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Musikmesse 2015: Akai Professional Debuts New MIDImix at Musikmesse
Old 15th April 2015
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Musikmesse 2015: Akai Professional Debuts New MIDImix at Musikmesse

Musikmesse 2015: Akai Professional Debuts New MIDImix at Musikmesse-midimix_angle_1200x750_web.jpg

Akai Professional (akaipro.com), a leading manufacturer of keyboards, mixers and production equipment for performers and recording artists, today announced the introduction of its new MIDImix, a portable compact high-performance mixer that has the unique ability to also control the artist’s Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with the press of a single button, giving musicians and producers complete, uncomplicated mastery over the mixing and processing of their digital music creations on the go.

Until now, musicians and producers had to build and layer their mixes at the performance site first, then transfer that mix at a later time to their DAW for post-mix processing and manipulation. It was an unwieldy process and because of the time lag between constructing the initial mix and not being able to work on it until later in their DAW, artists had only a limited ability to create the exact mix they wanted in real time.

Akai Professional’s portable MIDImix solves that dilemma completely. With Akai Professional’s famous build quality and cutting-edge engineering, it combines a high-performance mixer with 8 individual line faders and a master fader, 24 control knobs arranged 3 per channel and 1 to 1 mapping with Ableton Live (Ableton Live Lite is included). Users can send all the mixer’s settings to their DAW with a single press of a button, for unprecedented management and precise control over their DAW’s functionality. This means that artists can mix and modify/manipulate their projects concurrently in real time, giving them a much wider array of creative options as a result of the far greater creative flexibility afforded by MIDImix.

A recap of MIDImix features:
• Midi mixer to control virtually any DAW
• 8 individual line faders, 1 master fader
• 24 knobs, arranged 3 per channel
• 16 buttons arranged in 2 banks provide mute, solo and record arm functionality per channel
• Sends all mixer settings to the DAW with a single button press
• 1 to 1 mapping with Ableton Live (Ableton Live Lite included)

Akai Professional Product Manager Dan Gill said, “We are particularly excited to introduce the MIDImix, because up until now, there was just no solution for musicians and producers who needed a compact, easily-portable way to mix and process their projects on site.” He added, “Simply put, this is the best solution for portable mixing on the go. MIDImix offers an intuitive, familiar mixer layout, solid connectivity with the most popular DAWs, and legendary Akai Professional quality. MIDImix is exactly what people have been asking for.”
The Akai Professional MIDImix will be available in June 2015 at retail pricing of $99.99.


For more information, visit akaipro.com
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Old 15th April 2015
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God I hope they sent Dan to Germany to demo for Akai.
Old 15th April 2015
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So this is a USB controller? where's the mixer? Not terribly impressed tbh
Old 15th April 2015
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No transport control :(
Old 15th April 2015
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Another piece of inmusic plastic crap.
Old 15th April 2015
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another rubbish toy from akai...."mastery over your mixes" lol.
Old 15th April 2015
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Make it 16 tracks + more knobs per track + keyboard and I might be interested...
Old 15th April 2015
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Its like APC Mini but with knobs instead of pads. These two may work greate together.

99$ is a good price point imho
Old 15th April 2015
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What a price! It's much less than the Novation Launch Control XL.
Old 17th April 2015
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Hahahahaha!! What an UTTER piece of crap!!!
This using the name of the same company that manufactured the S series samplers!? How embarrassing...
Old 17th April 2015
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I cant be lieve the wasted money on r and d creating this..it looks cheap and as stated above it doesn't have any transport or any real control except for a few pots and a few faders whoch also look crap and have a very small throw on them so mixing would be hit and miss.also they've already got a similar product out already so cant see the point in creating something to compete with something you already sell...akai are losing it.
Old 18th April 2015
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Hahahahaha!! What an UTTER piece of crap!!!
This using the name of the same company that manufactured the S series samplers!? How embarrassing...
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