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Audio for Video

OK, if you're a songwriter you may want to make a video of yourself performing your song. Your phone can make a nice video but capturing the audio with your phone's mic is, well … awful. MixerFace can grab control of the audio recording process in your video recording app and seamlessly apply the professional audio results to your video. Now you can post your song on YouTube™ and have it sound great. And there is a host of other Audio for Video applications that the Mixerface R4 can fulfill.

 
 

Post Production

If you mix and produce what you've recorded using Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton or some other high end DAW, MixerFace can serve as your desktop or laptop interface. MixerFace can connect to your PC or Apple computer like any traditional hi-end audio recording interface and its balanced outputs can go right to your studio monitors. The R4 top panel monitor pot becomes your room listening volume control. Now that's flexibility!

 
 
 
   

When music comes it's nothing less than magic … real magic. The closer you can get to capturing the initial inspiration, the purer and more emotional the music will be. But that moment of inspiration is often fleeting. Precious moments lost can cost you the groove, the feel, the emotion, the lyric and too often the basic idea itself. Getting your gear setup to capture those crucial moments can take too long, is often very cumbersome and basically not fun... Until now! It's all about the music and the MixerFace R4™ is instantly ready to capture your audio anywhere, anytime - the moment inspiration hits.

     
     
    Capture the Moment
   

Set an R4 on your coffee table, connect a mic and the phone, start your favorite recording app and you're capturing … it's that easy! Have a particular vocal mic that suits your voice? No problem. Mixerface has 2 XLR inputs with 48v phantom power to accommodate any high-end condenser. The custom designed Jasmine Mic Pres™ deliver a world class signal, designed to capture every nuance of the performance. MixerFace R4is a professional Mobile Recording Interface™. It delivers brodcast-level audio quality.

     
     
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Because the R4 has a high capacity rechargeable internal battery no wall plug is needed. The battery will work for 8 hours before needing a refill and your standard USB charger will charge it. It's the internal battery that allows MixerFace to provide true 48v phantom and lets it work with a phone or tablet without wall power. Without the battery, it isn't mobile.

     
     
    Take the Show on the Road
   

MixerFace R4 has two Neutrik™ combo inputs which accommodate microphones line level instruments, guitars or bases. You can plug your guitar straight in. R4 also has an Auxiliary stereo input that can be conveniently mixed in right on the top panel. So if you want to add a drum machine or another mixer, it's there — R4 has Balanced outputs, an Unbalanced stereo output and a Headphone output. The top panel gives easy access to all of the adjustments with familiar analog pots. No searching through menu pages to find the right adjustment — quick and easy control is always at your fingertips. R4 can work as a Mixer even if you're not using it to record!

     
     
    Key Features
   

High Dynamic Range Jasmine Mic Pres™ offer plenty of clean gain

Professional series A/D converters deliver high audio quality, on the go

Adjustable ZLM, Hi-Z inputs and Low-Cut filters let you cover all bases

Custom AmpExtreme™ headphone amp offers clarity, detail and volume

Aux input lets you mix in a stereo source for practice or performance

Works with Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and most phones and tablets

 

Works with most smart phone and tablet recording apps

Lithium-Polymer battery plays for a full session without refill

Aircraft-grade aluminum chassis offers scratch protection and durability

Balanced, Unbalanced, and Headphone outputs for true versatility

     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
   
 
 

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Watch our CEO Michael Goodman explain MixerFace R4 in this Introduction Video

 
 
 

In this Video we describe how to charge and turn the unit on:

 
 
 

In this Video we describe how to Record Voice

 
 
 

In this Video we use MixerFace as a Headphone amp for jamming and make a multitrack recording

 
 
 
 
 
 

Features

 
     
     

 

 

 

 

Bit-4-Bit Digital Audio

 

With over 100 licensing clients under our belt (Benchmark, McIntosh, Lavry, others), CEntrance wrote the book on USB audio. We designed DACportable as a true 32-bit device, ensuring"bit-for-bit" audio fidelity, at all supported sample rates, across all supported OSs.

 
         
 

Precision Clock Oscillator

 

The art of digital-to-audio conversion is in the quality of the clock. CEntrance's clock management system uses military spec clock oscillators with 10ppm precision. Our JitterGuard™ clock cleanup system earned us enthusaistic reviews from Stereophile and dozens of other audio publications.

 
         
 

Class A Headphone Amp

 

Capacitors introduce distortion. DACport's Class-A audio circuit is direct-coupled (capacitor-free), maintaining audiophile quality all the way to the headphones.

 
         
 

18V internal power

 

DACport's advanced, low-distortion Class-A amplifier circuit runs on super-clean 18V rails (±9V, bipolar supply). Higher voltage means lower distortion, higher headroom and more output power to drive any headphones.

 
         
 

RoHS Compliant

 

Our products are sold all over the world and we go to great lengths to ensure compliance with international regulations. DACportable is RoHS, FCC and CE-compliant, which ensures safety and protects our environment.

 
         
 

Made in America

 

DACportable is designed and assembled by CEntrance in USA from components sourced from around the world. When you purchase our products you are bringing manufacturing jobs back to America. Thank you for your support!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Analog Specs

 

Phantom power

48V4V, 10mA max per channel

 

Mic Preamplifier Gain

+10dB...+53dB

 

Mic input impedance

1kOhm

 

Line input impedance

10kOhm

 

Hi-Z input impedance

1MOhm

 

High Pass Filter

130Hz, 6dB/octave roll-off

 

Freq. Response

20Hz...20kHz 0.5dB

 

S/N Ratio

>103dB, no weighting

 

THD+N

0.002 %

 

Crosstalk, 1kHz

-95 dB

 

Aux 3/4 max input level

2.2 V rms / +9.2 dBu, rel 0 dB FS

 

Line-level output

1.8 V rms / +7.1 dBu, rel 0 dB FS

 

Balanced output

3.5 V rms / +13.1 dBu, rel 0 dB FS

 

Output Impedance

1 Ohm (headphone output)

 

Output power, Headphone output

400mW (total) at 32 Ohm

 

Supported Headphones

16...600 Ohm

 

Gain Switch (set low to feed DSLR)

46dB of gain reduction

 

 

Digital specs

 
 

Resolution

16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit

Sample Rate

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz, 192 kHz

 

Clocking

Two custom, mil-spec clocks, 10 ppm precision, 1 ps jitter

 

Compatibility

iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Linux, PC. Driver is available for Windows

 

USB Input

USB 2.0, fully compatible with USB 3.1

 

 

 

 

 

General Specs

 
 

Mic Preamps

Custom-desinged Jasmine™ technology, dual-stage analog preamlifier

 

Headphone Amp

Custom-designed AmpExtreme™ technology with bipolar power supply

 

AC Adapter

Supports standard 5V chargers/adapters with a USB "micro B" cable

 

DC Powering/Charging

+5V from adapter, such as iPad charger. 2A or more recommended

 

Analog Supplies

Battery-isolated, triple-filtered 7V analog power supply rails

 

Digital Supplies

Five independent, high-efficiency switch mode power supplies

 

Chassis Material

Aircraft-grade aluminum, hard-anodized for scratch resistance, black

 

Rechargeable Battery

Li-Polymer, 8 hours play/record time (varies with phantom-powered mics)

 

Unit Dimensions:

121mm (4.76") (L), 70mm (2.76") (W), 36mm (1.42") (H)

 

Unit Weight:

120 grams (4.3 ounces)

 

Box Dimensions:

200mm (7.87") (L), 131mm (5.16") (W), 42mm (1.65") (H)

 

Box Weight:

450 grams (1 lb)

 

Included accessories

Quick Start Guide, Felt carry pouch, Cable for charging or USB audio

 
 

Specifications subject to change without notice as we continue to improve the product and production process

 
 
 

MixerFace R4 Quick Start Guide- click to expand

 
 
Quick Start Guide, Page 1
Quick Start Guide, page 2
 
 
 
 
 
 

Press Reviews

CNET

"Mission Impossible: An audiophile-worthy Bluetooth portable headphone amp."

"If you have a decent wired headphone, BlueDAC will likely make it sound better than you've heard it sound before... if you own a recent iPhone that lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, and have a set of expensive wired headphones, BlueDAC would be a wise investment."

 

 

 

- Steve Guttenberg, CNET

 
 

Digital Audio Review

"What a find!"

"Bluetooth from iPhone to BlueDAC convincingly outperforms a direct-wired connection that relies on the Apple’s inferior D/A conversion and headphone circuitry."

 

 

 

- Jon Darko, DAR

 
 

Bad Guy Good Audio

"This looks like a real winner!"

"Very powerful device!..."Very easy to pair"

 

 

 

- Chris B, Bad Guy, Good Audio

 
 

Facts Chronicle

"Worth buying for sure"

"A rare success for Bluetooth devices! "

 

 

 

- Mike Hardy, Facts Chronicle

 
 
 
 

Click the image to download the MixerFace R4 User Manual

 
 
MixerFace R4 User Manual
 
 
 
 

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