Minimal mixers


#769

wow, these are cute! almost the same as the price of shipping too, which is wild :joy:


#770

I don’t think they sell the exact thing you want. But I’ve used the tiny stereo breakout cables that Hosa sell:

http://hosatech.com/product-category/analog-audio/stereo-breakouts/hosa-breakouts/


#771

I have U420, it’s gotten really noisy over the years despite not using it all that much: not sure I would recommend one…


#772

Ohw, that’s disappointing, especially from a company like Mackie from which I expected better.
Thanks for the heads up!


#773

Not sure if this helps, and I can’t vouch for quality. But the soundcraft notebook series looks great and it’s analog.

https://www.soundcraft.com/en/product_families/soundcraft-notepad-series


#774

super cute


#775

In a similar vein, I’ve been eyeing this one for a while…

From these guys: https://knob.farm

The flip-side panel is decidedly less minimal, but could hang with some Meng Qi stuff…


#776

wow they just killed the name game with ~ knob farm ~


#777

i use one of these.


#778

That Erica mixer is excellent, really well thought out. I wish mine would fit in my ultra minimalist rig!


#779

That hyrlo mixer looks dope. I wish with a mono signal the R jack could take CV for panning, though it seems like a good companion to a nearness or two! :thinking:


#780

you’d have to have something like three more switches on the front panel to accomplish that, not to mention the circuitry additions!


#781

I have quite a bit of mackie gear, mostly trouble free, but that one was not… it’s also quite big, not the most portable piece of gear!


#782

Thanks for the additional info. It does indeed seem a bit unwieldy, so I guess I’ll keep looking for something else.

It seems like the best option so far is either a rackmount unit like the Samson SM10 you suggested or maybe a BOSS BX-8/80/800, although I’m unsure if they are not too noisy, people seem to mainly like them for their “grit”/overdrive.


#783

Roland just announced (released?) this one, looks interesting!


#784

I finished this up last night, a small passive 4-way mixer with kill switches (partly because I thought they’d be useful, and partly because I liked the look of them!). Click through for an image of the finished item.


#785

Hungry Robot is making Eurorack devices in guitar-pedal format. Among the first batch is this tiny mixer:

Details in the, as always superior, Knobs video:


#786

You can mod those into a rudimentary matrix mixer/fx send by just bridging the A and B inputs :slight_smile: I use mine that way.


#787

Nifty! I think I would prefer having the mixer and output functionality in a single pedal though…


#788

ah, of course! that’s good of you to mention, always wanted a matrix mixer - now i’ve got one :smile: