Gear maker Line 6 announced this week that their StageScape M20d, described as “the world’s first smart mixing system for live sound,” is now available.
The StageScape dispenses with the columns of faders and knobs of traditional mixers and replaces them with a touchscreen visual mixing environment. The StageScape M20d allows multi-channel recording and can also be remotely controlled via one or more iPads.
The StageScape M20d is available now with an MSRP of $2799. Full specs below.
At the 2012 NAMM Show, PreSonus introduced a new iPhone (and iPod Touch) app for remotely controlling monitor mixes for up to 10 musicians, using the PreSonus StudioLive products.
QMix works by networking one or more iPhones wirelessly with a Mac or PC, enabling QMix to remotely access Virtual StudioLive to control one or more FireWire-connected StudioLive mixers.
As each iPhone connects to the network, its copy of QMix will “discover” all StudioLive mixers on the network, letting each musician create their own aux mix that includes all mixer channels. QMix also gives the StudioLive engineer the capability to set permissions, so that each iPhone on the network only controls a specified mix.
Enough with the blah, blah, blah, though. It’s all about you, isn’t it? Check out the rather awesome PreSonus Qmix intro video, which explains how the free app lets you have ‘more me’.
Alto Professional has introduced the Masterlink mixer with an iPad dock.
The MasterLink Live 16 and MasterLink Live 24 offer channel compression, three-band semi-parametric EQ, four aux sends, four group buses, built-in Alesis digital effects and the Alto Professional Live Drive App.
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 →