Besides being designed as a portable solution for radio and TV broadcast applications, the CEntrance MixerFace R4B is also a perfect solution for anyone doing field recording, concert taping, band rehearsals, live performance streaming, capturing audio from the FOH mixing position at concerts, and much more.
The MixerFace is a highly versatile, portable audio tool, featuring an internal, long-lasting rechargeable battery that sets it apart from other portable audio interfaces and makes it the ideal companion for the road. Two built-in high-quality mic preamps with true 48V phantom power let users choose their favorite microphones for recording, or use the CEntrance PivotMics PM1. The Neutrik Combo input jacks with the Hi-Z feature allow plugging in electric guitars and basses, which also means that the MixerFace R4 can double up a music practice tool, idea pad, or on-the-gig mixer. The MixerFace R4B configuration can also turn a smartphone into a streaming device or portable DAW, ideal for capturing professional sounding audio anywhere.
The passport-sized MixerFace R4B equipped with the CEntrance PivotMics PM1 matched pair of XY Stereo condenser microphones, offers a flat frequency response, high SPL capability, and low noise, making it ideal for both spoken word and music recordings. The precision-made condenser capsules in the left and right microphones are each mounted at a 45-degree angle, forming a 90-degree XY stereo pair. Optionally, the microphones could be inserted into the opposite input channels, facing outwards and transforming MixerFace into an interactive field interview tool, ideal for reporters and podcasters who interview their guests on-the-go.
The built-in stereo SD card recorder offers “One-Button Record” and captures 24-bit/48kHz audio immediately, without waiting to connect a smartphone or tablet. It prints a safety copy of the mix and allows streaming audio via the phone while recording a local copy to the SD card, a level of flexibility unmatched by existing field recorders at this price level.
The tripod-mountable device will also appeal to video bloggers and DSLR videographers. Paired with a smartphone or a video camera, the product increases audio quality over typical on-camera audio, dramatically improving production values of semi-professional video shoots. “We designed a professional field recorder from scratch, the way we wanted to use it,” says Michael Goodman, CEntrance CEO. “We learned a lot and are very proud of this product. Our customers won't be disappointed.”
The MixerFace R4B is available now at $499.99 USD, while the new CEntrance PivotMics are also shipping separately at $179.99 for a pair.