The Soundcraft Notepad-12FX Mixer, JBL Reference Monitors, and AKG Headphones Kit from B&H includes the Soundcraft Notepad-12FX small-format analog mixing console with power supply, USB I/O, and Lexicon effects, a pair of JBL 1-Series 104 compact powered desktop reference monitors, an AKG-K92 closed-back studio headphones, a 6.6' extension monitor speaker wire, 3.5mm to RCA audio cable, speaker power cable, and a 1/4" screw-on headphone adapter. This kit can be used—when paired with a Mac or Windows computer (sold separately)—to capture audio for music production, podcast, video production, interview, rehearsal, and mobile event applications.
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
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
AKG K92 Closed-Back Studio Headphones
The K92 from AKG are closed-back and over-the-ear studio headphones that feature professional-grade 40mm drivers and a self-adjusting headband that is light and comfortable. It can be used with a broad range of playback devices in applications for rehearsals, recording studios, live stages, and more.
The K92 headphones are built with a single-sided nondetachable 1/8" TRS 9.8' cable and include a 1/4" screw-on adapter. The frequency response is 16 Hz to 20 kHz and provides an accurate monitoring solution, which delivers extended low-frequency that gives definition to kick drums and bass guitars. Furthermore, since earpads are usually the first components to show wear, these are replaceable to protect your investment over time. Finally, whether you're tracking the hook or mixing background harmonies, the K92 is designed to provide hours of comfort.