18 channel performance mixer with step-sequenced FX, transport, and tempo control
Three kinds of step-sequenced Beat FX (Filter, Side Chain, Slicer) with TR-style buttons
Six kinds of Master FX (48 variations) with large performance control knob
Beat FX and Master FX can be applied to any or all inputs; Beat FX are per channel
Combi mode rhythmically alternates the Master FX using the step-sequencer
Four AIRA Link USB ports support audio, MIDI, sync, and bus power (on Port 3) for AIRA gear
Mix mode provides six analog, one digital (stereo), four AIRA (stereo) , and two PC channels through mixer and FX
External mode provides 18 channels from DAW through mixer and FX (all inputs direct to DAW)
Control Surface mode for full DAW control via MIDI
DJ-style cue monitoring, quick mutes, and six fader curves per channel
Per-channel Tone/Filter knob with ten kinds of EQs, filters, and isolators
Transport and tempo control with fine, shuffle, and tap-tempo functions
Instantly save and recall complete setups including all FX configurations
Unified recording, clip launching and performance mixing for Ableton Live
Ableton Live Lite is included
Mix it up
With six analog inputs, four AIRA Link USB ports, digital I/O, send and return jacks, and the ability to stream 18 channels to and from your DAW, the MX-1 brings together a wide range of musical sources and puts them directly under your fingertips. But this is no ordinary mixer.
The smooth, solid faders each have six different volume curves available. Every channel has an adjustable Tone/Filter knob with ten types of filters, EQs, and isolators. Mutes are placed for quick access, working with the LED-lit faders to clearly show their status, even in dark environments.
The DJ-style headphone cue monitoring lets you smoothly mix in any source whenever you’re ready, or drop in tracks right on the beat. Separate headphone and master volume knobs along with smooth and bright metering keep levels firmly in check. And everything, including all the FX configurations and settings, can be saved and recalled for instant access.
Dramatic. Rhythmic. Get the desired effect.
There’s no question that effects play a huge role in creating a unique vibe and defining your sound. And the MX-1 integrates effects in exciting new ways. Not only do the MX-1’s effects sound great, they’re designed for ready manipulation and rhythmic sensibility, thanks to the MX-1’s tempo awareness and the TR-style step interface.
In addition to an aux send for feeding external effects, each channel has its own Beat FX including Filter, Side Chain, and Slicer. These are applied using sixteen TR-style step sequencer buttons like those found on famous Roland drum machines. This lets you independently filter, duck, and slice each channel, creating cool rhythmic variations, polyrhythms, and all manner of intricate grooves. Beat FX can be instantly switched on and off per channel with dedicated, illuminated buttons.
Six kinds of Master FX, each with lots of variations, add spice and drama to any or all channels. And the large control knob gives them supreme playability. The Master FX can even be step-sequenced in various combinations, creating stunning movement and glitchy interludes that must be heard to be fully appreciated.