Formula Sound has followed up the launch of its new FF-4000 modular mixer by announcing that the unit is now available with a factory-fitted Pro X Fade crossfader from Eclectic Breaks (Ebsel). This new crossfader has been receiving highly enthusiastic reviews in the media, and its inclusion as an option on the FF-4000 (and also on Formula Sound’s larger 6-channel FF–6000) reflects the growing reputation that these FF Series mixers are enjoying among the DJ and club market.
“We weren’t surprised at the great reaction that the original FF-6000 6-channel mixer received from the DJ community when it was launched in 2005,” comments Formula Sound’s Barry Penaligon. “The mixer was designed in conjunction with Funktion-One and a panel of leading DJs. We took the DJs’ comments on board and provided the things they asked for such as larger control knobs on the most frequently used functions and a separate effects loop accessible at each end of the crossfader.
“We looked at the whole FF Series concept again when we came to make our new FF-4000 4-channel version and that provided the ideal opportunity to give the DJ an even greater choice by introducing the Pro X Fade, which is probably the most advanced and ‘DJ friendly’ analogue crossfader currently available.”
Both the FF-4000 and FF-6000 will still allow the user to switch between linear and rotary channel faders via an optional extra fader panel.
Formula Sound’s FF-4000 is believed to be the first mixer to be available with the Pro X Fade factory fitted. The Pro X Fade crossfader allows DJs to change the physical feel of the fader to suit their individual needs. A set of easily accessible rotary controls enable the cut-in points of the fader to be altered between instant on/off or gradual volume increase modes. It features 100% conductive plastic tracks for longer fader life, a wider stem to withstand repeated heavy usage and easy access for lubricating and cleaning the fader-pole.
Commenting on the combination of the Formula Sound FF-4000 and the Pro X Fade Eclectic Breaks director, Siya Fakher, says, “This mixer is really tried and tested and feels very solid. The inclusion of the Pro X Fade will make it even more appealing to DJs, and to venues and bars where a variety of DJs perform different genres of music that all make heavy use of the crossfader. This makes the Formula Sound the perfect option for rugged environments and including the Pro X Fade crossfader makes this mixer more versatile, especially for the new generation of DJs who are more technically proficient and use scratching techniques in their sets.”