Chicago, IL (January 22, 2014)—CEntrance has announced a crowd-funding effort to speed up the production of its new MixerFace mobile recording interface.
MixerFace connects professional microphones with smartphones, tablets and laptops. The small, battery-powered mobile device includes two studio-grade microphone preamps and digital connectivity options, enabling professional-quality recording on the go.
The new product comes on the heels of CEntrance’s HiFi-M8 (HiFi-Mate) portable DAC and headphone amp for the audiophile listening community. 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.
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 handheld, battery-powered device is made from extruded aluminum and works for over six hours on a single charge.
MixerFace is set for release in April 2014.