SWAMP S8-MK2 8CH Mixing Desk - Compressor - Effects - USB Audio Interface
By: Vic on 3 August 2015I use this mixer as a sub-mixer for my synth rig, utilising the on-board FX. It does a good job in this capacity, and slots nicely into the set-up.
SWAMP S8-MK2 Mixing Desk - 4 XLR Mic Preamp Inputs - USB Audio Interface
SWAMP impressed the market with original S series analog USB mixing consoles and now follow up with the S-MK2 series, featuring improved knobs and faders, robust design and 19inch rack rails included as standard.
The S-MK2 Series mixers combine excellent build quality, stunning sound performance and a remarkable price to offer unbeatable value. On-board Compressor, EQ, AUX and effects options makes the S8 perfect for performing musicians and small bands. A high quality Stereo USB output enables the S8 to be used with confidence, as a home studio audio interface.
Quality V+Z Preamps
Critical to the performance of any decent audio mixer are the in-built microphone preamps. Featuring carefully designed V+Z preamps that offer undistorted, noise-free gain with plenty of headroom, usually reserved for costly outboard preamps units. This is one place, we will never cost corners on.
Each of the four XLR mic channels (1-4) features an in-built, 1-knob compressor that has intuitive threshold, ratio, attack and release presets. Increasing the compression on a channel will lower the dynamic range of the signal and increases it perceived loudness. The loud peaks are squashed down and the quiet sections are boosted. Use the compressor simultaneously with the gain knob for best results.
19" Rack Mountable - Rack Rails Included
The entire S-MK2 mixing desk series are 19" rack mountable, with the rack rails required included with every model. The rack rails simply attach to the side of the mixer with 3 screws already present on the mixer, then it is ready to be placed into any 19 inch rack case or frame.
AUX Sends - Pre or Post
Equipped with auxiliary (AUX) sends, that allow additional "mixes" of channels to be sent from the mixing console to foldback speakers or outboard effects. Ideal for creating foldback mixes for on stage performers. With a "Pre" and "Post" option for EACH CHANNEL, the AUX sends are extremely versatile. The FX channel can also be used as a 2nd AUX send.
Each channel has an FX control knob that will send the signal to the in-built stereo effects processor. Includes all the classic preset "mixing effects"; reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, etc. Main volume controls for the FX send and return enable you mix the "dry" and "wet" (effected) signals together for optimal results.
3 Band EQ Strip
Standard 3-band EQ with Bass, Mid and High controls. 15dB of level control each way gives the audio engineer plenty to work with.
USB Audio Interface Functionality
The S-series mixing consoles feature a USB input/output with quality A/D, D/A converters for 16-bit, 48kHz recording quality. The audio sent to the computer from the mixer is identical to the stereo MAIN MIX output signal. Audio from the computer can also be routed back into the mixer signal path for playback. It should be noted that the USB circuit cannot be used to record and playback signal simultaneously.
- 4 V+Z mic preamps
- 2 Stereo Line Inputs
- Insert (send / return) channels
- Intuitive Compression
- 3-band EQ
- 1 AUX send channels (2 if FX used as AUX)
- Pre / Post Aux functionality
- On board Effects processor
- USB Connectivity
- Headphone Output
|Maximum Input Level:||Mic +22dBu
Other Line: +20dBu
|Maximum Output Level:||Main XLR: +28dBu
Other Output +22dBu
|Meters:||3 Colour LED, quasi peak response|
|Master Meter:||8 Segment, -20dB to Clip|
|Channel Meter:||Red LED, Clip|
|Frequency Response||+/-1dB, 20Hz - 30KHz|
|Mic CMRR at 1KHz:||>70dB Typical|
|THD+n at +14dBu at 1KHz:||Mic to mix out <0.005%|
|Crosstalk (@ 1KHz):||Fader Shutoff >89dB
Mute Shutoff >89dB
|Noise, rms 20Hz to 20KHz:||Mic Input EIN -129dBu
Main Mixer Fader unity
channel fader down <-95dBu(-97dB S/N)
Main mix fader unity <-82dBu(-86dB S/N)
|Channel HPF:||18dB/Oct below 75Hz|
High: Shelving +/-15dB - 12KHz
|DSP:||Converter: 24 bit sigma delta, 64/128-times oversampling
Sampling Rate: 40kHz
|USB:||Audio: Stereo In/Out
Connector: Type B
Sampling Rate: 48kHz
|Power Supply:||110-240VAC, 50/60Hz|
|Power Consumption:||40 Watts|
|Fuse:||100-240VAC, T 1.6A, 250V, 5x20mm|
Custom Label: S8-MK2
Shipping Weight: 5.6000