The Soundcraft Notepad Mixer, AKG Microphone and JBL Monitors Recording Studio Kit from B&H includes the Soundcraft Notepad-12FX small-format analog mixing console with power supply, USB I/O, and Lexicon effects, an AKG Project Studio P220 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone, a pair of JBL 1 Series 104 compact powered desktop reference monitors, two 5' balanced 3-pin XLR female to 1/4" TRS male audio cables, 3.5mm to RCA audio cable, an extension monitor speaker wire, speaker power cable, a 1/4 to 1/4" instrument cable, and a desktop isolation filter. This kit can be used for music production, podcasts, video production, interviews, rehearsals, and mobile events. Additionally, it includes everything you need to capture audio straight out of the box.
Soundcraft Notepad-12FX Small-Format Analog Mixing Console with USB I/O and Lexicon Effects
The Notepad-12FX from Soundcraft is a small-format, 12-channel analog mixing console with an integrated 4x4 USB audio interface and built-in Lexicon effects, well suited for music production, podcasts, video production, interviews, rehearsals, writing sessions, and mobile events. The mixer combines professional-grade analog components such as four microphone preamps with combo XLR-1/4" inputs, 3-band EQ, and 100 Hz high-pass filters. Additionally, inputs 1 and 3 offer Hi-Z instrument inputs for incorporating guitars and other high-impedance instruments.
Channels 1-8 include gain/trim controls, and all channels feature an aux send, a pan knob, and level controls. Channels 5/6 and 7/8 feature 1/4" line-level inputs, while channels 9/10 include stereo RCA inputs. Channels 11/12 include 1/4" inputs and double as an external FX return for feeding an outboard effects processor. Outputs include Master L/R on XLR, a 1/4" aux send, and a dedicated 1/4" headphone output with selectable monitoring of the master bus or USB return 3/4. The on-board effects include delay with tap-tempo, reverb, chorus, and karaoke. The master section offers a master fader and four LED meters with -20, 0, +6 dB, and peak settings. The Notepad-12FX features a durable metal enclosure and ships with an external power supply.
- Soundcraft-quality sound from professional microphone preamps
- Easily record, edit, and play back from your Mac or Windows computer with an integrated USB audio interface—simply plug-and-play with your Mac (Windows computers require Soundcraft driver installation)
- Sweeten your mix with HARMAN digital signal processing including Lexicon reverb, echo, and delay
- Getting a great mix is easy with a familiar channel-strip layout that includes EQ, aux send, master fader level, and rotary headphone-volume control
- Durable metal enclosure that’s built to last
AKG P220 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Black)
Boasting even higher SPL handling and lower self-noise than the P120, the black AKG P220 large-diaphragm condenser microphone is poised to give clear, distortion-free sound on a budget, whether you record vocals at home or mic up blaring guitar cabs and explosive drums on stage. This side-address mic sports a rugged all-metal body that not only bolsters durability, but also aids in rejecting RF interference from sources such as wireless systems. It comes with a spider-type shockmount to isolate the mic from vibration noise and a metal carrying case for safe transport.
The true condenser capsule of the P220 utilizes a 1" gold-sputtered diaphragm tuned to yield a detailed sound with slight rises in high and low frequencies. Plus, it is capable of handling SPLs up to 155 dB (-20 pad on) without audible distortion, so it'll have no problem taking on drums and guitar amps. A low-cut filter at 300 Hz can be engaged to help reduce rumble, wind noise, or even bass buildup from up-close miking. Stage bleed and background noise are attenuated by the mic's cardioid polar pattern, which is most sensitive to sound in front of the microphone. Use a separately available XLR cable to connect the P220 to an XLR mic input that can supply 48V phantom power.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
Gold-Sputtered Large Diaphragm
High Headroom and Minimum Distortion
Connecting to Audio Equipment
Shockmount and Metal Case
JBL 1 Series 104-BT Compact Powered Desktop Reference Monitors with Bluetooth (White Matte)
Offered here in a stylish white matte finish, the JBL 1 Series 104-BT comprises a pair of monitors suitable for both consumer and critical audio referencing. They take the respected design of the One Series 104 and add Bluetooth 5.0 to the mix, so you can stream music from your favorite compatible media player straight to the speakers. Mixing engineers may also benefit from these desktop monitors, as they can now hear what Bluetooth transmission would do to their mixes.
These monitors employ a coaxial design to give you a smooth representation of the frequency spectrum, so that you have a more accurate picture of the sonic information coming your way. As such, these speakers are useful for home-recording studios, podcasters, video editors who pay attention to sound, and anyone looking for accurate, yet portable monitors.
A 4.5" low-frequency driver and a 0.75" high-frequency driver are situated in a coaxial design, while a 60W amplifier distributes 30W of Class-D power to each speaker. Set your monitoring level with the front-panel volume knob on the master speaker, and you'll find accurate sonic representation at any volume. The frequency response is 60 Hz to 20 kHz, but a low-frequency port ensures presence in the low registers to better judge bass content.
Inputs are made possible through balanced 1/4" jacks, a 3.5mm connection for auxiliary devices, or unbalanced RCA connections. A front-panel headphone jack on the master speaker mutes the speakers and outputs signal directly to your favorite pair of cans. Included with the monitors is a 6.6' monitor extension speaker wire, a 3.5mm-to-RCA audio cable (perfect for stereo receivers, for example), and a power cable.
Key Features at a Glance
- Coaxial 4.5" LF driver and 0.75" soft-dome HF driver
- Reference mixes via Bluetooth 5.0 streaming
- Integrated 60W Class-D power amplifier
- 30 watts distributed to each speaker
- Acoustically optimized for desktop placement
- Front-panel input control selects among Bluetooth, Aux, RCA, and TRS
- Front-panel input control can combine all inputs
- Front-panel volume control
- Front-panel headphone jack with speaker-mute feature
Hosa Technology HXS-005 Balanced 3-Pin XLR Female to 1/4" TRS Male Audio Cable (5')
The HXS-005 Balanced 3-Pin XLR Female to 1/4" TRS Male Audio Cable (5') from Hosa Technology is a professional audio cable that is ideal for touring and live sound applications where a device with an XLR output needs to be connected to a device with a balanced 1/4" input. The cable has top-quality REAN connectors for excellent durability and superior signal transfer.
The conductors are made from 24AWG oxygen-free copper to maintain a clear signal path. The cable also has 90% OFC spiral shielding for terrific flexibility and effective EMI and RFI rejection. The cable is 5' long and has a 3-pin XLR female connector at one end and a 1/4" TRS male phone connector at the other.
Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series 1/4" Male to 1/4" Male Instrument Cable (10')
The 10' Premium Performance 3000 Series 1/4" Male to 1/4" Male Instrument Cable from Kopul is designed for connecting guitars to amplifiers or any other application where a 1/4" instrument or unbalanced line-level connection is required. It can be used in applications for live stage, theater, rehearsals, recordings, and more.
Kopul's 3000 Series instrument cables are engineered for protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI), and the significant reduction of static noise. This cable features gold-plated 1/4" connectors that have a metal shell and chuck-style strain relief.The 24-gauge annealed-copper conductors with dense spiral copper shielding, as well as a conductive PVC, and PE insulation make the Premium Performance 3000 Series instrument cable a flexible, quiet cable that ensures excellent transfer of the audio signal.
Protection Against Interference
24-AWG Copper Conductor
PVC Shield and PE Insulation
Chuck-Style Strain Relief
Auray RF-C12 Professional Desktop Isolation Filter (Gray)
The gray RF-C12 Professional Desktop Isolation Filter from Auray is a desktop solution that allows music producers, broadcasters, and podcasters to get better recordings by isolating a microphone from vibrations and sound reflections, especially when its used in a space that is less than ideal for capturing audio. The Auray Desktop Isolation Filter makes capturing clean, dry vocals or instruments more natural sounding with less sonic coloration.
The RF-C12 fits on a desk or tabletop and uses multi-layer acoustic treatment to absorb unwanted ambient noise and control acoustic reflections. So, if you're recording vocals, voiceovers, or podcasts in an untreated room with hard surfaces, the RF-CF20 provides advanced microphone isolation.