Roland has introduced GO:MIXER, a portable audio mixer, designed for use with mobile devices.
Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, GO:MIXER connects digitally via an included cable, providing stereo sound that they say is a marked upgrade over phones built-in mono mic or analog line inputs.
GO:MIXER supports connecting up to five sources at once via inputs for a vocal mic, guitar/bass, stereo keyboard, and two stereo line-level devices (such as music players, drum machines, etc.). Front-panel knobs provide hands-on mixing for the mic and instruments. There’s a stereo output jack for monitoring the sound via headphones or an external amplification system, plus a dedicated panel knob for adjusting the monitor level.
GO:MIXER is powered by the smartphone connection, so no batteries are required. And it’s 3.75 inches (95 mm) square and 1.1 inches (28 mm) tall, so it’s very portable.
Pricing and Availability
GO:MIXER is priced at US $99. Availability is to be announced.