Both look to be OK to me. I have never used either one but having owned a soundcraft mixer in the past I would go with the mfxi. Looks like it costs more money but you have more mic channels, sweepable mid EQ. The Yamaha does have recording capabilities that the soundcraft doesn't have and the built in compression.
EDIT- The soundcraft also uses a regular power cable where the Yamaha needs a special AC adaptor. The soundcraft is also rack mountable the Yamaha isn't.
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Last edited by modulusman : 01-31-2014 at 08:25 AM.