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Experts recommend Zoom LiveTrak L-12 more than Mackie PROFX8v2

As of 6 May 2024, experts prefer Zoom LiveTrak L-12 over Mackie PROFX8v2, but both Audio Mixers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Zoom LiveTrak L-12 received 2 recommendations: from Music Radar (29 Feb 2024) and BestReviews (1 Mar 2024). Mackie PROFX8v2 was also endorsed 2 times: by Podcast Insights (21 Sep 2021) and filmlifestyle.com. However, experts generally ranked Mackie PROFX8v2 lower than Zoom LiveTrak L-12 in their articles, which caused it to rank lower in ReviewFinder ranking.

Rank Change Price Audio Mixer
stilt.com
Music Critic
Podcast Insights
Vlog Tribe
Spy
Music Radar
BestReviews
American Songwriter
BestCovery
filmlifestyle.com
3
+2 Check price
Zoom LiveTrak L-12
The Zoom LiveTrak L-12 mixer is a versatile and portable device with 16 built-in effects presets, 12-track simultaneous recording, and a 14-in/4-out USB audio interface connectivity, making it a reliable and user-friendly recording device for musicians, podcasters, and content creators.
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18
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Mackie PROFX8v2
The Mackie PROFX8v2 mixer is a versatile and portable mixer with high-quality effects, USB connectivity, and a variety of input options, making it an excellent choice for musicians, podcasters, and live sound engineers.
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Endorsement summary:

  • On 21 Sep 2021 Podcast Insights ranked Mackie PROFX8v2 as #10
    Rank Audio Mixer Comment
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    #10 out of 14 Mackie PROFX8v2
    Best Mixer For Multi-Person Podcasts
    ... ... ...
  • filmlifestyle.com ranked Mackie PROFX8v2 as #8
    Rank Audio Mixer
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    #8 out of 9 Mackie PROFX8v2
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  • On 29 Feb 2024 Music Radar ranked Zoom LiveTrak L-12 as #8
    Rank Audio Mixer Comment
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    #8 out of 10 Zoom LiveTrak L-12
    This capable mixer is ideal for rehearsal rooms
    ... ... ...
  • On 1 Mar 2024 BestReviews ranked Zoom LiveTrak L-12 as #1
    Rank Audio Mixer Comment
    #1 out of 5 Zoom LiveTrak L-12
    Best of the best
    ... ... ...

After counting and adding up the 95 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Zoom LiveTrak L-12 outranks Mackie PROFX8v2. This is not to say that Mackie PROFX8v2 is a bad option. Like Zoom LiveTrak L-12, it is recommended by experts, but less.

Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Zoom LiveTrak L-12 outranks Mackie PROFX8v2 by 15 positions. This indicates that, as of 6 May 2024, Zoom LiveTrak L-12 is more critically acclaimed than Mackie PROFX8v2.
Rank Change Price Audio Mixer
stilt.com
Music Critic
Podcast Insights
Vlog Tribe
Spy
Music Radar
BestReviews
American Songwriter
BestCovery
filmlifestyle.com
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Yamaha MG10XU
The Yamaha MG10XU mixer is a versatile and reliable tool with 24 built-in effects presets, audio interface capabilities, and 10 input channels, making it suitable for a range of use cases.
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TC-Helicon GoXLR
The TC-Helicon GoXLR mixer is a versatile and user-friendly audio mixer that offers customizable effects and audio parameters, making it ideal for content creators, streamers, podcasters, and musicians who want to produce high-quality audio.
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Zoom LiveTrak L-12
The Zoom LiveTrak L-12 mixer is a versatile and portable device with 16 built-in effects presets, 12-track simultaneous recording, and a 14-in/4-out USB audio interface connectivity, making it a reliable and user-friendly recording device for musicians, podcasters, and content creators.
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Behringer X32
The Behringer X32 mixer is a versatile and powerful 32-channel audio mixer with customizable effects, impressive recording capabilities, and a wide range of inputs and outputs suitable for musicians, sound engineers, and recording studios.
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [3]

No critic scores
Total expert reviews: 3
  • with a score: 0
  • without a score: 3

Expert reviews [6]

78
Total expert reviews: 6
  • with a score: 1
  • without a score: 5

Score distribution:

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From Seller:
  • 4 low-noise Mackie Vita mic preamps add life to any input
  • ReadyFX effects engine with 16 effects including reverbs, delays, and choruses
  • 7-band graphic EQ for tuning mains or monitors. Operating Temperature: 0 ̊ – 40 ̊C
  • Read more
From Seller:
  • 12 discrete channels (8 mono plus 2 stereo) with XLR or 1/4-inch connectivity
  • Frequency characteristics 44.1 kHz:-1.0 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz,96 kHz: -3.0 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz.14 -track Simultaneous recording, 12-track playback
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Mackie ProFX8v2 Review and USB Mix Minus tutorial
Review by Tommy Callaway
Very popular! 131K views!
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Mackie ProFX8v2 Mixer - 2 Year Review - Pros, Cons and Should you buy?
Popular! 21K views!
Play video review
Mackie ProFX8 v2 Review Great Affordable Mixer
Play video review
Zoom LiveTrak L-12 Digital Mixer and Multitrack Recorder Review
Review by Sweetwater
Very popular! 194K views!
Play video review
Zoom LiveTrak L-12 - 5 Reasons To Get One
Review by Matthew Stratton
Popular! 75K views!
Play video review
Zoom L-12 Review & Setup - Audio Interface and Recorder!
Review by Ray Ortega
Very popular! 189K views!
Play video review
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0602003610608, 0663961045581
UPC Numbers: 602003610608, 663961045581
Model Numbers: PROFX8V2
EAN Numbers: 0884354018054, 4515260018062
UPC Numbers: 884354018054
Model Numbers: L-12
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Mackie PROFX8v2 is a very popular option in the middle of the audio mixers price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling audio mixers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as BEHRINGER Xenyx 1222 or Yamaha MG10XU .

Mackie PROFX8v2 is $70 cheaper than the average audio mixer ($339).

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