I know we have a few discussions going about mixers. There’s the minimal mixers one, a matrix mixers one, a general one about mixers and audio interfaces and there’s even an ongoing discussion about a crowdsourced mixer design.
Still, I think the topic here is distinct enough to warrant its own thread. How do we mix different sources in a situation where no wallwart is accessible?
Of course this discussion originates from a problem I’m trying to solve. I have a new project which involves playing sounds and composing music in the woods. Since I do want to use multiple instruments I need some form of mixing.
But it seems that this can interest more than just me, so let’s exchange ideas, info and approaches regarding this!
So far I have been able to find just a couple of viable options. One of them is purely passive mixers, like this art one here: https://artproaudio.com/product/splitmix4-four-channel-passive-splitter-mixer-2/
and this DJ mixer here: https://www.dj-tech.com/dj-tech-handy-kutz
There’s some battery-powered mixers on Amazon, but first I don’t like to buy from there and second they seem to pretty much suck.
Of course there’s also mobile power solutions like Koma’s Strom which could be used to make non-mobile mixers mobile… and I’m thinking that Volca Mix could be an option as well.