MixMaster 20 is a comprehensive analog centerpiece for your DAW based recording
system. Tracking, editing, and mixing are all facilitated with this unit.
MixMaster 20 includes four transformer coupled high gain low noise microphone
preamplifiers that work with any type of microphone, ribbon, dynamic or
condenser. Polarity and phantom power switching is provided on the front panel.
instrument duties are handled by transformer coupled input bridging amplifiers
with wide gain ranges, suitable for anything from keyboards to tape machines.
Each of the
four input channels has a balanced insert point as well as four auxiliary
output mix sends. Each channel may also be fed to the main stereo mix bus.
are handled by the four input channels plus the 16 transformerless line input
channels. Each of these channels has fully controllable level and pan settings
to the stereo mix bus. Mix settings can be stored and recalled via the USB port
and a GUI compatible with most digital recording programs is in development to
make the MixMaster 20 an automated analog mixer.
is done passively, with the summing gain provided by transformer coupled mixing
amplifiers. The balanced output of this stage is available as a patch point for
the insertion of compressors, equalizers or other signal processing equipment. The
return is also transformer balanced and feeds the Penny & Giles stereo
fader and output line amplifier, also transformer coupled.
monitoring functions are also provided. These include a versatile solo system,
multiple speaker system selector and level control, mix replay monitoring and
talkback. Talkback feeds the cut outputs and dims the main monitoring system to
aid communications and minimize feedback.