KOMA Elektronik Ships ‘New and Ghostly’ Poltergeist Quadraphonic Audio Mixer

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KOMA Elektronik announced today that the Poltergeist Quadraphonic Audio Mixer for Eurorack systems is in production and has begun shipping.

The new Poltergeist Eurorack module lets you manipulate up to four audio / CV signals quadraphonically or stereophonically, in what Koma Elektronik is calling “new and ghostly” ways.

The module lets you mix and control signals quadraphonically with its 21 ins and outs, 48 SSM VCAs and unique hands-on mixing features.
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Mackie Intros ProDX Wireless Digital Mixers

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2016 NAMM Show: Mackie has introduced the ProDX Series, an new line of compact digital mixers with complete wireless control.

The line features two models, the 4-channel ProDX4 and the 8-channel ProDX8.

  • The ProDX4 features two Wide-Z preamps, plus TRS main outs and an aux send for sending audio to a monitor or separate zone.
  • The ProDX8 extends the input count to 6 mic preamps and the addition of a second aux send. Both mixers also come with a 1/8? stereo aux input for connecting a media player and a headphone output for monitoring or silent practice.

The mixers couple the power of digital mixing and an ultra-compact form factor, designed for solo performers, small bands, venues and commercial applications that require lower channel counts. Continue reading

Keith McMillen Instruments’ K-Mix: a closer look

K-Mix_whitebg_rightsideforward_02 After being previewed at The NAMM Show last winter, Keith McMillen Instruments’ new mixer / audio interface / MIDI controller, the K-Mix, began shipping last week.

We got to see an early K-Mix prototype at the 2015 Winter NAMM, but Synthtopia staff won’t have a chance to see the finished version of the product until later this week at the 2016 NAMM Show.

In the meantime, author and research engineer Gina Collecchia has had a recent extended opportunity to check out and work with the K-Mix.  She offered to share her impressions and findings with Synthtopia readers:

“The K-Mix mixer by Keith McMillen Instruments is an innovative mixing interface, with a lot of features.
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Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix Audio Interface, Control Surface & Programmable Mixer Now Available

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Keith McMillen Instruments has announced that the K-MIX, a new Mac OS X-compatible audio interface and programmable mixer, is now available.

The K-Mix looks different than other mixers and it’s because KMI founder Keith McMillen wanted a mixer that was different than the mixers that were available. “I needed a very special mixer that did not exist,” explains McMillen, “a fully-programmable, MIDI-controlled, ultra-high-quality portable mixer.”

“Not having a mixer that could do all of this, when wanting to play live in a group without a sound man, was heartbreaking,” adds McMillen. “K-MIX had to be capable of tying all of my needs together — from live inputs to USB interfaces — to then operate as a fully-programmable stage mixer.”

The K-Mix is ‘not your grandma’s mixer’, according to KMI.  It has no moving parts, so it can be used as a portable mixer, without the fear of snapping off a fader or knob, while still giving you top audio quality, mixer functionality and control. Continue reading

Pioneer DJ Intros ‘Battle-Ready’ DJM-S9 DJ Mixer

Pioneer DJ today introduced the ‘Battle Ready’ DJM-S9 two-channel mixer for Serato DJ.

Features include a customisable crossfader, and Performance Pads and FX buttons that DJs can map to suit their preferences. The mixer delivers plug-and-play integration with Serato DJ’s four decks and boasts DVS support, on-board Beat FX, two USB sound cards, and a top-loaded input switcher for seamless DJ transitions. Continue reading