Mix6

£87.00 (£72.50 ex VAT)

A flexible 6-input mixer, that can be any of the following: dual 3-channel MONO mixer; single 6-channel MONO mixer; single 3-channel STEREO mixer; 3-channel mixer with an Aux/FX send per channel; or a 6-channel mixer with a 3-channel “subgroup”

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Description

The Bubblesound 6X1(3X1) – “Mix6” for short – is a super-flexible mixer that can function in several different ways:

  • Two 3-channel MONO mixers
  • A single 6-channel MONO mixer
  • A single 3-channel STEREO mixer
  • Various applications useful for FX processing, creating subgroups and Aux sends (see below)

The mixer is DC coupled so it’s good for Audio and CV.

No Bleed, very low distortion, low power consumption and low profile. The perfect mixer solution for any modular synth.

BASIC MODES

Two 3-channel MONO mixers:

  • Set the switch to 3X1 
  • Inputs 1-3 are mixed together and come out of the TOP Mix output
  • Inputs 4-6 are mixed together and come out of the BOTTOM Mix output

A single 6-channel MONO mixer:

  • Set the switch to 6X1 
  • Inputs 1-6 are mixed together and come out of the bottom Mix output

ADVANCED MODES

The first 3 inputs are “normalized” – duplicated internally – to the second 3 inputs, as long as nothing is plugged into inputs 4-6.
In addition, the TOP Mix socket always  outputs inputs 1-3, regardless of the switch position.
This allows the MIX6 to be used in various interesting ways….

A single 3-channel STEREO mixer:

  • Set the switch to 3X1 
  • Put your 3 mono signals into inputs 1-3 (leave inputs 4-6 unconnected)
  • These are automatically duplicated internally to inputs 4-6, and so come out BOTH Mix outputs simultaneously
  • Presuming you’re connecting the output of the Mix6 to some kind of stereo device with two sockets (external mixer, audio interface, speakers, stereo FX unit etc..), simply connect the TOP Mix output to the Left input and the BOTTOM Mix output to the Right input.
  • Use the TOP mixer to control how much of each signal is sent to the Left side of your mix, and the BOTTOM mixer to control how much is sent to the Right side.
  • For example: Setting channel 1 to maximum, and channel 4 to minimum will produce a signal that is hard-panned to the Left; Setting channel 1 & 4 to the same level will yield a signal that is panned to the centre of the mix; etc…

A 3-channel MONO mixer with an Aux/FX send on each channel:

  • Set the switch to 3X1 
  • Put your 3 mono signals into inputs 1-3 (leave inputs 4-6 unconnected)
  • As with the Stereo Mixer example above, these are automatically duplicated to inputs 4-6, and so come out BOTH Mix outputs simultaneously.
  • Connect the TOP Mix output to your monitoring, and use the pots for channels 1-3 to control the Dry (unprocessed) signal levels.
  • Connect the BOTTOM Mix output to your effects module or device (eg: reverb, delay..) and use the pots for channels 4-6 to control the amount of each signal that you want to send to your effects.
  • If you come from a mixing background, you may find it easier to think of channels 4-6 as simply “Aux sends” for channels 1-3.
  • For example, turning up channel 4 will send the signal coming into channel 1 to your effects, and turning up channel 5 will send channel 2’s  signal to your effects, and so on…

A 6-channel mixer with 3 channel “subgroup”:

  • Set the switch to 6X1 
  • Inputs 1-6 are mixed together and come out of the bottom Mix output
  • Use the BOTTOM Mix output as your “main” mix.
  • Connect the TOP Mix output to a separate signal path for “parallel processing”.
  • This means you could mix 6 signals to one output, whilst simultaneously processing 3 of the channels through, say, some really savage compression (for “parallel compression”), or some distortion, reverb etc… A bit of a “niche” use-case, but you never know when you might need it!
  • Obviously you wouldn’t have as much control as in the “Aux Send” example above, but it might suit certain applications. just bear in mind that adjusting the levels on the top mixer would adjust both the level in the “Main Mix” and also that sent to the parallel processing.
  • To balance the processed sound against your dry signals, simply use the output level of the connected compressor/ FX module.

Width: 5hp
Depth: 25mm
Power: 40mA @ +12V / 65mA @ -12V