Minimal mixers


#646

Oh man. That is really tempting as an external modular mixer. :open_mouth: That’s a lot of good utility in one place. I wish those DC outs for the other units were on the side.


#647

It looks like it has basic analog effects built in, a stereo expander and a compressor: http://www.korg.com/us/products/dj/volca_mix/

WIDTH knob: This knob sets the amount of stereo width provided by the STEREO EXPANDER.
DYNAMICS knob: This knob sets the amount of level reduction applied by the COMPRESSOR.
SPEED knob: This knob sets the response speed of the COMPRESSOR’s envelope follower.


#648

Cool. That’s all useful stuff :slight_smile:


#649

Damn, that Volca Mixer looks nice… It could definitely replace the small mixer I use for live performances (not that I play live often these days :pensive:).


#650

Three channels does seem a funny number… especially since adding a forth might encourage people to buy another Vocla.


#651

It will perhaps have the same problem as the Field Kit, i.e. that you have to attenuate all the signals coming from the modular or it will totally distort.


#652

Bugbrand active matrix mixer!


#653

wow gotta have that volca mixer.

my main hangup with smaller mixers is that I like an aux channel for my El Cap, this thing looks just perfect. love the lil speakers too. I guess the power chaining for other Volcas will be lost on me but that’s a small price for a small mixer at a small price (with internal fx?).

start the complaints about no 1/4" out.


#654

It’s been mentioned here before, but - if you don’t need the Volca power, consider the PBMIX3… though oddly, it seems to have disappeared from the PatchBlocks site…


#655

I think Thomann still have it in stock.


#656

shipping from Thomann to the US puts it over the price of the volca with less features. the stereo 3-4 channel on the volca is great for me and if there is a tame, transparent/mellow reverb internal effect i’m cool. we’ll what happens when that mixer hits the streets and gets put through some paces ofc


#657

Not crazy about the aesthetics, but the feature set is pretty sweet!
Wish the inputs were in a different place to leave more room for the send knobs.


#658

The low channel count is especially weird when you consider that Korg’s own intro video required the use of two mixers to actually make things work.


#659

I’m waiting on my Volca-informed Vixen mixer from this Kickstarter. It’s got two sends (no speaker).


#660

Maybe the reasoning is that this way you can put 4 Volca devices (the mixer + 3 Volcas) into a case, or that if you put them on a table you don’t have a weird extra Volca breaking the nice rectangular shape :slight_smile:

I’m glad this is a bit different from the Vixen, so it’s not cannibalizing its market.


#661

Yeah, I can also see where, since the Volca line is currently at six sound-generating devices, the idea might have been to get one mixer for every three devices. Would be interesting if you could then somehow link mixers.


#662

I got one of these too for my Ciat lonbarde stuff!


#663

I emailed the designer of this and asked about a version for modular level signals and he said he will likely do a version like that and as a eurorack module! I’d love to have one of these to submix all my voices and to make my rack a whole lot more portable.


#664

That’s super. I look forward to it.


#665

That looks like it would be great. Did they communicate any kind of timeline around that?