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.
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!”
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).