Livid Instruments has begun taking orders for their Ds1 MIDI mixer. which they first previewed at this past winter’s NAMM Show. Livid developers describe the Ds1 as a “rugged, portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance.”
The Ds1 works with any software that supports MIDI. Templates will be available for digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more. The mixer uses the familiar layout of an analog audio mixer to introduce MIDI control, and affords more options for signal routing and sound processing when using digital audio workstations, allowing the user instant access to their mix, effects, and instrument parameters.
- 9 faders (60mm)
- 44 rotary knobs
- 4 push encoders
- 25 RGB backlit buttons
- USB powered class-compliant MIDI
- Expression pedal input
- Ultra light and heavy-duty aluminum construction
- Designed and assembled in Austin, TX USA
- 12” x 12.25” x 1” (30.48 cm x 31.1 cm x 2.5 cm)
- 4.4 lbs (2 Kg)
Pricing and Availability. Livid Instruments is currently taking pre-orders for the Ds1, which is expected to begin shipping September 1, and will be available from Livid dealers and from Livid Instruments. The MIDI mixer will retail for $479 US. Additional information available from the Livid website.