Mixerface

MOBILE MIXER + RECORDER

4-input Pro Audio Recorder with USB Audio Interface

Turn Your Phone Into a Recording Studio

MUSIC | VOICE | VIDEO

MixerFace turns your smartphone into a Recording Studio, letting you capture musical ideas, interviews, or live events anywhere. Handheld and easy to use, MixerFace is great for podcasting, news-gathering, live-streaming, video blogging, songwriting, and other mobile recording uses. This passport-sized device makes it easy to record professional-quality audio anywhere. An internal, long-lasting rechargeable battery sets MixerFace apart from other portable audio interfaces and makes it the ideal companion for the road.

MixerFace R4 recording two channels to Garageband, on the road and off the grid

Key features

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Catch the Inspiration

Capture that next big song idea anywhere — at home, on the tour bus, in a hotel room, or live on stage. Rest assured, the preamps in MixerFace R4 will handle your delicate mics with elegance and grace. And the Hi-Z inputs let you record electric guitar and bass — anywhere inspiration strikes you. MixerFace is a great songwriting tool and idea pad!

Podcasts, Interviews, VO

MixerFace makes it easy to record podcasts, interviews or voice-overs in the studio and on the road. Make broadcast-quality recordings while you travel. MixerFace is your studio-to-go. All you need is your favorite mic (or two, if you are doing an interview) and your smartphone, to capture the recording. Leave that laptop behind and travel light!

Podcasts, Interviews, VO

MixerFace makes it easy to record podcasts, interviews or voice-overs in the studio and on the road. Make broadcast-quality recordings while you travel. MixerFace is your studio-to-go. All you need is your favorite mic (or two, if you are doing an interview) and your smartphone, to capture the recording. Leave that laptop behind and travel light!

Better Audio for Video

MixerFace mounts to a tripod and packs two studio mic preamps, letting you use professional mics with your video camera. Plug the line output right into your DSLR to dramatically improve the audio quality of your videos. And MixerFace R4R also has a built-in micro-SD card recorder, so you can record to both camera and micro SD card, for extra safety.

Reach More Subscribers

Your phone is an amazing podcasting machine, but its tiny microphone cannot capture the real sounds around you. This is where MixerFace comes in. It’s lightweight, portable and will go where you go. Most importantly, it can connect nice mics to your phone, so you can sound like a pro and get more likes from your channel’s subscribers!

Reach More Subscribers

Your phone is an amazing podcasting machine, but its tiny microphone cannot capture the real sounds around you. This is where MixerFace comes in. It’s lightweight, portable and will go where you go. Most importantly, it can connect nice mics to your phone, so you can sound like a pro and get more likes from your channel’s subscribers!

Ultimate Field Recorder

MixerFace R4 likes to be outside. We designed the recorder for reliable service in the field. The case is made from tough, lightweight aluminum. Tactile analog controls on the top panel make adjustments quick and easy. And the MixerFace R4B model comes with a pair of precision-matched Stereo XY microphones, ideal for any kind of field recording!

Available models

Basic

R4 Recording Interface
$399
$ 349
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  • Great Mic Preamps
  • Portable Interface
  • Micro SD Recorder
  • XY Stereo Mic pair

Plus

R4R with SD card Recorder
$499
$ 449
99
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  • Great Mic Preamps
  • Portable Interface
  • Micro SD Recorder
  • XY Stereo Mic pair
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Pro

R4B bundle with XY mics*
$599
$ 499
99
Save $100!
  • Great Mic Preamps
  • Portable Interface
  • Micro SD Recorder
  • XY Stereo Mic pair

Product Details

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Your Smartphone is your Studio

Your smartphone is an amazing audio production tool. Many apps let you edit, produce, and then upload your audio online in minutes. But how do you get quality audio into the phone in the first place? Now it’s simple! Set the MixerFace on your coffee table, connect a mic and the phone, start your favorite recording app and you’re recording — it’s that easy! Have a particular vocal mic that suits your voice? No problem. MixerFace offers 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 is a professional Mobile Recording Interface™. It delivers broadcast-level audio quality.

MixerFace improves audio quality

This hand-held recording marvel packs a number of features previously available only in studio interfaces, into an ideal form-factor for traveling audio professionals. MixerFace includes two boutique mic preamps with independent gain controls and LED level monitoring, 48V phantom power, Hi-Z inputs for guitar and bass, and more into a handheld device the size of a passport! By transforming your smartphone into a portable recording studio MixerFace creates an end-to-end mobile recording solution for journalists, podcasters, voiceover artists, videographers and touring musicians — anyone who records on the go.

Easy and intuitive operation

MixerFace R4 has two Neutrik™ combo inputs, which accommodate microphones, line level instruments, guitars or bases. You can plug your guitar straight in. But R4 is also a versatile mixer. I has an Auxiliary stereo input that can be mixed in right on the top panel. So if you want to add a drum machine or another mixer, it’s there. R4 also 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!

Recording

  • Records to: Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, laptops, phones and tablets
  • Supported by most smartphone, tablet and computer recording apps
  • High Dynamic Range Jasmine Mic Pres™ offer plenty of clean gain
  • Clean, true 48V phantom power for using professional condenser mics
  • Two Neutrik™ combo XLR jacks for mic, line or instrument sources
  • Dual Hi-Z inputs act as a “direct box” for recording electric guitar or bass
  • High Pass Filters to cut the wind noise when recording on location
  • VelvetSound™ A-to-D converters record your audio in studio quality
  • DSLR-ready line/mic output for a radical improvement in audio quality

    Playback

    • Adjustable Zero Latency Monitor control for dialing in the perfect mix
    • Aux input to mix in a stereo music source for practice or live performance
    • Custom AmpExtreme™ headphone amp offers clarity, detail and volume
    • Balanced and Unbalanced outputs for flexible speaker monitoring
    • Great headphone amp for playing along with a prerecorded track
    • Works as a mixer for a small gig and also allows to record the performance

      Overall

      • 8-hour Rechargeable battery for longer sessions without interruptions
      • Internal battery charges from any standard USB charger or a laptop
      • Aircraft-grade aluminum chassis for scratch protection and durability
      • Optional SD card recorder simultaneously records to SD-card and the phone
      • SD card, phone and outputs  are all fed the same stereo mix for redundancy
      • Optional pair of XY Stereo microphones offers low noise and flat response
      • Three models: R4 (base), R4R (adds SD recorder), R4B (adds recorder and mics)

      Analog Specs

      Phantom power
      48V, 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)
      Headphone output power
      400mW (total) at 32 Ohm
      Supported Headphones
      16…600 Ohm
      Gain Switch
      46dB pad (set low to feed DSLR)

      Digital Specs

      Resolution, USB
      16-bit, 24-bit
      Sample Rate, USB
      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
      Micro SD Card
      Use Class 10 or better, up to 256GB capacity micro SD card with the R4R model
      Recorder specs
      Independent of the USB output, internal recorder operates at 24-bit/48kHz
      Recorded files
      Stereo WAV files

      General Specs

      Mic Preamps
      Jasmine™ technology, dual-stage analog preamlifier
      Headphone Amp
      AmpExtreme™ technology with bipolar power supply
      AC Adapter
      Supports standard 5V chargers / adapters with a USB “micro B” cable
      DC 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
      R4: 260 grams (9.1 ounces), R4R: 275 grams (9.7 ounces)
      Box Dimensions
      200mm (7.87″) (L), 131mm (5.16″) (W), 42mm (1.65″) (H)
      Box Weight
      455 grams (1 lb)
      Included accessories
      Quick Start Guide, Felt carry pouch, Cable for charging or USB audio. Note: Micro SD Card not included.
      Specifications subject to change without notice as we continue to improve the product and production process

      Compatible Apps

      We have tested these apps successfully with MixerFace and they worked well. However, please note that since these apps come from third party vendors, we cannot provide support for them.

      • Audio Evolution (iOS/Android)
      • Auria Pro (iOS)
      • BandLab (iOS/Android)
      • BeatMaker 3 (iOS)
      • Cubasis (iOS)
      • Field Recorder (Android)
      • FL Studio Mobile (iOS)
      • Garage Band (iOS)
      • N-Track (iOS/Android)
      • Twisted Wave (iOS)

        Quick Start Guide

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        User Manual

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        REVIEWS

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        “MixerFace R4… creates a small, powerful and highly portable recording setup.”
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        “Sweet and clean sounding… R4 will be appreciated by ENG journalists and podcasters.”
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        “A winner for laptop producers, bloggers, journalists, and attached to video cameras.”
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        “MixerFace R4 is spectacular for mobile recording if you need professional-grade mic inputs and phantom power. And while it’s designed as an interface, you can skip that entirely and just use it as a gorgeous preamp, making it a shoo-in for video applications, too.”
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        “MixerFace R4 is a highly versatile mobile recording interface and mixer.”
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        “R4’s high quality preamps are clean and musical, making it a great tool for songwriters, podcasters, and anyone else who needs to capture professional quality audio on-the-go. It would also be a fine interface to complement your video production setup.”
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        “I used the R4 to make crystal-clear recordings in my iPhone’s GarageBand app, tracking a couple of guitar parts and a handful of vocal harmonies with satisfying results.”
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        “YouTubers that do instructional videos would find this invaluable, as it can eliminate syncing up audio and video tracks later on. Bands on the road could easily connect this to the outputs on a front of house mixer, and live stream (or record) their sets for exclusive content.”
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        “Exactly what I’ve been waiting for to record myself and other artists with my mobile recording studio.”
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        “A Pocket-Size, Do-It-All Mobile Audio Interface for Digital Journalists… Built like a tank… Beats everything I have tried — regardless of cost.”
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        “A great all-rounder of mobile audio work. First-class workmanship” (in German)
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        “Due to the high sound quality, it is fully recommended in any professional environment of music and film. The device is extremely compact, very robust and due to the built-in batteries, ideal in mobile environment.” (in German)
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        “R4 far exceeds many others’ plastic products. It is the classic Swiss army knife for professionals, ready to do its job without a fail and to provide safe and reliable audio results.” (in Italian)

        ARTISTS

        Artists, who endorse MixerFace

        PHOTOS

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        VIDEOS

        Check out these video reviews from Influencers!

        Definitely far and above all of the Zoom H series, and even the F series recorders.

        — Curtis Judd

        Learn Light and Sound

        MixerFace sounds fantastic! It is pretty minuscule and quite remarkable!

        — Warren Huart

        Produce like a Pro

        MixerFace is insanely portable and is built well. I am really impressed!

        — Bandrew Scott

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        APPLICATION VIDEOS

        Watch our CEO Michael Goodman introduce MixerFace R4.

        Learn how to charge and turn the unit on. The basics.

        Learn how to connect a mic, adjust levels and record voice!

        See how we use MixerFace R4 to make a multitrack recording!

        Watch Jordan Rudess record voice and two synths with MixerFace R4!

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