MIXER ON THE GO; ROLAND GO: MIXER PRO-X
It was revealed that Roland would be releasing the GO:MIXER PRO-X audio mixer, which is positioned as a suitable solution for mixing into smartphones and tablets. Because of the popularity of the previous GO:MIXER models, this new mixer has a fresh black finish to distinguish it from the previous models.
In addition to musicians, streamers, podcasters, and video producers, GO:MIXER PRO-X is designed for users of Android and iOS devices. A guitar/bass input pad, as well as the option to use a headset or inline mic on earbuds as an input, further enhance the connectivity of earlier models. With 11 input channels and three output channels, the mixer provides plenty of flexibility for multi-channel recording and monitoring. The mixer is available in black or white.
It supports recording from seven different audio sources at the same time, including an XLR input with phantom power, a guitar/bass input, two quarter-inch instrument inputs, two stereo line inputs, and the headphone microphone input. A Loop Back function allows you to incorporate audio from a linked mobile device into your mix as well. For instruments with active pickups, the new pad switch for the guitar/bass input allows you to fine-tune the signal level by turning the knob.
Connecting to mobile devices using Roland’s GO:MIXER PRO-X is accomplished through a USB Micro-B port, with adapters for Lightning and USB-C ports supplied in the package. A set of four-pole TRRS jack cables is also included for quick and easy installation. The mixer can be powered by four AAA batteries or by connecting it to a computer via a USB Micro-B port.
As stated by the manufacturer, the GO:MIXER PRO-X “performs admirably as an audio interface for music software such as Roland’s own Zenbeats or GarageBand.” Additionally, it can be used as a stand-alone mixer for practice and performance purposes.
It will cost $150 to purchase Roland’s GO:MIXER PRO-X when it launches in August 2021.