Tablet-Controlled Rack-Mount Digital Mixers

by George Petersen
in Buyer's Guide
Tablet-Controlled Rack-Mount Digital Mixers
Tablet-Controlled Rack-Mount Digital Mixers

A couple years ago, this category didn’t exist at all. However, the notion of a rack-mount unit that’s remotely controlled via Wi-Fi (iOS and/or Android) makes a lot of sense in many applications, ranging from portable P.A. to church installations, live theater, corporate/industrial presentations — anywhere where a low-profile “invisible” console is just the ticket. Other advantages include eliminating the need for a house snake, with the mixer located near the stage and the FOH position being anywhere within Wi-Fi range. I spoke to one church sound tech who said the freedom of wireless mixing allowed him to sit with his family in the church — for the first time in years. We checked out a number of current models and found a variety of products to meet anyone’s needs and budget.

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