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

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