CEntrance's new handheld 4-channel device turns a smartphone into a DAW, making it quick and easy to capture musical ideas, remote interviews and field recordings — using the smartphone or tablet as a recording medium. The built-in high-quality mic preamps feature true 48V phantom power, so users can choose their favorite microphone for recording. An internal, long-lasting rechargeable battery sets MixerFace R4 apart from other portable interfaces and makes it the ideal companion for the road, used for recording, broadcasting, as well as live streaming from location. MixerFace R4 also features studio monitor outputs so it can double up as a recording interface in a project studio.
CEntrance is a leading manufacturer of high-quality recording and Hi-Fi products, and the MixerFace R4 builds on the legacy of devices such as the MicPort Pro and takes the company's recording product line to a new level of portability and power. MixerFace R4 is compatible with most smartphones, tablets and laptops, including Android and Apple iOS, macOS and Windows-based machines. About the footprint of a smartphone, the four-input mobile recording interface is designed to easily make recordings and share digital projects online, all while delivering professional results.
"MixerFace R4 represents a sea change in the recording process," explained Michael Goodman, CEntrance CEO. "Now multi-track recording and editing can be done on a phone or a tablet, so you can work from anywhere. Our new mic pres are great for instruments and vocals, and the Hi-Z inputs allow you to directly record electric guitar and bass. Now it's super easy to send in your voiceovers, vocal and instrument overdubs from the road, using just a phone."
MixerFace R4 is designed for a wide range of users, from songwriters capturing inspiration anywhere - at home, on the tour bus, in a hotel room, or live on stage, to audio-for-video capture, field recording, concert taping, DSLR video, and more - connecting ideas to a digital ecosystem and making it easy to share work online.
MixerFace R4 is now in production and set to ship in July 2018, with a US MSRP of $349.99. The MixerFace R4 features dual Jasmine Mic Preamps with true 48V phantom power, Neutrik combo XLR jacks for Mic, Line or Instrument sources, Hi-Z inputs for electric guitar or bass, high pass filters to cut wind noise, and adjustable Zero Latency Monitor control for dialing in the perfect mix. The handheld unit also features an AUX input to add in a stereo source for practice or performance, an AmpExtreme Headphone amp for extra loudness and clarity, and balanced and un-balanced outputs for flexible speaker monitoring. Most importantly, the handheld unit uses a high-capacity Li-Po battery for longer sessions without recharge.
Founded in 2000, CEntrance is a leading developer of innovative, award-winning digital audio products for musicians and audiophiles. Recent products such as the new MixerFace R4 Mobile Recording Interface and BlueDAC Bluetooth enabled Hi-Fi amplifier both continue this tradition. CEntrance also licenses its technology to industry leading brands, such as Harman, McIntosh, PS Audio, Korg, and Zoom. Most recently, CEntrance added IoT ('Internet of Things') and smart voice assistants to the mix of its licensed technologies. CEntrance is also expanding its dealer network.