Whenever one of our favorite brands, and in this case Akai Professional come out with a new piece of gear, we have to see what it’s all about. When we first saw the pictures of the new concoction, we were a bit taken back it wasn’t just another MIDI keyboard or drum pad controller. Here we’ve got a smaller, simpler solution for mixing and controlling certain mix-like features in our DAW. Although they state for it to work particularly well with Ableton, it’s highly compatible with most digital audio workstations out there in the world. Let’s get down into the finer details of the Akai MIDIMix Portable Mixer.
Alesis instruments has come out with a brand new mixer, the MultiMix 4 FX Audio Interface, featuring some powerful capabilities and effects to help supplement and improve home or some professional studios. A relatively standard mixer, we love the overall build and extra spunk this one provides. It’s an upgrade to their popular MultiMix 4 Four-Channel Mixer that we saw receive a lot of positive reviews since it’s release in the early 2000’s. Now they’ve created a better machine with some built-in effects for a pretty low cost, at the same time not changing too much of what we’ve all enjoyed in the original model.
The JamHub Tracker MT16 Audio Recorder is an audio capture and conversion tool for users to transform their live audio into fully editable 24-bit multi-track files for post production. Such a compact device can be easily connected with a mixer or JamHub Studio through its SoleMix remote jack. Seven stereo sections can be recorded and independent monitor mixes for a studio-grade recording experience is enabled. What’s convenient is the multitrack files can be saved to an SD card. Wireless Internet connection can be accessed and therefore the files can be uploaded to BandLab (the shared cloud recording studio) automatically.