GearFest UK 22: Teenage Engineering TX-6 1.1.4 Adds USB Recording
To flash drive, more 04/07/22
Rarely has a product been more divisive than the Teenage Engineering TX-6 portable mixer. Except perhaps the OP-1 Field :-).
We know that the TX-6 - 12 channel portable mixer and interfaces is expensive. It is also highly desirable which kind of goes along with the whole TE thing - they do make lovely objects, but they are expensive - I guess we'll just have to get over that and buy them or not.
But I do confess I have a bit of GAS for the TX-6 - and TE have already started to update the firmware - as with the original OP-1 which they got a higher amount of life out of a relatively small DSP. The new TX-6 and OP-1 Field have bags of extra processing capacity ready to fill up with features.
The new TX-6 Firmware adds:
usb mass storage disk record/playback for 24-bit 48 kHz stereo wav files, including armed recording with automatic start on audio detect.
PO-sync output on aux and cue, with selectable 8th note for PO-sync and 16th note for modular systems.
external midi control of all TX–6 parameters, for complete remote control over midi.
extended midi support for synth mode to play the synth chromatically using midi notes from an external keyboard.
added 'scenes' to save and load all settings.
usb audio multiple sample rate support: 48 kHz and additionally 44.1 kHz, for compatibility with MPC live etc.
BLE midi clock in/out support with clock routing settings.
BLE host mode to connect peripherals like BLE midi keyboards.
switchable aux and cue outputs, to be able to utilize the higher output level of the aux jack if needed for high impedance headphones.
added balanced mono input mode in addition to the stereo / mono / split modes.
parameters keep their values until a knob is moved, making it easier to switch knob config without undesired behavior.
no snap back of the freeze FX parameter. click to reset instead.
smoother change of FX I send.
stability bugfix for usb midi host mode.
usb audio mode set on menu exit, instead of directly.