Formula Sound has launched its new FF-6000 mixer, designed in collaboration with both leading UK loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion – One and with the DJs who will be using it.
The 6-channel FF-6000 incorporates features specifically requested by DJs. These include: the option to switch between linear and rotary faders using an easily changeable extra fader panel, an easy-to-use crossfader mounted beneath the channel strips for more precise control, larger control knobs on the most frequently used functions, and improved access to external effects so that users can use the very latest new effects units which become available.
“The DJs and end users who helped us have had a major influence on the design of the FF-6000,” says Formula Sound’s Tony Cockell. “With the help of Funktion – One we’ve been able to channel their thoughts and ideas and use them to produce the mixer which the DJs would have built for themselves.”
The FF-6000 features 2 mic/line switchable channels and 4 switchable between phono/line or line/line. Each input channel has a gain trim and channel fader, plus 3-band eq, a five segment level meter and a clip indicator. All channels are assignable to either the crossfader or direct to the master. There’s an effects loop at either end of the crossfader (which is fully contour adjustable) with wet and dry controls plus punch and latch-on switches, cue buttons, send and return gain trims, and a loop-swap button.
The output section has a master and a zone output, each with stereo and mono outputs on balanced XLRs, a third effects loop, and a pair of 12 segment led meters displaying main output levels.
The DJ also has outputs for booth monitoring, recording and headphones. The console mic input has on/off, volume and 2 band eq controls and routes direct to the main output. All connections are mounted on the end of the mixer which allows it to be used as a free-standing unit.
For more information, visit the Formula Sound site.