible pre/post switching on each Aux and subgroups with powerful routing and switching options as well as dedicated outputs.

Built Tough for the Long Haul

We understand the importance of reliability. Every night, Soundcraft consoles run the biggest shows in the world. With a robust metal construction and premium-quality components, Signature Series mixers are built to withstand the rigors of extensive use and deliver years of maintenance-free operation.

Easy Playback and Recording via USB

Enabling simple playback and recording, Signature Series mixers are loaded with a 2-channel USB audio interface, ideal for playing music from a computer and capturing a stereo mix of a live performance or rehearsal. Signature Series mixers also include Ableton Live 9 Lite DAW software. MTK models feature multi-channel, ultra-low latency USB audio interface.

Soundcraft Pro Lexicon Effects

Need effects? You’ve got Lexicon. With the Signature Series you don’t just get generic, dull processing algorithms. The Lexicon Effects Engine powers your mix with studio grade Reverbs, Delays, Choruses and Modulations, designed to add a truly professional edge to your productions.

Additional information

Weight 6.93 kg
Dimensions 45.49 × 21.01 cm
Item Weight

‎6.93 kg

Product Dimensions

‎49 x 45.49 x 21.01 cm; 6.93 Kilograms

Item model number

‎Signature 12



Hardware Interface




Power source type

‎Corded Electric





Date First Available

1 January 2016



10 reviews for Soundcraft Signature 12 Analog 12-Channel Mixer with Onboard Lexicon Effects

  1. BK

    Still searching for a decent small mixer
    The first one I received was defective. The second one has started having problems 21 months later. One of the faders snaps and crackles when it’s bumped with a cable or a finger – even with the channel muted. Now the fader next to it has started crackling. Pretty ridiculous considering the mixer is covered up every night, is not in a dusty or smokey location, and never moves.I can’t imagine this would hold up if I were still doing a bunch of one nighters.Also the effects are not great – kind of brittle, and not very adjustable. The mute switches are in an awkward spot.Can’t recommend it. It seems to be as bad or worse than the Chinese Mackie I went through.


    Product good

  3. Leigh McMullen

    Fantastic Little Mixer works great with Akai Force / MPC
    Whats to say, if you’re looking for a class compliant mixer / audio interface that works with the MPC / Akai force, this is it. Plug it in, enable 32 Channels in your MPC OS and bang, it’s **just works** I was literally messing around with it expecting it to need more configuration. Nope. Plug and Play, and the faders work like they’re built in. Another advantage the Signature has relative to the Tascam is that it the signal exits before mixer EQ, but comes right back in just before the EQ as well. It’s magic.

  4. ivan Díaz

    Buen producto
    Hize dos veces la compra la primera me llego roto tuve que hacer devolucion luego volví a comprar y llego en buen estado.

  5. JJF

    Good sound; design flaws & fragile
    The board is handsome, has a small footprint, is fairly light, and sounds good, has good input pre-amps, as SC boards have been known to for many decades, and the two bands of mid-range eq are great to have. It’s sweet sounding, nicer and less grainy and harsh than a Behringer X32, for example, and the onboard effects are really good to have, and sound good. No need to bring a separate echo/delay unit anymore.However, the cons are two and really significant:1.) The channel input gain ratio makes no sense, and creates a very fragile situation as the gain gets increasingly sensitive as the knob moves clockwise past the 3 o’clock position, and with the gain on any given input going from completely inadequate to WAY too hot and overloaded in the difference between about 4 and 5 o’clock on the knob, less than that actually.The gain sweep knob/pot should have been reversed and become less and less sensitive as it turns clockwise, to allow for fine control of the gain in the usable range, not more sensitive with exponential jumps in gain from the tiniest move once the gain finally gets in the usable range.Makes no sense. Hard to find (and repeat precisely) the sweet spot, and very unforgiving as blown channels can be the result of overshooting the mark, as I learned the hard way (having to send the board in recently for the repair of three input channels and two group channels, all of which failed about the same time after very light use over the course of less than a year). I’ve never seen an analog board with a gain ratio like this, nor one as fragile to input gain.2.) No on/off switch, and the power plug is underneath the unit. One has to stand up or turn over the unit to plug it in. Also dangerous to the board’s electronics, as if there should be a high level input while the board powers up, that could also blow things up.Counter-intuitive gain with delicate circuitry. This is not a hardy board, and these design choices aren’t user-friendly. Would be best used in a fixed location/fixed input (same stuff just left plugged in) situation where the dials could be set and be unlikely to get accidentally moved.I did receive good service from Harman when sending for repair, they picking up the cost of inbound shipping, which they were not obliged to do, and the unit getting repaired at no cost quickly under warranty. Hoping I don’t blow any more channels up, but doubt I’ll be able to avoid it.

  6. Amazon Customer

    So far so good
    Haven’t used it a lot yet, but so far I’m impressed

  7. Antonio C.

    Venditore serio. Spedizione velocissima e accurata! Arrivato dopo 3 giorni. Tutto perfetto! Ottimo mixer

  8. Lance Moore

    Clean & clear
    Setting up a live stage & studio

  9. Nhac

    Best price performance
    Great mixer for karaoke, maximize performance of the mic, it would have been much better if it has a on off switch

  10. Skywalker

    buyer beware of the inconsistent manufacturing quality by Harman
    Update: 2 years after use, all channel strip volume sliders produce a noise moving up and down. Pluging in an AKG 214 microphone will saturate the pre-amp. As some other uses mentioned, the digital output volume to the DAW from the channels are very low, even after I mapped it to 0 DB level. Certainly not recommending this product. I don’t see how this product can be a “professional grade”.I received the original shipment of my order and tested some of the channels to be very noisy. Basically, all channel except channel-6 have a clearly noticeable internal hess white noise at 0 db with no input connected. Amazon was quick to send me a replacement unit in 2 days. Tested again, all channels except the stereo channel 11/12 and the FX Return channel are very quiet. Those 2 channels still has internal noise, but it’s lower than the previous unit and livable. Given the inconsistent in manufacturing quality, I would accept this unit at face-value, worrying a next replace could be worse. At the very least, my money for the value of the “Iconic Soundcraft Ghost Mic Pre-amps with ultra low noise performance” should be reflected.A few comment on the Soundcraft 12 MTK: overall solid body and materials used are OK, not the “industrial” type feel, more like a SOHO studio type. Some basic features could easily be on it but missing: on/off power switch, Combo XLR jacks for input 1-8 that most other manufacturers offers, instead of 3-pin XLR only, solo buttons (AFL/PFL in Soundcraft notion) should have a light associated, or lit-buttons.Pros: layout and use is extremely intuitive, one can figure out how to use it without looking at the manual at all. The only confusion was the AFL/PFL, simply “solo” would be easier. Of course , those legendary Mic Pre-amps sound really clean with lots of headroom, when you get the right quality of product.An update: noticed the headphones output is weak, and when turn up to max volume, it’s somewhat distorted with weaker base. The unit I returned has much better headphone output, another inconsistency in AKG production quality.

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