I'm scratching my head trying to figure out a performance-focused euro mixer that works well in the isms. There are a lot of interesting choices out there, but many duplicate features already present in the isms output unit (like the headphone output) and most are way too big. I'm using the minimalist Pittsburgh mixer right now, and it's almost there. but not quite. Anyone found anything that they like?
My mostly-hard requirements:
- At least four channels
- In the 8-14 HP range
- Controls at the bottom, jacks at the top
- Easy visual indication of channel levels in the dark (e.g. faders with LEDs)
- Per-channel mute
- Per-channel pan
- Aux send bus
The Intellijel Mutamix would be perfect, if it was only four channels and 2/3 the size, and could be flipped upside down (the faders aren't reversible): https://intellijel.com/eurorack-modules/mutamix/
The forthcoming Doepfer A-138p/o combo also comes close, but it's 20HP, and while the input jacks are at the top, the output jacks aren't. http://www.doepfer.de/A138p.htm
The Xaoc Naga looks nice, assuming it could be installed upside down, but it's 20HP and not out yet: https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=76821&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
I'd love to DIY a 4HP module with a mixer chip and a USB jack that allows using an arc4 as a mix controller, but that could turn into a huge rabbit hole.