Line 6 Debuts StageScape M20d Mixing System, Trades Faders & Knobs For Touch Screens

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.

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Alesis iO Mix Turns An iPad Into A 4-Channel Recording Studio

Alesis iO Mix iPad Mixer

Musikmesse 2012: Alesis has introduced the iO Mix 4-Channel Mixer/Recorder for iPad.

The Alesis iO Mix lets you mix and record four channels of audio directly into GarageBand or other compatible Core Audio apps, turning the iPad into a multitouch portable studio.

Features:

  • The world’s first mixer/multi-channel interface for iPad
  • Mix and record up to four channels, or a stereo mix into your iPad
  • Works with mics, instruments, speakers, headphones, video monitors and projectors
  • Four combo XLR-1/4? input channels, each with trim, channel gain, pan, and low & high EQ
  • Switchable 48V phantom power for use with studio condenser microphones
  • Guitar-direct (DI) switch for guitar recording without an amp
  • Balanced, stereo 1/4″ outputs and 1/4″ headphone output with separate volume controls
  • Direct Monitor switch for latency-free input monitoring while recording
  • Switchable limiter for clip-free recordings
  • Hinged door completely encloses and secures your iPad
  • Core Audio-compliant: works with virtually any app in the App Store
  • Video output for connection to TVs and projectors: perfect for presentations, meetings and VJs
  • Mountable to a mic stand using the Alesis Module Mount (sold separately)
  • Complete routing and signal-management controls
  • Power supply also charges your iPad

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PreSonus QMix Lets You Control Your Mix With An iPhone, Lets Everybody Have ‘More Me’

At the 2012 NAMM ShowPreSonus 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’.

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iConnectivity Intros iConnectMUSE Digital Audio Mixer

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At the 2012 NAMM ShowiConnectivity announced iConnectMUSE – a portable digital audio mixer.

While tiny, the iConnectMUSE offers:

  • Six stereo inputs
  • Six stereo outputs, each with its own unique mix
  • Two USB ports
  • Hub-able USB HOst Port
  • Two input and two output ¼” audio port jacks,
  • A headphone monitor jack
  • Ethernet connection for network sharing
  • A MIDI pass-thru interface
  • Limited DSP processing.

iConnectMUSE will be available Q2 of 2012 and will retail at a MSRP of US $229.99. We’ll have more info on the iConnectMUSE as it becomes available.

Behringer Intros iPad Mixer Line, The Xenyx iX Series

Behringer Xenyx iX2442 USB iPad Mixer

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.

Pricing and availability are to be announced.

iPad Scratching With DJ Rig + iRig MIX

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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.

Features:

  • 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

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