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

New Budget Mackie Mix Series Mixers

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Mackie has introduced the new Mix Series Compact Mixers, with three new models:

  • the Mix5 5-Channel Compact Mixer;
  • the Mix8 8-Channel Compact Mixer; and
  • ]the Mix12FX 12-Channel Compact Mixer with Effects.

Mix Series mixers are the most affordable mixer produced by Mackie. According to Mackie, the new line of mixers offer a feature set perfect for smaller applications.  Continue reading

Behringer Expands X32 Mixer Line

behringer-x32-producerAt the 2013 NAMM Show, Behringer announced expansions to its line of X32 mixers.

The X32 COMPACT, X32 PRODUCER, X32 RACK and X32 CORE all share the flagship X32’s performance specifications, with powerful digital connectivity, virtual FX, MIDAS-designed mic preamps,and a variety of inputs and outputs.

All models also include KLARK TEKNIK-engineered AES50 ports, which can be connected to BEHRINGER S16 Digital Snakes for expanded I/O, regardless of mainframe size, and can be controlled using XControl for PC/Mac/Linux, XiControl optimized for iPad and XiQ for iPhone/iPod Touch. Continue reading

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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