Product code: MX-1 | ID: 219803
18-channel performance mixer with step-sequenced FX that brings together synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and more into a single performance-optimized mixing instrument. Combining elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, it is designed to be the nerve centre of the electronic music rig. With six analogue inputs, four AIRA Link USB ports, digital I/O, send and return jacks, and the ability to stream 18 channels to and from any DAW, the mixer brings together a wide range of musical sources and puts them directly under your fingertips. Its smooth, solid faders each have six different volume curves available. Every channel has an adjustable Tone/Filter knob with ten types of filters, EQs, and isolators. Mutes are placed for quick access, working with the LED-lit faders to clearly show their status, even in dark environments. The DJ-style headphone cue monitoring allows for smooth mixing in any source whenever you are ready, or dropping in tracks right on the beat. Separate headphone and master volume knobs along with smooth and bright metering keep levels firmly in check. And everything, including all the FX configurations and settings, can be saved and recalled for instant access. The mixer also integrates effects in exciting new ways: not only do the effects sound great, they are designed for ready manipulation and rhythmic sensibility, thanks to the mixer’s tempo awareness and the TR-style step interface. In addition to an aux send for feeding external effects, each channel has its own Beat FX including Filter, Side Chain, and Slicer. These are applied using sixteen TR-style step sequencer buttons like those found on famous Roland drum machines. This allows for independent filtering, ducking, and slicing each channel, creating cool rhythmic variations, polyrhythms, and all manner of intricate grooves. Beat FX can be instantly switched on and off per channel with dedicated, illuminated buttons. Six kinds of Master FX, each with lots of variations, add spice and drama to any or all channels. And the large control knob gives them supreme playability. The Master FX can even be step-sequenced in various combinations, creating stunning movement and glitchy interludes that must be heard to be fully appreciated. The mixer further provides the ability to operate in any one of three different modes for integration. In Control Surface mode, it can sync to your computer and act as a high-quality MIDI controller for any DAW. In Mixer mode, it can mix all connected sources, including analogue and digital inputs, AIRA gear, and the computer’s output. While there is a dedicated channel for a stereo output from the computer, you can also send computer audio to USB channels 1 thru 4 if no device is connected to the AIRA Link USB ports. In External mode, the mixer can send all its inputs directly to the DAW, acting as a high-quality audio interface. At the same time, it can mix 18 channels back from the DAW, putting them on the faders. This lets you utilize the recording, clip triggering, effects, and mixing functions of your DAW along with the mixer’s cue monitoring, sync, and performance-optimized mixing and effects capabilities. Other features include four individual 1/4” jacks which support just about any kind of instrument, and the stereo 1/8” jack that is perfect for smartphones, tablets, and various gadgets. There are also four AIRA Link USB ports that make connecting the AIRA gear literally plug and play. With fully automatic detection, AIRA Link USB ports transmit audio, MIDI, and sync over a single USB cable. One of the ports can even provide bus power for a compatible AIRA device like the Roland TB-3 Touch Bassline or VT-3 Voice Transformer. AIRA Link reduces cable clutter and makes setup fast and simple. The mixer is also fully time aware and provides hands-on control of start, stop, tempo, and timing. Ableton Live Lite Serial Number Card and AC adaptor are also included. Dimensions: 400 x 264 x 65 mm. Weight: 1.81 kg.