NAMM 2014: Mobile Recording Interface For Smartphones And Tablets
CEntrance MixerFace offers XLRs and phantom power for two studio-quality mics 17/01/14
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CEntrance has announced that it will be participating at the 2014 Winter NAMM show and will showcase its full line of products for recording and playback, including the best-selling HiFi-M8 DAC and amplifier for iPhone and the new MixerFace mobile recording interface based on the same portable technology. The company's exhibit will be located at booth 7327 in the Arena, located near Hall A. Here's the CEntrance press release with more details...
MixerFace is a mobile recording interface that connects professional microphones with smartphones, tablets and laptops. The small, battery-powered device fits under an iPhone. It features two studio-grade microphone preamps and rich digital connectivity options, enabling professional-quality location recording. MixerFace integrates the smart phone into the audio production workflow, creating mobile recording capability for the modern, on-the-go musician, broadcaster and VO artist. MixerFace is currently the subject of a successful crowd-funding effort on Indiegogo.
The MixerFace comes on the heels of CEntrance's successful "HiFi-M8" (pronounced HiFi-Mate) portable DAC and headphone amp for the audiophile listening community, which will also be featured in the CEntrance NAMM booth.
Michael Goodman, Managing Director of CEntrance, stated, "Getting the latest gear first has its advantages, so we decided to crowd-fund MixerFace to speed up the product introduction. This parallels our recent crowd-sourced efforts with the HiFi-M8, but takes that a step further by opening the process up to the general public."
"MixerFace shares battery-powered technology with the HiFi-M8 and leverages our experience with small recording devices such as our popular MicPort Pro," adds Goodman. "Today's smart phones and tablets have become serious music production tools, and with Mixerface we are adding a professional, mobile audio capture solution."
MixerFace offers two Neutrik combo jack inputs with boutique low-noise microphone preamps, independent gain controls with LED level monitoring, switchable 48V phantom power, sophisticated monitoring options, a headphone amp and 24-bit/192kHz converters. Mixerface offers the choice of connecting to a laptop or to a smart phone / tablet for recording or playback. The attractive, handheld, battery-powered device is made from tough, road-worthy extruded aluminum and works for over 6 hours on a single charge.
Pricing and Availability:
MixerFace is set for release in April 2014 and will be priced at $599-US, while Indiegogo contributors can save a significant amount and be the first to receive the new product well in advance of stores.