CME is shipping its Matrix Series mixers in the US. The Matrix X five channel mixer and Matrix Y headphone amp add functionality to music production and performance systems with flexible combinations of connections and features.
“CME products always offer both incredible cost performance and unique market driven features” states Athan Billias, Director of Marketing for Technology Products at Yamaha. “The Matrix X, Y and K are perfect examples of how CME’s products always set themselves apart from the competition.”
The Matrix X is a mic and guitar preamp with a 5 channel mixer designed to add a variety of inputs, outputs and level controls to a music production system. A combo jack with a +48V phantom powered microphone preamp or Hi-Z input effectively adds a microphone or guitar to a synthesizer, digital piano, or recording set up. An auxiliary set of balanced Stereo inputs and outputs can be used to integrate the Matrix X into any system with its own stereo ins and outs including sound cards, USB Stereo I/O, sampling synthesizers, digital pianos and other mixers. Dual headphone outputs with separate volume controls and a dedicated volume control on the balanced stereo outputs make the Matrix X a perfect control center for all your different monitoring needs.
The Matrix Y is a four channel expandable headphone amp includes the unique addition of a built-in talkback microphone. The talkback mic is fed into all headphone outputs, making it easy to communicate when recording, during playback, in a presentation or a demonstration – anywhere where multiple people are wearing headphones.
The Matrix K is a USB or FireWire based compact audio interfaces featuring professional recording up to 24 bit, 192 kHz resolution and ship with a low-latency ASIO 2.0 driver compatible with PC and Mac. Similar to the Matrix X mixer, the Matrix K features a mic/line/guitar combo input with phantom power, an 1/8” stereo line in, a stereo line out, and two headphone outs.
All inputs and outputs have independent controls for dialing in the desired levels.
- The Matrix X is available for $109.99 MSRP
- The Matrix Y is available for $109.99 MSRP
- The Matrix K is available for $179.99 MSRP (USB) or $199.99 (FireWire)
More information is available at the CME Pro site.