At the 2012 NAMM Show, Behringer has introduced three small format mixers that feature built-in iPad interfaces.
The new XENYX iX Series, which include the XENYX iX3242USB, iX2442USB and iX1642USB, feature a built-in iPad docking station designed to send signal to and from the iPad with a wide range of routing options.
The new XENYX iX Series USB mixers make it possible to record and mix using its built-in stereo USB audio interface. You can connect these mixers directly to a PC or Mac computer via a single USB cable to record any signal source connected to the mixer.
All iX mixers include a dual-engine KLARK-TEKNIK FX processor with 32 editable presets such as reverb, chorus, flange, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects. The iX mixers use the iPad to control the new KLARK-TEKNIK FX Processor App, giving users easier control of EQ’s, compressors and reverbs and a full spectrum analyzer.
The iX series mixers also feature XENYX mic pre amps, which Behringer says offer 130 dB of dynamic range, with a bandwidth that extends from below 10 Hz to 200 kHz.
Other features include ‘British’ style 3-band channel EQ and ‘one-knob’ compression on each channel.
2012 NAMM Show: IK Multimedia has introduced a pair of iOS DJ products:
iRig Mix; a new mobile DJ mixer for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad; and
DJ Rig, a new iOS DJ app.
iRig MIX is the first mobile mixer for iPhone, iPod touch or iPad devices. iRig MIX offers the same controls you would expect from a professional DJ mixer (crossfader, cues, EQ and volume controls, etc.) in an ultra-compact mobile mixer that can be used with a variety of iOS DJ mixing and other apps.
2 stereo inputs with gain, bass, treble and volume controls, independent cue on each channel with LED indication and channel cross-fader
Instrument/microphone/extra input with volume control can be processed by iOS apps (such as AmpliTube, VocaLive)
Stereo output with RCA connectors, master level and LED meters
Headphone output for master or cue monitoring with independent volume control
Input switch splits Input 1 into dual-mono for use with DJ mixing apps on a single iOS device
“X-Sync” mode allows auto-sync with any audio source using the included DJ Rig free app
Can also be powered with battery packs and mobile chargers
Includes 4 free apps: DJ Rig, AmpliTube, VocaLive, GrooveMaker
2011 NAMM Show: Numark introduced the iM1 DJ mixer, a professional 2-channel DJ mixer and the iM9, a professional-grade DJ mixer with integrated effects, both featuring built-in docks for iPod. Continue reading →
Saturday Gear Porn: One of the perks of being a superstar DJ is stuff like this – a one-off special edition of the Xone:4D mixer controller that Allen & Heath made for DJ Paul van Dyk.
“The 4D is the centrepiece of my set up and is based on the way I DJ. I have two computers on stage that are synced to each other: one has the synths, keyboards and controllers hooked up to it and the other is full of the audio material,” explains van Dyk.
Van Dyk’s modified version includes VCA rotary faders rather than the standard linear faders. There is also custom-designed silk screening for the faceplate with Paul’s name in UV paint.
“One of the great things about the 4D is the great sound and the fact that everything on the mixer can be fully programmed so I can set it up to give me control to do some crazy shit!” adds Van Dyk.
NAMM: Rane and Serato introduced the Rane Sixty Eight, described as “the ultimate club mixer”. The Rane Sixty Eight is the first Scratch Live compatible DJ mixer that allows two computers to be connected simultaneously.