The Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer was one of the most interesting introductions at the 2015 NAMM Show. The MX-1 is a deep, powerful device, though, that’s hard to understand from an overview from the NAMM Show floor.
In this video, via SweetwaterSound, Roland Group Strategy Manager Brandon Ryan provides an in-depth look at the MX-1 and how it differs from traditional mixers.
Key differences between the MX-1 and traditional mixers include:
- The MX-1 is a mixer, but also an high-resolution audio interface and control surface;
- It’s intended as a ‘nerve center’ for modern electronic music performance, rather than as a standard mixer;
- Support for MIDI, mix sequencing and tempo-based effects is integrated deeply; and
- It is tailored to mixing both digital and analog audio.
The Roland AIRA MX-1 is expected to ship in March 2015. For more info, see the Roland site.