Skip to main content

iRig Mix Review


The iRig Mix is a mixer designed for people that want to DJ with an iPod or iPad.  Thinking that you need a specific mixer to DJ with an iPad or iPhone is a silly idea.  You can use any mixer to do this by simply buying a pair of Y-cables at your local electronics store.   That being said, why would I bother to get an iRig Mix?  Size.

Build

I was disappointed with the weight and material used for the iRig Mix.  I have old love letters that are heavier than this thing and for $100 (USD) they could have come up with some kind of metal casing instead of the flimsy plastic this is made of.  A curious infant could probably pick this thing up and break it almost effortlessly.  Maybe “light-weight” is part of their sales pitch, but I would rather have “sturdy” over “light” any day.  For fear that it would be destroyed, when I took the mixer out for a gig run I encased it in a microphone case while traveling.  To the plastic body of the iRig Mix I say, “Boooooooooooo!”


Sound

The iRig Mix sounds great.  I can’t even hate on the sound.  I was pleasantly surprised by the clarity and power of this mixer with its modest two channels and two-band EQ.  If you need a monitor line out you are out of luck.  The iRig Mix only has one master line out, two mini-jack lines in and Bob’s your uncle.  The mixer does have cue listening for headphones and a mic-line in with volume control. 


Should You Buy One?

Absolutely.  If you are a DJ that needs a backup mixer or an artist that needs a small mixer for accompanying tracks you would be a fool not to.  iRig Mix is small, lightweight, and sounds great.  I would give it four out of five stars (minus 1 star for the plastic body). 






Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Treacherous Human Underdogs LIVE @ Shlafly Tap Room

Serato DJ Intro is now Serato DJ Lite. Should you care and should you download it?

If you are one of those types that doesn't like to read much, I'll cut right to the chase with the answers "yes" and "yes".


DJ freeware always raises the question, "What's the catch?"  Usually the catch is that you have to buy some expensive piece of gear to even use the freeware in a gig setting.  Serato DJ Lite fixes that problem by having what they are calling "practice mode". Practice Mode has a cross fader and allows you to bypass needing a breakout box (like you use for the regular version of Serato) to have clean audio out. 

Serato moved some things around a bit and made the user interface a little bit cleaner and user friendly, but the only real improvement from Serato DJ Intro to Serato DJ Lite is the Practice Mode.  I think this program is great for people that are just beginning to learn to DJ, Mobile DJs and for doing small, unique venues where you don't feel like lugging around a bunch of bells and whistles.  With t…

Post Malone - Rockstar (DJ Leon Lamont House Remix)