TAPCO introduced today a new family of low cost, entry-level mixers designed for the audio novice or music hobbyist. The new TAPCO Mix Series includes the Mix.50, Mix.60, Mix.100, Mix.120 compact mixers, and two compact effects mixers, the Mix.220fx and Mix.260fx. All models feature a unique rugged metal chassis that allows for portability and a long lifespan and an intuitive layout that provides easy access to all controls.
About the Mix.50, Mix.60, Mix.100, Mix.120
The Mix.50 is a five-channel mixer, featuring one mic/line input and two stereo line inputs, a two-band EQ, tape inputs and outputs, and a four-segment LED meter. The Mix.60 is a six-channel mixer that includes two mic/line inputs and two stereo line inputs, a three band EQ on every channel, 48v Phantom power and a four-segment LED meter. The Mix.100 is a 10-channel mixer that features two mic/line inputs, four stereo line inputs, one aux send, three band EQ on every channel and 48v Phantom power. Finally, the Mix.120 is a 12-channel mixer that features four mic/line inputs with four stereo line inputs, control room outputs, one aux send, a three band EQ on every channel and 48v Phantom power.
The Mix.50 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of 59 Euros, the Mix.60 is priced at 79 Euros, the Mix.100 is 89 Euros, and the Mix.120 is priced at 119 Euros.
About the Mix.220fx and Mix.260fx
The Mix.220fx is an eight-channel mixer that is equipped with four mic/line inputs and two stereo line inputs, a three band EQ on every channel, 60mm faders, and a built-in effects package featuring 256 presets, a bypass and bypass footswitch, and a built-in power supply.
The larger Mix.260fx is a 12-channel mixer that features four mic/line inputs with inserts, four stereo line inputs, a three band EQ on every channel, 60 mm faders, a built-in 20-bit effects package featuring 256 presets.
The Mix.220fx has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of 259 Euros and the Mix.260fx is priced at 299 Euros. All Mix Series units will be available late Q2, 2005.
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Following their NAMM show “sneak peek” last January, TAPCO is using the Musikmesse/Pro Light and Sound Convention in Frankfurt this week to officially roll out their new range of simple to use premium analog mixers, the Blend Series.
About the Blend 6 Analog Mixer
The six-channel Blend 6 continues the TAPCO tradition of packing plenty of real-world features into an affordable compact mixer package. Onboard are two high-headroom, low-noise mic preamps that were designed by the same team behind Mackie’s award winning VLZ Pro and Onyx mic preamps. Also onboard are two mono mic/line/instrument channels, two stereo line channels, a two-band EQ per channel, 48v Phantom power, two aux sends, an eight-segment LED metering, as well as separate phones and control room levels.
The Blend 6’s compatibility with Mac and PC platforms, and any recording software that supports ASIO or Core Audio. footprint, combined with its affordable price, make it the perfect “swiss army knife” mixer for both live sound and recording applications. The Blend 6 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of 129 Euros and is now available.
About the Blend 16 Analog Mixer
The 16-channel, 4-bus, TAPCO Blend 16 takes affordable desktop or live recording to a whole new level by incorporating a 24-bit, 96kHz USB connection that provides a stereo mix directly into a laptop or desktop computer. The innovative USB interface allows for connectivity with either MAC or PC to send and receive a 24-bit/48kHz stereo audio mix. In addition, the Blend 16 offers a 20-bit digital effects processor, a seven-band graphic EQ, and eight Mackie-designed mic preamps, 4-bus design for flexibility in both live and studio sound applications, a three-band EQ per channel, 48v Phantom power, two aux sends, an eight-segment LED metering, as well as separate phones and control room levels. Available in early Q3, 2005, the Blend 16 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of 439 Euros.