portable mixer suggestions?


#1
I'm getting into a scenario where I have a totally mobile (self-powered) setup for outdoor jams, etc. My kit includes:

  • OP-1 (rechargable)
  • iPad Mini 2 (rechargable)
  • Bose Soundlink Mini (rechargeable)

What I NEED is a rechargeable mixer solution that allows me to cue up ambient / textural types of things on the iPad, as connective segue between one OP-1 song and the next. In other words, just before I want to end an OP1 track, I cue up something on the iPad (that I can monitor on earbuds), then have some kind of fader to fade into the iPad noise, then fade back into a new OP-1 track that I started.

Key is that it must be either non powered, or rechargeable (or at least use AA batteries; NO cord).

Please see the attached drawing. Any suggestions are much appreciated.

mixer

#2

I don’t know if you’re set on a hardware solution, but another idea is to run AUM as a mixer on your iPad.
I use this method too.


#3

One option is art splitmix4


#4

Hmm, or cue out won’t work I think. I have to check.


#5

maker hart just mixer. super small (PO size). runs on 2 AAA battery or micro usb jack


i think they even make one now that can also be a usb audio interface?

#6

The Bastl Dude could work as well. It has 5 inputs, but they’re mono.


#7

ah should really read the posts better…


if u need cue, u really gunna prolly end up w/ one of those mini dj mixers.
i forget the names of them.
but there are several out there.

pocket dj mixer, something like that should get u started.

most of them run on battery, i’ve seen a few that are passive too.

#8

Thanks all.


#9

Yeah, splitmix won’t work, since there’s no independent monitoring. But if you’re fine with mono, there’s a lot of options. I don’t think Bastl Dude has a cue out though. This one has, for example: http://en.uraltone.com/uraltone-tube-sounding-micro-mixer-rakennussarja-15839.html When using as a mono mixer, the pan pots are actualy the cue/master balance pots. It can be powered off a 9v battery. My friend has one of these, they are pretty neat. Also, tubes. =)


Oh, and like @rumorazzi, I route OP-1 audio through AUM/iPad all the time too. If you already have an iPad audio interface, that’s definitely the most compact solution.

#10
Yeah, splitmix won't work, since there's no independent monitoring. But if you're fine with mono, there's a lot of options. I don't think Bastl Dude has a cue out though. This one has, for example: http://en.uraltone.com/uraltone-tube-sounding-micro-mixer-rakennussarja-15839.html When using as a mono mixer, the pan pots are actualy the cue/master balance pots. It can be powered off a 9v battery. My friend has one of these, they are pretty neat. Also, tubes. =)

Oh, and like @rumorazzi, I route OP-1 audio through AUM/iPad all the time too. If you already have an iPad audio interface, that's definitely the most compact solution.

I have an interface, and I have AUM. I’ll feel it out. Thanks.


#11
Yeah, splitmix won't work, since there's no independent monitoring. But if you're fine with mono, there's a lot of options. I don't think Bastl Dude has a cue out though. This one has, for example: http://en.uraltone.com/uraltone-tube-sounding-micro-mixer-rakennussarja-15839.html When using as a mono mixer, the pan pots are actualy the cue/master balance pots. It can be powered off a 9v battery. My friend has one of these, they are pretty neat. Also, tubes. =)

Oh, and like @rumorazzi, I route OP-1 audio through AUM/iPad all the time too. If you already have an iPad audio interface, that's definitely the most compact solution.

I have an interface, and I have AUM. I’ll feel it out. Thanks.

You could use a fader box for have physical controls over AUM’s channels.
When I need it I use a nanokontrol studio, it’s bluetooth and battery operated.


#12

monitoring in AUM tip:
use a bus send pre fader, it will send even if the channel is muted. receive on this bus on another channel, routed to your monitoring outputs.
:wink:


#13

I use a Nady MM-242 it runs off a 9 volt and has 4 stereo channels. The bad thing is that if you plug it in it hums a lot. Also it does not have headphone out so it actually does not meet your needs.