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Drawing on 30 years of Soundcraft experience, GB Series consoles set new standards in professional live sound mixing on a budget. The GB8 (8-bus) console is packed with the features you need to create a memorable FOH and monitor mix, combining totally re-engineered circuit topology with our ground-breaking GB30 mic preamp and EQ designs to deliver a sonic performance rivaling many high-price, high end consoles.
The GB8 has plenty of bus power for sophisticated mixing applications. All eight Aux master controls can be swapped with eight Groups, and all Auxes are pre/post switchable globally per Aux bus from the Master Section. In addition to the eight Groups, the GB8 has L/C/R and eight Aux busses. Four mute groups provide quick and easy muting of groups of channels, ideal for scene changes or where groups of instruments need to be silenced. And the output matrix is essential when different zones in a venue require specifically tailored mixes, enabling the operator to create sub-mixes of the Group, L-R mix and C (mono) busses. Unlike other mixers in their class, GB Series consoles are built to last with a rigid steel chassis, high quality vertically mounted fiberglass PCB channel strips and individually nutted potentiometers ensuring reliability in both fixed installations and on the road.
Although largely conventional in layout, the GB8 does have some unique mechanical features. The rugged steel chassis has a sloping rear connector panel so that it is easier to configure from the front of the desk, while the integral power supply has a link option for an external back-up PSU.
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- 24-Channel / 32-Channel / 40-Channel / 48-Channel
- 19 busses
- 4 full feature stereo channels
- 4 stereo returns
- 8 Aux sends (all are pre/post switchable)
- 8 sub groups (SWAP with all 8 Auxes)
- 11x4 output matrix
- Record output with limiter
- Alternate stereo output with limiter
- 1kHz oscillator
- Meterpod with 3 high definition LED VU meters (L/C/R)
- Internal jumpers switch pre-fade Aux sends to pre-EQ
- GB30 mic preamp and precision equalisation circuitry
- Direct outputs on every channel
- Talkback facility
- 100mm faders
- Switchable 48V phantom powering on every channel
- 18dB/octave high pass filter
- 4 mute groups
- 12-segment LED metering
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Thanks to clear and precise control layouts, mixing on a Soundcraft desk is not only easy, the highest sound quality for which Soundcraft is famous makes the whole experience a pleasure.
With the large number of mix engineers who pass through venues supporting their talent, the need to offer a console that's easy to use if you see it for the first time is paramount. Not only that, it has to sound good, and be able to cope with whatever demands the sound system for the act has.
Soundcraft has a legendary reputation for no-frills user interfaces, with clear and concise control layouts and a user-friendliness other consoles can only aspire to.
Musicians and Bands
Every singer or band wants to sound their best on stage, while not having to worry about complex equipment to control.
Soundcraft's range of portable PA mixers delivers the sound you want, thanks to microphone preamps and equalizers designed by audio guru and Soundcraft founder Graham Blyth, and recognized as the ultimate clean-path designs.
A Compact size yet with the capability to feed mixes to different zones, handle high numbers of microphones and thrill the audience with a clear sound, Soundcraft mixers have been a constant part of the Theater scene for many years.Touring
Whether you're still an analogue console fan or moved on to digital, Soundcraft has a console offering for tour sound engineers for all event sizes.
Soundcraft's reputation of quality and reliability has been earned over 35 years since first mixer-in-a-flightcase, the Series 1. Mic preamps that won't overload so easy, EQ's that sound smooth and give you total control, and layouts that any engineer can mix on within minutes - yes, even digital consoles that are easy to use thanks to patented technologies like VistonicsTM and FaderGlowTM.