Akai Pro Announces MIDImix Portable MIDI Mixer


Akai Professional
 announced today, at the 2015 Musikmesse, the introduction of its new MIDImix, a portable compact high-performance mixer.

The MIDImix combines a “high-performance” mixer with 8 individual line faders and a master fader, 24 control knobs (arranged 3 per channel), and 1-to-1 mapping with Ableton Live (Ableton Live Lite is included).

MIDImix users can send all the mixer’s settings to their DAW with a single press of a button, for management and control over the DAW’s functionality. In this way, artists can mix, modify and manipulate projects concurrently in real time, affording a wider array of creative options.


Akai Pro MIDImix key features:

  • MIDI mixer to control virtually any DAW
  • 8 individual line faders, 1 master fader
  • 24 knobs, arranged 3 per channel
  • 16 buttons arranged in 2 banks provide mute, solo  and record arm functionality per channel
  • Sends all mixer settings to the DAW with a single button press
  • 1 to 1 mapping with Ableton Live (Ableton Live Lite included)

Pricing and Availability

Akai Professional’s MIDImix will be available in June 2015 at pricing of $99.99 US. For additional information, visit AkaiPro.com.

17 thoughts on “Akai Pro Announces MIDImix Portable MIDI Mixer

  1. The more I think about it the more sense it makes as a low cost fader bank in addition to a master keyboard. But how exactly do they define ‘high-performance’?

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  2. Great price for this controller. While I like the way they have gone per-knob function without shift keys, if it is to be used to mix Ableton, then it is missing a shift key for device rack. Unless one row can be assigned to this function. Yet it does have a solo shift key, maybe that shifts a row of knobs for device control. And why do these style of controllers default to assigning a row of knobs to pan. Maybe it is just me, but I usually set my pan once, at the start in the DAW, and very rarely do I change that, other than automation. I can’t recall a time when I’ve asked for per-knob function of the pans in the mix – what I need to do right now is twiggle the trumpet to the left, and then twiggle that trumpet to the right, nah.

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  3. I see this as a cheap controller for vst synths mapping. Faders for 2x adsr + main volume fader, knobs for osc’s, filters, etc.

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  4. those look like the same knobs from mini keyboard and mini drum pad controllers… The worst knobs I’ve ever used on a midi controller, yuck.

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  5. At first glance, this has a layout, features and price point that hits a sweet spot.

    But I wish there were just a couple more general purpose latch & toggle buttons that could be used for transport or just assignable. And sadly, there’s no MIDI OUT din, a MIDI IN with merge would have been gravy, even with a little breakout adapter.. But I guess those are the times we live in.

    The final test will be whether you can just connect it to an iOS device with the CCK. But in my experience, that is hard to predict. Class compliant doesn’t mean the device will see it. Might not be consistent with different generations.

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  6. Maybe they all want to give you massage: You can’t do space with sends, you do space with actual pans (and volumes).

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  7. I almost got excited about this until i read the description. I thought it was a midi clock/mixer .

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